ROB Archives

Nov. 13, 2013

New This Week

Moisture Chamber Glasses: Relief for Severe Dry Eye

Scott Kornfeld, managing optician at Woodbury Optical in Hicksville, NY, fabricates “moisture chamber” eyeglasses that provide relief for patients with severe dry eye. He describes the process of cutting and fitting the plastic chamber that helps to keep moisture in the eye, and he shows the tools and materials used to create the nearly invisible chamber that retains moisture.Opticians easily can learn to fabricate this product, he says, and offer a much-needed service.

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Software Solutions/EHR

Meaningful Use Stage 2: Action Points to Ready Your Practice


By Ian Lane, OD
Ready for Stage 2 Meaningful Use? Here are the critical steps to ready your practice for electronic data connectivity. >>READ MORE>>

Contact Lenses

Enhance Annual CL Supply Sales with a System

By Stephen Cohen, OD

Annual CL sales = profits and efficiency. To capture this opportunity, put a system in place—and get your whole staff on board with it.

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Contact Lens Solutions

Cross-Link Your Web Presence–and Raise Your Visibility

By Nancy Rausman

Once you build a varied web presence—web site, Facebook, Yelp—cross-linking provides a powerful tool to stay top-of-mind with present patients and to be highly visible to prospective ones.
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ROB Fast Fact

Annual Compensation: OD Practice Owner/Partner vs. Employed OD?

img1It pays to be the boss, or one of the bosses, at least, according to Jobson Optical Research’s and Local Eye Site’s 2013 ECP Compensation Survey.The average compensation reported for employed ODs was $107,977. The average total compensation of optometrists who were owner/partners in 2012 was reported as $141,206. The compensation for this group would include any salary they may have assigned themselves.
Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on why it’s financially worthwhile to be a practice owner.

In Brief

Nine of 10 Astigmatic Patients Would Choose to Trial Daily Replacement CLs

The majority (91 percent) of astigmatic patients are willing to trial a daily replacement contact lens for astigmatism with a doctor’s recommendation, research shows. Data from the survey also reveal doctors choose health more often as the reason for selecting a daily replacement contact lens for astigmatism, while patients choose convenience. The findings were presented at the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. >>READ MORE>>

ZEISS Introduces ZEISS Officelens

img1Carl Zeiss Vision has announced the introduction of ZEISS Officelens, a new, customized task-specific lens that allows patients to choose the amount of working distance they need. >>READ MORE>>

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