Patient Success Stories
Read about how your fellow eye care professionals are utilizing AdaptDx® technology and having a positive impact on patient lives.
Learn from Your Colleagues
Why and How I Test Dark Adaptation Speed for Every Qualified Patient Over 50
Dr. Wally Kojima of Wally Kojima OD & Associates in Kailua-Kona, HI, sees a mature patient population as retirees flock to the islands. Dark adaptation testing with the AdaptDx Pro® has helped Dr. Kojima and staff detect AMD in about one-third of his patients – disease that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Read how the practice model that Dr. Kojima calls “nothing earth-shattering” is elevating his standard of care.
Small Town Practice, Big City Care
As an optometrist in a rural area, Dr. Francis Bynum of Northwest Tennessee Eye Clinic in Martin, TN, takes care of many patients who will never see another eye care professional in their lifetime — her practice is one of the few options for miles around so offering quality care is critical. See how the AdaptDx Pro is helping change the game for her practice and patients.
How I Protect My Patients and Build My Business With Dark Adaptation Testing
With the help of the AdaptDx Pro dark adaptometer, Dr. Tammy Tully of Seaside Eye Associates in Myrtle Beach, SC, is able to achieve both improved patient care and increased practice revenue.
Changing the Standard of AMD Care: More than a one-device job
Dr. Gary Kirman of Kirman Eye Care in Hummelstown, PA, explains how he arrived at the realization that in order to change the standard of care for AMD, every patient over 55 needed to be screened for impaired dark adaptation speed. Using 3 AdaptDx Pro® devices, he was able to achieve this change for the good of his patients.
Maintaining Macular Health with Lifestyle Changes
As doctors work to slow the progression of AMD, patient noncompliance can often disrupt the treatment plans set in place. By utilizing AdaptDx technology, Dr. Pamela Lowe of Professional Eye Care Center in Niles, IL, was able to test patients’ dark adaptation and provide concrete data that showed the positive impacts of recommended lifestyle changes. As a result, patients became more committed to their treatment plans and were able to preserve vision despite an AMD diagnosis.
Improving the Rod Intercept
In this success story, Dr. Earley of Medina Vision and Laser Center in Medina, OH, tells the story of an AMD patient who, with prescribed carotenoid supplements, saw an improvement in her Rod Intercept® (RI®) score as measured with the AdaptDx.
Detecting Subclinical AMD
Subclinical AMD is often missed with traditional fundus testing, as there are no visible drusen. By using AdaptDx technology, Dr. Gerson of Grin Eye Care in Olathe, KS, was able to detect impaired dark adaptation in otherwise healthy patients. Knowing that their vision was on the line, these patients committed to improving their overall health, and as a result, were able to preserve their eye health.
Early Diagnosis Creates Opportunity for Change
The chronic, progressive nature of the disease often means that patients only receive an AMD diagnosis once irreversible vision loss has occurred. In this success story, Dr. Oliver Lou of Signature Eye Care in Cedar Park, TX, explains how dark adaptation testing with AdaptDx technology gave one patient the opportunity to commit to smoking cessation and other lifestyle modifications before her vision was irreparably damaged by AMD.
Hear What Patients Have To Say
A Test Many Patients Want To Take
Many patients are comfortable with dark adaptation testing when optometrists suggest it as part of their strategy for detecting subclinical AMD.
Many Patients Want to Know
One of the toughest parts of being an eye care professional is telling patients they have a chronic progressive disease. Luckily, many patients appreciate early AMD detection and quality care.