Can Your Small Eyecare Practice Earn $1 million?

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

In the first few years, OD practice owners are focusing on paying off debt, hiring the right people, and building a patient base. After they've established themselves in the community, some owners are looking to grow rapidly. Of course, if you're a multi-OD practice, you're already primed for growth. But how can you grow your small practice with your existing resources?

We were inspired by the story of Westminster Eyecare Associates to find out how a mixture of the right tools and business acumen can get you to your year-end revenue goals. Here are the first few steps to scaling profits without investing a large amount of money or hiring a team of associates.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Eyecare

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Feb 05, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been on the mind of healthcare professionals in terms of job automation, but what about its impact on patient care? AI helps ODs see more patients, increases efficiency and accuracy, and can improve disease prevention over time.

Most optometry practice roles and responsibilities are too nuanced to be automated, but the parts of the job that can benefit from AI might intrigue ODs and their staff. Also, the presence of AI technology encourages optometrists to innovate their methods.

Let's look at the positive ways AI could affect eyecare.

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Top 7 Optometry Apps You Can't Live Without

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 @ 07:12 AM

We already spend the majority of our time on our phones, so it's inevitable that you have work-related applications downloaded. Especially in the healthcare sector, certain apps have become sophisticated and almost necessary for many professionals in recent years.

From medicine to translation, these apps provide clever solutions to everyday problems.

Today, we will explore which apps many optometrists use daily. Maybe one of them will be the app you've needed all along.

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5 Retail Trends for Your Optical Shop in 2019

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

Retail is an important part of your optical business. Paying attention to popular retail trends and applying those ideas to your practice is a good way to boost sales in your optical shop and beat online retailers.

After monitoring ecommerce patterns and cross-referencing them with eyecare retail predictions, we came up with 7 trends to watch in 2019 and beyond. We think this list provides valuable insight as to where the market for both retailers and eyecare professionals are going.

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4 Superstar Qualities Your EHR Software Should Have

Posted by Tenzin Yulo on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

For those of you who already use an electronic health record (EHR), ask yourself a few questions. When was the last time you spoke to your EHR vendor? Do you remember when you accepted your vendor into your practice? If you don't think that you've established a close relationship with your vendor, that's probably not a good sign.

For those of you who are shopping for an EHR software, with so many vendors to choose from, it can get pretty overwhelming to figure out which is the perfect fit for your practice. We’ve compiled 4 superstar qualities an EHR vendor should have to make sure your practice is receiving top quality performance.

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