Category Archives: Practice Management

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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Opening Cold – Part 3 – Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 18 Jan 2012 – Number 29

It is now the fourth year of your Doctor of Optometry program.  It’s been a long road and the end seem so near. Many sacrifices have been made; so many that you feel that you had lost a big part … Continue reading

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Opening Cold – Part 2 – Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 17 Jan 2012 – Number 28

It is rare and uncommon that a new practice can ignore the importance and relevance of medical or vision plans to it success.  They are ubiquitous and avoiding or declining participation involves careful consideration.  For some practices, a good first … Continue reading

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Opening Cold – Part 1 – Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 16 Jan 2012 – Number 27

FROM THE EDITOR :   There was a time that an optometrist could open an office with an exam lane consisting of a phoropter, keratometer, slit lamp and a direct ophthalmoscope. A typical lane like this could be purchased for … Continue reading

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What is an optometric expert? Tips4EyeDocs Weekend for 14-15 Jan 2012 No.26

FROM THE EDITOR The weekend is near and the normal things that I write about aren’t yet at the top of my “to-do” list. Of course, there are no shortage of controversial subjects, but whether they are “flaming out” or … Continue reading

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Where Did English Go? Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 01/13/2012 No. 25

By the middle of this century, the United States will for the first time have a language that is not English as the primary spoken language at home. You might say, “that’s so far away, who cares?” For many who … Continue reading

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Multifocal Contact Lens? Why? – Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 01/12/2012 No. 24

Multifocal contact lenses have been touted continuously by manufacturers as the next “holy grail” of contact lens opportunities. With fanfare and hoopla. multifocals are heavily promoted to eye care providers. Granted, the population is greying and the pool of potential … Continue reading

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