Article Date: 9/1/2013

Retinal Camera Image Screenings and Fees.
“GOOD SCRIPTS ARE HARD TO FIND” – DANIEL CRAIG

Retinal Camera Image Screenings and Fees

Welcome to the encyclopedia of patient scripts, or “Scriptopedia,” where you, our readers, submit specific scripts that you or your staff have used with great success in your practice. Each script is presented with the goal of either increasing patient education or the dispensing of a product or service. This month’s topic: Retinal Camera Image Screenings and Fees.

“Ms. Jones, we know our patients appreciate that we’ll do everything to improve odds and reduce any risk to preserve your very best eye health. Dr. Smith advised a digital image of the interior of your eye. It provides a baseline for evaluating your eye health. It costs $XX. People choose it because it helps Dr. Smith detect any changes to help avoid damaging eye diseases like Glaucoma and AMD. We like it because it’s been a sight-saver for many patients who had no idea they were at risk. Do you have any questions, or shall I go ahead and test for you, too?” — Mark Hinton, CEO and president of eYeFacilitate.


“Ocular health, and, in particular, retinal health is an important part of your eye exam. Although there are a number of ways to gather this information, your doctor recommends retinal imaging. Retinal imaging is a simple procedure that captures an image of your retina, the back of your eye, for screening purposes today and for future reference. Because your insurance company does not cover this procedure, there will be an additional fee of ___$” — Jeffry D. Gerson, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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DO YOU HAVE A SCRIPT, IDEA OR COMMENT?

Please submit to Jennifer Kirby, senior editor of Optometric Management, at jennifer.kirby@pentavisionmedia.com for possible publication. OM offers an honorarium for published submissions.



Optometric Management, Volume: 48 , Issue: September 2013, page(s): 73