; IN Doctor on Glaucoma Eye Drop iPhone App

Monday, January 21, 2013

IN Doctor on Glaucoma Eye Drop iPhone App

Indiana eye doctor Scott Buck, M.D. commented on a free iPhone app to help glaucoma patients remember to take their eye drops and medications. “Compliance and consistency in using glaucoma eye drops and taking glaucoma medications is critical for successful glaucoma management,” explained Dr. Buck of Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN.

“This free iPhone smartphone EyeDROPS app should assist patients with their glaucoma medications and thus hopefully in achieving good control of their eye pressure.”

The EyeDROPS app prompts users to enter information about the eye drops they are taking, including dosages and schedules. The app then alerts patients via their phones when it’s time to put in their eye drops. The app keeps a record of medication usage and informs the patient of the next scheduled dosing time. The free EyeDROPS app even allows patients to take a photo of each bottle to avoid confusion when taking more than one kind of eye drop. The EyeDROPS app is available for Android phones through Google Play and for the Apple iPhone through the App Store. “As with many eye problems, conditions and diseases, early detection, diagnosis and consistent treatment is the name of the game in preventing vision loss from glaucoma,” said Dr. Buck.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the free EyeDROPS iPhone app please call Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or facebook.com/nwindianaeyeandlaser.
Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN is staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. We are conveniently located for patients seeking eye care from throughout northern Indiana including La Porte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michigan City, Crown Point, Merrillville, Chesterton, South Haven, Westville, Hebron, Lowell, Valparaiso and Walkerton as well as Chicago, Illinois suburban areas of Frankfurt, Calumet City, Monee and Crete.