3 Things Your Practice Can Get Rid of with Optometry Software

Posted by Sharon Chin on Jul 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

How many processes does it take to complete your practice's workflow? Tell us if this sounds familiar:

  • Your workflow starts with picking up the phone to schedule an appointment or reminder.
  • When the patient arrives, you print out paper questionnaires for them to complete.
  • The doctor then prints out paper charts to start the exam.
  • When the exam is done, you call to order a prescription and if the patient needs glasses, you fax the order to the lab.  

I don’t know about you, but that sounds extremely tedious to me! If you have that many processes in your workflow, it’s time to think about getting an optometry software to streamline your workflow and make it more efficient. With a practice management and EHR software, you’ll be able to get rid of the unnecessary processes involving the paper, the phone, and the fax machine! Find out how!

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Topics: EHR Software, Practice Management for Optometrists

Optometry Software | 6 Marketing Mistakes Your Practice is Making

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Jul 21, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Everyone makes mistakes—that’s just life! Fortunately, we are here to fill you in on six marketing mistakes that a lot of small practices are guilty of making. We know that especially if you're running your own practice there's a good chance that you and your staff don't have the time or resources to put towards marketing your practice, but marketing is a very important part of building and maintaining a solid patient base. Your resources are probably being spent on things like optometry software, salaries, and new equipment, but all marketing doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these 6 pieces of advice we have for marketing your independent practice!

Marketing Mistakes Your Independent Practice Might be Making

marketing for optometrists1) Misuse or Lack of Social Media

When used correctly, social media can be one of the strongest tools to market your practice; however, it is also very easy to misuse. The first mistake is blasting generic information to large audiences. Social media works best when you personalize your message to your patients and communicate with them about things that are important to them. You have to invest a little time in being active, creative, and interesting.

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Topics: Tips for ECPs, Practice Management, Education

Optometric Practice Management | Increasing Profits in Your Practice

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Jul 19, 2014 10:00:00 AM

optometric practice managementAt the end of the day, you're running your eyecare practice to make a profit. While the joys and benefits of helping people day in and day out help make your job enjoyable, the bottom line is that you need to be making a profit. Running an independent eyecare practice doesn't come cheap. You need to be as profitable as you can in order to pay your employees, purchase new equipment, pay rent on your office, and purchase optometric practice management software. Check out our tips for increasing product sales in your practice to help boost your profit!

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Topics: Tips for ECPs, Optometric Practice Management, Education

Optometric Practice Management: 4 Ways Your Office is Wasting Time

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Jul 16, 2014 10:30:00 AM

If you own your own practice, you probably find yourself thinking that
there aren't enough hours in optometric practice managementa day to get everything done. While we all know that feeling a little too well, have you taken the time to figure out where you might be wasting the most time in your daily routine? Depending on how you manage your practice there are various tips and tricks to freeing up more time in your day! Most of these time saving ideas have to do with optometric practice management software, and if you're utilizing all the features it might have to offer. And, if you're still running your office on paper - that's a good place to start!

4 Ways You and Your Staff are Wasting Time with Your Optometric Practice Management Software

Running Your Office on Paper

Running your office on paper is something that eyecare practices have been used to for a very long time, but as time changes, so does technology. These days the software options available to help you run your practice more efficiently are overwhelming. There are several practice management and EHR systems on the market that will help you speed up your workflow and help you save time.

By making the move to practice management and EHR software you and your staff will save time by reducing duplicate data work by auto synchronizing information throughout the exam, searching and sorting through your patient list without having to dig through individual paper files, generating reports that help you better understand the business side of your practice, and much more. Each practice management system is unique, so if you decide that now is the time to make the switch, check out our Buying Guide eBook to help you weigh your options when it comes to new software for your practice!

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Topics: Tips for ECPs, EHR Software, Optometric Practice Management

6 Realities of Owning a Practice and Choosing Optical Software [GIFS]

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Jul 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This month we've been giving props out to independent practices. But we realize that sometimes, being the one in charge isn't all it is cracked up to be. For everyone who has opened or owned their own practice, you know that the expectations you initially have for your practice are usually far from reality-- especially in the first few weeks. Let's separate the fact from fiction and talk about the realities of owning your own practice and having to make all of the right decisions, including choosing the right optical software.
 

The Realities of Owning Your Own Practice and Choosing the Right Optical Software

Expectation: You get to be in charge.

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Reality: Investors might have a better grip on your practice than you.

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Topics: EHR Software, Fun Stuff, Optometric Practice Management

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