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52 minutes | 6 days ago
Doctor Referral Networks
Start receiving and tracking referrals through a secure, HIPAA-compliant web portal. Introducing The Chiasm! No more chasing paperwork! Save staff time by eliminating phone calls, faxes and preventing undeliverable faxes or unanswered phone calls. The system provides a simple and quick way of managing referrals by receiving instant appointment times for your patient. It also tracks every step of the referral process, from canceled appointments to completed visits with detailed reports of clinical outcomes. Provide optimal health services to your patients and doctors in need of further clinical evaluation.Get more info about The ChiasmGet Better Lab Pricing!Join our Facebook Group
11 minutes | 17 days ago
Automate Insurance Verification | Medical + Vision
Save hours a day from searching the web for patient vision and medical plan info.See how ABB Verify’s intelligent software solution integrates with almost any EHR system, freeing you from tedious health and vision benefit verifications and authorizations. Increase office visits with automated email/text alerts reminding patients about unused benefits.CLICK TO SIGNUP FOR FEB 16TH WEBINAR
52 minutes | 20 days ago
RFID Tech | Optical Inventory Management
Optical inventory is such a pain in the ass to do. In fact, most opticians and offices don't even bother doing it! It's time-consuming and frankly a very manual process. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is making optical inventory so much easier. It's the same tech used to get into hotel rooms or cars when you are nearby and holding a card / keyfob. Just imagine being up to do an inventory of 1000 frames in 10 minutes by simply walking around waving a smartphone at frame displays and inventory being done rapidly fast! No pen, no paper, no excel sheets, no typing things.WaveRFID is leading the way in providing optical inventory management systems that integrate with EHRs. Track frame turns, get 100% accurate sales data, reduce theft, free up optician time, order frames from manufactures with 2 clicks, and more.View WaveRFID website and get demo Signup for ABB Verify Webinar Feb 16th to Remove Insurance Verification HasslesLearn how Opti-Xpres can make online patient forms and patient schedulers easy
68 minutes | a month ago
Live Chat | Your Online Receptionist
You have an in-person receptionist, but do you have an online receptionist? It's the premier concierge experience your patients deserve. Listen as Ryan Hungate, DDS shares how he developed chat software for optometrists, dentists, and any doc that wants a great online experience to drive patients to your office.Simplifeye is the first and only 24/7 Live HIPAA Compliant Web Chat. The live chat team are trained to qualify patients to YOUR specifications (insurance, procedures, products etc.). Patient appointment info is passed to practices via an end-to-end encrypted, HIPAA-secure portal.Track Your Success!Stay informed by using a built-in dashboard to analyze your current traffic and conversion metrics. Simplifeye doesn't just say they save the front desk time, they prove it!Get 30-Day FREE trial of SimplifeyeJoin the Eyetrepreneur Facebook Group
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Increasing FSA / HSA Spending in Your Office
FSA / HSA dollars spent in your office can result in a significant end of your financial boost for your practice. How are you communicating to your patients via email, social, and in-person to make them aware they can spend dollars at your office on eyewear and other goods and services.As you know, Flex Spending accounts expire making this a busy time of the year. Most plans expire on December 31st. Some extend into Q1, however, reminding patients this time of year maximizes your revenue. We're talking about tactics, tools, and communication methods to get spending to happen.Download email and social templatesJoin Eyetrepreneur Facebook group
61 minutes | 3 months ago
How To Get Medical Referrals from MDs, Urgent Care, and others
Face it, most MDs think optometrists are quacks or just the person next to Walmart or Target doing glasses and contact lens eye exams. We all know that ALL optometrists have nearly the same schooling and are qualified to treat medically.What happens is MDs refer to OMDs where the patient is typically seen by an OD for non-surgical stuff. It's time we get MD to OD direct referrals and we'll show you how with a proven formula of outreach and marketing.Learn more at riseoptometry.comRegister for the December 10th webinar about online forms, online scheduler and contact lens Rxs being texted:
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Optical E-Commerce for Optometrists and Opticians
In This Episode:Bricks and mortar opticals and optometry offices are really slow to adopt e-commerce solutions for their patients. Patients want to buy glasses online, so why not give them the option through their local ECP. Buy the eyewear online and get adjustments in the store? Bricks and clicks...learn about it![2:39] Guests introduction.[8:13] Why was Optify E-commerce created for indie docs and opticians?[18:43] Signing up with Optify.[23:08] Fitting a patient virtually.[26:02] Buying process and shipping.[39:14] Preselecting the glasses.Click to get more Optify info!Tool for looking up Vision and Medical PlansGet Bookkeeping help in your office!
