Monday, November 23, 2020

mobile eye care

Our Services

~ Comprehensive and follow-up eye exams right in the facility, where medically necessary and according to medical standards of care, with capability for bed-ridden patients.

~ Complete eye care evaluations and treatment plans reported in residents’ charts
¨ Emergency care (After Hours/Weekend care).

~ State of the art eye care and diagnostic equipment suited for the needs of the elderly.

~ Geriatric specialists – Optometric Physicians trained in geriatric care and certified for prescribing eye meds in treating eye infections, glaucoma, and many other ocular diseases.

~ Quality Assurance program and HIPAA compliance
¨ Education and In-service available.

~ Coordination with Ophthalmologist for second opinion and eye surgeries for further care.

~ Optical services - Large selection of frames available.

~ Medicare and many other insurance assignments.

~ Consideration given to non-paying patients.

~ Communication with family, as needed.

~ Employee discounts on eyeglasses and exams.


Follow Up Protocol


It is the policy of Mobile Eye Care that each patient is to be examined by the optometrist according to individual need, i.e., the examination to be as comprehensive or brief as is called for based on the presenting problem. The optometrist based on the nature of the patient’s condition also determines follow-up visits for various conditions. The following general guidelines, by diagnosis, may appropriately be applied when deciding how often to see a patient for a particular clinical problem.

1. GLAUCOMA -- q 3-4 months (lOP, direct ophthalmoscopy, and visual field test)
2. CATARACTS -- q 6-12 months (requires slit lamp exam & IOP)
3. APHAKIA -- once a year
4. PSEUDOAPHAKIA with capsular haze -- q 6 months-once a year
5. MACULAR DEGENERATION -- q 4-6 months, except for end stage
-- Diabetic, background -- q 3-6 months
-- Diabetic, proliferative -- q 3 months
-- Hypertensive -- q 6 months, variable if severe
-- Arterial or Venous Occlusion -- q month-3 months
-- At macula -- q month-3 months
7. DRY EYE SYNDROME -- Determined by severity & complications.
8. ACUTE PROBLEMS (conjunctivitis, iritis, blepharitis, episcleritis, chalazion, trichiasis, hordeolum, etc.) -- variable and as needed
9. NUMEROUS OTHER RETINAL/OCULAR PATHOLOGY – as needed according to standards of care

These guidelines are general in nature and do not address any specific patient condition/situation. The judgment and actions of the treating optometrist are held to be expert and appropriate so long as they are justified by complete documentation on the patient clinical record. The treating optometrist can prescribe eye medications, recommend certain procedures to remedy the eye problems, or refer the patient out for surgical evaluation or consult from other specialists such as ophthalmologists, neurologists, internists, patient’s primary physician, etc. It is the facility staff’s responsibility to carry through with our optometrists’ order for proper care of the patient.