Eyecare Software Through the Ages

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

We're curious to see how far we've come in terms of the software eyecare practices use. It wasn't too long ago that every optometrist was using paper filing, faxing, and other manual data entry methods to manage their health records, orders, prescriptions, and patient communication.

As you can imagine, conducting business by hand could lead to errors and frustrations. We're going to examine how automation and digitization have transformed the everyday workflow for optometrists. Maybe you'll notice a process you could optimize with the help of new technology?

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4 Common Optometric Practice Challenges and How to Fix Them

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

Whether you’re a veteran practice owner with multiple establishments or you’re just starting out, there are a number of challenges every optometric practice owner faces.

Unfortunately, there isn’t always an easy or straightforward solution to these challenges. Owners have to use a mixture of effective management, updated technology, and clever sales strategy to create positive change within their practice.

Knowing your options and gaining advice from your peers can help you test different strategies that can overcome these common challenges in your practice.

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Budgeting for the Rest of 2019

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

As we approach the halfway mark of 2019, it's time to evaluate if your optometry practice is on track financially. Has your actual spending matched or exceeded your budget? Have you experienced any unexpected expenses?

Although reducing expenses is very important, we also think the first step is developing good money habits and understand which areas of your practice needs more investment.

Even if you have an accountant or consultant, it's a good idea to do quarterly financial reports to make sure everything is in order and see any trends. Today, we'll go over how to get yourself on track and make space for emergencies and expansion.

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Infographic: How to Prove the Value of Your Products

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 13:05 PM

Many patients can scoff at the price of quality eyewear and retreat to the Internet to find a cheaper alternative for their frames and lenses. Being able to show and explain the value of quality eyewear and expert fittings can be tricky. Visuals are a great way to help get the point across to some of your most stubborn patients.

In today's guest post from The Optical Vision Site, we'll look at an infographic that can help explain to patients how much they value their vision over other purchases they make in their daily life. 

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Game of Thrones Leadership Styles in Your Optometry Practice

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 08:05 AM

Some of us look to historical or business leaders for inspiration when it comes to developing our own leadership style. However, why not draw parallels between optometry staff management and the TV show everyone's talking about this week: Game of Thrones? 

An effective leader responds to the needs of their people while fully utilizing the resources they have to grow. From autocratic to laissez-faire, the type of leadership that works well for your practice may not work well for everyone. 

Let the strong characters of Game of Thrones help guide you towards the style that fits your optometry practice best. Maybe you're currently thinking like Sansa, but need to take action like Jon?

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