Our patient, A.T is smart. So smart that he thought ahead before his eye exam and actually took a picture of his contact lens box on his iphone. During the exam, when I asked if he knew what his former brand of contact lenses was, he just whipped out his iphone and showed me the exact information I needed. This is the model patient - someone who photographs their prescription information so that it is easily retrieved when necessary!
I am proud of patients who take advantage of technology. In fact, I had a patient who sent me a picture message to my cell phone of the eye infection she had on a Sunday. She was also out-of-town, so it sure did help me tell her the best treatment for her situation. Although seeing the real thing is much better, when necessary, technology can help in many situations!
I'm thankful for all of our smart, tech-savvy patients!