A recent study from Cohert News shows a monumental increase in the Optometry ophthalmic equipment industry, estimating the market to almost double by the year 2026. These factors including new opportunities, forecasts, market shares and competitors in the field. So what changes should we expect new technology to bring? If you’re in eye care, you need to know this!

#1.  Routine Eye Exams and Testing

New technology allows optometrists and ophthalmologists to faster diagnose eye issues and diseases. More streamlined processes alongside newer eye exams make the eye care process smoother and allows possibly life threatening eye related problems to be found sooner.

#2. Easier Booking of Appointments

The time spent looking at a mobile device averaged around 3hours and 35 minutes daily in the year 2018, and that number is only expected to increase. Creating a mobile application to book appointments quickly online allows for time saved in the office scheduling and coordinating with patients.

#3. Treatment of Eye Issues

With new technological advancements come new ophthalmic equipment for treatments of severe eye problems that treat issues in half the amount of time. These new machines and treatment systems then get you back up and running in no time.

Funny enough, these advancements in technology have also been determined to have a negative affect on eye site and eye health.The increases in screen time are causing blurred vision and eye irritation, which could likely spark a visit to your local eye care professional.