One area in which independent ECPs can influence patient decisions is digital measurement. If you are unsure about investing in upgrading the dispensing process, the evidence is clear: people expect services like these with each passing day. Research has show that digital measurements influence customer purchasing decisions, and what’s more, it helps you and your team to deliver a delightful experience from start to finish. One such tool is Visioffice 2, a digital dispensing system that assesses a wide range of physiological and behavioural parameters. With cutting-edge digital dispensing technology, it can then deliver an accurate, precise, and consistent set of spectacle lenses. . The exciting bit is that in a survey for Essilor, 67% of patients believed there was a strong impact on lens performance when they were measured with the iPad, but a startling 89% believed this when measured with Visioffice and the iPad together.
Patients in general love the idea that digital measuring devices collect hundreds of personalised eye/frame measurements to allow you to come up with a product that’s truly unique. It’s this kind of tailored, bespoke service you need to be pitching as this is what you offer that the supermarkets don’t.
Digital measuring devices like Visioffice 2 aren’t the only tools available to the modern dispenser: have you thought about using a VR headset to allow patients to try lenses? In the testing room there are immense benefits in new equipment like the OCT. You’re probably already aware of the clinical benefits of a 3D scan of the back of the eye, but along with retinal photography these new medical devices give patients a far better insight into the complexity of the eye, and the true value of looking after their eye health. Impressing this upon them will make the more receptive to investing a bit more cash in a quality product.