How to improve your vision care experience at home
With the release of the new Ophthalmology Associates of the Year, eye care professionals across the U.S. and Canada are calling on their clients to step up and take responsibility for their vision.
The ophthalmic industry has struggled for years to address issues such as the prevalence of OVA (overly exposed eye) in patients and the long-term implications of the condition.
According to Dr. David Eubank, president and CEO of the Association of Optometrists (AO), “Optometrists have been trying to address OVA for years and they’ve found little to no success.”
AOA has developed the Optometry Associates of 2015 program to give Optometrist associations the tools they need to identify and address the issue.
“Optometrist offices have to be better equipped to provide the appropriate care, with the ability to diagnose and treat OVA, and to make the most of their time in the office,” Eubanks said.
For the past few years, the OVA Alliance has been working to make this program more effective.
While the program has been a success, there are still many ways to improve eye care, including better access to care, greater education, and more timely access to the tools and resources they need.
This year, AO launched the Optometrics Association of the Month program, which will reward organizations that have made significant strides in their efforts to increase their quality of care and reduce OVA.
AO’s Optometry Assistants of the month are selected based on a number of factors, including their efforts and outcomes, their focus on patient care, and the impact of their efforts on their industry.
The awards are presented to the top 20 organizations that are achieving their goals.
For more information, please visit ophthalmologicaustralia.org/aao.