The Optometric Minute

Highlights from Vision Expo West

Oct. 10, 2018

Vision Expo West offered insights on topics like private equity and telehealth, and provided ideas on delivering an innovative patient experience. Here are clips of top takeaways from the conference.

GREATER ENTHUSIASM FOR MYOPIA CONTROL. The results of successful clinical trials, published in both optometric and ophthalmological journals, is leading many ODs to seriously consider adding myopia control services to their practices.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO TREAT DRY EYE. Technologies, such as those that deliver an intense pulse of light to treat the condition, are being developed and deployed with good results.

OPENNESS TO TELEMEDICINE. More ODs are considering ways of using telemedicine to increase access to care, and enhance the patient’s relationship with the doctor.

IMPROVING DOCTOR-PATIENT DISCUSSION. Doctors were advised to ask patients about their level of happiness with all of their current eyewear. Such open-ended questions can open the conversation to all the ways the OD can improve the patient’s quality of life.

And two special presentations at VEW 2018:

Private Equity Takes Root
A presentation by a panel of ODs on opportunities in partnering with a private-equity-backed firm. Followed by a panel of executives from PE firms, who presented their value statements to OD-owners and fielded questions from the audience. Produced by ROB and VM, in coordination with Vision Expo.

>>Click HERE, or the image on the left, to download the full report “Private Equity Takes Root,” which includes a workbook portion “The Decision Tree” on determining whether or not it makes good business sense to partner with a private-equity-backed firm.>>

The Future of Optometry: Telehealth
Presentations and a panel discussion on opportunities to serve patient needs and meet the requirements of health-care reform by embracing new technologies and services in telehealth. Produced by ROB for sponsor Essilor.

 

 

 

 

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