By Mike Rothschild, OD
June 3, 2020
There is no arguing that COVID-19 has changed the world. Whether or not the changes are permanent is yet to be seen. I like to think about how this pandemic has impacted us in three stages.
Before COVID-19: Review of Optometric Business was in the planning stages for a Special Report on Telemedicine for Optometry. We were lining up writers, making outlines, doing research and gearing up for a master publication on a controversial topic.
During COVID-19: During the national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices reduced services or closed, we’ve been offered opportunities for financial assistance, and we have urgently learned how to provide (and bill for) telemedicine services.