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The next frontier: Mobile eyecare clinics | Optometry Times

By Darryl Glover OD, Jennifer Lyerly OD 

July 27, 2017 You know the statistics. Nearly 40% of Americans don’t go to the eye doctor because they feel like their eyes are “fine,” and despite efforts by the AOA and outreach campaigns, the average American is also getting bombarded by telemedicine ads painting eyecare as “inconvenient” and “expensive.” Many doctors are looking outside of traditional brick and motor locations at the options of mobile clinics – taking their care directly to the patients at businesses, healthcare facilities, correctional institutions, and even in to the patient’s own home. We sat down with mobile eyecare technician Greg Balla to discuss his experiences as part of a travelling eyecare team, from giving exams in the parking lot of large companies, to concierge car in a patient’s home, and even a bar!

LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW …LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW …LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW …

SOURCE: http://optometrytimes.modernmedicine.com/optometrytimes/news/next-frontier-mobile-eyecare-clinics

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