67 minutes | 4 months ago
Zocular Okra Product for Dry Eye Treatments
In This Episode:[3:05] What is Zocular?[12:29] Okra and polysaccharide.[24:10] Supplies for irrigation.[26:44] Zest procedure.[30:59] Other products.[41:53] Tea tree oil.[45:56] Stocking products.The Guest:Peter A. Pham, MDDr. Pham is a chemist, entrepreneur, and practicing ophthalmologist in Houston. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis after graduating summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, and as a resident, co-developed the first online visual field testing system for glaucoma and macular degeneration, which can still be accessed at KeepYourSight.org. He patented an innovative system using okra polysaccharide complexes called Zokrex as a natural alternative for addressing inflammation. He’s also the CEO and Founder of Okra LLC, the first company to incorporate the Zokrex platform in its line of Zocular products.Resources:Lookup insurance plans on ONE WEBSITEDry eye diagnosis video for beginners (9 minutes)firstname.lastname@example.orgPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
How Frames Are Made in Japan
You will learn:--Difference between Chinese and Japanese acetate--How frames are polished--How to determine if a frame is good quality--How Asian fit frames are made--The manufacturing steps--Why frames cost so much to make--How to design your own collection--What made in Japan means--The different types of equipment usedGuest: Christopher EspositoIn This Episode:[2:44] Guest Introduction.[9:17] Workshop tour.[11:38] Acetate production.[28:34] The design software they use.[38:26] Average frame price.[39:08] Japanese hinges.[44:34] Japan's process vs China vs Europe.Resources:ethnicityeyewear.comsay-oh.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
71 minutes | 6 months ago
Credit cards, payroll, bookkeeping, insurance (fees fees fees)
In This Episode:[8:08] Guest introduction.[13:43] Credit card processing[15:08] Tiered pricing.[29:35] Reprogramming terminals.[32:32] Chip vs Swipe fees.[41:01] Background check.[44:59] Payroll.[52:17] Bookkeeping.[01:05] Employee health insurance.Tim EmersonTim has 28 years of experience in the financial service industry. He founded Emerson & Co. in June of 2006. His firm provides: Payroll, Merchant Services, and Insurance, working with public organizations and businesses to cut cost and provide efficiencies. Tim is currently a Deacon at Country Club Christian Church, President of Waldo Brookside Rotary Club in Kansas City, and a member of multiple chambers of commerce. He is on the board of directors for the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce. Tim and his wife Darci reside in the Kansas City area, have 2 daughters Sophie and Zoey, and enjoy outdoors activities and travel.Resources:How To Be a Profit-Oriented Office ManagerLearn how to sell eyewear online. Book a demo: https://calendly.com/wes-goddard/optify-Perry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookLearn about Perry's consulting business at www.eyerockit.comConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Buy Now, Pay-Over-Time Technology
Discounting eyewear or any services is the best way to give profit away.You essentially are apologizing for your prices when you offer 30% off. This sets a presidence for people to always expect a deal. We already make enough "phantom income" in eyecare with vision plans.Change the way you offer payment options... Offer Sunbit payment plans. They are new to eyecare and give patients peace of mind with transparent application process and fees.The best part! Scan state issued ID, and get application complete in nearly 30 seconds.Webinar for more info August 25th at 7 Eastern.https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OFRMkLcgTj29cBZSmjeQPwImpatient and just want a demo of software technology now? https://marketing.sunbit.com/optical
89 minutes | 7 months ago
Make Your Practice More Profitable
In This Episode:[2:24] Eyetrepreneur team introduction.[6:05] The current state of private practice and profitability..[21:13] Common bottleneck in the exam room and the optical when it comes to creating a profitable practice.[44:56] Streamline check-in / check-out.[47:08] Exam room hacks.[52:44] Tweaker hack.[56:34] Converting someone asking for prescription.Resources:Learn about Perry's consulting business at www.eyerockit.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
5 minutes | 7 months ago
Learn to Sell Rx Glasses Online
