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As featured in Optician Magazine January 2015 Edition.
Dr Mathew Schneiders and Mr Allon Barsam look at optometrist and patient preferences for a range of microwavable hot compress treatments for meibomium gland dysfunction.
The Eye Doctor was selected by 67 per cent of patients as their preferred treatment device. The main reasons offered for selecting The Eye Doctor included the fact that it was the only option that had a strap to keep it in place, it had a hygienic cover that was washable and that it had the best shape.
The Eye Doctor was the preferred device for 67 per cent of patients and four of the optometrists in this study. This study focused on the practical and aesthetic influences that lid hygiene devices have on patient buying behaviour.
The test also included asking the opticians what their preferred device would be. Four of the six made a clear selection; 75 per cent preferred The Eye Doctor and 25 per cent selected the MGDRx. Their explanations echoed those of the patients.
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