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- Preparing The Practice
- Executing the Consultation
- Practice Management
- Plan the Consultation
- Practice Education
- Practice Mindset
Plan the Consultation
Plan and prepare for interactions with parents and patients. Do not 'wing it.' Standardize the consultation, including when it takes place, how to discuss different management options and presentation of fees.
Educate the entire staff - from reception to techs to staff ECPs - on the critical importance of actively managing myopia in the practice. Ensure everyone is aligned with the practice's approach, including selection of candidates, interventions to be utilized, and the discussion of risks and benefits.
Make a strategic decision to actively and aggressively pursue the management of myopia, then actively incorporate it in the current practice flow. Consider the Management of Myopia a "new standard of care", as outlined by several global optometric and ophthalmologic organizations (see their most recent published guidelines below).
Patient Selection and Risk Assessment
Learn how to identify candidates based on risk assessment. Consider pre-myopia (predisposition based on genetics, individual characteristics).
Prescribe the Appropriate Intervention
Explore four areas of evidenced-based interventions - Atropine, Ortho-K, Spectacles and Soft Contact Lenses. Review risks and benefits, and what success looks like, including management of expectations.
Education of Parent and Patient
Learn more about how to talk to parents and patients about myopia and their individualized interventions, including efficacy and the importance of environment and lifestyle.
Identification of Treatment Utilized
Identify specific products to utilize in the management of myopia, with a review of investigator perspectives and clinical evidence.
Customizing Visit and Fee Structure
Explore visit flow and revenue objectives. Consider the number of visits and progress checks, and possibility of creating a package to simplify the journey for parents and patients.
Equipment/Support Needed to Measure Patient Success
Learn more about perspectives on whether to measure axial length as part of the standard of care for the management of myopia.