Spotlight on Practice Efficiency: UWF in Eyecare Settings

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 by

Ultra-widefield (UWF™) technology supports and enables practice efficiency for eyecare professionals across all settings. The integration of optomap technology as a routine diagnostic and screening tool has shown to improve workflow and increase service capacity within a very short time, according to many eyecare professionals. optomap can facilitate timely referrals for clinical opinions, supporting earlier treatment interventions and promoting collaboration between a variety of healthcare professionals and eyecare professionals alike. These all equate to improved patient workflow, clinical accuracy, and timely diagnosis and treatment for patients. Its ease of use makes for a smooth implementation process, optomap has been found to add clinical value as documented in over 900 peer-reviewed papers. These all equate to improved patient workflow, clinical accuracy, and timely diagnosis and treatment for patients.

Practice Efficiency in Eyecare SettingsMany eyecare professionals comment on the ease of use of optomap imaging. Operating the technology requires minimal training, and images can be captured quickly and efficiently and then immediately ready to be reviewed.When Dr. Wes Shealy and his business partner Dr. Joe Pitcavage (Lowcountry Eye Care, South Carolina) opened their first office, they both knew that offering optomap UWF retinal imaging technology was essential in order to provide the …
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Protecting Vision: A Gaze into Women’s Eye Health

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 by

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is observed in April and designed to educate women about the steps they can take to help stop vision loss. This is in response to increasing evidence that women are affected by blindness and visual impairment to a much greater degree than their male counterparts. It is important that women stay educated about taking the proper steps today, to help preserve their vision in the future.

Data from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” found that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. These numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Women are also at higher risk of developing sight-threatening autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.  Although some of these diseases have no known cure, many of the effects may be lessened through early detection and treatment.  A Prevent Blindness survey found that:

Less than 10% of American women realize that women are at a greater risk of suffering permanent vision loss …
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