Occasional dry eye is one of the most common eye health issues experienced across the country. The reason it’s so common is because its causes are so vast. Occasional dry eye can be caused by anything from ocular surface dysfunction to environmental factors such as dry air. Whatever the cause, patients are looking for solutions for their symptoms. By offering occasional dry eye care in your practice, you can improve both your patient care and your practice success. Continue reading 5 Steps for Launching an Occasional Dry Eye Center
When it comes to patient interactions, an eye care professional needs to have a level of, well, professionalism. However, that doesn’t mean you must be robotic in nature. You must learn the delicate art of emotional intelligence, according to Patty Casebolt, Chief Quality Officer at Medical Eye Center in Medford, Ore. In an article for Review of Optometric Business (ROB), she shared her tips for handling some highly emotional conversations with patients with a bit more grace, including those tough financial conversations. Continue reading There’s Intelligence, & Then There’s Emotional Intelligence
When incorporating new things in your practice, it’s helpful to have a detailed plan for success. When it comes to occasional dry eye, it can be intimidating to know what you need to be more focused on this specific eye health need, much less what you need to be successful. In an article for Review of Optometric Business, John Rumpkins, OD, MBA, shared his insights on what’s needed to become a successful occasional dry eye practice. Continue reading How to Create a Successful Occasional Dry Eye Practice
When it comes to diabetes care, there’s a minimum standard expected from eye care professionals (ECPs). According to a recent study, many ECPs’ diabetes protocols are not meeting the current National Eye Institute of Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines. Here’s what the research shows. Continue reading Is Your Diabetes Management Failing Clinical Guidelines?
When it comes to eyecare, there are many positives. However, there are also negatives, like the unfortunate turnover rate in eyecare practices. Whether it’s the hectic, fast-paced environment or that eyecare is just not for everyone, Eyeworld estimates that eyecare has an average turnover rate of 25% compared to a national average of 23% in 2018. While this is discouraging, Thomas P. Arnold, OD, FSLS has a few tips for encouraging employees to stick around. Continue reading 8 Tips for Retaining Employees for the Long Haul
EyePromise® has a comprehensive line of eye vitamins formulated for AMD and AMD risk, occasional dry eye, eye health related to diabetes, screen time, and athletic performance. With all these choices, it can be difficult to know which is the best for your patients. Furthermore, what if your patients have difficulty with or don’t like taking softgels/pills? We have the answer.
Continue reading When to Recommend EyePromise® Vizual Edge™ Chewable
When it comes to eye health supplements, it can be difficult to know what to recommend for each patient’s individual needs. While EyePromise has vitamins formulated for AMD and AMD risk, occasional dry eye, eye health related to diabetes, screen time, and athletic performance, how can you know which is the best for your patients? What if we told you EyePromise has a product that combines the best of all our vitamins into one convenient daily dose? Continue reading When to Recommend EyePromise® Vizual Edge Pro™
Since the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020, many practices have been working hard to get back up and running to the fullest extent. Some practices may not have to work as hard as others because they’ve had someone working for them in the background: EyePromise®. Continue reading How EyePromise Helped Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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?
When it comes to caring for your patients, you want to do everything possible to keep them seeing their best for as long as possible. Sometimes, that requires care that takes time to show any “benefits.” During this limbo phase, patients can lose faith in your recommendations, causing them to seek a second opinion or cease with care altogether. Therefore, it’s important to help them see not only the issue, but the small improvements made over time. Continue reading See the EyePromise® Difference