We’re about a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there are advancements being made every day to return the world to normal, it can seem further away than ever. This recurring feeling of uncertainty and fear has many people feeling fatigued, anxious, and burnt out, even after returning to work. Michael Kling, OD, shares how he identifies that his staff members need a mid-pandemic boost as well as how he supplies that boost. Continue reading So, Your Staff Needs a Mid-Pandemic Boost. What Can You Do?
Over the past 3-4 years, the popularity of esports and gaming, in general, has grown exponentially, and the recent pandemic has only greased the wheels for this growth. Social distancing and quarantining have created a gap in our social structure, and gaming is not only a great way of connecting remotely, it’s a great distraction from all the chaos. Continue reading COVID Outbreak Increases Gaming
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
During this new normal, almost all public places have adopted a new daily routine that includes more cleaning, better sanitization, and masks. While there are many safety measures in place, it’s still possible for a positive COVID-19 case within your practice. So, what should you do if your staff member tests positive? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention created a list of guidelines to help business owners like you know what your next steps are, and the Review of Optometric Business (ROB) shared their suggestions. Continue reading What to Do With a Positive COVID – 19 Test In Your Practice
So many things have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic started. While some things have started returning to normal, many people are still nervous about going to public places like restaurants, grocery stores, and even healthcare practices. With this in mind, the Review of Optometric Business shared some tips to help encourage patients to book and keep their appointments. Continue reading How You Can Encourage Appointment Booking
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many things have changed. One of the most impactful changes in everyday life is the mask regulation. Masks have become a public policy to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. However, not all municipalities are enforcing this recommendation, and some people are refusing to comply. Continue reading Importance of Masks in Practice
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many things have changed. Everyone’s wearing masks, there are hand sanitizer stations everywhere, and everyone’s forgoing crowds, including sporting events. Professional sports are still playing, but the stadiums are empty except for necessary personnel. While many are happy that these major organizations have returned to play, professionals aren’t the only ones who want play to resume. Continue reading What Does It Take to Return to Recreational Sports?
The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to many changes in our daily routines. From a spike in grocery deliveries and to-go orders to the shutdown of some bars and restaurants, this novel coronavirus’s impact on society has been great, and it isn’t over. One of the most encountered changes is the need to wear face protection when you’re out in public. Continue reading Face Masks & Occasional Dry Eye
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our norms have shifted and changed, and we quickly had to learn and adapt to the “new normal.” Starting with the sudden shut down of the economy, eye care professionals had to quickly find their footing in a constantly changing environment. When practices were finally allowed to reopen, doctors learned that many things had changed drastically. Jacquie Bowen, OD, recognized many changes, but the changes to her “bedside manner” surprised her. Not only is she dressed head to toe in PPE gear, which hindered some face-to-face interaction, but her patients are also in masks. She now finds herself over-annunciating patient orders and being overly expressive with her eyes, so her patients can feel more at ease. Continue reading Lessons Learned from COVID-19