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Demystifying Corporate Optometry Myths

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Dec 1, 2017 11:23:00 PM

Some time ago, we had the opportunity to interview Dr. Maria Sampalis, of Sampalis Eyecare and Corporate ODs on Facebook, to discuss the secrets to success in the corporate optometry setting. One of the tips Dr. Sampalis offered was the need to debunk common misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding the corporate optometry industry.

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Industry Pulse, Optician

Interview: Managing Changes in The Eyecare Industry

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Nov 27, 2017 2:32:00 PM

In this industry, things are constantly changing. And as an OD, business owner, or both it's critical that you're able to keep up with the changes and take the necessary steps to implement new trends and processes into your practice. If you aren't keeping up with the latest in the industry and your competitors are, your practice will start to fall behind and patients will notice. Keeping up with the changes as they come is a lot easier than doing a complete overhaul ten years down the road when you suddenly realize what you haven't been keeping up with.

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Industry Pulse, Change Management, Optometrist

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Saturdays in Eyecare: A Do or a Don't

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Nov 4, 2017 10:43:00 AM

Keeping your eyecare practice open on Saturday has always been a hot debate in the industry. For some practices it can be their busiest day of the week, and for others it can be littered with no-shows. Most of this is dependent on the location of your office and demographics of your patient base. In a recent poll of eyecare practice employees, it was asked if their practice is open on Saturday, and these results were found:

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Tips for ECPs, Industry Pulse, Practice Owner

Why Optometry Students Should Consider A Corporate Optometric Practice

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Oct 14, 2017 10:36:00 AM

When optometry students graduate and enter the real world, they often start out with a lot of student loan debt, limited business knowledge, and a stigma of becoming a corporate OD. Common myths and complaints around corporate optometry are that you see too many patients, you have to work weekends, and there’s no growth potential. However, these are not all true. A career in corporate optometry can be just as rewarding as operating in a private practice.

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Education, Industry Pulse, Optometrist

The Difference of Working in a One-door vs. Two-door State

Posted by Denise Deverelle Crown on Oct 11, 2017 2:22:00 PM

I was talking to my friend, Dr. Maria Sampalis from Corporate Optometry Careers the other day about one-door and two-door states, when it occured to me that there is not a lot written on this topic aside from state regulations dripping in legalese. If you're thinking about a career in a corporate practice, which is a great option in my opinion for new ODs, it helps to understand what your business will look like under either model. 

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Education, Industry Pulse, Optometrist