Monthly Archives: January 2012

Spotlight on “RevolutionEHR” – Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 31 Jan 2012 – No.40

Part 2 of our Spotlight series introduces a product called RevolutionEHR. This Q&A blog post highlights Dr. Scott Jens, optometrist, who is the CEO of Health Innovations Technologies, the maker of RevolutionsEHR.  Their product in 2006 was revolutionary because it … Continue reading

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Multifocal Contact Lenses – What is Success? Part 3 -Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 30 Jan 2012 – No. 39

I tried something new this week. I saw a multifocal patient this past week and diagnostically fit the lenses exactly like the fitting guide wanted me to. I have to say, I was a bit surprised when the patient came … Continue reading

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The Rural Optometrist – Part 1- Tips4EyeDocs Weekend 28-29 Jan 2012 – No 38.

Rural or country optometry may look different in any state of the United States or any province in the world.  In many respects, what someone thinks is rural in one part, another might think it is big city. There is … Continue reading

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Can everyone benefit from contact lenses? Tips4EyeDocs Daily 27 Jan 2012 – No. 37

The soft contact lens of 2012 is an advanced medical device. It is vastly different from the lens of 1970, 1980, 1990 and even 2000. Most of our patients aren’t aware of the advances that contact lenses have made. They’re … Continue reading

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Where is #Eyefinity Going? – Part 1 – 26 Jan 2012 – No. 36

More than anything else, doctors want certainty. It’s no secret that doctors don’t have it now and they are nervous.  VSP is embroiled in a potential change in market direction that will profoundly future overall revenue.  Any change in the … Continue reading

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“Opening Cold – On the same page” Part 5 – Tips4EyeDocs Daily 25 Jan 2012 – No. 35

In Part 4, I talked about the kind of team that is needed to prepare for a “cold start” (or “opening cold”)  In this installment, creating an atmosphere to foster growth should not be left to chance or accident. Instead, … Continue reading

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Cloud or local server based Software? Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 24 Jan 2012 -.No. 34

There is little argument that a variety of business,  governmental and even professional organizations are rallying together for the wholesale adoption of electronic medical records software (“EMR”) by providers of many disciplines.  The dust has settled somewhat and two architectures … Continue reading

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Opening Cold -Part 4 – Teamwork-Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 23 Jan 2012 No. 33

The grand opening of any private practice is an exhilarating event. It is a dream that has come true; a dream that grew from the tiniest seed in childhood and nourished throughout undergraduate and then optometry years. It flourished despite … Continue reading

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My 5 Most Used Android Applications – Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 20 Jan 2012 – No 31

Und0ubtedly, doctors are ever more enamored by smart phones.  Easily, they compete with standard laptop computers and simpler phones for efficiency and effectiveness. In my mind, a smart phone is an absolute necessity in today’s mobile society. Smart phones by … Continue reading

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Multifocal Contacts – Why? Part 2 – Tips4EyeDocs Weekend 21-22 Jan 2012 – No 32

Recently, a contact lens representative visited me and implored me to “fit” their lens by “following their guide”.  In fact, the representative felt that  doctors were “over thinking” the process and not following “best practices” in fitting their lenses. The … Continue reading

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