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Our lives are way too full of Zoom's. Everyone I talk to tells me they're sick of them. Many of the Zoom’s are full of excessive optimism and fluff. I have a suggestion - don't host a Zoom unless...
Pre-COVID Telemedicine was anathema for many ODs. The current situation seems to have increased its credibility for many. I’m even hearing from people who believe the crisis we are witnessing is the beginning of a new era where exam...
Just over 100 years ago we dealt with the first major pandemic of the post-industrialized world, the 1918 influenza pandemic. This pandemic claimed 50 million lives or 2.5% of the world's population at the time. The flu came in...
There have been numerous threads sharing information on financial aid available as a result of this crisis, and much great information in different threads – so much so that it takes a lot of research and reading to find...
We all have some extra time on our hands, but it doesn’t mean we can sit around and wait. On the contrary, for many of us we need to act now to ensure our businesses survive this short-term crisis....
Insight into the Career of Optometry For Students, Young ODs and ECP’s Considering Optometry as a Career… If you are questioning your decision to choose Optometry as your career, have had second thoughts or experienced anxiety because of comments you’ve...
Our healthcare system is sick. We attempt to improve its condition through containing costs and maintaining the standard of care, however when costs are contained quality of care suffers and vice versa. Privacy, inconsistencies in record keeping, inefficient methods...
I sold my practice a week ago. I can’t believe I’m typing that; it’s not easy to admit. I have to keep pinching myself. 25 years of blood, sweat, and tears and I am no longer in the Captain’s chair....
There are several strategies for separating high performing opticals from others. At the top of the list are exceeding customer expectations, employing technically knowledgeable and talented opticians, great sales opticians and a well-designed, modern and well-merchandised optical space, not...
The Game Based on conversations I’ve seen on “ODs on Facebook” it appears many Optometrists aren’t clear on the value our State and National Associations bring to the table. So let’s play a game. We’ll call it "Bettering your Profession". The...
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