New trends in how optometrists are using AI

In an era of rapid technological advancements, various industries are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance their services and optimize operations. The convergence of AI and optometry presents a unique opportunity for practices to revolutionize patient care, streamline administrative tasks, and unlock new marketing content. In this blog, we explore how optometry practices are embracing AI and how it is reshaping the future of eye care.

Chat GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) refers to a language model developed by OpenAI, specifically designed for generating human-like responses in conversational contexts. GPT models can understand and generate coherent and contextually relevant text based on their input.

Optometrists are able to reduce the time and high costs often associated with marketing agencies, by generating the framework for email and social media campaigns. Whether it be eyecare, retail or an upcoming promotion - simple, quick, easy!
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It's important to note that while AI can assist with email marketing, human expertise and creativity are still crucial. Optometrists should closely oversee and review the AI-generated content to ensure accuracy, tone, and compliance with applicable regulations.

Midjourney is a powerful AI text-to-image generator that allows users to unleash their creativity by transforming textual descriptions into visual representations.

Midjourney asks you to input a worded prompt for an image, for example 'a warm caring optometrist fitting frames on an elderly lady who is looking up smiling with joy of seeing clearly in various art styles' and in a few seconds, you are returned multiple attempts at this image as seen. Click here to checkout more Midjourney AI created images.

Optometrists and practice staff are now able to create high quality captivating images for in-store posters, website banners, socials and marketing campaigns without any knowledge of design - within a matter of minutes.

Overall, Midjourney is an amazing tool to help create unique practice imagery in a style that suits your target audience, thus maximizing your marketing efficiency.

Ocumail is an intelligent software plug-in, exclusive to Optometry/Ophthalmology, that integrates with practice management software and patient records to create a platform for streamlined patient management. Whilst this form of artificial intelligence enables automation of key touch points in the patient journey, it is not a pure form of AI as the power and control still remain exclusive to the practice.

Through analysis of the data, the practice builds up a digital medical profile on each patient based on their diagnosis, prescribed product and treatment plan compliancy. Intelligent patient communication pieces are generated which can be scheduled for automated release include: Personalized AI Recalls which highlight when and why to return based on their condition; Share your experience and grow Google Reviews; or simply provide business owners with real-time insight into the health of the practice and ways to improve.

Furthermore Ocumail enables integration with other 3rd party apps, websites and marketing platforms. This enables tailor-made communication between practice and patient that is targeted specifically to the patients visual needs, conditions or treatment plan. Less like marketing, more like better care and better business.

Free to signup, click here to visit Ocumail.

Embracing AI is a proactive step toward a future where eye care is more accessible, efficient and patient-centric. The Optometry practices that have already adopted AI are at the forefront of the transformative journey, unlocking a world of possibilities for the benefit of their patients and the business.

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