Benefits professionals must understand the opportunities and limitations of ocular telemedicine to properly educate members on its value.
The implementation of telemedicine has become critical to ensuring employees can continue to leverage their workplace benefits to access care, as providers shift from in-office visits to online formats for exams and screenings.
As ODs began using ocular telehealth more frequently in March as COVID-19 spread, there were also mounting questions and concerns among ECPs about how these new telehealth technologies would fit in with the policies of managed vision plans.
On June 17, 9:30 am EDT, Drs. Adam Ramsey and Darryl Glover, founders of group Black Eyecare Perspective, will discuss ‘Optometry in Black and White’ in the New England College of Optometry’s latest episode of InsideVision that airs live on YouTube.
The World Health Organization is now recommending that everyone, including healthy people, should wear face masks when they can’t follow through on social distancing. And though they don’t officially suggest wearing safety goggles or eyewear to protect your eyes, you may want to consider it after you read the following information.
It’s this way, our members are able to interact with us and share their preferences. It also enables us to create data points around trends and prepares us to be more effective in bringing new products to the market. New integrations with retailers and eye care professionals are also being rolled out to make it a seamless experience for everyone involved.
Should AMD patients convert to the wet form, educate them on what they can expect when seeing the retinal specialist by “explaining possible treatments these patients may undergo while in the care of the retinal specialist,” writes Rob Pate in “AMD: Prepare Patients for the Referral,” in the May issue.