if you are looking for ways to expand your practice, adding both revenue and better care, consider including testing for Binocular Vision Disorder to the practice. We estimate 30% of your patients may go undiagnosed for these conditions. Dr. Keith Smithson of Northern Virginia of Optometry talks about how his practice integrates testing for Binocular Vision Disorder for all patients.

What value does RightEye bring to your eye care practice?

The value that RightEye brings to our practice is that it gives us the ability to test patients in a way that’s more precise and more accurate than anything we could do before. Changing lives is obviously what all of us do in the medical profession. It is an incredible obligation and opportunity to help people everyday, and there’s nothing to beat the smile that you get from a ten-year-old their first pair of glasses when they walk out the door and see the world for the first time.

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How are you integrating RightEye into your practice?

This opens up another opportunity to make those smiles. The way we integrate RightEye Sensorimotor into our practice is we bring all our patients in for pre-testing with a technician before they meet with the doctor. That pre-testing involves autorefraction, pressure testing, some retinal imaging, and now we add RightEye Sensorimotor screening into that evaluation as well.

What we are doing is we’re getting a chance to interact with patients first through a technician. The technician will say something like, “We’re now doing a test of eye movement. We’re looking at how well your eyes stay coordinated through this test.” They come back into the exam lane and now they have a piece of paper that our technician is writing down with their chief complaints, maybe they have some broken glasses, a family history of glaucoma, and they also now have a pass-fail on a sensorimotor screening. from RightEye. What that does is it gives the clinician a chance to then follow up on that line of questioning ask them about lifestyle questions and really see if it makes sense to bring them back for the longer Sensorimotor exam with the doctor. That’s where we really get to tease it out and see if there is something truly present, and if so what we do about it.

And the fact that we can test for things that they have never tested before and could potentially find problems that they didn’t know they were living is exciting for our patients they look forward to seeing that.

Dr. Keith Smithson, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry

What are patients saying about testing for Binocular Vision Disorder?

The patient feedback has been incredible. Our practice has been built on new technologies and delivering the highest quality patient care and so our patients come in year-to-year expecting us to have something new, expecting us to be involved with new technologies. And the fact that we can test for things that they have never tested before and could potentially find problems that they didn’t know they were living with is exciting for our patients they look forward to seeing that. We really felt so strongly in the technology that we now have seven systems in four of our locations, and we use it literally every day on every patient we see. It’s now literally opened the door to people that we thought were okay who were really struggling. It has really been incredible. 

RELATED: An Interview with Dr. Smithson: Integrate Binocular Vision Testing into Your Practice

Get Started in 4 Easy Steps

1. Screen Every Patient in Pre-Test Area

  • Select ‘Screening Mode’
  • Administer both ‘9 Point Motor Function’ and ‘Near Point of Convergence’ tests.
  • If results show ‘Medical necessity determined’ click ‘Register’ to save the patient’s Screening Report and proceed to Step 2 below
  • If results show ‘No medical necessity determined’ either:
    1. Register the patient anyway and proceed to Step 2 below
    2. Have the patient complete the CI Survey on the home screen to check for symptoms
    3. Choose no action and exit the pre-test area

2. Test When Necessary in Exam Room

  • Select ‘Examination Mode’
  • Administer the ‘9 Point Motor Function’, ‘Cardinal Gaze Position’ and ‘Four Dot Fusion’ tests (and any other optional tests)
  • Click ‘Register’ to save the patient’s Examination Report

3. Interpret & Recommend (Review with Patient in Exam Room)

  • Select ‘View A Report’
  • In the Interpretations & Recommendations section:
    1. Select symptoms and your diagnosis
    2. Enter notes
    3. Choose your recommendation
    4. Select any follow-up
    5. Click ‘Save’ to record your documentation
    6. Print and provide documentation to patient (optional)

4. Schedule & Collect Payment

While patient is checking out:

  • Provide HTS2 Patient Kit for at-home vision therapy and collect cash pay for kit (if applicable)
  • Submit Sensorimotor documentation to medical insurance (Screener, Examination, and Clinical Findings Reports) or collect cash pay (if applicable)
  • Schedule patient revisit for monitoring and/or treatment (if applicable)

The revolutionary RightEye Sensorimotor system is powered by advanced eye-tracking technology. The built-in automated screener and comprehensive exam offers ECPs a vast improvement over time-consuming, manual, and subjective sensorimotor tests. Contact us at sales@righteye.com for a no-obligation system demo or pricing details.