The world is ever changing, and so are the advancements in technology. There are many kinds of disruptive technologies in the marketplace right now that are changing the way eye care is delivered to the public. As an optometry practice it may feel like you are being cornered with these new technologies; however, these same technologies can sometimes be extremely beneficial.
Data and new machinery is going to continue to play a major role in the eye-care space with these technological systems expected to grow. With outside technologies that are driving online “eye exams,” contact and eyeglass orders, there is a learning curve. This gives an opportunity to highlight optometrists and optometry offices with the distinction of the tech know-how in regards to quality of care.
Cost of training staff to use the instrument
Cost of the instrument itself
How long does it take to use, and how does that impact exam time?
All of these factored together can incur significant expenses to practices.
The technology is able to justify itself in terms of expense
Ability to integrate with what is already in your practice
Any technology you add to your practice should enhance what we can do diagnostically and what additional benefit it can provide our patients and our business.