Check out our new Infographic which provides the basic facts around automating sensorimotor exams for eye care practices.
Why Patients Need a Sensorimotor Exam
A sensorimotor exam is used by an eye care provider (ECP) to test for binocular vision disorders, including conditions such as strabismus, esotropia, exotropia, hypertrophic, pseudo strabismus, nystagmus, asthenopia, accommodative spasm, or convergence insufficiency. An estimated 30% of patients are plagued by binocular vision and oculomotor conditions that can cause significant symptoms – yet ECPs are many times not testing for these issues.
“Misalignment of the eyes is one of the most common eye problems,” according to research from Stanford University Medical Center. The Cleveland Clinic states that the prevalence of strabismus alone is approximately 13 million people in the United States.
Eye misalignments may occur in any direction (up, down, left, or right) in one or both eyes. Conditions associated with misalignment of the eyes include convergence abnormalities. The prevalence of patients with convergence insufficiency is up to 15% of the United States population according to Healthline.
Symptoms for Binocular Vision Disorders
Symptoms associated with binocular vision disorders can include headache, blurry vision, visual fatigue and tearing eyes. Follow-on symptoms may include fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, short attention span, burning of the eyes, motion sickness, vertigo and a general “poor performance” on tasks.
Specific issues associated with reading may include sleepiness when reading, slowness, word skipping, line skipping, frequent loss of space, omission of words and words moving on the page. Children with undiagnosed sensorimotor issues are more often reading below their grade level.
How Automated Sensorimotor Identifies These Issues
With RightEye Sensorimotor, patients are screened quickly and easily for binocular vision issues right in the eye care provider’s existing pre-test area. The 30-second screening identifies patients who may warrant a comprehensive examination. The automated, comprehensive Sensorimotor Exam is then administered in just minutes, and includes a 9-Point Motor Function test, Monocular CGP test, and 4-Dot Fusion test — all without adding non-billable time for the ECP.
The Sensorimotor Report is delivered, in real-time, with the objective information ECPs need to engage patients, help make an accurate diagnosis, and determine next steps. Plus, the reports are designed to be easily submitted for insurance reimbursement with a CPT code.
Remedies and Growing Practice Revenue
RightEye also offers the HTS At-Home Vision Therapy [brochure download] program for ECPs who want to provide an effective, coinvent remedy for their patients. More than 2,000 doctors are currently using the scientific-proven web-based therapy program. Tens of thousands of patients have successfully completed the HTS2 therapy protocols and had their symptoms alleviated. By adding an automated sensorimotor exam to a practice, along with the HTS At-Home Vision Therapy, ECPs can expect to increase their annual per-patient revenue up to 15%.
The revolutionary RightEye Sensorimotor system is powered by advanced eye-tracking technology. The built-in automated screener and compressive exam offers ECPs a vast improvement over time-consuming, manual, and subjective sensorimotor tests. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-obligation system demo or pricing details.