Vital Tears announced the addition of mobile phlebotomy services to its system of providing autologous serum tears for dry eye therapy. By offering mobile phlebotomy services, patients can now have their blood drawn in the convenience of their own home or office. The addition of a mobile blood draw option also opens access to Vital Tears as an option to physicians and their patients, nationwide.
“Our goal is to provide a game changing hassle-free and convenient experience from start to finish,” Rajan Shukla, Vice President of Strategy at Vital Tears, said in a company news release. “We want to remove barriers that have traditionally existed to easy access of serum tears.”
Autologous serum tears have long been studied and used by eye care professionals as an option for patients with ocular surface disease symptoms and dry eye. However, the cost and logistics of processing the tears made from a patient’s blood serum proved cumbersome for many.
In 2015, Vital Tears introduced its unique system of production, delivery and billing, increasing access to the customized therapy. Today, Vital Tears continues to provide flexibility and convenience for patients and physicians throughout the ordering process, right down to the choice in location of blood draw services.