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6 Book Recommendations for ODs

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Sep 10, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Every now and then it's good to take a mental break from your daily routine and explore different options for learning, inspiration, and business motivation. It's easy to get stuck in a routine of doing things and forget to take the time to evaluate your vision for your practice, your team, and your personal growth as a healthcare professional.

Our optometry blog strives to give you the best information and resources for improving your eyecare practice, but we also like to have a little fun. That's why we wanted to share our top book choices to kindle your flame. Whether you're looking to hunker down and take notes or skim for some new ideas, we've found the book for you.

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Tips for ECPs, Education, Optometrist, Practice Management

7 Bad Manager Habits that Can Destroy Your Optical Practice Team

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Aug 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In any small business, including your eyecare practice, managers have to manage day-to-day tasks and lead their team to success. Managing a team requires much more effort and time than just giving direction and holding meetings.

Leaders of organizations must communicate effectively and create an environment that fosters motivation and engagement throughout the officeBut oftentimes, finding the right management style for your practice can be harder than you'd think. We've got a list of 7 bad habits that a manager in your optical practice could be displaying that ultimately hurt your entire team and office culture. Do you find yourself guilty of these habits? Read on.

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Tips for ECPs, Optometrist, Office Manager

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4 Ways Your Optometry Office is Wasting Time

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Aug 27, 2018 11:15:00 AM

If you own your own practice, you probably find that there aren't enough hours in a day to get everything done. While we all know that feeling a little too well, have you thought about where you might have the capacity to free up time in your daily routine?

Depending on the needs of your patients, your practice likely wastes time with inefficient communication, dated methods or technology, and consuming administrative work. Most of these time saving ideas have to do with eyecare practice management and using modern technology to make everyday tasks more easy and accurate. Read on to see how you can transform your practice day-to-day.

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Tips for ECPs, Practice Management, EHR Software

Optometric Practice Management: Tightening Your Practice's Belt

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Aug 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As independent optometrists and practice owners, running your practice isn't just about seeing patients. You're also managing a business. And, as a small business owner, managing your costs is one of the primary responsibilities. Each year, you should be evaluating your budget and see where you can make adjustments.

When it comes to optometric practice management and profitability, we want to talk about some areas in your practice where you can make adjustments and possibly save a penny or two. Whether it's updating budget to scheduling your staff to marketing efforts to letting your patients help themselves, we've got a few ideas that could help your practice's profits in the long run.

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Tips for ECPs, Practice Management, Marketing

Tips for ODs: How to Handle No-Shows and Late Patients

Posted by Sharon Chin on Aug 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Your optometry practice can be incredibly organized and run like a well-oiled machine. But a late patient or a no-show can throw off your entire schedule and ruin your well-laid plans.

Late patients can cause a build-up of wait time for other patients and may even cause you and your staff to work past office hours. And no-shows directly impact your practice’s revenue. Some patients just don’t value time as much as you do, but there are also patients who encounter real emergencies. Keep reading for a few ways that you can reduce the number of late or no-show patients.

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Tips for ECPs, Office Manager