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Precision Eye Care Redefined with 24-2C Exam Now On Virtual Field

Samantha Sorbara
February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

Exciting news! We're officially unveiling the 24-2C exam on Virtual Field at SECO2024 in Atlanta, and it represents a significant advancement in VR visual field testing. This exam enables sharper detection and monitoring of eye diseases with ten extra test points for more precise diagnosis.

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Billing and Coding Procedures for Eye Care Professionals

Dr. Leslie O'Dell
February 12, 2024
February 13, 2024

In eye care, mastering the language of billing and coding unlocks the door to efficient practice management and timely reimbursement. This comprehensive guide empowers ophthalmologists, optometrists, and their teams to navigate the intricacies of CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS codes, optimize claim submission, and maintain compliance, ensuring your focus remains where it truly matters: delivering exceptional care to your patients. Dive into this resource and equip your practice with the tools to navigate the financial landscape with confidence.

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A Milestone of Excellence: Virtual Field Achieves Prestigious International Quality Certification

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
February 6, 2024
February 7, 2024

In the fast-paced world of eye care technology, it's paramount that we not only innovate but also ensure that our innovations adhere to the highest standards of quality. 

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How Clinical Research Helps Advance Eye Care and Patient Outcomes

Sonali Bloom
February 6, 2024
February 6, 2024

Clinical research plays a pivotal role in advancing eye care and improving patient outcomes. From understanding the intricate mechanisms of eye diseases to developing innovative treatments and diagnostic tools, eye care research paves the way for a future where vision loss is not a barrier to living a full and productive life - and eye care professionals stand at the forefront of this landscape. 

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Navigating the Visionary Path: Top Challenges Faced by Eyecare Practice Owners

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
October 4, 2023
February 1, 2024

Owning and managing an eyecare practice can be both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling. However, practice owners in the eyecare industry encounter a unique set of challenges that require a blend of clinical expertise and entrepreneurial acumen. In this blog post, we'll explore the top challenges faced by eyecare practice owners and offer insights on how to tackle them.

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How Optometrists Can Maximize Visual Field Utilization

Dr. Leslie O'Dell
January 22, 2024
January 23, 2024

While the need for eye care services is on the rise, the eye care industry grapples with a shortage of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians. Consequently, medical optometrists have emerged as key players in bridging this gap and delivering comprehensive care. Various technological innovations, such as virtual visual field testing, are instrumental in assisting optometrists in fulfilling this crucial role.

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Eye Care Trends in California: A Glimpse into the Golden State’s Vision

Taran Maffitt
January 9, 2024
January 8, 2024

Eye diseases are often influenced by various factors including genetics, environmental conditions, lifestyle, and access to healthcare. Certain diseases can also vary within different populations and communities, and their prevalences can change over time. As a result, it’s important to stay informed on the eye diseases, legal regulations, and eye care trends that impact the people in your state. This article delves into the unique challenges and opportunities shaping California’s vision for the future.

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Eyes on the Future: Optometry's Evolution in 2023

Dr. Maria Sampalis
December 21, 2023
December 27, 2023

The world of optometry has undergone a transformative journey in 2023, marked by groundbreaking advancements and a fervent commitment to enhancing eye care. From technological marvels to community collaboration, let's dive into the year's highlights that have shaped the continuously evolving landscape of optometry.

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Revolutionizing Ophthalmology: A Deep Dive into the Latest AI Developments

Dr. Ted Leng
December 21, 2023
December 13, 2023

The field of ophthalmology is undergoing a transformative revolution, thanks to the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). Large language models (LLMs) have been integrated into AI chatbots, tools for taking notes during clinical encounters and are being employed for drafting responses to patient inquiries. AI systems have also been FDA-cleared and are being used to screen for diabetic retinopathy. Lastly, AI-assisted tools are being developed to improve the safety and efficacy of ophthalmic surgical procedures. 

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The Modern Optometry Student: Preparing for Tomorrow's Vision Care Challenges

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
October 26, 2023
December 1, 2023

The world of optometry is evolving rapidly, and so is the profile of the modern optometry student. Today's students are not only passionate about providing exceptional eye care but are also equipped with a diverse set of skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a changing eye care landscape. In this blog post, we'll explore what it means to be a modern optometry student, the skills they acquire, and how they are preparing to shape the future of vision care.

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Understanding Ptosis and the Superior 36 Visual Field Test

Dr. Dimitrios Sismanis
October 4, 2023
November 24, 2023

Ptosis is a relatively common condition, although the exact prevalence is not known. When surgical correction is indicated, understanding ptosis and the Superior 36 Visual Field Test can help provide needed documentation. This article briefly explains what ptosis is, the different types of ptosis, the ptosis visual field-testing process, and how newer technologies using the Virtual Field headset can help with management.

