Category Archives: Practice Management

After Hours Availability – #Tips4EyeDocs

Not often do optometrists think about their after hours availability.  In fact, for some doctors, this concern is never a concern or problem.  It’s even required by many vision and medical care plans as a condition to being a panel … Continue reading

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Multifocal Contact Lenses – Setting Expectations – Part 5 #Tips4EyeDocs

From the first part to the fourth installment of my series on multifocal contact lens, I rediscovered the fun of fitting these lenses. I had scorned these lenses and failed to appreciate, pure happiness and satisfaction that patients experience from … Continue reading

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Surveys 101 – Spotlight on Willard Hom, MBA

Introduction Surveys abound in optometric practice. They are used frequently for customer satisfaction and market research. The Tips4EyeDocs Spotlight is on Willard Hom, MBA who will unravel the art and science of surveys. Mr. Hom is a published author in … Continue reading

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Why do most doctors use “cash” accounting – Tips4EyeDocs Daily

One of the oddities of optometry practice is how practices count, record and allocate their income and expenses throughout their tax year.  Traditional accounting science revels in teaching first year students accrual accounting and yet most optometry practices use cash … Continue reading

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If I was a fill-in doctor – Tips4EyeDocs Daily 08Feb2012 – 47

If you are a fill in doctor, you might feel like a world traveler. Each morning, as you prepare for work, you might or might not know what city, what office, or even what room you might use or be … Continue reading

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What is the price of compassion? Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 06 Feb 2012 – No. 45

We are all caring professionals. Our patients not only want clinical expertise but also compassion. It is unmistakable that is an integral part of a patient encounter. It is a key component to a successful outcome and to a successful … 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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“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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