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How To Leverage Optometric Practice Experience To Supplement Income

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Feb 21, 2018 3:52:00 PM

Whether you’re a new grad trying to pay off your student loans or you’re an OD nearing retirement, finding ways to turn hobbies into an income-generating side hustle will help supplement your income, may build upon your image in the optometry community, and could be used to help market your optometric practice.

While ODs and eyecare professionals already have busy schedules, there may be some downtime where can add a second stream of income. Below are a few side gigs for a source of passive income.

3 Passive Income Ideas For ODs

Fill-in At Other Practices3 ways you can leverage your optometric practice experience to supplement your income.

If you have a light schedule, only work part-time, or just want to help a fellow OD, reaching out to a practice needing a fill-in OD is an easy strategy for adding to your income. When you fill-in for an optometric practice, you are making meaningful connections with your peers and are leveraging your expertise to get paid for something you love to do.

Create An Online Course

When people want to learn something new, they often look to the internet to watch a video, read a blog post, or take a class. Online courses can be a lucrative passive income. Let’s say over the past few years you have successfully focused on marketing your practice through social media. You can create an online course on how small businesses or healthcare professionals can use social media to grow their business.

Find out how you can make money with online courses in this article.


Do you enjoy writing? Whether you enjoy writing fact or fiction, you can usually find an audience for your work. Consider starting a blog, writing articles for optometry focused periodicals, or writing an eBook published through Amazon.

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