ROB Archives

May 14, 2014

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Develop Varied Skills, Increase Your Value to a Practice

Melanie J. Denton, OD, FAAO, of Asheville, NC, has developed a varied clinical skills set that permits her to bring specialized services to several practices where she works. In one practice, she handles pediatric cases; in another, she treats ocular diseases. Doing a residency at a large clinic, and rotating between departments within that facility, equipped her to handle a wide spectrum of situations and to be adaptable to changing patterns of optometric practice.
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Finances

Online Listings: Be Effective When Listing Your Practice for Sale


By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD
Increase your chances of finding a buyer by strategically listing your practice online. The web sites of optometry schools are a good resource to utilize.

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Medical Eyecare

Guide Your Low Vision Patients Through New Apps

By Teresa Narayan, OD

New apps for low vision patients are abounding. ODs can guide patients through these options—and improve their lives.

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Ophthalmic Lenses

Discuss Sports and Discover Needs, Increase Revenues

img1By Dale Buettner, OD
Discussing sports participation with patients identifies special visual needs, and that leads to sales of exciting new products in sports eyewear.

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Nominate Your Choice for Optometric Business Innovators

Time is running out to nominate an Optometric Business Innovator. The deadline for nominations has been extended through May 16. Do you know someone who excels at incorporating new technologies into existing practice structures, is exceptional at managing managed care, distinctively trains staff or is progressive and successful in the use of digital media and marketing? Nominations are now open for the fourth annual 2014 Optometric Business Innovators, a collaborative project from Review of Optometric Business and Vision Monday.  >>CLICK HERE to nominate your choices>>

ROB Fast Fact

How Many Parents Take Children to an Independent
vs. Corporate ECP?

img1Independent optical practitioners (ECPs) seem to be the provider of choice for parents who have taken their child to receive an eye exam sometime within the past two years, according to The Vision Council’s VisionWatch 2014 Parent Child Vision Care Report. Some 49 percent of all parents with children who have received an eye exam within the past 24 months took their child to an independent ECP for that exam.

Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on educating patients on why they should bring their children to your office for annual eye exams.

In Brief

RevolutionEHR Announces Launch of RevDirect

RevolutionEHR, a provider of cloud-based practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software for the optometric community, has launched RevDirect, an integrated web service that allows customers to exchange patient information by secure e-mail with any healthcare provider in the US.
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May is UV Awareness Month: Resources for ECPs & Patients

img1 In observance of May as UV Awareness Month, several eye health organizations, including Prevent Blindness, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are offering resources on eye health and UV safety to ECPs so that they may educate their patients on ultraviolet radiation and the importance of protecting the eyes from the sun.

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