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Tear clinic launch

Scope Ophthalmics to launch a new dry eye service during Optrafair

Hycosan Lubricants

Scope Ophthalmics will officially launch a new service to help practitioners treat dry eye disease during Optrafair next month (1–3 April).

The Tear Clinic service has been established to combine TearLab technology with CET, flexible management plans and marketing support for practitioners in “one complete, convenient and commercial package,” Scope explained. 

The service includes access to products such as TearLab, Blephex, Hycosan lubricants, Optase tea tree oil (TTO) lid wipes and heat mask, and Omega eye nutrition supplements. From a business perspective, the practice is also supported through a promotional launch kit and further in practice support.

Optometrist and owner of Hammond & Dummer Opticians in Milton Keynes, Claire Ranger, has already trialled the new service. Explaining its benefits, she said: “Using Tear Clinic to expand our services means that we now have an additional revenue stream and improved levels of customer retention.”

She continued: “We have been able to provide tailored and ongoing support for dry eye disease sufferers, improving their quality of life and our confidence in treating this growing problem.

“We offer Tear Clinic to all contact lens wearers and have significantly decreased the number of patients who stop wearing lenses due to discomfort. Tear Clinic is a win-win-win solution, patients have better outcomes, our optometrists have second to none disease knowledge, and our practice has seen a strong return on investment.”

During the three-day trade show at Birmingham NEC, Scope will also launch its new Hycosan Dual preservative-free eye drop and Optase TTO lid wipes.

Visit stand G80 at the show for more information.