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.

Tips for healthy eyes infographic

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

Our link below is an infographic about ‘8 Tips for Healthy Eyes’. It covers physical activity, diet, eye exams, smoking, eye safety, etc. We find that 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 8 Tips infographic

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Click here to visit the All About Vision website.

Explain ocular coherence tomography (OCT)

Educating patients about their eyecare is always a good idea.

The website linked here has a Patient Education handout about Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). It supports the clinical need for OCT and is designed to result in increased uptake of this additional service.

TIP: Print the handout and make colour photocopies with the header banner replaced by your letterhead. Then use these as handouts to support the clinical advice that you give to your patients.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Patient Education

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Click here to view the OCT download.

Handouts for explaining eye health

As well as the standard information handouts for Patient Education (about eye conditions like myopia and cataract), two handout sheets have been shared by a practitioner.

The website in this link has downloads that are ideal for use with clinical explanations in the consulting room. There is one about ‘Anatomy of the Human Eye’ in general and another with a ‘Cross-Section of the Human Eye’. Both are a standard A4 size and produced in colour.

TIP: Print each handout and make photocopies for use in the consulting room. Then use these as handouts to support the clinical explanations that you give to your patients – making notes and highlighting relevant areas so that they are personalised to each situation.

Click here to go to the page: Then scroll to >Patient Education

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Click here to view the download for ‘Anatomy of the Human Eye’

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Click here to view the download for ‘Cross-Section of the Human Eye’.

 

How to make a handout about polarized spectacle lenses

We have previously discussed handouts for Patient Education about eye conditions like myopia and cataract.

This download in this link is about polarized spectacle lenses, explaining the features of what they are and the benefits for patients who wear them. (There is also a similar one about anti-refection lenses).

TIP: Print each handout and make photocopies with the header banner replaced by your letterhead. Then use these as handouts to support the advice that you give to your patients.

Click here to go to the page:  Then scroll to  >Patient Education

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Click here to view the download for polarized lenses.

How to make your own eyecare handouts

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Giving people reliable information about their eyes and vision is an excellent way to build an optometry practice.

The website linked here has several Patient Education handouts available. These include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, glaucoma, cataract & diabetic eye damage.

TIP: You can print each handout and make photocopies with the header banner replaced by your own letterhead. You can then use these to support the clinical advice that you give to patients.

Click here to go to the page:  Then scroll to >Patient Education

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Click here to view the A4 download for myopia, as one example.