Where to start
So, it is obvious that a lot of patients are suffering with dry eye. Dry eye is everywhere, going undiagnosed/underdiagnosed/undertreated, and our patients need our help. It is in our patients’ best interests to properly recognize and treat the condition.
Still, with the abundance of information available, it is easy for one to be overwhelmed with the data available. Where to start? How do I start? Do I really need all the bells and whistles available in the marketplace to properly diagnose and treat dry eye?
More to come
Which is where this project comes in. Over the course of this coming year, we will explore developing a dry eye subspecialty within optometric practices.
We will cover the nuts and bolts of starting a dry eye clinic, using the knowledge from experienced practitioners who have done just that in their practices. We aim to provide information on where to start, how to start, and some of the pitfalls and missteps along the way so you can avoid those stumbles.
Dry eye is a great practice builder. It is an excellent entry point into medical optometric care. You can spend as much or as little as you like, based on your budget and desire, to develop your dry eye practice.
Even more importantly, you’ll be providing a much-needed service to the scores of patients in your practice who are suffering from dry eye overtly or in silence. Your patients will thank you for recognizing their problem and addressing their needs.
And who knows? You may have fun along the journey.
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