Announcement: webinar tonight where Perry and Dr. Brill will talk for 1 hour about why and how to start selling Rx glasses online. It's the path forward to creating revenue opportunities outside the 4 walls of your practice. Webinar tonight 7/27/2020 at 8:30 EDTRegister for webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e1y9fyLvSMyqh5d4Dw2KfQ
67 minutes | 7 months ago
Perry Tells You How To Make Money
In This Episode:[4:48] Perry's introduction and background.[8:07] Big box vs independent box.[13:20] Eyerockit Consulting overview.[14:29] Eyerockit processes and steps.[16:48] Crush your eyewear sales.[22:53] Crush patient collections.[30:07] Lower all cost of goods and services.[35:18] Frame inventory assessment and plan.[41:07] Develop optical executors not opticians.[44:12] Private labeling.[45:34] Create radical, happy and transparency culture.[49:47] Office procedures perfection.[53:48] Administrative duties.[55:44] High tech office upgrade beyond equipment.[01:02] Expert real world advice from an OD in the trenches.Resources:Learn about Perry's consulting business at www.eyerockit.comPerry's consulting business: eyerockit.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
89 minutes | 7 months ago
Make A Private Label Frame Line
Reasons to buy private label:Cut your cost of goods on frames by 70%Stop wasting time meeting with frame repsStop wasting money on shipping frames all the time to your officeBuy better quality at lower pricesPrevent yourself from being shopped online for cheaperIt's fun to design your own collectionIn This Episode:[5:41] Guests introduction.[7:21] Eckhard Wirtz.[9:07] Richard Keating.[21:23] Frame licensing.[31:27] Private label.[35:40] Making your own frames.[37:05] Custom frames pricing.[37:19] Lead time and minimum order quantity.[46:44] Cost per piece.[50:55] Materials and where the frames are made.[55:16] Creating your own warranty.[1:16:26] Country of origin on the frame.Resources:https://eyetrepreneur.com/create-private-label-frame-line/Perry's consulting business: eyerockit.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebook Connect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
65 minutes | 8 months ago
Why Your Lab Is Ripping You Off
In This Episode:[4:42] Guests introduction.[5:28] Black Lab Optical.[15:14] What is a click fee?[19:55] Lens design and why lenses cost so much.[24:44] Why do companies come out with new lenses every year and say it's new and improved?[32:03] Private label.[41:57] Switching lens brand.[50:05] Training[52:47] Why are ARs expensive.Resources:https://eyetrepreneur.com/reasons-to-use-private-label-lenses-and-independent-labs/Perry's consulting business: eyerockit.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebookConnect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
24 minutes | 8 months ago
VSP screws us again!
VSP is reducing our doctor reimbursement by about 50% if we don't agree to use certain lens technology and brands. Can you say crooked? It all starts September 1st. Learn in this episode how managed care works and why it's a corrupt system that only hurts the patient.Tell VSP enough bullying! Fill out your dissatisfaction survey anonymously here: https://eyetrepreneur.typeform.com/to/TqRZfhPerry will be mailing over 500 survey results to VSP CEO so we can open a meaningful dialogue and reform the system.
57 minutes | 9 months ago
Black Diversity in Eyecare
In This Episode:[3:00] The Black Eyecare Perspective.[6:05] Recruitment.[14:16] Affirmative action in optometry.[18:35] Black patients optical needs.[21:21] Customizing Frames.[41:46] Main improvements to cater to more African american communities.[45:30] If you want to get involved with the Black Eyecare Perspective.About The Guests:Drs. Adam Ramsey and Darryl Glover are well respected key opinion leaders in the eyecare industry. They are passionate and dedicated to helping create an environment that is inclusive and recognizes the importance of diversity in the eyecare industry. Drs. Adam Ramsey and Darryl Glover are committed to facilitating open and authentic dialogue surrounding implicit bias, organizational structure, and policies which lead to a lack of diversity and exclusion.Resources: Watch Video Meeting RecordingRegister for in-office sanitation webinarJoin our Facebook group Perry's consulting business: eyerockit.comPerry's e-book: eyerockit.com/ebook Connect With Us On Social Media!FacebookInstagramYouTubeJoin our Facebook GroupText our 24/7 Eyetrepreneur HOTLINE at 913-660-2855. Ask us anything medical, business, or just vent to us.
