Ernie Bowling

Does your practice have a hive mentality?You’ve probably heard the term “hive mentality” before. Many times its meaning does not carry a positive connotation.
Low-cost contact lens site looks to improve compliance, drive examsContact lens retail site Hubble launched last Tuesday, offering contact lens wearers daily disposable contact lenses at a lower price and planning to drive patients into OD offices for exams.
Could there be a dress code for ODs?
Could there be a dress code for ODs?Dress for success. We’ve heard this tired old cliché for years. Most offices have a written dress code for staff, but does that dress code also apply to the doctors?
Why I’m thankful for optometric conferencesI recently had the opportunity to do something I’d never done before: attend a conference that had absolutely nothing to do with optometry. Now some of you will ask, “Don’t you go to enough of those things as it is?”
Improper contact lens use linked to permanent eye damage
Opternative and 1- 800 Contacts: Two wrongs don’t make a rightThe recent news in our profession was an announced partnership between Opternative and 1-800-Contacts.1 With InstaRx powered by Opternative, customers can “stay home, eat some ice cream, and get a vision exam” according to the 1-800 Contacts website.
Lou Catania: Always an inspirationDr. Ernie Bowling shares how Lou Catania’s final lecture before retirement spurs a memory of a great teacher.
NHSC Loan Repayment ProgramAt this time, the NHSC Loan Repayment Program is open only to licensed primary-care medical, dental, and mental and behavorial health providers. Optometrists are excluded. That’s right. Excluded.