Online meds database now downloadable to PDA

August 15, 2007

Eye-care professionals (ECPs) can now access Transitions Optical Inc.'s Ocular Side Effects Database wherever they go, without even logging online. The database is now available for download to a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

Pinellas Park, FL-Eye-care professionals (ECPs) can now access Transitions Optical Inc.'s Ocular Side Effects Database wherever they go, without even logging online. The database is now available for download to a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

Downloadable from http://www.transitions.com/medications, the Ocular Side Effects Database provides access to information on medications that may pose a threat to healthy sight. The database enables ECPs to search quickly for drugs by brand name to determine which medications may affect vision. It also provides details on how the quality and quantity of vision can be affected by each drug.

"As the number of Americans taking prescription or over-the-counter medications continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important for ECPs to educate their patients on the possible ocular side effects-particularly since nearly 25% of patients don't tell their ECPs what medications they're taking," said Carole Bratteig, manager, education and training, Transitions.