Lack of transportation jeopardizes free primary eye care

August 16, 2019
OT Staff Reports

Short drive times, access to transportation play role in maintaining eye health appointments

I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute

Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the relationship between the availability of a car and driving time to access free primary eye care exams in a cohort of almost 300,000 patients 60 or older, both car availability and driving time greater than four minutes were associated with less eye care treatment.

Do you have an approach with your patients to ensure lack of transportation or distance from your practice does not affect their access to your care?

Perhaps you should.

I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute

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