New York, NY: – In conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in November, thousands of ophthalmic professionals participated in IJCAHPO’s 45th Annual Continuing Education program in New Orleans, LA, consisting of more than 270 courses and workshops. This year’s participants were given the opportunity to learn from 20/20NOW, the leader in ocular tele-health, on recent developments in telemedicine and specifically tele-ophthalmology.
Janet Hunter, COMT and Director of Professional Relations for 20/20NOW, gave attendees an overview of the new advances in telemedicine and how eye care professionals are currently using telemedicine to help increase patient access to high quality, comprehensive eye exams while lowering costs.
Janet Hunter shared, “While there have been dramatic advances in technology, many eye care professionals still rely on the use of equipment based technology developed over 100 year ago. Today, digital technology allows eye care providers to improve detection of eye diseases while providing a superior patient experience.
Attendees of 20/20NOW’s presentation were able to earn CME credit and the AAO has asked Mrs. Hunter to provide a webinar program later this year for members to earn CME credit. This year’s meeting attracted over 2,000 ophthalmic professionals, including Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COT) and Certified Ophthalmic Technologists (COMT).
20/20NOW is the leading ocular telehealth company. Using state-of-the-art technology and proprietary software, it provides comprehensive eye exams, including eye health screenings, via telemedicine. The company’s telehealth model allows optical retailers and eye care professionals to provide patients with increased access to high quality eye exams at a lower cost. 20/20NOW currently operates in 15 states and projects to be in 75 locations by end of year 2017. The company has completed over 25 thousand comprehensive eye exams, using its proprietary ocular telehealth solution. For more information visit: www.for2020now.com
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