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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanDavis View Post
    Barry,
    Is what you're asking for is, for a lack of a better term, a more comprehensive eye exam? If so, I agree with you. I can't see why new tests couldn't be developed to test the benefits (and necessity) of tints and what not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatesjoke View Post
    I wrote an article about EyeNetra and Blink a little while back that can be found here.

    The article will be picked up by a national optical blog on the 9th and they have requested I write a follow-up exploring VSP's involvement in the project. I am in communication with a PR person for VSP to get more information and answers from them. I am also in communication with someone at Blink trying to get some sort of meaningful response to my original article.

    If anyone feels inclined to read what I have written and comment, I am excited to discuss it.
    Interesting read. Interesting that VSP has a minor stake in Blink also. I'm sure panel doc are thrilled by that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Interesting read. Interesting that VSP has a minor stake in Blink also. I'm sure panel doc are thrilled by that info.
    Yeah, I've shared the article with a few ODs that I have worked with and while they had heard of Blink none of them had really considered it enough of an issue to look into. Now they are though and giving others a heads up.

    I'm sure the information I get from VSP will be interesting. Blink seems to be ignoring further attempts at clarification.
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    I understand if you go to the Blink website and try to schedule a visit, you can't. You get a message that there are no appointments available at this time.

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    My doctor/medical system now offers online physical exams for certain complaints ie: sore back, cold symptoms, ect. $35 paid by credit card. Must have web cam or cell phone with video calling. If the doctor feels you need to be seen in person they send you in to the office and do not collect the $35. This just started a month ago. I know this is somewhat unrelated, but it seems the world is changing for everyone, not just OD's.

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    The age of bad medicine. Sheesh.

    I have a grocery-store "minute clinic" in the neighborhood. Amazing how many "corneal abrasions" they see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallworld View Post
    My doctor/medical system now offers online physical exams for certain complaints ie: sore back, cold symptoms, ect. $35 paid by credit card. Must have web cam or cell phone with video calling. If the doctor feels you need to be seen in person they send you in to the office and do not collect the $35. This just started a month ago. I know this is somewhat unrelated, but it seems the world is changing for everyone, not just OD's.
    At least the patient is being "seen" by the doctor, or licensed PA, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    The age of bad medicine. Sheesh.

    I have a grocery-store "minute clinic" in the neighborhood. Amazing how many "corneal abrasions" they see.
    unrelated- but it bothers me to see a "minute clinic" in the grocery store. How many people have the flu and go into the grocery store to be seen? Ewwww

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervinek View Post
    unrelated- but it bothers me to see a "minute clinic" in the grocery store. How many people have the flu and go into the grocery store to be seen? Ewwww
    Adequate medical care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjpod View Post
    At least the patient is being "seen" by the doctor, or licensed PA, etc.
    I like to be touched by my doctor. If I'm spending my hard earned money I wouldn't waste it on a web cam conversation. My insurance co pay is $45. I'll spend the extra ten to have the complete exam, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't want to conduct their healthcare (including eye health care) over Skype.

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    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2015...e-coming-bronx

    SUNY college has the right idea for people unable to make it into the office for eye exams. We need more programs like this to pop up, at least they are addressing one demographic that might otherwise fall for sub-standard care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallworld View Post
    I like to be touched by my doctor.....


    Fighting.....hard....to not....post response........

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Fighting.....hard....to not....post response........
    I feel you. Is it too soon to throw in a Samantha Fox reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Fighting.....hard....to not....post response........
    Glad I could lighten the mood. But than I can only speak from a woman's POV when it comes to the physical exam experience.

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    Apropos to this thread I got an email on my iphone this morning at 6:00 from a patient who said she had this red splotch on her eye, and attached a selfie that showed a beaut of a subconjunctival hemorrhage, wondering what if anything she should do.

    I replied by asking her if there were any discomfort or blur associated. She said no. I responded then no, it's a common problem and will clear, maybe in 1 week maybe as long as 2, and it may get brown and/or yellow before completely absorbing.

    Then she re-e-mailed me that well, maybe she was getting a little double vision in that eye.

    So I mailed her back (from my couch, in my jammies) that maybe I should take a look. Come in any time today between 10 and 7.


    I'm adding here the picture she attached:




    This got me thinking, I should charge for that exchange of info and prof. service. I don't see anything wrong with it. It is the coming thing.

    In the end, I may charge her insurance for a virtual exam/consultation by e-mail and if she comes in today, a regular office visit.

    It is, after all, what I did do.
    Last edited by Dr. Bill Stacy; 10-08-2015 at 05:45 PM. Reason: added patient selfie

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    One more addendum, she did come in today and it turns out she did have a minor abrasion on that cornea as well as the SC Heme, may or may not be related, but she ALSO has bilateral infiltrates in the lower corneas at the sites of old LASIK incisions.

    sometimes simple stuff gets complicated...

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    The old saying, no good deed goes unpunished.
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    how do you log in ?

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    It appears to be a portable auto refractor and only tests for refractive error. You will probably have one of these gadgets in your store or near a mall food court near you real soon. https://comparecourierinsurance.co.u...ery-insurance/

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    The web domain on this site has expired. Surely that's intentional, I'm sure they're doing just fine.

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    I think this is an extraordinary case of problematic innovation, keep in mind, it is problematic innovation that improves the world, not more regrettable, we basically need to adjust as innovation propels
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