Is Instant Messaging Right For Your Optometric Practice?

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Mon, Aug 03, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Believe it or not, instant messaging features in your optometry software provide a large benefit to the office workflow in your optometric practice. Less formal than email, instant messaging demands quick responses, whereas email or voice messages tend to sit in their respected storage boxes until they are buried or returned.

Below are a few ways instant messaging can improve your practice.

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The Financial Guide: Investing as an Optometrist

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

Some practices, especially those that have had about 5-10 years to establish themselves within their community, find themselves with an excess in cash reserves. If you're in this position, you could be considering a few investment options that are either within your practice or external methods to earn investment income.

Investing extra income obviously comes in handy to provide more short-term returns that you can put back into your practice by upgrading your software or medical devices. Especially during a recession or downturn in the economy, investing may be scary. However, if your practice is experiencing a steady flow of patients and income, a downturn could be the best opportunity to put cash back into the economy. Keep reading to see the different options in front of you.

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Maintaining Control of Your Practice with Optometry Software

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

As an office manager, we don't have to tell you that you stay pretty busy with all of your duties of running a practice. From managing the office schedule to setting up patient recall to maintaining staff morale, your day stays full. At times you may even feel overwhelmed, but there are a couple of ways you can make your job easier with optometry software.

By utilizing your optometry software fully, you can effectively manage your more than full workload all while maintaining complete practice efficiency. We want to share with you some ways that your software can make your life a whole lot easier!

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How the FTC's New Contact Lens Rule Affects ODs

Posted by Dr. Masoud Nafey, OD, FAAO on Mon, Jul 06, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

The Federal Trade Commission just instated a final ruling that requires prescribers to obtain confirmation from their patients that they have received their contact lens (CL) prescription through digital or printed receipts as well as provide additional copies of the prescriptions when the patient requests.

For many optometrists, the optical dispensary is a big part of our practice revenue. When our contact lens capture rate is low or our sales are not keeping up with previous months, it can be a big stress for our team and business. While we recognize this FTC rule will cause frustrations for both patients and eyecare professionals, we want to make adjustments easier for Uprise EHR & PM customers.

Keep reading to see how exactly the new change affects eyecare practices and how Uprise can reduce disruptions to your workflow and make CL prescriptions accessible for patients.

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7 Innovative Companies in Eyecare

Posted by EyeCarePro on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

With the growth of technology, ODs have many options for accomplishing their daily tasks and improving their patient care. You most likely choose vendors for paper shredding, inventory management, and medical equipment based on a mixture of referrals, online reviews, and impressive demonstrations.

Sometimes we encounter other people in the optometry industry who are filling gaps or revolutionizing everyday processes. In the following blog, we shed some light on a few companies or vendors that we feel are either disrupting the industry, responding quickly to the needs of ODs, or just moving the industry forward.

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