Optical Resource for Starting a Small Business

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Thinking about starting your own practice, or maybe opening an eyecare related business, but don't know where to start? The kind folks at The Optical Vision Site have found an optical resource for starting your small business.

We want ODs and the entire optical staff to feel empowered as small business owners. That's why we hope you utilize the following online resources, both free and paid, before making transformational business decisions. Read on to find organizations, information, and meetings to grow your practice.

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Earn 1 CE Credit with this Free ABO Approved Course

Posted by Madhu Singh on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

We know ODs want to get their CE credits in the most convenient way possible. How about getting them online for free?

20/20 Magazine offers a range of courses, most of them cost a nominal fee while some are completely free. We've linked our favorite free courses below to make life easier for you. The best thing is that these courses are short and digestible, so you can chip away at your CE credit goal on your busy schedule.

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Managing Eye Care Employees: The Millennial Edition

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

We understand the challenges that many eyecare practices go through to find and hire quality, long-term employees for their practice. Seeing as many ODs suffer from high staff turnover rates, they're cautious to hire young employees who will stick around and grow with the practice for a few years. Millennial employees can make a big impact on your practice because they're comfortable with new technology, quick learners, and goal-oriented generally.

However, if you've never had millennial staff before, there are a few things you should know about their professional style when you hire them. Let's look at a few different characteristics some millennial employees might possess, and a few different management tips you can take away for hanging onto these employees in your practice. 

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Get Your Optometry Software Playbook For Running A Modern Practice

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Optometry has changed rapidly over the past ten years. New innovations have paved the path for streamlined workflows, enabling practices to seat more patients without extending hours or reducing the quality of care. Unfortunately, many practices have been slow to adopt these solutions, choosing outdated systems and processes that create inefficiencies and increase risks.

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How to Use Optical Resources to Prove the Value of Quality Eyewear

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

We are always on the lookout for optical resources that can help your eyecare practice increase efficiency and boost profits through simple adjustments in your dispensary. That's why we want to share and walk you through this graphic created by Lacey Mielcarek, MS, ABOC, of Media Eye Works Ltd. Optical and EyeQ Graphics.

In this guest post, Mielcarek walks you through the reasons she wanted to create this graphic and how she hopes it will put the cost of quality frames and lenses into perspective for future customers.

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