Prevention of Ocular & Systemic Vascular Disease
Ophthalmologists and Optometrists can play a vital role in the prevention of ocular and systemic vascular disease including heart attacks and stroke.

Eye Care Professionals have the method, motive and opportunity to early detect vascular disease which could cause a vision loss (retinal artery/vein occlusion), heart attack or stroke.

Method - HeartSmart Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening 

A HeartSmart Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening provides the physician and patient with:

1.  A medically accepted measurement which can detect the early stages of atherosclerotic burden.

2.  Visual confirmation of the presence and characteristic of plaque(s).

3.  Quantification of stenosis.

Click to see a sample HeartSmart report.

Motive - Fee for Service 
 
HeartSmart's business model allows the practitioner to generate incremental Fee for Service income with minimal increases of staff or chair time.  Request an assessment to determine if HeartSmart is right for your practice.

Opportunity - Existing Patient Flow

Over 100 million eye exams are performed each year, well over 2 times as many by general practice physicians.  Implementing HeartSmart in your practice can save lives and prevent the personal tragedies caused by unexpected blindness, heart attacks and stroke.
Asymptomatic Disease

An estimated 30%-40% of your adult patients are asymptomatic when it comes to cardiovascular disease.

It is this simple fact that creates opportunity to educate your patients on the risks of blindness (from a retinal artery/vein occlusion), heart attack or stroke.

Eye Care Professionals are the key to solving the cardiovascular health crisis that costs our society an estimated $503.2 Billion in 2010.  Click the image below for more statistics on heart disease and strokes in America.