practice management Optometry

iPads in the optometry officeSeveral years ago, our office was facing a space crunch. We were out of room for our charts. We’d used every spare inch of available floor space for cabinets, and those cabinets were full.
5 tips to prepare for selling your practiceThe decision to own your own optometric practice is likely one of the biggest decisions you have made in your lifetime. And the decisions you will make regarding your exit strategy will most likely be just as challenging and possibly even more difficult.
Integrating laser cataract surgery
Integrating laser cataract surgeryThe landscape of cataract surgery has changed rapidly—first with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) and now additional refractive cataract options such as laser-assisted cataract surgery (LACS) and intraoperative aberrometry.
Making vision plans work for youKatie Gilbert Spear, OD, MPH, and April Jasper, OD, FAAO, have found a way to succed in the face of managed vision care challenges and shared some tips at a presentation during SECO.
Top 10 practice management mistakesDuring a presentation at SECO, Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, outlined 10 common practice management mistakes that are affecting your patients’ experience and your bottom line.
Using mobile payment apps in the optometric practiceDuring a presentation at SECO, Adam Parker, OD, shared his advice for using mobile payment apps at an optometric practice.
Avoiding legal trouble in your practiceWhen you’re caring for your patients and running your practice from day to day, legal protection may not be at the front of your mind, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your practice from litigation.
My nine-month optometry practiceI‘m sitting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in mid-January. The temperature is 70 degrees, sunny and bright, and I’m reading online about impending cold and snow back in New York. I just called my office for an update on the practice, and I’m thinking how glad I am to be here.
4 steps to adjust staff salaries“How do you give raises to your staff?” This is a common question among ODs. I have learned after several years of working with eyecare practices that we are all over the place in how we compensate our staffs.
Tips and tricks for utilizing EHRMany eyecare providers use some type of electronic health records (EHR) system by now. I also realize that almost all eyecare providers seem to have complaints about whatever system they use and quite a few would prefer to go back to paper charts.