Advancements in ophthalmic technology are changing the way modern eye doctors diagnose and treat everything from cataracts to diabetic retinopathy.
What does that mean for your exam lane?
It means the “cutting-edge” equipment you bought when you first opened your practice—or even just 5 or 10 years ago—is likely out of date. This may send the wrong message to your patients, who want to know they are getting the most accurate diagnosis to safeguard and maintain their healthy vision.
If you are considering updating your ophthalmic equipment or adding new technology to your exam lane, a digital imaging solution is a great place to start.
Digital imaging technology improves accuracy and allows for faster diagnosis.
There are several types of digital imaging solutions, including anterior segment imaging, retinal imaging, endothelium cell imaging, and corneal topography.
Anterior segment imaging systems are used to view and capture high-quality contrast images of the anterior segment of the eye. These systems utilize a digital camera and imaging software to archive the images into a powerful database.
Adding anterior segment imaging to your practice provides many benefits, including the ability to instantly capture high-resolution images to provide a more accurate and efficient diagnosis. This results in better patient education and more referrals for your practice. It also allows you to archive images and more easily collaborate with colleagues about patient diagnosis.
A retinal imaging solution is also an important addition to your exam lane. Retinal exams play a vital role in screening patients for major illnesses, and a retinal imaging solution provides a much wider, more precise view of the retina to allow for better detection and treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other conditions. Images can be uploaded and shared instantly during the exam to enhance patient education.
An imaging solution can also be a new source of revenue for your practice.
Along with improving accuracy and boosting patient referrals, a digital imaging solution provides an added revenue stream for your practice.
Digital imaging can easily be added to the traditional eye exam, and Veatch customers have reported significant increases in revenue by billing for both anterior and posterior images.
Use our Digital Imaging ROI Calculator to estimate your return on investment.
Send the right message to patients with innovative exam equipment.
Ophthalmic technology is advancing rapidly, and you owe it to your patients to keep pace with a changing industry.
Upgrading your equipment or adding new digital equipment to your exam lane is not only critical for better diagnosis and patient care, but it can enhance the image of your practice and help you gain a competitive edge.
In addition to a full suite of imaging solutions, Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments offers a comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art digital equipment—from digital refractors to visual acuity systems—to help you bring your equipment out of the dark ages and into the future of cutting-edge patient care.
Ready to build your digital practice? Call Veatch today at 800.447.7511 or contact us online.