Beyond Vision LNK Becomes First in Lincoln to Offer Tele-optometry, ICare Home
Optometrist Dr. Carla Ericksen of Beyond Vision LNK (www.beyondvisionlnk.com) recently announced immediate availability of virtual in-home office visits, becoming the first eye clinic in Lincoln to offer tele-optometry services. This allows safe continued care of glaucoma, dry eye, visual rehabilitation therapy, red eye, or urgent care such as loss of vision and eye pain. Beyond Vision is also now offering ICare Home and OCT for all eye care patients. OCT technology is one way to monitor patients so they can safely use hydroxychloroquine (a medication trialed for treatment of COVID-19).
Telemedicine allows Dr. Ericksen to directly see her patients in video visits conducted online through the use of computer, iPhone or iPad, or Android devices. Patients can stay home and schedule a virtual eye visit with Dr. Ericksen while avoiding exposing themselves or others to infection. Tele-optometry can reduce costs to patients who have to pay for drivers, travel, or take extra time off work when presenting to the office. Tele-optometry is also convenient for rural patients, those who would have to travel long distances, and those needing renewed medicine prescriptions. Tele-optometry is included in your direct care, and yearly eye exams are recommended for all patients.
Beyond Vision LNK strives to give continued care and access at low cost to all patients, and is the first direct care optometry location in Lincoln. The company offers a wide range of eye services to maintain good ocular health from three months and as you age. Schedule a virtual appointment by calling (402) 261-8699. More information can be found online by visiting www.beyondvisionlnk.com.