Tag Archives: Prevention

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 – 12/20/2011 – No 6 – The Power of a Smile + more

FROM THE EDITOR It was cold in Sacramento. The wind was whistled ever so gently and small whirlwinds gently stirred the loose leaves beneath me. I got to wonder what the average person does on a cold day like this. … 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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A 3 Step Approach to Quality Assurance in Your Optometric Practice

The definition of quality within our eye practice often seems illogical or anachronistic with a reliance more on documentation than performance or outcome or even relevance. While such compliance is necessary for continued practice and participation in those programs it … Continue reading

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5 Tips to using the Internet to pick your next eye doctor

You’re new in town. Or for one reason or another, you want to choose another eye doctor in your area. You’re so new, that you don’t know many people or you feel funny about asking relative strangers about recommendations for … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Avoid Social Media Burnout

The invitations pour into your email inbox as well-meaning and well-intended friends and acquaintances invite you to join this or that social site or social group. For many of my colleagues and friends, they have thrown their hands up trying … Continue reading

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Eye Sciences Lab – A Company Capsule

Just a few years ago, the mere mention of age –related macular degeneration (AMD) struck hopelessness in the minds of patients. Once present, the condition was unstoppable and slowly robbed patients of their useful vision. In 1999-2000, the future brightened … Continue reading

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Trust in Small Business Decision Making

How do customers view trust in small business owners? Optometrists are both health care providers and small business owners and must create trust in both venues. Humphreys (1993) asks four ethical questions that small business need to answer if they … Continue reading

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Can I Prevent My Child From Becoming Nearsighted?

Many parents, at one time or another, will ask the question of their pediatrician or their eye care doctor, whether it is an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Myths abound and opinions are strong. For years the answer was an emphatic … Continue reading

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