Our response to COVID-19

The KYS Foundation is helping eye doctors and patients
on the front lines of COVID-19

During these trying times of global pandemic, when millions of glaucoma, AMD and diabetic patients have limited access to essential follow-up care, the KYS Foundation is stepping up to help eye doctors and patients – offering free access during the Covid-19 pandemic and during the state of public health emergency for the first two months to our vision telemedicine platform. Currently, the platform provides access for remote testing and care management of the peripherical and central vision fields.

Doctors can sign up with NPI verification

Dr. April Jasper

Optometrist

Home vision testing with KYS can help keep my patients safe and in check.

Dr. Susan MacDonald

Cataract Surgeon

Not being bound by the office chair and being able to drop in on our patients with KYS – any place, any time, is not only convenient, but better care all around.

Dr. Pamela Gallin

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Eye health, vision wellness and disease monitoring @ HOME – this is the most natural extension of patient care and doctoring.

Kevin Corcoran

Health Economics and Reimbursement

Telemedicine is finally here to stay….And CMS and payors are embracing the new reality with tangible reimbursement policies.

Dr. Siddarth Rathi

Glaucoma Specialist

We are finally entering into a new age of medicine – where eye health = iHealth… ..for smarter vision care for our patients .

Dr. Louis Pasquale

Glaucoma Specialist

Population health through telemedicine – this is not only smart eye care, but the only way to tackle big public health challenges such as glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy. .

How can I sign up?

Simply register for a Vision Pro account and once your account has been reviewed and verified within 1-2 business days, you’ll receive an activation email. You will also receive a Vision Code which you can share with your patients so that they can test online under your Vision Pro account.

Can anyone become a KYS Vision Pro?

Our mission is to partner with clinicians for better care through telemedicine and home vision care management. If you’re a doctor with an active NPI, you’re eligible to use the KYS platform. If you’re outside the US, please email us at info@keepyoursight.org to see if our platform is available in your area.

How can my patients use the KYS Platform with the Macustat and Peristat test?

Once your account is activated, you’ll receive a “Vision Code” that your patients will enter during registration. This will allow you to see and review their test results.

How secure is the information?

We have enabled the KYS platform to incorporate highest level of encryption and conformity with HIPAA and best-in-class data security. Our platform utilizes advanced information technology to secure data from its transmission to its storage with encryption throughout the whole process.

  • Encryption: 256-bit AES-encrypted signaling and media stream 256-bit SSL-encrypted administration 128-bit AES-encrypted full database encryption.
  • Role-based security: Assigned permissions to staff based on their role to ensure access in accordance with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule.
  • Business Associate Agreement: Contractual guarantee for Protected Health Information (PHI) safeguards as per HIPAA Technical Standards.

How much does KYS cost for my practice?

Standard Vision Pro fee for doctors and practices is $1 for a completed, valid test with minimum of $200 per month per practice. For large institutions and healthcare systems with anticipated active utilization of over 1,000, please enquire at info@keepyoursight.org.

What is the reimbursement for telemedicine vision testing?

Recent changes in telemedicine reimbursement by CMS and payers presents new opportunities for generating additional practice revenues from telemedicine services and tests. Online perimetry and macular function testing are clinically necessary vision tests which can be used for continuous patient monitoring and remote clinical evaluation. Please contact us to further discuss reimbursement practices if needed.

Is there peer-reviewed literature on the KYS tests?

Our Peristat test has been shown in clinical studies
  1. Curr Eye Res. 2005 Jan;30(1):1-6
  2. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2016 Jul 19;5(4)
to have high correlation with office-based Humphrey visual field testing. Unlike office testing where only one test is done per visit, patients can repeat tests at their leisure over hours to weeks to improve both their visual field test skills and to help hone in on any field defects that may have been missed with just one or even two tests.

Why should I refer my patients to KYS?

KYS platform allows doctors and practices to:
  • Provide proactive vision health checks for patients
  • Improve quality of care
  • Increase patient engagement with proactive outreach
  • Generate additional substantial top line economics for the practice 24/7 with no incremental cost to the practice
  • Provide opportunity to increase practice patient population through community outreach

Can I use KYS platform for community outreach?

Yes, you can provide a referral code to KYS in your marketing and promotional materials to drive outreach in the community