Diagnostic Devices can Provide Insights and Patient Education

Posted By : Whitney

08 May 2020

When I was 11 years old, I fell off my bicycle trying to avoid a puddle and landed squarely on the concrete with my arm pinned beneath me.

I pulled myself up and made my way home, feebly pushing my 10-speed. My arm hurt when I moved it. As a result, my mother tried ice and OTC pain relievers before relenting to my whining and taking me to an urgent care center. (She didn’t buy my story, but took action in spite of herself.)

An X-ray revealed I had chipped my elbow. Specifically, the doctor at the urgent care center pointed out tiny fragments of bone that appeared to be floating around the major bones in the image. Thanks to that X-ray and the doctor’s knowledge, my mother understood the reason for my whining, and we both understood the importance of complying with what needed to be done to heal my arm: a cast for the next few weeks.

Just as my mother questioned the necessity of taking me to urgent care for an X-ray, some optometrists question the necessity of dry eye disease (DED) diagnostic testing.

Here, I make the case for DED diagnostic devices, and I use one such DED diagnostic test to illustrate this.

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