We help optometrists by helping parents and
patients who are seeking vision care and vision therapy on the web!
We provide the public with registration-free advertising-free patient education, referrals,
and links throughout our extensive system of affiliated
sites, such as:
Thanks to our rich, inviting ADVERTISING-FREE
content, popular search engines (Google, Yahoo,
MSN, etc.) and third-party websites give us optometric and vision therapy links
and recognition without solicitation. Public visitor
traffic and word-of-mouth continues to grow!
When you join our network, you sublicense the
rights to use our proprietary patient education
content. It can be incorporated into your web
site. You can link to it. You can use copies in
your collateral (website, in-office brochures,
hand-outs, ads, etc.)! As long as you are a member,
you are a sublicensee of our patient education
content. Please don't hesitate to put it to use!
Resources -- Text & Links.
Why is Patient Education So Important?
Parents and patients have a strong need to seek
trustworthy non-commercial health care information
and endorsements from others who share the same
intent. An independent report released by Pew
Charitable Trusts in November 2008 showed that
eight out of ten American internet users have
looked online for health information. The number could even be higher now given the increasing use of internet search.
The health care consumer's strong need to know
and the interconnectivity of Google and the web are such
a perfect match that on-line healthcare communities
and websites will continue to evolve regardless
of whether professionals (in this case, optometrists)
are involved or not.
If optometrists do not participate in the building
of on-line medical communities, the evolution
of eye care, vision care, and visual health services
will be driven solely by consumers and commercial
interests. By forming an internet network, optometrists
have the opportunity to create an optimal educational
experience, match patients with qualified eye
doctors, and get feedback from patients.
And that's what we're about. Optometrists
Network. Join us! Carpe diem!