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Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Patient Retention

True story: As a kid with myopia in the 1980’s, I had a succession of optometrists. The reason for this is that my mother’s employer’s insurance changed from one carrier to another frequently. As a result, the doctor who saw me two years before didn’t always accept the new insurance. Despite these changes, Mom got […]

Generations in the Workplace

There is a lot of discussion in the business world about the multi-generational workforce. Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials are all, more often than not, working in the same office. So if you work in a chain or a hospital, as many in eye care do, all three generations are likely represented in your […]

Keep an Eye on the Business

Today, many doctors are experiencing practice consolidation as smaller practices merge with larger ones. Despite this trend, there are still many optometry practices with single owners and only one or two doctors on staff. For the private practice owner focused on growing and thriving in today’s competitive market, taking advantage of new ideas in medicine, […]

A Computer Doesn’t Give Out Lollipops

If you are an eye care professional, by now you have probably heard of Opternative.com, which offers a vision exam to correct refractive error via computer and smartphone. A person signs up, takes the exam and a doctor reviews the findings. Within 24 hours, the patient is notified that the prescription is available. He or […]

Technology in the Practice

There are many things that can make your job as an eye care professional easier and Gulden sells some of them, of course. Still, you have to be judicious with your practice’s funds. Especially when it comes to items that are tech focused. After all, what’s high tech today is obsolete tomorrow. (Remember Palm Pilots, […]