Glaucoma Eye Drop Smartphone App

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Glaucoma Eye Drop Smartphone App

Connecticut Ophthalmologist Leslie Doctor, M.D. shared information about a free smartphone app to remind glaucoma patients to take their eye drops and medications. “One of the biggest glaucoma management problems we have is when patients don’t remember to use their glaucoma eye drops or take their other medications,” explained Dr. Doctor. “The free smartphone EyeDROPS app should help us get better patient compliance and consistency with their glaucoma medications and thus hopefully better control of the eye disease.”

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. “Early detection, diagnosis and consistent treatment is the name of the game in preventing vision loss from glaucoma,” said Dr. Doctor. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the EyeDROPS app  for glaucoma please call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment.

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice with offices at 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897 and 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851