Yesterday, I had a returning patient come in for their eye exam. Last year, I found a horseshoe tear in his retina, which is a big issue that can easily lead to permanent vision loss. Fortunately, this patient got the issue treated thereafter from a retina specialist. This year, I was able to show him digital photos from the optos how the treatment has improved his retina & show exactly how his retina has healed. We can even see the treatment scars that saved this patient's vision.
What's amazing is that after treatment, this is no longer a problem. Even so, this patient definitely knows the value of seeing his optometrist.