Oculo grew from the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne Australia. The head of CERA, Professor Jonathan Crowston, is a glaucoma specialist. He recognised that patients sometimes do not receive the optimal continuity of care when optometrists and ophthalmologists rely on handwritten letters and faxes to send clinical information.
The Optometry Board of Australia and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology reached the same conclusion, issuing revised clinical guidelines in December 2014 that mandate collaboration and communication.
We built Oculo to provide a better way for optometrists and ophthalmologists to jointly care for patients, especially the over three million Australians and New Zealanders with chronic eye disease.