Love your eyes without going outside!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Google Meet on your PC, tablet or phone
i.e Desktop PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device with a camera functionality.
Wi-Fi that works
Your Personal Details
(So we can get to know you)
LETS DO THIS
Tick the boxes
Complete the consent form
Read the small print and click accept.
Check the "consent to consult" box.
SELECT YOUR PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are many reasons a person may not easily be able to come to a store. Below are just a few:
Long or antisocial hours can make it hard to come to a store.
People without cars don't have the same level of flexibility.
It can be tough for people who live further away.
Vulnerable or high-risk people may be nervous about coming to a mall or shopping centre.
Often, one look is all it takes - it is possible to diagnose an eye health issue in seconds, rather than a patient going to all the trouble of travelling to an optometrist.
By using iTELEHEALTH , you can save time, money and hassle.
WHAT IS iTELEHEALTH?
A platform that allows for optometric consultations online, and sharing of eye health information with patients.
If you don't already have it, download the Google Meet App.
This App has been rated as safe and HIPPA-compliant (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) by SAOA-linked medical malpractice insurance providers.
All you need is Wi-Fi...
Both parties (optometrist and patient) need to have access to the following:
A PC, tablet or phone with a camera.
Accurate record keeping.
WHAT COULD BE COVERED IN A iTELEHEALTH CONSULTATION?
EXTENSION OF A CONTACT LENS PRESCRIPTION
Only if the optometrist has the patient’s history at hand. In other words, if they are aware of that specific individual's behaviour pertaining to the use of their contact lenses.
A professional decision can be made to allow the patient to receive additional boxes of contact lenses without coming into the store. Prescriptions for new patients cannot be issued using iTELEHEALTH.
CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
Advice on eye care and the use of lubricants without contact lenses in place.
On symptomatology relating to allergies, and the recommendation of OTC (over the counter) medication.
IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS REQUIRED
For example squinting of the eye/s and can’t see far away, then the patient needs to come in for a refraction. Previously known morbidities, chronic eye related diseases like glaucoma. In cases like these patients have to come in for a comprehensive eye examination.
The above information serves only as a general guide to iTELEHEALTH.
This communication is in no way designed to instruct or to advise the optometrist how to consult in any manner whatsoever or conduct their professional practice and/or patient relationship.
This communication is in no way designed to instruct or to advise the optometrist to form part of iTELEHEALTH or participate in iTELEHEALTH. The information contained herein is freely available online on several optometry websites. The optometrist is encouraged to conduct his or her own research on the subject of iTELEHEALTH.