Form for Apaptation Problems with New Spectacles

 

This new shared resource is a form for dispensing staff to use when reviewing patient problems adapting to a new pair of spectacles.

There are a lot of potential causes for people who have difficulty with a new prescription – lens design, centering, power problems, base curves, etc. This form allows for a detailed comparison to what was ordered; as well as a side by side comparison with the habitual correction that the patient has been wearing .

TIP: Print this form for use by the optical dispensers in your practice. Use it to keep a record of the details confirmed and the actions taken.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Dispensing Aids

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Click here to view the Decimal to 6M chart as an example.

Improve Optometrist Position in Search Engines

By adding your optometry practice to this directory you will receive a FREE third-party link to your website.

This can help your ranking and improve the performance of your optometry business in search engines, like Google.

TIP:  Follow the link below – fill in your website address – and receive a free listing in this Optometrist Directory.

Click here to view the form for submitting your optometry website

 

Health and your eyes infographic

Our link below is an infographic about health problems and the signs in the eyes to watch out for. It includes conditions such as auto-immune disease, diabetes, cancer, liver, nutrition, stroke, high blood pressure and dementia.

TIP: Spread the message by embedding this link your eye care website. (See the embed code below the infographic).

Click here to view the Health & Eyes infographic

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Click here to visit the All About Vision website for other great resources for eye-care patient education.

Visual acuity conversion charts

You often find that one piece of eye-care equipment is calibrated in a different way. All optometrists have a preferred way of recording visual acuity consistently, but your chart may be marked in a different way.

The website linked here has 3 different charts for converting visual acuity measurements (including LogMAR):

1:   Decimal to Metric (1.0 – 6/6)

2:   Decimal to Imperial (1.0 – 20/20)

3:   Metric to Imperial (6/6 – 20/20)

TIP: Print and laminate the chart that is best for your preferred visual acuity measurements in your eye-care practice.  Then put the reference table on the wall near the chart controller.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Clinical Aids

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Click here to view the Decimal to 6M chart as an example.

Myopia infographic

Our link below is an infographic about myopia, or short-sightedness. It summarises the information that parents should know if there child has myopia. These include the hereditary factors and the growing incidence due to lifestyle changes. It also includes progression and complications.

TIP: Spread the message by embedding this link your eye care website. (See the embed code below the infographic).

Click here to view the Myopia infographic

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Click here to visit the All About Vision website for other great resources for eye-care patient education.

Eyestrain at work infographic

Our link below is an infographic about office ergonomics and eyestrain when working. It covers topics such as working distance, equipment, lighting, posture and eye examinations.

TIP: Spread the message by embedding this link your eye care website. (See the embed code below the infographic).

Click here to view the Eyestrain infographic

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Click here to visit the All About Vision website for other great resources for eye-care patient education.

Optometrist abbreviations

Every trade or profession has a popular list of standard abbreviations. If you use abbreviations it is important that you use them consistently. Of course, they must also be understood by other staff and colleagues.

The website linked here has a list of common abbreviations that you could use in your eye-care practice. The list is also useful for staff training.

TIP: Print this list for staff reference and use it as a topic for a staff meeting in your eye-care practice.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Clinical Aids

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Click here to view the Abbreviations list.

Measure spectacle frame wrap

“Frame Wrap” is the adjusted curve of a spectacle frame when viewed from above. It is important for some types of high powered, aspheric or progressive spectacle lenses.

The website linked here has a chart you can use to calculate the wrap of a spectacle frame. This is a measurement that you will often require when ordering modern lenses.

TIP: Print and laminate this chart for making these measurements in your eye-care practice.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Dispensing Aids

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Click here to view the Frame Wrap chart.

Smoking and eyes infographic

The website All About Vision has some great resources for patient education.

Our link below is an infographic about the effects of smoking on eyes and vision. Most people know about the health dangers, but what about eyes? Infographics are a good way to summarise information in a clear and meaningful way.

TIP: Spread the message by embedding this link your eye care website. (See the embed code below the infographic).

Click here to view the Smoking infographic

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Click here to visit the All About Vision website.