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For eye care professionals

Top 4 benefits of accurate measuring instruments

29 August 2019

Patients are keen to learn more about their eye health and accurate measurements from modern instruments can help you to show them.
Without modern and efficient measuring instruments, an optical practice can expect to struggle to keep up with competitors, as well as falling short in patients’ expectations. In today’s optical industry, it is key that optometrists are taking advantage of the latest technology in order to offer the best possible service.

Measuring instruments, such as the Wave Analyzer and auto kerato-refractometers, can be crucial in determining the efficiency and success of an optical practice. Similarly, the instruments used during a patient’s appointment will determine the patient’s experience and perception of your practice.

Keeping your measuring instruments up to date is vital in providing a modern service, because they offer increased accuracy and precision, which is arguably the most important aspect of any measuring equipment.

Here are just 4 benefits of having accurate measuring instruments in your optical practice.
 

Being able to dispense precise lenses

 
As an optometrist, some of your primary jobs include measuring a patients’ vision and recommending prescription lenses based on the results. Today’s patients are looking for tailored, convenient solutions that will make their busy schedules easier to deal with.
 
With this in mind, being able to offer precise lens solutions is an absolute must. With no two people’s vision the same, each lens you prescribe will have a different prescription and design.
 
Your measuring instruments make this possible. Being able to offer accurate and precise lenses to your patients can set you apart from competitors, ensuring a high level of patient satisfaction.
 

Patients can understand the process

 
Most patients can be confused by their prescription and what it means, but they are also keen to learn more about their eye health. Accurate measurements from modern instruments can help you to show your patient the exact condition of their eye health and vision capability.
 
Comprehensive measurements are able to provide a full assessment of your patients’ eyes; information you can impart to your patient and allow them to have a better understanding of their vision.
 

Automation for enhanced experience

 
Modern optical instruments are able to provide even more detailed and accurate measurements because many of them now have automated operations. Leaving little room for error, automation can provide a faster and easier experience; both for you and the patient.
 
With measurements performed automatically, as the optometrist you can instead focus on what the data means and how it can help your patient.
 

Providing a much more tailored service, automated instruments can enhance the patient’s experience of having an eye examination.
 

Detailed results for better understanding of visual capacities

 
By using instruments that provide accurate measurements, both you and the patient can gain a better understanding of their visual capacities. Whether the eye examination process uncovers an eye condition, a refractive error or even reveals everything is perfect, by using accurate instruments you can both feel confident in the precision of the results.
 
By providing a clear picture through accurate measurements, you are able to move forward with the right treatment and provide the right advice to your patients.

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