What lies in the future of vision care? As technology has advanced over the years, new innovations are coming online to help protect and improve medical treatments. Not only is the eyecare industry continually changing, but these advancements are impacting all aspects of healthcare.
Some of the possibilities for the future might sound like a science fiction story. But the groundbreaking technology is being developed, which could improve the options for reducing vision loss. No one can predict what the future has in store. But there are a few clues about what might happen in the optometry and ophthalmology industries:
Mobile Eye Health Technology
When you are sitting in the eye doctor’s chair, you can see large equipment in proximity to the chair that the doctor uses to evaluate your eye health. This technology is helpful for patients in the office, but what if someone is unable to come to the clinic?
Technology allows us to package more use into smaller tools, making it possible to monitor eye health and prevent disease in other locations. These technological advances could make it possible to provide eye health care to people in remote areas who don’t have access to visit a clinic.
Many people have a smartwatch on their wrist, and new wearable technology is coming online each year. These tools offer much more than tracking vitals and sharing reminders throughout the day. The right technology can provide a connection between patients and doctors, helping with ongoing monitoring and health data management to support ongoing health concerns.
Wearable technology can be integrated into eyeglasses, and researchers are working on developing smart contact lenses. This technology could be helpful for the treatment of congenital diseases and eye injuries.
Eye surgery has definitely changed over the years, shifting from the use of scalpels to lasers. This modern technology allows eye surgeons to be more precise in the treatment, reduce recovery times, decrease the risk of complications, and improve overall surgery results.
As technology continues to advance, robot-assisted surgical solutions may help to improve precision even more. Precise techniques are essential using handheld instruments, but there is always a risk of human error. Robotic surgery could potentially be useful for improving the accuracy of the surgery through microsurgical systems.
Ongoing Eye Care
Our experienced staff is working hard to stay current with the latest advancements in the eye care industry. We provide the combined benefit of years of experience and modern technology, giving our patients optimal results for eye health treatments and diagnostics.
The most important thing you can do is maintain regular checkups with your eye doctor. We invite you to schedule an appointment to complete an exam and watch for early signs of vision loss and disease. Our team is committed to providing quality eye care for the whole family, and we’re here to assist whenever you need to talk to an eye doctor. Contact us to learn more about available treatments and care.