Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, retreats to his car during a rainy day to share happenings in his office. He continues to see 1 patient per hour but wants to see more, and one patient balked at the temperature check.
When the American Optometric Association advised optometrists to postpone all routine eye care visits on March 19, 2020, many ODs turned to telehealth. Virtual visits have many advantages, like keeping patients safe from coronavirus exposure, improved access to care, and reduced health care costs. It is essential to have a written plan when incorportating telemedicine, before implementation.