How to Design Your Practice Like Apple Designs Products

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

Apple generates a well-deserved buzz around the design of its products year after year. The company blazed a path by choosing minimalist product design for maximum consumer appeal. With the aim of being user-friendly and streamlined, they focus on creating a product most consumers would find easy to navigate and visually appealing. How could you apply those principles to the design of your optometry practice?

Apple's mentality can transform the workflow, interior design, and frame board management of your practice quite easily. If you keep the patients' experience at the forefront of your mind, you could achieve the simplistic but nuanced aesthetic that patients respond well to. Read more for a detailed look into how you might attract more people to your products and boost sales like Apple.

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5 Marketing Strategies Your Eyecare Practice Hasn't Tried

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Aug 07, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Marketing trends are constantly changing. As soon as you think you have it all down, something new comes along to learn and apply to your small businesses marketing plan. As an OD, practice owner, or both it can be hard to find the time to devote to marketing, so we want to help you out by giving you 5 marketing strategies that your eyecare practice maybe hasn't tried yet. Each of these ideas are affordable and quick to throw into your practice's strategy. Let's take a look.

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Eyewear Refund Policies in Your Eyecare Practice

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

 

Our friends over at The Optical Vision Site have gathered a bunch of information about different eyewear refund policies that employees enforce at their shops and offices. Your refund policy may not be mandatory, but it can be a strong selling point for hesitant customers. Handling refunds doesn't have to be a difficult task, especially if you're always optimizing your sales techniques to make sure all customers are satisfied.

If you don't know where to start, why not see what other professionals in the optical industry are offering? See how your existing refund policy compares. If you want to see how other optometry offices are implementing refunds, read on.

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Polarized Sunglasses Aren't Just for Summer

Posted by Madhu Singh on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

As we reach peak temperatures this summer, patients may be inquiring about polarized sunwear, transition lenses, and tinted or UV protected lens options. This is the best time to educate patients who currently enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, or biking without polarized lenses.

With increasing UV exposure and risk of permanent eye damage, polarized lenses are becoming more of a necessity than an optional fix. It doesn't hurt that your optometry practice could benefit from a second pair sale. Let us show you why stocking your optical dispensary with a range of polarized glasses will benefit both your active patients as well as your practice's profits.

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5 Ways Your Dispensary Can Compete with Warby Parker

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Why should customers buy glasses from optometrists when they can get them online for $95? Especially when people they know are buying online as well? Warby Parker claims that optometrists, medical professionals who specialize in face-to-face patient interaction and write glasses prescriptions, are just middlemen looking to make a sale. However, many patients realize the benefits of choosing their frames directly from an optical dispensary after they've regretfully chosen an unsatisfactory online retailer. 

In the past, we've reviewed Zenni's extremely affordable lenses and we've discussed how patient education can help fight against online retailersNow we're getting proactive and helping ODs show patients precisely why they should choose a doctor's office over Warby Parker, one of the most popular online glasses retailers in the US. 

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