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Portable imaging system captures quality images
Portable imaging system captures quality imagesNew technology has been paired with the time-tested technique of direct ophthalmoscopy to create a portable, retinal imaging system (D-Eye, D-Eye S.r.l.) that utilizes a small optical device magnetically attached to a smartphone
Pros and cons of offering professional courtesyProfessional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor.
3 steps to success in clinical practiceSo, in optometry, with online refractions, online sales of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and in the face of reduced insurance reimbursements, is true practice autonomy attainable?
Top four patient engagement trends to watchThese trends emerge from CDW’s Patient Engagement Perspective Study, but surprisingly one tech trend didn’t make the cut.
Three ways smarter technology is improving diabetes careCould new technology solve America’s diabetes crisis? Find out.
Predictive analytics reduces chemotherapy-associated hospitalizationsPatient risk can improve value-based cancer care. Find out how.
Five ways tech can help close healthcare gapsIt’s no surprise that gaps in the screening, monitoring, and management of chronic diseases abound, even in managed care settings. Here’s how technology can help.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Prepare providers for telemedicine: 3 critical training areasTo ensure providers are prepared for telemedicine practice, healthcare leaders must provide training in these areas.
Upgrade your patients to new technologyWith much of the digital revolution occurring after 2008 and most contact lens technology developing well before it, there is an inherent design feature mismatch. The majority of the available contact lenses are not designed for how patients are using their eyes.