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Canadian optometrist accuses Yelp of extortionA Vancouver optometrist has accused online review website Yelp of extortion, according to The Globe and Mail.
Online appointing to surge; will you offer it?A recent report from Accenture says two thirds of U.S. health systems will offer self-scheduling services online by 2019.
One door vs. two door debate continuesThe new rule in Tennessee has reignited a debate across the country about similar rules creating a separation—both physical and professional—between ODs and retail spaces.
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7 financial challenges that ODs will face in 2015
7 financial challenges that ODs will face in 2015We recently asked some ODs what they think are the biggest challenges facing the profession in 2015 and beyond. Here’s our list of seven challenges—and we think all are important.
Finding and incorporating the right office manager
Finding and incorporating the right office managerYou can be the best clinician in the world, but if you cannot effectively run a business, you are likely to struggle. Having the right office manager is a key part of that success.
Why residency was the best thing I ever did for my career
Why residency was the best thing I ever did for my careerI will tell you, though, my residency year was the most fun I’ve had as an optometrist. I worked the hardest and most hours I’ve ever worked in my life, but man, did it fly by. And when it was all over, I didn’t recognize the same young punk who started the residency.
How to crush it with a residency
How to crush it with a residencyI believe that residencies give an opportunity to catapult us into our careers. When approached with the right mindset and the fortitude to work your tail off, you will be surprised what one more year of training can bring you. Rarely do we get a guarantee in life, but I’ll give you one here: When you set out to crush it, are willing to work hard, are flexible, and consider failure as a learning opportunity, you are guaranteed to succeed.
Think About Your Eyes thrives with industry supportA year and a half after the Think About Your Eyes campaign launched to bring attention to the need for regular eye exams, the campaign is seeing results thanks to support from industry partners.
Support local eyecare providers this Small Business SaturdayWhile millions of people hit up the big box stores to grab the best deals on Black Friday, this Saturday is for the locals as communities across the country celebrate Small Business Saturday.