Guide to a Touch-free Optical Dispensary

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Aug 06, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

Optometry practices are taking many precautions to reduce the spread of any disease in their practice, especially due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. While PPE can protect your staff and patients, how do you ensure that surfaces and your dispensary stay sanitary?

It can be more difficult than you think because certain cleaning solutions can damage your frames, especially if they contain alcohol or bleach. Another thing you have to consider is what guidelines your customers should follow to promote the sanitation of your products.

We have been researching to collect the most creative and affordable ideas opticians have implemented to keep their frame board as touch-free as possible. Let's share a few with you here.

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The Financial Guide: Recovering Financially in Eyecare

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Aug 05, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

If you're new to The Financial Guide series, we noticed that business management and finance aren't usually courses included in optometry school. So, we wanted to help fill the knowledge gap by providing resources that can guide eyecare practice finances without hiring a financial advisor. With the unprecedented events of 2020 so far, lost revenue is on the mind of many practice owners.

So, you've already created your variance reports and determined how behind you might be in revenue in relation to July of 2019. Now, we want you to create an action plan for recovering from the depression in revenue with these few tips.

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2 Most Underutilized Eyecare Practice Management System Features

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Aug 04, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Whether you’re considering getting an eyecare practice management system or already have one, it’s good to be aware of a system’s full capability and shortcuts. It’s all about making the most of your investment.

Practice management and EHR systems have come a long way since they were first introduced more than 30 years ago. Just like how smart phones serve as a camera, music player, recorder, and even computer in one device, practice management systems have tons of features that consolidate multiple tasks and processes into one system, especially when integrated with a clearinghouse.

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Is Instant Messaging Right For Your Optometric Practice?

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Mon, Aug 03, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Believe it or not, instant messaging features in your optometry software provide a large benefit to the office workflow in your optometric practice. Less formal than email, instant messaging demands quick responses, whereas email or voice messages tend to sit in their respected storage boxes until they are buried or returned.

Below are a few ways instant messaging can improve your practice.

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Why Optometrists Should Create Variance Reports in 2020

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

No matter your level of financial background, you usually set a budget for the month, quarter, or year and try to stick to it. However, what happens when there is a natural disaster or pandemic that requires you to close your practice for long periods of time? The actual expenses and profit you make most likely vary drastically from what you expected. 

That's why we think that running variance reports every month for the rest of 2020 will help optometrists understand their finances to build their profits back up. We'll go through how to run these reports and where exactly you can implement change based on them in today's blog.

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