Investment in the latest retinal imaging technology is a commitment to grow your practice years into the future. Improve your bottom line and customer retention with innovations in eye care that help patients receive the best care possible. Features such as multimodality are helping to save sight with the early detection of potential disease and disorders. Advancements in eye care also reduce NHS waiting times and protect the lives of patients.
Invest in affordable eye care technology
The implementation of new technology can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Optos devices come with a range of purchase, lease and rental options, empowering optometrists to make the best choice for their practice, and structure a business plan that meets the needs of their patients and practice.
Factors driving retinal imaging technology adoption:
- Improve the standard of care
- Provide expert patient advice
- See an annual return on investment
Tax benefits and simplified monthly payments compliment the absence of large upfront fees for Optos devices. This means eye care practitioners are empowered to make a purchase that works for them.
Expediate patient eye care with advanced retinal imaging
There is a growing need to modernise eye care practices to alleviate business pressures faced by optometrists who wish to focus more on patients. Thankfully, advancements in technology are providing a solution that not only improves how patients receive treatment, but also positively impacts a practice with revenue growth. The implementation of leading technology such as optomap®—a high-resolution 200° ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging device, increases the speed of diagnosis. Multimodality can visualise vitreoretinal, retinal, and choroidal layers from pole to periphery. This transformative technology supports early detection, treatment and ongoing therapeutics, bringing much required efficiencies to community patient pathways.
99% of surveyed industry professionals believe advanced retinal imaging is critical to improve the clinical standard of eye care in optometrist practices. And despite concern about delays in diagnosis within NHS departments due to backlogs, there is good news. Advancements in innovation over the last three decades at Optos has seen an evolution in a range of available retinal imaging devices that improve accuracy of diseases and disorders such as diabetes, retinal detachments, strokes, and cancer.
Multimodality features with optional OCT capture high-resolution retinal imaging that empowers eye care practitioners to diagnose with more clarity. The impact this can have on a practice should not be overlooked. Optometrists who utilise advanced technology can now detect more changes across the retina—before pathological symptoms are experienced by patients. Up to 82% of the retina is being seen compared to an industry standard 15% with multimodality features provided by Optos devices that include optomap.
Embrace eye care technology and reduce NHS wait times
An increase in waiting times can result in preventable eye loss. Since 2019, more than 200 cases have been reported by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) about patients losing vision due to delays in eyesight checkups. But research shows that through the embracement of technology by optometrists and eye care practitioners—this number can be drastically reduced.
Positive impact of advanced retinal imaging:
- 33% reduction in patient visitor time
- 7% more patients seen by eye care professionals
If an optometrist provides the best available eye exam and utilises ultra-widefield multimodality retinal imaging technology, community optometry can significantly reduce NHS wait times and increase patient recovery rates.
“If I hadn’t gone for my routine appointment, or opted for the optomap image, I would be in a very different position. I was told that I could have lost my vision in my left eye if it had been left untreated. I’m so grateful that this was picked up when it was.”
Mark Overend, eye care patient
Maximise your practices potential with advanced eye care that saves sight and lives—invest in optomap today.
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 The Impact of Ultra widefield Retinal Imaging on Practice Efficiency; US Ophthalmic Review, 2017.
 Successful interventions to improve efficiency and reduce patient visit duration in a retina practice; Retina, 2021.
 Widefield Patient Care; EAOO, 2016