Ocuco launches Audiology module for Acuitas, their Optical Practice Management System
Ocuco has launched a new Audiology module for Acuitas, based off the software developed in its French subsidiary. This module allows optical practices with audiology provision to work on one system.
Many practitioners have opted into audiology as a complementary service to their optical business. There is significant crossover between the optical and audiology businesses. Both involve a clinical consultation followed by a fitting and dispense; people’s requirement for both services increase with age, yielding a similar patient demographic; optical and audio aids can be integrated into a single system.
Furthermore, there appears to be a reticence among people whose hearing is fading to seek assistance. Many patients visiting optical practices suffer in silence with poor hearing whose symptoms could be recognised at the time of an eye examination and the addition of audiology services would be most beneficial in a High Street setting.
These factors lend themselves to optical practices expanding into this business, both to increase revenues, but equally importantly, to offer this service to their patients improving their quality of life.
So how does Ocuco’s Audiology module work? The Audiology module interfaces to a 3rd party software application, NOAH, which links to the clinical audiology equipment.
Once the Audiology module is activated, audiology is incorporated into the dispense, stock, order and catalogue modules of Acuitas, which makes it a relatively seamless transition providing business growth, excellent margins and a significant contribution to fixed overheads.