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Exploring the Latest Developments in Pupillometry Exams

Dr. Leslie O'Dell
September 19, 2023
November 10, 2023

Automated pupillometry has dramatically improved pupillometry exams. This new technology has taken pupil examination from a cumbersome diagnostic tool with a high user error rate to a quick, accurate exam that helps diagnose multiple medical conditions. With the accelerating use of automated pupilometers, many are left wondering, what's new with pupillometry exams? 

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More Than One Million Eyes Tested on Virtual Field Headsets

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
November 1, 2023
October 31, 2023

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the esteemed AAO 2023 - American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference this upcoming weekend. In conjunction with this event, we’re announcing that we've reached a significant milestone that fills us with immense pride and gratitude.

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Through the Lens of Innovation: Virtual Reality Transforms Eye Examinations

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
October 13, 2023
October 28, 2023

We live in a remarkable era, where swift technological leaps are making waves across industries, and vision care is very much a part of this revolution.

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Embracing Innovation: A Historical Dive into Technology Adoption in Optometry and Ophthalmology

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
October 24, 2023
October 21, 2023

Technology adoption is disconcerting but exciting. We’ve gone from traveling peddlers selling glass eye spectacles to lenses with corrected refractive errors made of plastic. And from the irretractable blindness of glaucoma in the early centuries to finding a way to diagnose the disease, followed by surgical and pharmacological care. Are Virtual Field’s portable and patient-friendly headsets the next evidence-based technological innovation to break barriers and shape the future?

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Revolutionizing Eye Exams: The Continued Impact of Virtual Field's BOLT Algorithm

Taran Maffitt
October 24, 2023
October 16, 2023

In 2018, Virtual Field introduced an exceptional eye examination experience that has continued to evolve and redefine eye care. Eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and optometrists, have harnessed the power of Virtual Field's BOLT algorithm to examine patients more efficiently, comfortably, and accurately. In this blog, we'll delve into the innovative BOLT algorithm developed by Virtual Field and explore how it has been transforming eye examinations since its introduction.

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Getting Started with Virtual Reality Visual Field Exams

Dr. Leslie O'Dell
September 19, 2023
October 10, 2023

Healthcare professionals use visual field testing to diagnose and monitor conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, macular degeneration, and multiple sclerosis through automated perimetry. Traditional visual field tests subject the patient to an uncomfortable test, and they can be a challenge for patients who are elderly, disabled, or have other conditions. Through virtual visual field technology, new visual field machines can alleviate some of the stressors and inefficiencies with traditional visual field testing.

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Enhancing Patient Education: Key Strategies for Effective Communication in Eye Care

Rachel Krug
CEO, Virtual Field
October 26, 2023
September 19, 2023

In the realm of eye care, effective patient education plays a pivotal role in ensuring optimal treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction. This article delves into the key strategies for effective communication in eye care. We'll discuss how providers can elevate their patient education efforts, drawing insights from experts in the field. 

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The Evolution of Innovation at Virtual Field: From Prototyping to Precision

Taran Maffitt
October 13, 2023
September 12, 2023

In the fast-paced world of eye care technology, staying at the forefront of innovation is crucial. Virtual Field has continuously pushed the boundaries to provide eye care professionals with cutting-edge solutions. In this blog, you’ll be taken on a chronological journey through the significant software and hardware updates that have shaped Virtual Field's remarkable evolution.

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Boosting Ophthalmic Technician Engagement and Retention

Torri Thompson
August 8, 2023
August 22, 2023

There are currently fewer than 60,000 ophthalmic technicians to work with over 19,000 practicing ophthalmologists in the United States, making the task of finding and retaining skilled personnel quite challenging. Once you have your technician team in place, retaining the team is paramount for the continued success of your ophthalmology practice. 

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Exploring Patient and Technician Experiences: An In-depth Comparison of Virtual Reality Perimeters and TableTop Analyzers

Torri Thompson
October 24, 2023
August 8, 2023

Over the past few years, there have been new technological advances in the world of ophthalmology. With virtual reality perimetry (VRP), virtual reality visual field testing has dramatically improved for patients and technicians. This blog post compares and contrasts VRP and tabletop analyzers. It also discusses the benefits of using a VRP and critical factors to consider when choosing a VRP versus a tabletop analyzer.

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How Efficiency at Your Practice Can Lead to a Better Patient Experience

Dr. Steven Rosenfeld
August 1, 2023
August 1, 2023

When it comes to best practices for operating in the U.S. healthcare system, one thing that providers all have in common is their focus on patient experience. By providing stellar care in a timely and efficient manner that respects both the patient’s and the physician’s time, you can offer excellent care while maintaining a consistent intake of patients throughout the day.

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