Health care reform is an issue that affects every optometry practice. Tim Petito, OD, FAAO discusses how technology enables optometrists to provide better patient care.
“For us in the practitioner world, we tend to think health care reform as a problem because it makes things more expensive for us, it makes things more difficult for us, and sometimes it takes away time from our patient care or our relationship with our patients. However, there are some are very good points to health care reform and we point those out; it helps us become more efficient, it’s a reality that we have to see more people, make less mistakes, and with more collaborative care going forward. That’s good for the patients, that’s good for the system, that’s good for our practices. We use difficult cases to point out how the technology that we incorporated under the health care reform mandate really solved those patients’ problems and allowed us to take care of patients.”