Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:25:00 AM
New This Week
Eric M. White, OD, advises that listening to your patient’s chief complaint--and solving it--provides the best opportunities to deliver great care and grow a practice. Rx specific optical goods in the exam room, and make sure your patient gets the best.
By ROB Editors
Opportunity for ODs in patient demand: Increase eyecare services to existing patients, expand care to elderly and those most at risk for treatable eye diseases. >>READ MORE>>
By Maria Higgins, OD
Design a social media strategy to promote your practice that optimizes the strengths of each social media site.
By Peter J. Cass, OD
Effectively filing loss-of-business claims can keep your practice afloat after a disaster. >>READ MORE>>
ROB Fast Fact
Many ODs neglect talking to patients about contact lenses, findings from Jobson Optical Research’s 2014 Contact Lens Insight report suggest. Some 72.5 percent of respondents say they were prescribed contacts only after going to their eye doctor and asking about contact lenses. Just 22.1 percent say their eye doctor recommended that they try contact lenses. Some 5.4 percent say they started wearing contacts by some “other” means.
Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on taking the lead in talking to patients about the opportunity to wear contact lenses.
Essilor will expand The Power of 3 rebate program by adding a rebate incentive on Rx sunwear. The Power of 3X initiative, launching April 1, 2015, will continue to drive patients to their local independent ECP and offer a direct incentive to purchase premium lenses including: Crizal No-Glare, Transitions Adaptive, and Varilux progressive lenses, and new this year, Xperio UV, Essilor’s premium prescription polarized lenses.
National eye health initiative Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has formed a partnership with All About Vision, bolstering the campaign’s efforts to provide consumers with accurate, up-to-date information about vision health and its impact on overall well-being.