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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Announcing Weave Integration Within Uprise EHR and PM

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

Excellent patient communication in 2020 can build and restore relationships, clearly communicate the procedures and values of your practice, and ensure that you're able to adapt and implement any necessary changes. That's why we're happy to announce that Uprise integrates with a patient communication tool that ODs love, Weave.

Weave software integrates with Uprise EHR and Practice Management to provide a seamless patient experience that's also headache-free for your entire staff. Here's what you can expect:

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Optometric Practice Tips to Make an OD's Life Easier

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

The life of an OD is hectic even when patients aren't undergoing exams. Whether you run a single OD practice, collaborate with multiple ODs in a single location, or fill the need of a retail location, the long hours, working weekends, and unpredictable patient schedule can take a toll on the OD's life, stress levels, and ability to provide unobstructed care.

When running an optometric practice, there are a few strategies that can help take some of the stress off of your day-to-day activities and to make your life easier.

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5 First-round Interview Questions To Ask When Hiring An Optometrist

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

The staff you hire is a reflection of how you deliver care to your community. The wrong hire for any position in your optometric practice can create tension between your staff and your patients. When it comes time to hire an associate OD for your optometric practice, you want to ask thoughtful questions that will ensure that the associate OD will get along with your staff and be committed to giving the patients in your community the best care possible.

Hiring an associate OD may require a few rounds of interviews to feel confident that you’re selecting the best candidate for your patients, practice, and staff. Here are a few questions you could ask during the first round of interviews.

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The Financial Guide: Investing as an Optometrist

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

Some practices, especially those that have had about 5-10 years to establish themselves within their community, find themselves with an excess in cash reserves. If you're in this position, you could be considering a few investment options that are either within your practice or external methods to earn investment income.

Investing extra income obviously comes in handy to provide more short-term returns that you can put back into your practice by upgrading your software or medical devices. Especially during a recession or downturn in the economy, investing may be scary. However, if your practice is experiencing a steady flow of patients and income, a downturn could be the best opportunity to put cash back into the economy. Keep reading to see the different options in front of you.

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