At IRIS, thinking ahead and remembering that the environment constantly evolves is essential. The President and senior management continually look for new ways to bring the IRIS experience to life by improving tools and processes for its patients and eyecare professionals.  

Here are the various technologies and innovations that IRIS has put forward to offer its patients and professionals an environment of trust and excellence. Explore the advancements in eyecare at IRIS and schedule your eye examination to experience the highest standards of vision care.

The IRIS Profile

In keeping with its mission to provide high-quality care and services in vision care, IRIS has developed an approach using its own iPad application. This formula lets us identify the needs of our patients and offer customized solutions for their vision care.

In addition to incomparable patient care, the application, developed by IRIS, showcases the expertise of the optometrists, opticians and team. Through patient education and vision care options, the IRIS Profile helps patients enjoy the experience of better vision.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

IRIS is modernizing how it accesses and stores patients' medical records by developing and implementing an advanced, simple, intuitive solution. The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system is proprietary and helps optometrists take the next step in providing efficient, personalized care.

As a result, adopting an EMR system allows vision professionals to stay connected to their patients' data, enabling the visualization and interpretation of diagnostic tests. This connection makes it easier for optometrists to provide care and inform patients about their treatment plan.

Finally, the EMR at IRIS enables communication with provincial medical insurance plans, simplifying the process of submitting claims and receiving payment for applicable services.

Remote optometry 

With high-resolution videoconferencing software and new optometric equipment, IRIS has launched remote optometry or teleoptometry in some stores.

Remote optometry enables an eye examination to be carried out without the optometrist and patient being in the same place. With remote optometry, the patient receives high-quality care in a shorter time frame. Also, with remote optometry, IRIS professionals can reach patients in areas where services are insufficient or non-existent.

Optometrists are assisted by technology as part of a healthcare team approach. In some cases, this enables optometrists to provide care to a more significant number of patients.  

IRIS X Diagnos: artificial intelligence at the service of eye health

IRIS has launched a partnership with Diagnos, a company offering an artificial intelligence platform for eye health analysis. 

A.I. in optometry enables the detection of diseases previously undetectable during eye examinations. Its system analyzes the eyes and provides optometrists with additional data to help them make a more in-depth diagnosis.

Artificial intelligence makes it possible to detect certain serious diseases. Fundus images analyzed by artificial intelligence can be used to detect diseases such as:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

In addition to detecting them, this technology can confirm their stage and speed of progression.

IRIS, a Canadian company in constant evolution

IRIS's clear commitment to innovation reflects not only its ongoing quest to improve the quality of care and well-being of its patients but also its sincere concern for the well-being of its employees.

The synergy between innovation and commitment to our patients and the well-being of our vision professionals positions IRIS as a pioneer in the eyecare field. This contributes to building a future where prosperity and health coexist in harmony.