There’s no doubt you’ve seen a rise in patients in need of treatment for myopia. Exacerbated by long periods staring at screens and reduced time outdoors, myopia rates understandably exploded over the past year and a half. But the truth is, even before the pandemic, rising instances of myopia were alarming.
Often the difference between your success and that of another optometry practice may not just be in the equipment you use. While cutting-edge tools are important in staying on top of the services your practice offers, to gain a competitive advantage, you may want to consider looking at the person behind the equipment.
As you know, myopia is on the rise worldwide. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that half of the world’s population may be myopic by the year 2050. While that’s quite alarming, there is good news.
Are you struggling to get the best contact lens fitting for your patients? Whether you’re just launching your career or have built a successful, established practice, there’s always room to fine-tune your techniques.
As we slowly begin to find our way back to pre-Covid times, we face another shift in how optometrists operate. While change is inevitable, a few customs shifted during the pandemic that we believe should continue.
It is undeniable that the global COVID-19 pandemic has forced the industry to evaluate its business-as-usual optometry practices and to reassess the patient experience. While this means that doctors may see fewer patients, they can improve each patient’s quality of care by increasing invaluable per-patient visit time and pivoting from the “diagnose and treat” position to a “screen, evaluate, and prevent” position.