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    Practice Metrics

    How Did Your Patients Begin Wearing Contact Lenses?

    By Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVDAre you offering the option of contact lenses to as many patients as...

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    Finances

    Women in Optometry: You’ve Come a Long Way, Doctor

    By Diane Palombi, ODWomen optometrists now comprise at least half of all optometry school graduates, but it wasn't always like this. Women...

  • Finances

    Getting There: Planning a Successful Optometric Career

    By Robert SchultzSuccess in practice has many definitions. First, you and your staff must provide the highest level of care to patients....

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    Finances

    Major Threats Faced By Independent ODs

    By Thomas F. SteinerDirector of Research, Review of Optometric BusinessAre you aware of the threats facing your practice? Once you recognize the...

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    OD Business Innovators

    2013 Optometric Business Innovators: Digital Media

     Forward-thinking ODs provide fresh ideas. They are the focus of our second annual Optometric Business Innovators report from Vision Monday and Review...

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    News Briefs Archive

    American Optometric Association Updates Web Site

    The American Optometric Association (AOA) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the profession. The new site features...

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    Ophthalmic Lenses

    Be an Expert in Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

    By Agnes Palys, OD, FAAOEstablish your expertise in guiding your patients through the new and evolving visual challenges--and corresponding visual fatigue-- presented...

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    News Briefs Archive

    Special Presentation at Optometry’s Meeting: “The State of the Optometric Profession: 2013”

    Jobson Optical Group and AOA Excel will present “The State of Optometry: Present and Future” on Wednesday, June 26, 3-5 pm, at...

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    News Briefs Archive

    SUNY College of Optometry Student Develops Art Program for the Blind

    Shaista Vally, a second year student in the OD program at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City, has developed...

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    News Briefs Archive

    HOYA Vision and PPG Industries Host Parent-Education Roundtable at Optometry’s Meeting

    To provide a platform for industry dialogue, HOYA and PPG are hosting a roundtable of optometrists during the American Optometric Association’s (AOA’s)...

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    Ophthalmic Lenses

    In-House Lens Fabrication: Compete Successfully with Large Optical Retailers

    Gordon G. Wong, ODAn in-house lens fabrication system enables the independent optometrist to compete with corporate eyecare retailers by offering parallel speed...

  • 2.9K
    Ophthalmic Lenses

    Computer Eyewear: Provide Relief from Computer Vision Syndrome

    By Teresa Narayan, ODOffering patients relief from computer vision syndrome is a premium service that reflects well on your practice. It also...

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    Ophthalmic Lenses

    One-Stop Shopping: When a Single Partner Can Provide Both Contacts and Spectacle Lenses

    By Anastasios Fokas, OD, and Steve Rossi, Licensed Ophthalmic DispenserUsing a digital lab provided by the same company that manages your contact...

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    Ophthalmic Lenses

    The Problem with “20/Happy”

    By Ally Stoeger, ODPatients deserve more than just adequate vision, or what is known as "20/happy." Provide each patient with the prescription...

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    The Optometric Minute

    The Importance of a Mission Statement

    Ed Liu, OD, of Foothill Optometric Group in Pleasnton, Calif., believes that a mission statement is an essential tool for a successful...

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    The Optometric Minute

    Be Positive, and Always Thank Your Patient

    Eric M. White, OD, of Complete Family Vision Care in San Diego, believes that positivity is infectious. A doctor who is positive...

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    The Optometric Minute

    Identifying Leadership Qualities…and Providing Tools for Success

    Mike Rothschild, OD, founder of Leadership OD, recommends selectivity and support when elevating a staff member to a leadership role. Someone who...

  • The Optometric Minute

    Purchasing Instrumentation: Invest in Practice Growth

    Richard Baker, OD, of Lamorinda Optometry in Lafayette, Calif., outlines the considerations that go into the critical (and often costly) acquisition of...

  • The Optometric Minute

    Key to Practice Growth: Good Digital Patient Communication

    Tommy Lim, OD, of Berryessa Optometry in San Jose, Calif., says that, in contrast to the time-intensive process of building a practice...

  • The Optometric Minute

    Consider the Advantages of a Large, Co-Managed Practice

    Ralph Handly, OD, a partner in EYE-Q Vision Care Medical Group in Fresno, Calif., compares his present situation, working in a 10-MD,...

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    The Optometric Minute

    When Purchasing a Practice, Value Existing Employees

    Jennifer Ong, OD, of Alameda, Calif., encourages ODs who purchase a practice to be respectful of the employees hired by the previous...

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    The Optometric Minute

    Provide a Great Patient Experience

    Larry Wan, OD, of Family Eyecare Center in Campbell, Calif., recommends that a practice staff must go beyond delivering great service—to delivering...

  • Doctor Patient Relations

    Top 5 Terms to Ban in Optometry

    By Brian Chou, OD, FAAOUse words that are easy to understand and express positivity when communicating with patients.

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    Doctor Patient Relations

    The Art of Doctor-Patient Discourse: Avoid Over-Sharing

    By Ally Stoeger, ODYour patients appreciate your honesty, but set limits. Openness with patients should never undercut your practice brand or make...

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    Doctor Patient Relations

    Doctor-Patient Communication Starters: Keys to Stellar Service

    By April Jasper, OD, FAAOAsking the right questions of patients begins with a doctor who knows how to start the conversation--often the...

  • 1.9K
    Practice Metrics

    How Many Adults Use Vision Correction?

    By Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVDYou may have inroads to make among 18-to-44-year-olds, according to The Vision Council...

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    Practice Metrics

    How Important Are Rx Polarized Lenses to Your Patients–and Your Practice?

    By Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVDPolarized prescription lenses still comprise a small percentage of the lenses purchased by...

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