How Flexible Cloud-Based Eye Care Software Simplifies My Life

Chet Myers OD

How Flexible Cloud-Based Eye Care Software Simplifies My Life

Every day, Dr. Chet Myers, an independent optometrist in Lihue, Hawaii, goes above and beyond to drive customer retention, promote loyalty, deliver top-notch patient care, and spend time outdoors with his wife and twin 15-year-old sons.

To improve business efficiencies and have more time for his family, he needs robust and flexible cloud-based eye care software that takes his patients from check-in to check-out in record time, with fewer clicks.

Spend a few minutes with Dr. Myers and find out why he upgraded to the new unified optometry practice management and EHR system.

Why did you choose to upgrade to over switching to another eye care cloud-based EHR?

We chose to update our old MaximEyes EHR and practice management system and renew customer support primarily because of the personalized service we received in the past from First Insight. First Insight has always had an excellent reputation in the eye care industry when it comes to taking care of its customers and focusing on resolving issues as quickly as possible.

What did you like most about your eye care software implementation and training process?

We tried converting our data to another EHR vendor (Compulink), and that vendor could not convert the data correctly. Also, their system was too complicated for my staff, and the changes were met with a lot of resistance.

With, the implementation, workflow, and business process are more straightforward. We completed an implementation questionnaire and onboarding sheet, in the beginning, to help us define our data migration needs.

Our trainer also helped us develop a clear roadmap of our patient workflows and processes to easily manage 80 routine and medical exams each week.

We liked that we could transition to the new optometry practice management software more quickly than what other vendors were promising. We were thrilled when the data conversion team migrated all of our old patient data into

The self-guided Learning Center within gives our staff the freedom to download how-to documents and guides, view product videos, and complete courses without leaving

The Learning Center is a vast improvement over videos only or one-on-one sessions with a trainer where it is easier to forget what you may have learned hours or days later. It is a big plus to have online resources available 24×7 that walk you through the software. Learning Center

What top improvements in increase efficiency or productivity in your office?

Customizable EHR Encounters: Being able to customize our optometry exam templates to fit how we use the system most of the time is a critical reason why we love It is also helpful that previous exam findings copy forward to the new patient record without re-entering data.

Fewer Clicks: I enjoy viewing a summary of all imaging and measurement data on one screen. I can view all of my patient’s IOP measurements from 2004 to the current date on a single screen, which saves a lot of time compared to flipping through paper charts or screens.

Real-Time Ophthalmic Equipment Integrations: One of the most helpful improvements of is it integrates with my ophthalmic diagnostic equipment. For instance, with my automated phoropter, lensometer, autorefractor, and subjective refractions import directly into the patient’s EHR encounter with only a few clicks. Real-time diagnostic reports in our EHR speed up exam times and impress patients with real-time results.

How would you rate the customer support?

I rate MaximEyes customer support as an A (10). We can always reach friendly and helpful technical support agents quickly to work on any issue that we have.

In the past, with our older server-based system, we would have to wait for our IT person to be available to make an in-person visit later in the day. Now, with a cloud-based EHR and practice management system, we no longer need to pay someone else for IT support.

What business functions in make it easier for you and your staff?

Storing Scans and Images: Our staff loves the ability to scan both new and old documents into the EHR. Integrated scanning saves us from searching for paper charts as it’s easy to find what we need in a central location. The single-screen views give us a comprehensive picture of patient data—less jumping from screen to screen.

Managing Optometry Billing and Insurance Claims: Billing in is super easy. We save so much time with a billing and claims overview dashboard. The one-screen location for posting insurance payments and making any corrections speeds things up even more. automatically updates the most recent ICD-10-CM codes in the system to easily find and select appropriate codes and prompts us for coding modifiers if we forget any.

Do you have pro tips for other eye care professionals who are still considering optometry software?

I recommend that eye care professionals consider moving to a cloud-based EHR and practice management system sooner rather than later and before you accumulate too much paper! We spent a considerable amount of time storing, scanning, then shredding old paper charts. And choose a company that focuses exclusively on the eye care industry.

Don’t rush the learning process—you can’t throw everything at your staff all at once. We are taking it slow and learning the basics first. As we get more comfortable using the system, we will continue to add more features to enhance office productivity and efficiency, so we continue to see a return on investment.

Ready to migrate your optometry EHR and practice management system to a unified cloud-based system? Let’s discuss the many advantages your practice will experience with


About Dr. Chet Myers: Dr. Myers has more than 23 years as an independent optometrist in Lihue, Hawaii specializing in general optometry with a focus on treating glaucoma patients. He graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1998. Dr. Myers is a member of the Hawaii Optometric Association. When Dr. Myers is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family (including twin 15-year-old boys). The photo in this blog is of Dr. Myers with his family during a hike overlooking the Kalalau Valley.