Managing Your Eyecare Practice's Online Reputation

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Every eyecare practice is bound to have an unhappy patient or customer online every now and again, no matter how efficient the workflow or supportive your staff. So how do you address them when it happens?

These days, it's not just Yelp where you have to manage your online reputation. Your patients can offer up reviews on your practice on Google and Facebook, too. For any business, negative attention online is difficult to reverse and upsetting. But with these eyecare practice resources, you can develop a strategy to help you manage your online reviews, both good and bad.

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How Your Optical Shop Can Blow Your Online Competition Out of the Water

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Jun 04, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

It's not a surprise that your optical shop is facing competition from online retailers. If you find your patients are buying their frames online, you attempt to change your sales messaging and product positioning

E-commerce businesses often have large, digital marketing campaigns and lower prices, which can make them hard to compete with. However, your team's expert knowledge coupled with quality products in your optical shop should have what it takes to compete with online giants. How do you relay that message to your patients and keep them shopping in your dispensary?

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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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The Best Goal Tracking Template for Optometrists

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:04 PM

Developing a 3 or 5 year plan for your practice can be stressful, but it's something every independent optometrist usually creates in alignment with their personal career goals. Why shouldn't you do the same for your optical staff?

When your employees have measurable targets, they are more motivated to stay on track to meet sales requirements, bring in new patients, and gain promotions. However, providing guidance and direction is difficult when you have a team of individuals with different skills, interests, and personal desires.

That's why we created a goal tracking sheet that can help keep your staff on track, organized, and productive. Keep reading to learn how to create SMART goals and meet your annual targets together.

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Do Freebies Bring Business to Your Optical Practice?

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

Every time you receive a to-go bag with a toothbrush, mini toothpaste, and floss at the dentist, do you wonder how the practice justifies purchasing items that have no return on investment? Similarly, will you bring in new patients by allowing free adjustments, cleaners, and cloths or just cost your practice money?

It's entirely possible that freebies can lead to an increase in sales through branding and messaging. Today, we want to explore whether branded and unbranded extra goodies can impact your patients and work well for your practice growth.

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