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In the land of optometry, peculiar characters have made appearances in the exam room. Unique as they come, each requires an individualized approach to the exam and treatment plan. Tales have been told about one or two of them,...
I first heard about Warby Parker before most people, I think. I was friendly with Kate Spade (God rest her soul), who had just opened a store with her husband Andy. They were doing an event for Warby Parker. I...
EVER WONDER WHY YOU’VE BEEN CHARGING THE SAME AMOUNT ALL THESE YEARS? SOME FOLKS STILL REMEMBER 29-cent gasoline and five-cent candy bars. It hasn’t been very long since 3 lbs of hamburgers sold for a dollar. The same house that...
Reputations can be brutal Reputations can be brutal, and at times they can be impossible to live up to. I know none of us like to think back that far, but remember the days of high school when someone’s reputation...
The top five ethical dilemmas in medicine are breach of patient confidentiality, initiation of patient-doctor romantic relationships during treatment, malpractice and negligence, failure to obtain informed consent, and physician-assisted suicide. These are serious issues that are explored often in...
Is this your reality? Like most business owners, you undoubtedly spend countless hours mulling over whether or not your practice is running at its full potential. You consciously dart from one department to the other, entertaining your inherent curiosity with...
Running a medical eyecare office has become more challenging, with greater competition from online retail and optical chain-store providers. Understanding gross revenue versus net revenue has never been more vital. Once you understand the difference between these two metrics,...
How many patients do you see an hour? Could you increase your patient appointments to 20-minute increments without decreasing your quality of care? Doctors weigh in on what works for them. Read & Comment on ODs on Facebook  
On this episode of the ODs on Facebook Podcast we take a look at the past, present, and future of private equity in eyecare. Private equity has no doubt been the subject of intense discussion in eyecare recently. This...
Sharing good intel Regular readers of ODs on Facebook are familiar with the #TFT hashtag, which stands for “tales from the trenches” of clinical eye care. Posts with this tag include “compelling clinical photos” worth sharing with other doctors so...
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