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practice management Optometry

Real-life office policies for ODs
Real-life office policies for ODsI thought I would create office policies to control my office life because the patients will follow my long list of rules just like my children listen to rules at home. Feel free to use it at your office.
Pros and cons of offering professional courtesyProfessional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor.
3 steps to success in clinical practiceSo, in optometry, with online refractions, online sales of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and in the face of reduced insurance reimbursements, is true practice autonomy attainable?
The false security of a full scheduleIt is not uncommon to hear people talk about the health of their practices by confidently stating how far they are “booked out.” How long it takes for a patient to get an appointment is often a statement of practice wellness.
The benefits of cleaning out your practice
The benefits of cleaning out your practiceToday, I donated the suit that I got married in. Yep, I took it to the secondhand store and walked away.
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017To gauge what the new year will bring, we asked experts to weigh in on what challenges they expect optometrists to face in 2017
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutions
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutionsAs we welcome a new year, now is a great time to look back at what we could have done better in 2016 and set goals for 2017. We asked eyecare professionals from around the country what their New Year’s resolutions are, both inside and outside of the practice.
15 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
15 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidaysThe holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone, but for optometrists, there are a laundry list of situations that happen in and outside of your practice that make this time of year extra hectic. We asked our Editorial Advisory Board to share one thing that drives them crazy during the holiday season.
6 steps to open a practice
6 steps to open a practiceOpening a practice of your own can be quite overwhelming and can leave you wondering where to start.
5 steps to creating a budget
5 steps to creating a budgetApplying the Golden Metric when creating a budget and increasing your profits