7 minutes | 9 months ago
LensQuote Helps Sell Yearly Contact Lens Supplies
Episode Recording: https://youtu.be/F5KGc-RC0jIWe are not professional salespeople in optometry! Frankly, we're terrible at selling our premium services. It's not our fault though...I blame the vision plans for lack of pricing transparency.Techs or doctors selling contacts in the exam room have bad sales presentations. It's either verbal or done on a crappy paper form.LensQuote is the sales tool that presents it beautifully on a desktop or tablet. The tool calculates contacts, insurance allowances, and rebates in 3-seconds!No more calculation errorsNo more insurance errorsNo more figuring out how many boxesNo more chasing down rebatesThe tool you need can be found at www.LensQuote.net
110 minutes | 9 months ago
Why You Should Buy An Edger and Do In-Office Finishing For Your Optical
An edger in your office allows eye care professionals to be in control of speed, quality, and pricing. You likely have been in that situation numerous times wondering why a pair of glasses is taking 2-4 weeks to complete? It’s just a simple plastic progressive lens with a premium anti-reflective coating going into an acetate frame, what could be so complicated? The truth is laboratories are assembly lines and things happen. Equipment breaks, people type in the wrong data, items get lost, employees don’t show up to work, lenses are mishandled, etc.You can combat all this craziness by using a stock lens inventory or ordering less expensive uncut lenses and edging them yourself. Uncut lenses from labs generally can arrive in your office in 24-72 hours. This will create less headaches for you knowing the lenses are in your possession quickly. Don’t be afraid about screwing up expensive progressive lenses in the edger (like not blocking correctly or a lens slipping or breaking).The edger does not know how expensive a lens is. It treats every lens the same when it cuts it. A good laboratory will understand you have spoilage in your in-office-lab too and will replace the lens at $0 charge many times. Just don’t make it a frequent occurrence with 30% of your work and you will be okay.Furthermore, an added benefit of edging your own lenses is you can control the cosmetics of lenses within the frame by adjusting bevel placement, safety bevels, size of lenses, shelving, etc. Stop getting pissed off when labs send back work with temples splayed out on high myopes or lenses are off-axis. You can control the quality of your finishing work by buying an edger. Don’t think of buying an edger as a sunk expense. You will actually generate revenue with this machine by reducing costs of raw materials needed to produce lenses. You can buy an edger new or used or even finance one. There’s no excuse not to buy one. They even make a small footprint today and the noise can be contained. Don’t worry if you are not super technical. When you purchase an edger, companies will give you a few days of hands on training and will always be available for technical phone support. Most edgers are low maintenance and just require regular cleaning and the occasional parts replacement. Frequently asked questions opticians and optometrists ask about edging in house What do I do? I’m not handy and don’t know how to set up a lab.When you buy an edger from a reputable company, whether it’s a used or new piece of equipment, a representative will fly out to your location and be onsite to train 1 or multiple staff members for a couple of days. All the tools you need to edge will come with the unit. If you are buying from an individual seller, you will be more reliant on asking them for help. How much space do I need for an edger?The piece of equipment can fit in a closet if you have to. Today’s edgers are small and compact and generally not more than 2ft x 2ft. Some edgers are “all-in ones,” meaning it has the tracer, blocker, and edger built into one compact unit while others require you buy separate equipment and place it on counter space. How long does it take to edge a pair of lenses?Dry edgers are fast, wet edgers are slower, but it’s not a race! The material and the coatings determine the time frame to edge. Lenses with slippery high quality anti-reflective coatings will take longer as the machinery goes slower to prevent the lenses from slipping and getting off axis. Also, hi-index lenses are tougher lenses and take longer.A polycarbonate lens with a hard coat will take 60 seconds. A polycarbonate lens with a premium anti-reflective will take 2-3 minutes. While the edger is running, the operating optician should be multitasking by deblocking lenses, inspecting lenses in lensometer after edging, cleaning lenses, and preparing next jobs. It’s a small assembly line and you should never just sit and watch the lens rotate. That’s a waste of time!!! It’s like watching water boil. It’s easier to send glasses to the lab for lenses, should I really edge?It’s also easier to