12 Interview Questions to Ask Your Optical Practice Candidates

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 @ 14:01 PM

Finding the perfect fit for your practice's staff when hiring new employees can prove to be quite the task. On top of looking for candidates with the right skill set, you want someone who will be a pleasure to work with and stay with your practice for years to come.

Asking the right questions is the only way to find out whether a candidate is a good cultural fit. We’ve come across these interview questions that will help you gain insight to an candidate’s background and goals. No matter if you're looking for a technician, office manager, or even another optician to join your practice, these questions are designed to highlight important personality traits. Maybe they'll lead you to the optical practice addition you need?

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How to Grow Old with Your Employees

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 @ 08:01 AM

One of the best things that can happen to your eyecare practice is having a staff that patients recognize year after year throughout their life stages.

People talk about how they want to grow old with their families and loved ones, but there are also a lot of benefits to your practice growing old with your staff and patients. In fact, a lot of the rules that apply to other relationships in your life apply to your optometry staff, people you spend at least 40 hours of a week with if not more.

We want to discuss the reasons you'd want to retain your staff and how you might be able to accomplish that today.

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Throwback Power Hour Recap: Is Your Staff Resistant to New Optical Software?

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Jan 05, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

In a previous episode of The Power Hour, Optometry's live talk radio show, Ian Lane took the chair and had a conversation with Dr. Gary Gerber about dealing with change management during the implementation phase of purchasing new optical software.

Making the decision to purchase new software for your practice can bring out mixed feelings among your staff, so make sure that you read up (or listen up) to these tips on dealing with resistance and change in your practice.

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Training Small Eyecare Practices on a New PM System

Posted by Sharon Chin on Mon, Jan 04, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

Small practices don’t usually get to enjoy the budget and resources that large practices have access to. When it comes to training with a new practice management solution, it can be hard to dedicate time to training when your small practice is already short of staff and resources. Today, we’re here to show you a few tips about how to manage training in a small practice that we've learned through many implementations.

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Spreading Cheer for Eyecare Patients & Employees

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Usually the winter holidays are filled with family reunions, festivities, events, and general conviviality. The holidays in 2020 are different because of the social distancing measures we're all following, though. Which means your staff and patients might need a bit of extra motivation to take care of themselves and put their eye health first. 

We thought about different ways you can spread joy and make your patient's time in your practice as enjoyable as possible. Here are a few ideas we thought were winners:

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