During the peak of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Ophthalmic Associates took advantage of using Telemedicine so as to maximize the safety of all who opted for such services. As things continue to evolve, Ophthalmic Associates is refining their Telemedicine platform and so the use of such is limited at this time and will be at the sole discretion of our physicians in providing patient care.
What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that refers solely to the provision of health care services and education over a distance, through the use of telecommunications technology. Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. Telemedicine technology is frequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, medication management, specialist consultation and a host of other clinical services that can be provided remotely via secure video and audio connections.
Among the many benefits offered by telemedicine is that it can reduce and even prevent acquisitions of other illnesses that can perhaps be transmitted from other ill patients. And think about the reduced stress or anxiety that can sometimes come from entering a medical facility. Telemedicine avails you the care you need without leaving your doorstep and you may even experience improved inner-healing.
Please speak to a member of our staff to learn more about Ophthalmic Associates’ use of telemedicine to provide the same quality care for you, your family, and the community.
- To use the two-way video feature, patients will need an internet connected smartphone, tablet, or computer that has a built-in or attached web camera. In addition, patients must be able to receive email to one of the above preferred devices so that the link for the telemedicine visit can be received and accessed to begin.
- Some telemedicine can be provided by telephone.