The notion of patients not coming in as advised for eye examinations can be troubling. For example, when a patient has an eye disease as potentially significant as glaucoma and chooses to ignore its presence, there is cause for concern on the part of the doctor.
I do not own a smartwatch. However, I do understand the appeal of one. Along with checking your email and telling time simultaneously, smartwatches have the capacity to readily access health data.
Everyone is counting his steps these days, and smart devices now typically come equipped with programs to log an individual’s health metrics.
Where does eye health fit into this?