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How Do You Use Tablets With Patients?

ODs who use tablets like the iPad with patients most often use the technology to present educational or promotional material, according to findings from Jobson Optical Research’s 2013 ECP Internet Usage Study. Some 54.4 percent of respondents say they use the tablets for educational or promotional use, while 36.0 percent say they use tablets to show patients product information. Some 27.9 percent say they feature practice information on the tablets, and another 27.9 percent say they use the tablets for patient forms. Some 13.2 percent say they use tablets for visual screening, while 2.9 percent use tablets for entertainment.

Click HERE to purchase Jobson Optical Research’s 2013 ECP Internet Usage report.

Using tablets in the office, or large screens to show patients eye conditions, is an extremely effective way to communicate.

Here are web sites you can use with your tablets or screens to educate patients. Consider this a starting place. Add to these web sites others you find that are helpful and make the point in a better way. You’ve got to start somewhere, so this is offered from that perspective.

Your action plan for this week is to review the web sites you use on your tablets and screens with patients to illustrate eye conditions. Identify the best examples. If you share them with us, we’ll add them to our list.

ALLERGIES

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/allergies.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-eye-allergies

BACTERIAL KERATITIS

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/bacterial-keratitis.cfm

BLEPHARITIS

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/blepharitis.cfm

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/blepharitis?sso=y&ct=1d3653632f26e7d776454d0fa597f6ac80c05dc1033456a066aa50d6a9dab288abd33b72c6b14870a03cf13b3566a3e3d5804366bba6b6bc410f76db0cfc3260

BLEPHAROSPASM

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/neurosciences/blepharospasm.htm

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/eyelid-twitching

BOTOX

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/eye_care/other_eye_conditions.htm (scroll down)

CATARACTS

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/cataracts/index.cfm

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y&ct=78859b0ca0f18edd23d0a1dcfea6b68c6d487a0da4eca045fe0bce2e81e151db71fc8ed5b9853c327dc98fd083c8172b068b626c038b8fdcb1b0c432b61e5c72

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-cataracts

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/cataracts

CATARACTS IN BABIES

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/cataracts-in-babies

CHALAZION

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/chalazion?sso=y&ct=c7dc5c7d5754ad1cdd4bfce1567162fbd1aa16541d3822238eb6fe09cc8374c3912e7f4d90fb749db2d7140f00140409add8f4760c288da6dfd80c037d641fb2

CHRONIC MIGRAINE

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/neurosciences/chronic_migraine.htm

CMV RETINITIS

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/cmv-retinitis

CONJUNCTIVITIS

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/pink-eye-conjunctivitis/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-conjunctivitis

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/conjunctivitis?sso=y&ct=f64c1f422a9dca450c797e660922ca05d0d7d624d522dd6d71fc89847d11629c5bff27022b3340831a40b28d9b9fc2aa82d25250a46c221145bee9278ce6cd66

DETACHED RETINA

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/detached-torn-retina/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-detached-retina

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/retinal-detachment

DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/diabetic-macular-edema

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/diabetic-retinopathy/index.cfm

DRY EYES

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/dry-eye/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-dry-eye

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/eye_care/dry_eye.htm

EYE FLOATERS AND FLASHES

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/eye-floaters-and-eye-flashes

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/floaters-flashes/index.cfm

GLAUCOMA

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/glaucoma/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-glaucoma

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/eye_care/glaucoma.htm

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/glaucoma

KERATOCONUS

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/keratoconus

LAZY EYE

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/amblyopia?sso=y&ct=3757d03e8102f303e3b030dba42abe2e2bb13bfc2cb201a422265c9df35dc23f373b9f5b383da536db11b06eba3fe4e19457598f96dbe22201ae0778789f332a

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/amblyopia-lazy-eye/index.cfm

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/lazy-eye

LOW VISION

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/low-vision

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/low-vision.cfm

MACULAR DEGENERATION

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/age-related-macular-degeneration/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-amd

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/age-related-macular-degeneration

OCULAR HYPERTENSION

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/ocular-hypertension

PROPTOSIS

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/bulging-eyes

STRABIMUS

http://www.allergan.com/treatments/neurosciences/strabismus.htm

STYE

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/chalazion-stye/index.cfm

UVEITIS

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/uveitis

REFRACTIVE CONDITIONS

MYOPIA

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/vision-correction/nearsightedness-myopia

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/myopia-nearsightedness/index.cfm

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-myopia

HYPEROPIA

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/vision-correction/farsightedness-hyperopia

http://www.alcon.com/eye-health/eye-diseases-hyperopia

ASTIGMATISM

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/astigmatism?sso=y&ct=441e98a240034a58e7be73c865b6840d313b85525544c101b455d1331900c07c9577ac01ddcb9974e3320608c04261a2853d4819e99dc2513dba15937a75a52a

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/astigmatism/index.cfm

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/vision-correction/astigmatism

PRESBYOPIA

http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/vision-correction/presbyopia

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/presbyopia/index.cfm

CONTACT LENSES

http://www.airoptix.com/contact-lenses.shtml

http://www.acuvue.com/ (Select: “OUR PRODUCTS”)

http://www.bausch.com/our-products/contact-lenses

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