Dry Eye Disease is on the rise. Popular medications and lifestyle choices are helping to increase incidence of Dry Eye Disease and new diagnostic tools are identifying more patients than ever before. Statistically, 7 out of 10 patients sitting in an eye care waiting room could benefit from Dry Eye Disease management.
Dry Eye Access provides members with step-by-step guidelines on how to begin implementing and integrating a dry eye screening, diagnosis, and management program within ophthalmology and optometry practices.
Unprecedented in eye care, DryEyeAccess.com is supported by four distinct advisory boards, representing multiple stakeholders in eye care: an ophthalmology board, optometry board, administrator board, and a board composed of leaders from different dry eye manufacturers. The input from these expert panels helps to guide content and direction of DryEyeAccess.com.
Get Firsthand Accounts From Industry Experts—The Dry Eye Access Advisory Board
“In our office, we use the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M and the Crystal TEAR Report to explain the need for treatment of tear film dysfunction or Meibomian gland disease.”
Adam Ramsey, O.D.
The Foundation of Dry Eye Disease
- Blepharitis—Unravel a misunderstood condition
- Visual Quality and Dry Eye Disease—Define the variety of disorders
- Innervation of the Meibomian Glands—Understand a mysterious neuropathway
- Allergy-Related Dry Eye Disease—Clarify allergy’s contribution
- Exposure and Contact Lens-related Dry Eye Disease—Manage this common condition
- Cosmetic Blepharitis—See the impact of popular products used daily
Diagnostics and Treatments
Applications For Dry Eye Disease
- Diagnostics—Understand systems and tools in care
- SPEED—Employ this important assessment
- Therapeutic Instruments—Utilize new technologies
- Equipment and Instruments—Evaluate advanced imaging and assessment systems
- Neurostimulation—Use the body’s natural responses
- Products and Medications—Treat more patients
“At each subsequent visit, I always order SPEED and tear osmolarity. I order MMP-9 as necessary. I educate them about their symptoms scores and tear osmolarity numbers, which help me determine what their next steps will be.”
Walt Whitley, O.D., F.A.A.O.
The Daily Routine of Dry Eye Disease
- Planning Your Dry Eye Clinic—Determine placement of treatment systems
- Developing Your Standard of Care—Guidance using sample protocols
- Facility Requirements—Define equipment needs
- Reimbursement—Step-by-step instruction for Best Practices
- Training—Assign staff responsibilities
- Comprehensive, Shared, and Referral Care—Identify your practice care model
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