It’s been more than 2 months since the COVID lock-downs came into full force. Everyone has had to adapt. Optometry and ophthalmology practices have had to not only ensure that their practices are safe for those patients who still do need to come in for a visit but work out how they can continue to provide good patient care and maintain relationships for the many who can not or do not want to come into practices at the moment.
We only launched our Telehealth video consultations feature a little while ago and we received this note from one of our Optometrist customers about how it has helped them provide patient care already. We're so glad to hear its making a difference while people are still isolated. We hope to hear many more stories just like it. Here it is.....
Optometry Australia and Oculo partner to support independent optometrists during the COVID-19 emergency
Melbourne, AU - April 7 2020
Oculo and Optometry Australia are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership which will support the telehealth capabilities of optometrists represented by Optometry Australia.
“We are delighted to work with Optometry Australia to ensure that Oculo’s platform for telehealth, including real-time video conferencing, supports as many eye health professionals and patients as possible at this difficult time,” says Oculo CEO and Co-Founder, Dr Kate Taylor.
Melbourne, AU - March 30, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE
To help protect eye care professionals and their patients during the threat of COVID-19, Oculo is introducing video conferencing to support teleophthalmology and teleoptometry. The secure, high fidelity, stable service connects patients with optometrists and ophthalmologists, so that they can connect with each other and with their patients while reducing the need for in-person consultations.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating unprecedented strains on health systems. At the same time, the eye care needs for people with pre-existing chronic diseases - including diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular disease - are unchanged.
From one of our longest serving team members, to one of the newest - this month, we introduce you to Stewart Boon, aka, Stew. The Oculo team first met Stew as a contractor in 2019 who joined us to lead a piece of customer research.
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