How to Calculate New Patient Growth Per Year

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 @ 13:04 PM

As an independent optometrist, it's important to make sure that you're measuring the right benchmarks in your practice. Not only are you seeing patients on a regular schedule, but you're also trying to manage an optometry business. Successfully doing both can be tricky to balance well. It's important to monitor where your practice is succeeding and failing.

Today, we're going to take a look at one important benchmark that you should be paying attention to at least on a yearly basis: New Patient Growth Per Year. If you're not successfully bringing in new patients each year, it's hard to say that you're truly running a successful eyecare practice.

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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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Hiring & Training Newbie Opticians in Your Practice

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Opticians spend almost as much time with patients as the ODs. Hiring a new optician can be nerve-wracking, especially if the candidate is new to the profession. However, with the help of practice management technology and our expert tips, you can set your new hires up for success before they start. 

Well-executed training and on-boarding can help make sure your practice's profits and productivity don't suffer from the transition. No matter if your new hires have limited eyecare experience or are seasoned opticians, we've rounded up the best advice, methods, and tools to make sure your new hire fits seamlessly into your practice in no time.

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How to Attract Millennial Staff and Patients to Your Optical Practice

Posted by Madhu Singh on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Millennials are the generation that grew up with readily available internet, knowledge at their fingertips, technology prowess, and options. They can be a powerful, well-educated addition to your optometry practice staff and will comprise up to 50% of your patient base by 2020. What systems do you currently have in place to make your optometry practice millennial-friendly for both your staff and prospective patients? 

Understanding what millennials look for in an eyecare exam isn't too difficult if you turn to social media and other readily available information about engagement. We've pulled together a few design, procedural, hiring, and business tips that can put your practice in the running for millennials who are looking for an optometrist or a new job. 

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4 Claims Management Lessons Learned

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

Being in the industry for almost 20 years, you pick up a few great learning lessons from clients, optometrists, software specialists, and other eyecare industry experts. We combed through the common mishaps ODs have with their insurance claims and saw four key bits of information that they learned on the way.

From talented optometric billers to comprehensive software, you can get a handle on your claim management with the right resources. Save yourself money, time, and headaches by reading the lessons we've learned from our claim management mistakes and triumphs. 

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