Registrations are now open for eye care providers to be part of KeepSight – a new national eye screening reminder program.
Through KeepSight, 1.3 million people with diabetes registered on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) will be encouraged to have regular eye examinations with an eye health care provider.
Eye care providers are expected to deliver thousands of extra comprehensive eye examinations as a result of the program.
A large-scale consumer awareness campaign will begin shortly to encourage people with diabetes to see their eye health professional.
Registrations are now open for eye care providers to be part of KeepSight – a new national eye screening reminder program
Eye care providers are being encouraged to register with the program as preferred providers before the campaign begins.
Once registered, it is quick and convenient for eye care providers to enrol people with diabetes into the program.
People with diabetes who are enrolled in the program will then receive regular recall and reminder notices encouraging them to schedule future eye examinations with their preferred eye care provider.
The program is led by Diabetes Australia and Vision 2020 Australia and funded through a public-private partnership with matching funding from the Australian Government and Specsavers. Bayer is also providing funding towards the initiative. Oculo is the technology provider for KeepSight. The Centre for Eye Research Australia is leading the program evaluation.
How it Works
KeepSight uses Oculo, an established cloud-based digital platform that connects eye care providers and medical professionals. Ophthalmologists and optometrists already using Oculo will have a streamlined process within Oculo to send information to KeepSight.
For eye care professionals who don’t use Oculo, a dedicated KeepSight website has been developed through which providers can register their patients for ongoing reminders with just a few clicks. The reminders will supplement existing recall and reminder systems used by the eye care sector.
Eye care providers are critical to the success of the program and KeepSight is urging providers to register with the initiative as soon as possible. Registering as a provider will make it easier for people with diabetes who don’t have a current eye care provider to identify providers nearby through an online search tool. Registration via the website should take less than 60 seconds. Providers will need their AHPRA number to register.
For more information and to register visit: www.keepsight.org.au