To charge or not to charge
At a recent meeting, I was fortunate to connect with some fellow ODs who practice in different settings, and we were discussing different contact lens fitting and follow up practices. Some ODs charge for a fitting and each time a patient comes back in for a follow-up, they are charged. Other ODs collect for the fitting up front, and that covers all follow-up care and trial lenses within a certain time frame. Other ODs charge one simple fee for any contact lens evaluation, no matter the complexity. Yet others break down the contact lens evaluation, depending on difficulty.
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