In Dr. Robert Weinstock’s #drrobertweinstock August 2015 Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today ‬, he discusses the automation of in today’s society and how The Eye Institute of West Florida has #eyeinstituteofwestflorida adapted to the world of electronic health records while maintaining a patient-centered approach.

Trying to keep pace with new technology can be overwhelming. One of the best ways for me to keep my finger on the pulse and to glimpse the future is to observe my children. I have three boys, aged 15, 12, and 9 years. Most shocking to me is how they communicate. Digital devices permeate their lives, making their social development and experiences much different than my own childhood. A huge part of their social lives is virtual, comprising text messages, Instagram, Snapchat, and even communication between fictional characters in the online communal games they play. I get excited when I see them using FaceTime (Apple) with a friend, because they are sort of communicating face to face. I have noticed that my sons sometimes become so absorbed in digital life that they experience a withdrawal period when asked to come back to the real world and interact personally with peers or adults. Actually, I have noticed this behavioral adjustment at times in adults, including myself.

To read the full August 2015 editorial‬, visit http://bit.ly/1VYsKoN