How To Instantly Improve Your Optical Dispensing Sales

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Your optical dispensing sales are up against a lot of competition. However, they are still an important contributor to your optometric practice profits. If you’re struggling to capture optical dispensing sales in your practice, there may be a fix simpler than you think.

Smile.

Have you ever notice how most advertisements show a person smiling? It’s not a coincidence. Smiling faces in advertisements improve the buyer’s perception of the product and desire to trust the person selling it to them. Can you use the same approach in your optometric practice?

Whether on the phone or in person, communicating with a smile can positively influence the patient relationship. In this post, we’ll explain how the power of a simple smile can be used to improve your optical dispensing sales.

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Eyewear Display Tips | Eyecare Practice Marketing

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

If your practice is experiencing a low optical capture rate, it could be because you haven’t spent enough time organizing your frame displays and selection. 

Display merchandising is very important in keeping your frame sales up. Effective frame displays engage your customers to make a purchase and allows you to inject personality to set your practice apart from competition.

However, not all of us have a trained eye for design and your practice might not have the budget to hire a professional service to revamp your practice space. Here are two quick tips on visual merchandising to boost your eyecare practice marketing today.

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Optical Sales: Have You Implemented a Commission Program?

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Commission programs are a perk and motivator for opticians. Some opticians see commission programs as a necessary element of their job and may even come to expect them as a benefit upon hiring.

A typical commission program can vary anywhere from one to five percent of monthly dispensary sales. However, some independent practices have felt the struggles that can come along with effectively balancing a commission program, staying within practice budget, and meeting performance goals.

We'll walk you through some of the pros and cons of commission programs and bonuses and how your practice can go about implementing them.

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5 Things Patients Hate About Getting New Glasses

Posted by Caroline Blauvac on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

You want the process of getting new glasses to be a fun and entertaining experience for your patients, right? But are you sure that is the experience you are providing them? Sometimes, shopping for new glasses can be worse than shopping for a pair of jeans. Just like any other shopping experience, your customers can feel stressed about making the right choice in terms of fit, flatter, and style.

What do you think is the main source of this stress? Is it dealing with a pushy salesperson, adjusting to the new prescription, or simply finding time to go pick out the frames?

We aimed to find out what triggers the shopping stress in patients by surveying our friends, family, and acquaintances. We had them rank the top 5 frustrations when getting new glasses and here is what our friends tell us stresses them the most:

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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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