Grow your practice to Include testing and treatment protocol for dry eye
It’s a fact. More and more doctors are testing their patients for evidence of dry eye. Not surprising. With the incidence of this chronic disease on the rise, early treatment is important. Eye care professionals should develop a testing and treatment protocol to uncover dry eye symptoms early and slow progression of the disease. How does your practice handle reports of dry eye symptoms? Are you testing every patients for early signs of the disease? What solutions do you offer in your practice to provide patients immediate and prolonged relief? Whatever treatment strategy you plan for your patient, it should include the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress, recommended more than any other eye compress for effective relief from the symptoms of dry eye disease.
Testing All Patients:
Every patient that walks through your door should be tested for symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye disease is a chronic and progressive disease. Catching symptoms early and beginning treatment can help slow the progression of the disease. Create a treatment protocol for your practice to ensure that every patient is tested for early or worsening symptoms.
Take Time to Educate Patients:
Once a patient has complained of dry eye symptoms, or exhibits warning signs, it’s time to start educating them about their treatment options. Use this as an opportunity to educate your patients about both of your roles in their treatment plan. Patients will be responsible for daily management of the disease. Help them understand that they can improve their outcomes by incorporating certain tools into their daily eye health regimine. Your role as the healthcare provider will be to facilitate testing and provide insights into available treatment options.
Offer In-Office Eye Care Solutions:
While discussing their treatment plan, patients are in the mindset to obtain the items they need. The convenience of being able to obtain all of their eye care products from one provider will increase patient compliance and customer satisfaction. Provide your patients with the eye care products they need in-office, like the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress, Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Sheets, the Bruder Single Eye Compress, and more. As a convenience, Bruder offers prescription pads for our products, to help patients get from the exam room to checkout.