Knowing the Eye and Why

Alright, let’s begin with knowing the eye & why. Well, basicallyit's important that you have an understanding of the basic anatomy of the eye, so that when you hear terms such as lens, or pupil, iris, or macula, you know what's being referred to. Additionally, it’s as equally important that you understand the various conditions of the eye, such as AMD, cataracts, glaucoma, very important, because it will help you to have an empathy for what your patient is experiencing as well as it will give you confidence in knowing that your doctor can help improve your patient’s visual performance. Now, I do want you to know that it's very very important that you never speculate or try and diagnose for a patient their condition. That's the doctor's role and he or she will be doing that in the exam room and providing you with the proper information, so that you can bill the patient's insurance for them and apply the appropriate fees. But by having a basic understanding of the anatomy of the eye and the conditions, it will give you confidence when speaking with your patient as well as your doctor. And you’re going to be referencing these during the billing process.