As each day passes, we get more and more excited for the upcoming Optometry’s Meeting. The AOA's 118th annual Optometry's Meeting is in Seattle, WA on June 24-28, and will include access to the newest industry technologies, continued education, exhibitors, and news on health care reform! Obviously, there is plenty to do and learn while in Seattle.Read More
One of the most difficult parts of a self-evaluation process is
stepping out of your role in the optical practice and viewing your practice from your patients' perspective. Patient satisfaction surveys help you do just that.The reality of patient satisfaction surveys is that they can help you identify methods and ways of improving your workflow and overall quality of care by giving you an inside look into your staff's behavior and performance. Managing eye care is a full time job, and an OD can't supervise their staff at all times, and sometimes, how your staff act around you might be different from the experience patients have with your staff when you're not around.
If your practice is facing a downhill year or you aren’t producing the results expected, it might be time to take a step back and evaluate how you manage your workflow and daily tasks. Whether using an EHR system or not, it is pretty apparent that there is no template or blueprint for a “perfect workflow” that you can just implement. Each practice is unique and should examine what areas they can improve to increase efficiency.Read More
Trends in the optical world these days don’t seem to last very long. With a constantly changing environment, it can be tough to know which trends are legit and which will fall out quick. A major factor to these developments is technological innovation surrounding eyewear. Brands are constantly pushing the envelope on what they can include with their products and what will sell in today’s fast-paced environment.Read More