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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8 Skills the Best Optical Technicians Should Have

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 13:03 PM

Whether you're an optical technician looking to beef up your resume or an OD looking to hire a new tech for your office, we've got a list of some of the top traits and skills that the most effective technicians possess.

However, there isn't a precise formula for creating the best technician, because someone new in their career or with niche knowledge might be a better fit for your practice's needs than the most broadly experienced candidate.

This list of skills should get you thinking about what you're looking for in a tech and what you should be doing to beef up your skillset for your next job interview.

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Optometric Billing Tips to Avoid Claim Denials

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

Your practice relies on insurance claims to generate revenue. However, common errors are resulting in denied claims, wasted time, and lost revenue. It’s time to be proactive about your claim management and maximize reimbursements for your patient visits.

Having to rework denied claims and resubmit them is only adding to the claims that your optometric billing manager has to submit. With a few adjustments to the office workflow and the right technology, you can focus less on reworking denials and more on submitting your claims right the first time. Read on to see what steps you can take today to stop being denied.

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Opening an Optometry Practice Cold

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 06, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Like many entrepreneurs, optometrists can work toward the goal of starting and owning an independent practice one day. The benefits of owning your own practice only begin with working for yourself. You can also control the messaging, branding, hiring, and overall direction of the practice over the years.

Of course, starting any business can be scary if you feel unprepared or don't have as much business background as you'd like. For most ODs, handling the finances and operational tasks of opening a practice can cause them to give up before they've given it a shot. That's why we've compiled all of our best information to prepare you for the reality of starting your own eyecare practice cold in this master post.

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Could You Increase Frame Ordering with an Improved Optical Hand Off?

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

As an optician, there is a lot of pressure on you to make sales in the dispensary. But, if the optical hand off is rocky it could be affecting your frame ordering sales numbers. There are many different methods for practices to go about the hand off, and each of them have the opportunity for success. It really depends on your team, your patients, and your workflow to determine what will work best for you.

If you are struggling with your optical hand off you could try implementing these different strategies across a few months and then look at the numbers to see if one technique outperformed the others. If your practice has a proven method for optical hand off success we'd love to hear more about it in our comment section. 

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