Eye care providers can now find information on identifying, diagnosing and treating patients with dry eye disease through DryEyeAccess.com, a subscription-based education website.
"Dry eye disease is multifactorial and demands the right protocols, products and people in your practice to be successful,” Patti Barkey, a founder of DryEyeAccess.com and CEO of Bowden Eye & Associates, said in a press release. “DryEyeAccess.com will help members create a path forward that works for the practice and helps eye care patients who are suffering with this chronic, progressive condition."
DryEyeAccess.com contains more than 25 clinical learning modules, white papers, case studies, diagnostic and therapeutic product overviews, implementation protocols and information on staff training to financing.
It was created for the eye care community with funding by the eye care industry to be a comprehensive education resource, according to the release. It will give members step-by-step guidelines on how to begin using the dry eye screening, diagnosis and management program within ophthalmology and optometry practices.
DryEyeAccess.com is built on content developed for Dry Eye University, an education program that has trained more than 1,000 eye care practices around the world in dry eye disease management. Dry Eye University was created by clinicians and staff at Bowden Eye & Associates in Jacksonville, Fla., and has held multiple programs each year since 2014.