One major thing that was elevated because of the pandemic was telehealth. Because many practices closed or were limited to emergency cases, the majority of healthcare entities adopted this modern-aged method of medicine in some form to continue delivering patient care. Though many did grow accustomed to the new technology, there were many rumors swirling even prior to the shutdown. However, many of the assumptions are incorrect. Continue reading 10 Telehealth Myths: What’s Been Debunked?
As things begin to return to “normal” after the COVID-19 outbreak began in March of this year, your patients who were initially too scared to come in may be coming around to the idea. However, they’re still concerned about their health and insist on maintaining a safe social distance. How can this be achieved in your office? The Review of Optometric Business (ROB) shared an article with a handy solution for practitioners and patients. Continue reading The Patient Check-In: COVID-19 Edition
In the wake of the pandemic, things seem to finally be returning to normal. While there are many ordinances that have additional restrictions, many practices have been able to open back up, and patient volume has been steady or better for most offices. However, many struggled during the closure and are concerned about how their practice will rebound. With that in mind, we’re sharing 5 tips for growing your eye care practice according to the AOA. Continue reading 5 Tips for Growing Your Practice
As a practicing physician, it’s your preference to see your patients in the office: nothing can replace a face-to-face conversation, your patients receive better care, and you get a better understanding of what’s going on with their eyes. However, the recent COVID pandemic has demonstrated the need to be agile and tech-savvy in today’s healthcare needs. One OD out of Texas had already implemented an online shopping option for her patients before the shutdown, but she didn’t realize how critical that resource would become. Continue reading Importance of an Online Retail Presence for Optometry Practices
When bringing in a new program, it can be intimidating to introduce to your staff. You want them to believe in it as strongly as you do, and you don’t want them to feel overwhelmed by another task added on to their daily to-do lists. You can’t always be around to make sure they’re implementing the new program the way you intended. For the EyePromise program, that’s where your Program Champion comes in. Continue reading The Importance of a Program Champion
Everyone is “busy” all the time. It’s our excuse for everything. Below are some ways we can overcome this common justification and get back on track according to Amy Alverez’s article written for Optometric Management. Continue reading Busyness: The New Challenge