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How To Increase Your Patient Base By Networking

  Trying to increase your patient base is hard. It is even harder as a new graduate. As new graduates, it is difficult to be compared to OD’s who have been practicing for multiple years. Oftentimes, an older doctor may be perceived (and naturally is) as more experienced, point blank. …

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How To Start A Dry Eye Retail Center

There are many reasons why starting a dry eye retail center can be beneficial for your practice and your patients. Why do doctors sometimes recommend patients buy OTC drops or products from a pharmacy? It’s because we are taught to do so in school and is a behavior pattern we …

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Top 5 Benefits of a COVD Membership

When you graduate and get your first job, you’ll be anxiously awaiting that first check.  It’ll be a few thousand dollars and you’ll think you are rich! Then reality sets in and you remember that you have a lot of life expenses (student loans, rent, phone, car, etc…) on top …

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A Reflection On Private Practice Ownership 3 Years In

In my 3 years of private practice ownership, I’ve become a more savvy business owner. I’ve discovered there are 4 areas that are vital to your practice’s success: Additionally, I’ve found there are several challenges facing independent optometry, that require us to be different from online eye exams and e-commerce. 1) Negotiation A local lab rep …

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