Do numerous dry eye patients pass through your door daily who experience dry eye symptoms but fail to receive adequate relief? Aside from the opportunity to generate more revenue, we all want our patients to see better, feel amazing, and avoid progressing their dry eye disease.
What is a Dry Eye Assessment?
Vision Support Centre’s Dry Eye Assessment is designed to give a complete diagnosis of a patient’s dry eye symptoms from evaluating the health of the meibomian glands, tear film quality, tear osmolarity, and overall corneal health. Investing in eye care technology for the occasional chronic dry eye patient can be costly, but outsourcing these costs can guarantee patient trust, an authority of your expertise and judgment, and ultimately bring them to a clearer understanding of their unique case of dry eye syndrome.
How does a Dry Eye Assessment work?
A dry eye assessment at Vision Support Centre will provide your patients a local and convenient way to diagnose the source of their dry eye symptoms. The assessment will be performed and recorded by one of our optometrists who specialize in dry eye cases.
At the conclusion of the dry eye assessment, the patient will be notified that all their results will be sent to back to you, their eye care provider for review.
The results will be sent to you, the practitioner, with all of the recordings from each test and a recommendation from one of our doctors on how to treat and guide the dry eye patient to restore tear production and quality to normal.
Will my dry eye patients go to your practice from now on?
Unlike referring your patients to a new eye doctor, who seeks to grow more patients, our office is solely dedicated to helping practitioners co-manage their patients with effective, advanced services.
Our approach has enabled many practitioners to retain their current patients while expanding their range of services.
We hope to ultimately provide every optometrist or ophthalmologist access to the best eye care solutions available to better care for their patients in Kelowna, BC.
Each Dry Eye Assessment includes:
- Corneal Topography
- Non-Invasive Keratograph tear breakup time (NIKBUT)
- This test provides an effective noninvasive method for assessing tear film, enabling effective preoperative evaluation of tear film break-up regularity, informing the location of the incision and reducing the probability of postoperative dry eye syndrome. Tear breakup time informs of abnormalities and signs of evaporative dry eye.
- A rapid result, in-office test that detects elevated levels of MMP-9, an inflammatory marker that is consistently elevated in the tears of patients with dry eye disease.
- Lipiview Scan includes:
- Gland Imaging: Images are taken to evaluate the number of functional meibomian glands to check for health and function of glands
- Lipid imaging: Quantification of lipids in nanometers also interprets the partial blink ratio as there is a decrease in lipid layer thickness associated with incomplete blinking
- Zone-Quick: Phenol red thread test to measure tear volume.
- Tear Meniscus: Digital assessment used to measure tear film quantity.
- Tear Osmolarity: to assess disease severity
- Eye Examination that includes Anterior Segment Photos.