By Maria Sampalis, OD, of Cranston, Rhode Island
It goes without saying that COVID-19 that started out as a pandemic is going to have a ripple effect on our lives, careers and the global economy as many non-essential businesses have been closed and people have been told to stay home and maintain social distancing.
While everyone is either taking online classes or working from home, we’ve seen a significant rise in the use of technology to stay in contact with our friends and coworkers across the globe. Video conferencing tools have also now become a household name. Many ODs are embracing telemedicine to see their patients and looking to incorporate it to their practice.
We’ll take a brief look at the long-term effects of coronavirus and what the future may hold for us once the crisis is averted and at least some form of normalcy is restored.