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Tips4EyeDocs Daily No. 11 for 12/28/2011 – How is Optometry Like Sears?

FROM THE EDITOR “Sears losing the retail battle & to close 100+ stores nationwide. http://yhoo.it/rIcXMm” The headlines describe the recent Sears decision to close over 100 stores across the country in order to retain working capital.  Sears has experienced a downward … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 12/16/2011 – VSP’s Business Model + Grand Rounds Brain Teaser

FROM THE EDITOR The Business Model of VSP and its competitors Private practice optometry is inherently inefficient and costly. To fuel this inefficiency, reimbursements and extra charges must be sufficiently flexible enough to reward panel doctors. However, this is untenable … Continue reading

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If I was a Standalone Vision Plan…

As far back as year or more, a well-known standalone vision plan (“WKSAVP”) knew that their political fortunes had slowly turned southwards. First it was their reclassification from a tax-exempt non-profit to a taxable not-for-profit by the Federal Government. Now … Continue reading

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Managed Vision Care – Their Place in the Eye Care Marketplace

As eye doctors open the New Year of 2012 in a few weeks, there is much anticipation among about the future direction of managed vision care plans (VCP). Faced with decreasing reimbursements and ever more onerous rules and regulations, doctors … Continue reading

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Why VSP Has Town Hall Meetings ?

Over the last year or so, Vision Service Plan (“VSP”) has fanned out across California and elsewhere to help the local panel doctor (“doctor”) connect with its upper management. Social media and web sessions broadened even further their reach. At … Continue reading

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A future direction for VSP?

VSP, the nation’s largest vision care plan is at a crossroads.  Although still the number one vision benefits plan in the United States, more nimble competitors have seemingly shrunken the gap it once had over its competition. Wonder has turned … Continue reading

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Why Should Optometrists Care About Vision Plans?

It’s either the bane or boom to optometry. Vision plans are popular and their future is secure. Employers like to offer them and employees like to use them for routine eye care and eye wear. However, their popularity hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Is VSP between a rock and a hard place?

On an online venue for optometrists, a debate rages about VSP’s strategy in the market place. This has become an issue that has presented itself in the forefront as IBM, a major employer of 100,000 or more employees were wooed … Continue reading

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Senior/elder Care- It’s not as easy as an Amazon purchase

A patient came to me this week whose story woven around the lost her husband of 45 years. What was once a tolerable retirement now became an uncertain future. In tears, she related how her retirement savings had been drained … Continue reading

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