Practice Management

Building a Top-Flight Staff

A successful optometry practice requires a dedicated, passionate team and effective leadership. Here’s how to land ideal candidates and foster a positive office environment to keep them there long-term.

Optometric Scope: Breaking Down Barriers

Here’s how ODs are challenging old boundaries—and what they can do once freed from them.

Patient Portal Reminders May Help Re-Engage “No-Show” Patients, Study Finds

Sending EHR messages within one business day of a missed appointment doubled the likelihood of a rebooking.

Private Equity Managers Turn to ODs to Boost Efficiency

After acquisitions of ophthalmology practices, a recent analysis noted an increase of nearly one optometrist per clinic and a 24% expansion in patient volume by ODs.

How to Handle Non-Ocular Emergencies in Your Practice

Preparation is paramount. Here’s how to gear up for these unexpected events so that you can react appropriately in your clinic.

AOA Argues Proposed Changes to FTC Eyeglass Rule are Misdirected

The updates “don’t reflect real-world marketplace conditions,” failing to caution consumers against online retailers or consider how small business optometry practices may be affected.

Restrictive Drug Formularies: How to Beat the Odds

When insurers stack the deck against you and your patients, you can still play a winning hand.

Developing a Constructive Approach to Case History

From pre- to post-exam, learn how to retrieve, document and use this information to optimize patient care.

2022 Income: Work Smarter, Not Harder

With optometry seemingly stabilizing after a volatile period, ODs have been tasked with implementing sustainable strategies and solutions for a more profitable future.

Prepare Employees for Myopia Visit Increase

To keep up with demand, researchers recommend upskilling current employees and tools to reduce chair time.

Upcoming Events

May 17-19, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Spring Conference

Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Co-Chairs: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, and Selina McGee, OD

Register here

June 4, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Webinar: 8:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
Location: The Palm Nashville, TN
Presenters: Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA
Time: 6:15pm CT

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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