Tag Archives: Practice Management

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 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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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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Alternate Practice Revenue? Part 2, Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 10 JAN 2012 No. 22

FROM THE EDITOR The fitness industry has an annual January ritual, known as the “January effect” (Bishop and Klein, 2010 at http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=3659&zoneid=22). It’s built around the post-holiday guilt of over indulgence and lack of exercise. For most clubs and fitness … Continue reading

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The Division within Optometry – Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 09 Jan 2012, No 21

FROM THE EDITOR I belong to several optometrist-only social networks. For the most part, the interchanges have been civil, courteous and even professional. On the other hand, in a few instances, the interchanges have been downright unfriendly. How did we, … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Weekend Edition for 2012Jan07-08 – No.20 – Why is VSP looking to foreign markets?

FROM THE EDITOR At home or at the office, you see the headlines scream “VSP [Vision Service Plan] looks to expand in foreign markets” (Robertson, 2011). You get that lump in your throat or that knot in your stomach; images … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/06/2012 – No.19 – Alternative Practice Revenue?

FROM THE EDITOR Reviewing your 2011 performance figures can be sobering for some independent private practice OD’s (IPPOD) and heartening for others. As the new year jumps off, revenue levels can be predicted. Based upon 2011 figures, are there changes … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/05/2012 – No.18 – Why Are So Many Doctors Upset at VSP

FROM THE EDITOR At least in two of the most popular Optometry (OD) –only social networks, Optcomlist and ODWire, there is a growing vocal sentiment that VSP is deviating, digressing and even deceiving the independent private practice optometrist (IPPOD) with … Continue reading

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