View from the High Street: There’s an app for that

Judy Lea considers how technology has made life easier at her practice

The sun is finally out as I write this, which can only mean one thing – exam season. I eagerly await the next intake of future optometrists. I wonder what technology they will come across throughout their careers – there have certainly been great changes since I qualified. With all the evidence of machines that can accurately refract and even apps that attach to our phones to take retinal photos, I am well aware that our careers will look very different in 10 years’ time.

When they first came out, I saw iPads just as something for taking notes, playing games, or the odd email. However, we now have many within practice to help the smooth running of the business. We have recently started using new apps to help with queue control and with frame selection.

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