Madhu Singh

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Optometry Product Development Insight with Sam Khan

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

Have you ever thought about the fact that the equipment and software you use everyday in your practice might have been designed anywhere from last year to 20 years ago?

As all optometrists know, the processes and needs of patient care have changed quite a bit since then. So, how are product designers and engineers adapting healthcare products to meet these needs? We wanted to show you a slice of how eyecare tools and products are designed, updated, and managed by interviewing one of our own.

Sam Khan has worked in the eyecare industry for almost 13 years. He started at OfficeMate/Eyefinity as an analyst, but quickly grew his influence over product development and leadership. He is now the Head of Product at VisionWeb. Let's hear what he has to say.

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Keeping Sanitary Practices in Eyecare

Posted by Madhu Singh on Mon, Mar 09, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Although infectious disease isn't as common in an eyecare practice as it is in a hospital, it is surprising how many viruses or bacteria can be transferred through eye fluid, air, and water droplets. When you see patients that are above the age of 65 or under the age of 12, your practice should take a few extra precautions.

Eyecare practices are already sanitizing their equipment after every use with wipes or sprays, but the importance increases during flu season.

There's no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to protecting your staff and patients. So, here are a few ways to keep your practice sanitary while focusing on patient care.

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Eyecare Practice Owner's Guide to Medical Credentialing

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Mar 05, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

For anyone who owns their own practice, medical credentialing is probably something you're familiar with. If you're researching what you need to open your own optometry practice or to move to a different state, then you'll need to know how the medical credentialing process works for ODs.

In order to work with insurance providers, you'll need to complete a review. Jerry Godwin from OMS provided us with his intelligence on medical credentialing from starting the process to what happens after you've been approved. Keep reading to make sure you're in compliance with your state's laws and requirements.

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Better Bang for Your Buck in Eyecare

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Mar 04, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

Eyecare practices invest a large chunk of money into their equipment, software, people, and education. Of course, we encourage that you weigh your options and comparison shop before making any big decision. Sometimes, you find the perfect solution or vendor for your practice, but you hesitate because they're expensive or highly specialized.

You might want to start with calculating which expenses can be consolidated to give you a bigger bang for your buck. We encourage you get creative, too. You could bundle deals for frames, product ordering, outsourcing, or hiring a recruiter. Let's take a deeper dive into how.

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Spring Break Specials for Eyecare Practices

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Feb 27, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

For many practices, spring break is one of the busiest times of the year. Although spring break is usually associated with beach vacations and travel, it's also one of the best times for students home from college and all school children to get their eye exams.

Your practice could see high traffic, especially in corporate locations, when families have the time to go to the mall or spend time waiting for a walk-in appointment.

We'll show you a few ways to generate and prepare for a spring break rush of patients in today's blog.

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