Sharon Chin

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Eyecare Employee Personal Eyewear Policies

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

Does your eyecare practice have employee personal eyewear policies? Discounts are very popular among many eyecare practices, but if you do not have a policy in place, you might want to start implementing one.

Our friends at the Optical Journal are here to help explain the importance of these policies and provide ideas they compiled from several different practices.

Personal frames and lenses are one of the biggest perks of the eyecare professional. It is also important and beneficial for your staff to try and showcase the latest products so that they can better sell them. However, there is a chance your staff could abuse the system if you don't have clear guidelines. Let's see how to navigate that.

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25 of The Most Expensive Eye Wear In The World

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Let's take a peek into what it's like to dress like the rich and famous with a countdown of the most expensive eyewear available for purchase today. VSP shows that the average amount consumers plan to spend on an eyewear purchase is $238, and you can certainly find frames that are less expensive at corporate retailers.

Next time your patients are disgruntled with the cost of their mid-range or even luxury frames, you might want to cost-compare and justify your value with these jaw-dropping prices.

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Qualities of an Outstanding Optical Practice Manager

Posted by Sharon Chin on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 @ 05:10 AM

Today’s post is dedicated to all the hardworking office managers managing a busy eyecare practice. Being an office manager can be overwhelming but before your practice can be successful, you have to make sure that your staff is happy and well taken care of.

Good management is critical to the success of your business, while poor management affects staff morale which in turn can affect the quality of customer service and your bottom line. Let's evaluate whether there's room for improvement in your practice management style.

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How To Calculate Inventory Turn Rate

Posted by Sharon Chin on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 @ 06:09 AM

One of the most exciting parts of the eyecare industry is the ever changing frame fashion trends. We are sure that you are excited for the new frame trends for 2020 and you might even be shopping now. It’s important to keep up with frame trends so you can tailor your frame selection to what your patients want.

That’s one way to make sure that you’re continuously increasing frame sales, but we want to offer you something more quantifiable. Your inventory should always match up with the number of frames you are selling. We'll show you how to calculate your inventory turn rate. See how well your practice is doing now.

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Rewarding Staff Who Embrace EHR Software Change

Posted by Sharon Chin on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 @ 06:08 AM


For any practice planning to implement a new practice management and EHR software, expect the journey to be an adventure for your whole practice. Change management is going to be very important in making sure that the transition to the new system goes smoothly.

It’s important to keep everybody motivated, especially staff who are usually resistant to change. An effective way to keep your staff motivated is the use of positive reinforcement, like a reward system.

Today, we show you how you can easily build an incentive system for your staff throughout the implementation process.

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