4 Reasons Eye Doctors Are Burned Out and How to Fix Them

Feb 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

Medscape’s annual physician lifestyle report once again proves that doctors are severely burned out. But at Bell Ophthalmic, we believe we have the remedy.

Here are three main reasons for the burnout, each of which can be traced back to ophthalmic equipment.

1. Working too many hours
Every doctor expects a few late nights a month. It comes with the territory. But when it becomes the norm, that’s when burnout sets in. One reason that adds hours to the work clock? Inaccurate instruments. The kind that make you waste valuable time performing costly re-dos, and keep you from getting out of the office at a reasonable hour.

2. Technology struggles
Do you have a slit lamp that flickers, wobbles, drifts and bogs down exam? It could be driving you (and your patients) mad. Bell’s preventive maintenance program can fix it. Or, maybe you got a great deal on a slit lamp that isn’t as sharp as you’d hoped. We’ll let you try ANY device before you buy. And best of all, we’ll do the demo at your practice.

3. Income not high enough
Starting to see a trend here? We can’t put money in your pocket, but we can give you the tools to move past reimbursements and boost your revenues. How? With the perfect blend of accurate instruments, like auto refractors, non-contact tonometers and auto phoropters, that speed up exams, eliminate manual data entry, and help you see more patients – the key to profit.

4. Inability to provide patients with quality care
You’re a great doctor, but are you feeling squeezed for time throughout the day and unable to provide the level of care you pride yourself on? This might stem from not delegating enough work to technicians. Equipment like the Canon CR-2 AF Retinal Camera can help. It’s easy to use, so your techs can screen for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and other diseases with the click of a button. This frees you up for procedures, more demanding cases, and much needed R&R.