5 Reasons Why the Eyecare Industry Loves Online CE Credits

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

What: CEwire2019 is a virtual CE conference by ODwire.org, the largest online eyecare industry community for ECPs. Join in with a reliable internet connection and share the video with your staff.

Over 9,000 ODs attended past conferences, and tens of thousands of CE credits were earned, so don't miss your chance to participate in CEwire2019. 

When: CEwire2019 will be held live online on January 26th and 27th, 2019 . If you can't make the live event you can still watch the recorded sessions at your own pace up until July 1st, 2019.

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Opening an Optometry Practice Cold

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 06, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Like many entrepreneurs, optometrists can work toward the goal of starting and owning an independent practice one day. The benefits of owning your own practice only begin with working for yourself. You can also control the messaging, branding, hiring, and overall direction of the practice over the years.

Of course, starting any business can be scary if you feel unprepared or don't have as much business background as you'd like. For most ODs, handling the finances and operational tasks of opening a practice can cause them to give up before they've given it a shot. That's why we've compiled all of our best information to prepare you for the reality of starting your own eyecare practice cold in this master post.

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Salary Requirements for Optometry Staff

Posted by Madhu Singh on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Doing some research on the average salary or range for your job title is a good idea before interviewing for new jobs, hiring a new staff member, or entering an industry. We know you want to position yourself as an attractive practice for top-skilled candidates, so we're here to help.

We hope this can be a good jumping off point for any pay rise discussions or those who are opening a new practiceAs with all salaries, these vary based on the median income of the location. 

Use Glassdoor to specify the salary range for your specific city, state, or company. Let us know if you have any hiring tips or tricks in the comments below.

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Be Ready for MIPS in 2019 with Uprise

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

We've been posting about regulatory change surrounding MIPS since 2016. If you didn't already know, the MIPS rules are changing yet again in 2019. For practices that qualify to attest for reimbursement, this means using 2015 certified software moving forward. 

It's your optometry software's job to take care of the administrative work, so you should choose a solution that will handle your MIPS needs while retaining your data security. Uprise practice management and EHR software is 2015 certified to automatically comply with MIPS rules.

Read on to find out how Uprise could make your life easier in a changing landscape.

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4 Bulletproof Strategies For Boosting Frame Sales

Posted by Robert Fallon on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

With online sales becoming more and more popular, optical practices around the nation are finding ways to keep their business from becoming a showroom for their patients. Showrooming occurs when patients try on and fit optical eyeglass frames at your practice, but then make the actual purchase from another retailer online. Do not fear though, because there are many ways to combat this new showroom epidemic and keep revenue flowing into your practice.

When your patients come in for their annual exam, they are expecting to be taken care of and informed on what they need to do for better vision. In short, they trust your opinion as a professional. You have the knowledge to advise the patient on various glasses that meet their specific needs. This personal touch is the first step in combating online competition. Use these 4 optical dispensing tips to better understand how you, as a leader of your practice, can help increase revenue from frame sales.

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