How Not to Market an Eyecare Practice

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 14:09 PM

We see so many fabulous examples of community and marketing within the eyecare industry. We are always impressed by the ways that eyecare providers embrace tools like social media and content marketing.

We're always on the look out for doctors that are taking a creative approach to promoting their practices and finding new angles to get in front of the public. But, we want to bring back the story of Dr. Emil Chynn from 2013 as a learning lesson.

Here's the deal if you don't already know Dr. Emil Chynn: he is an ophthalmologist practicing in New York. He holds degrees from three Ivy League schools. He's a huge proponent of LASEK and claims to be a renowned speaker on this practice. He also used an unconventional method to search for a wife on his practice's website about 7 years ago. And on the Huffington Post, and on CNN, and on the Howard Stern Show. 

Read More

The Benefits of Handing Out Freebies

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 14:08 PM

We wrote a post talking about fresh ideas for patient gifts/freebies that your practice can hand out to new patients, loyal patients, or even every patient who walks through your door. Everyone loves to get something for free, so why not make it even better and make it something memorable? A few ideas that we talked about in that article were:

  • Teaming up with another local business, like a local candy shop, to create a unique treat for your patients that could have your logo on the candy or packaging
  • Drink chip to a local brewery
  • Something seasonal, like Halloween or Valentine's Day gifts
  • Fresh flowers

Today, we'll share some optical resources about some of the benefits your practice can gain from handing out freebies, or offering free discounts or free add on items with product purchases. 

Read More

VIDEO: Making Your Optometry Homepage Standout

Posted by EyeCarePro on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

The following video and content is courtesy of EyeCarePro's optometry practice marketing expertise. As part of their series on having a powerful and effective eyecare website, they dissect the important parts of a homepage. 

The homepage carries a lot of weight when it comes to capturing new patients. It has to signal to Google that your website is the best local option for searches pertaining to eye care while looking attractive and being easy to navigate. An effective homepage leaves an impression—communicating your brand while simultaneously being easy to use and nice to look at. 

Read More

Video: Advice from an Optometry Marketing Professional

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 09, 2020 @ 08:07 AM

In a recent Review of Optometric Business survey, optometry practices have stated that they are looking to increase their marketing efforts now that their practice is reopen. However, most practices are reopening and it's almost certain that competition for both new and existing patients will be high.

There are a few budget-friendly marketing campaigns you can focus on in June and July to make locals aware of your practice's new protocols and strengthen your brand.

We interviewed Zvi Pardes, Head of Content Marketing at EyeCarePro, for his expert advice on the best ways to handle marketing your optometry practice after a financial setback. He provided us responses in the format that boosts engagement the most: videos.

Read More

How Your Eyecare Staff Can Be Marketers

Posted by EyeCarePro on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 08:06 AM

Google reviews are the first, and sometimes the only, reviews people see on a local Google search or within the Google Maps app when they are looking for an eye doctor. These reviews also affect your search rankings, for better or for worse.

As a small business owner, you're probably searching for methods to get more positive reviews. Essentially, you have to ask your patients, which means delegating and engaging your team members in the best position to see it through.

Enjoy the following expert advice on gaining genuine reviews from our favorite eyecare marketing experts, EyeCarePro.

Read More