The Optometric Minute

Tips for Taking Your Dry Eye Services to the Next Level

August 29, 2018

Kent Godfrey, OD, addresses dry eye as a disease to be treated, rather than symptoms to be relieved. A host of new diagnostic and treatment options enhance his practice’s ability to improve patients’ comfort and visual performance.

Screen Every Patient for Dry Eye
Diagnose & Manage Dry Eye Long-Term

PART OF EVERY EXAM. Every patient should be screened as potentially having dry eye since it doesn’t always come with symptoms.

EDUCATE PATIENTS. Explain how detecting and treating dry eye now can help the patient’s eyes and vision into the future.

OFFER TREATMENT OPTIONS. Outline the many options patients have, from LipiFlow to medications, vitamins, lid scrubs, and beyond.

 

USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY. A system like LipiScan can help you diagnose the patients with dry eye who could benefit from treatment.

MANAGE DRY EYE. Explain to patients that as an optometrist you can treat and manage dry eye.

HELP FOR RED EYES. If nothing else, patients will want to get rid of their red eyes. Educate patients on how dryness can cause redness, and the new eye drops that are now available.

 

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Kent Godfrey, OD, is the owner of Front Range Family Eyecare in Denver, Colo.

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