Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Patient Education Comes in Many Forms at Skyvision
We are committed to our patients here at Skyvision and part of that committment includes their education. Education here at Skyvision comes in many forms. In could be through face to face communication with one or more of our experienced staff members, or it could be through some take home literature we feel will help give you more information or help you share with a family member. Another way we communicate is through the use of educational videos.
Skyvision also uses videos in several ways. We show videos to our patients in our exam rooms through the use of LUMA by Eyemaginations. We also send home videos by Eyemaginations via email so patients and family members can view them together in the comfort of their own home. This type of visual education has proven extremely effective.
Let's take a disease such as Macular Degeneration. If a patient needs to be started on supplements or see our retina specialist, it is much easier for the patient to understand after viewing the animation that explains the disease process. This creates a big “wow” factor for patients because it shows that we are technologically savvy while at the same time making it easier for them to understand their disease.
Our very own Dr. Darrell White has made many, many educational videos in a casual and entertaining setting titled The Doctor Whiteboard. His very latest videos "just out" from The Doctor Whiteboard are a series of 6 videos about Macular Degeneration. The Doctor Whiteboard videos are frequently posted to Skyvision Centers on facebook or are available on SkyvisionCenters105 - YouTube .
We are always striving to provide our patients with the latest information regarding their eye conditions or interests in a variety of ways!