Salus University and National Vision Partner on Remote Eye Exam Technology
Salus University has partnered with National Vision, Inc., a subsidiary of National Vision Holdings, Inc., to advance optometric education via a pilot program focused on training students on conducting remote eye exams utilizing high-tech equipment and real-time secure HD video conferencing. The technology enables Doctors of Optometry to see patients remotely in locations that do not have a doctor or when the doctor is not available.
Doctors from the University launched the pilot program in January, conducting remote exams from The Eye Institute – the University’s main clinical optometric facility – for patients within a retail optical location operated by National Vision.
The program provides patients with an eye examination, inclusive of both subjective and objective refraction as well as anterior and posterior segments eye health testing. A certified technician employed by National Vision facilitates the exam in person, gathering all necessary information about the patient and transmitting it via computer to a doctor at The Eye Institute. At The Eye Institute, PCO faculty serve as proctors allowing students to observe a full remote examination without ever stepping foot in the same room as the patient.