stay at home on unemployment and eat popcorn. Yes, when you make glasses in-house, you save time. Imagine how much you spend on shipping and labor costs always trying to track down orders with the labs. It’s nice to know where in the production cycle every job is. You can choose if you want to expedite a job for a patient as a rush glasses order. Why are edgers so expensive?They are not. Why are OCTs and Optomaps so expensive? Every piece of capital equipment when used properly and consistently will help you deliver faster service and better products to your patients quicker than your competitors. Today, people want all their products they buy speedy, including eyewear. What maintenance does an edger need?The best way to avoid any repairs is clean the machine daily after use. You are shredding up lenses so the main form of cleaning is using a shopvac to free up any loose debris left behind. Otherwise, there is really no maintenance to be done. Just like any piece of equipment, it has screws, springs, moving parts, and electronics that can occasionally need updating. Expect this but also know you are saving so much money on lenses these costs are nominal compared to your $300 lab bills for progressive lenses you are used to. I see mostly insurance and vision plan patients, can I edge those jobs too?Yes, you can edge single vision jobs with any coatings and lens features, including photochromics. You buy the lenses and submit the in-office finishing claim on the same websites. You will have to sign an IOF agreement with the vision plans that explains your new reimbursement schedule, which should be higher, and other legal information you have to follow. To get started edging in office with vision plans, reach out to a rep or find the info on the websites. For progressive lenses and all other lenses that need surfacing, you will still have to order these through the contracted labs.You will make a ton more money edging single vision jobs in office on vision plans so it’s worth buying an edger still. Also, having an edger makes increasing the cash portion of your office easier since you control where and what prices you buy products at. I’m worried the edger smells or makes too much noise, is this a concern?No, when you hear the sound of an edger that means you are making money. Edgers today produce noise like any piece of industrial equipment; however, with a closed door on the room where the edger is housed, 80% or more of the noise is blanketed. The noise will not be a disturbance to the patient ambiance in your office. The smell of the edger only becomes a concern when you are edging high-index lenses, which tend to smell like onions. Yummy smell, right? It’s best to have an exhaust fan installed in the edging room to circulate the air in the room and not inhale or distribute the smell throughout the office. Are there any limitations to what type of lenses I can edge?No, you can edge anything from plano to +/- 10.00 and beyond. Although, we hope you don’t have to edge too many super high prescriptions. All coatings and lens treatments can safely be processed in the edger. All you have to do is select the right settings for each job.The pressure the edger puts on each lens and speed it rotates the lenses is different for every lens material. Don’t worry though, the edger has all these settings pre-set. You just hit the material you are using on the screen and it adjusts the machine internal settings so you get a perfect lens everytime. How does the edger know what shape to cut to match the frame?The piece of machinery that’s used to create the shape for the edger to cut is called the tracer. It digitally or robotically traces the inside of the bevel to create a 100% shape the lenses into metal, acetate, semi-rimless or drill-mount frames. The accuracy is dead on, it’s amazing. The tracer sends the file of the shape to the edger so it knows what shape to cut. Once the edger is done grinding away, it’s important you place the lens into the frame to make sure the fit is good. Don’t expect the lenses to fit every single time perfectly, sometimes the eyewire will have a little gap in it or the lens is a little big for the acetate frame. You will notice it’s hard to force into the frame even with heat. This is normal. Lots of factors affect sizing such as calibration of equipment or even humidity levels. To make the lens a hair smaller, you simply go into recut mode and edge down the lens 0.1mm to 0.3mm smaller to make it fit. It’s such a small amount, but this makes it fit perfectly. Take your time edging down lenses to fit, it’s not a race. However, most times things fit perfectly. After edging both lenses, do I need to do any final inspection?Yes, the same final inspection you would do with lenses from an outsourced lab you do with in-office labs. Make sure to check the pupillary distance, ocular centers, segment heights, axis, prescriptions, and anything else. Your lensometer is your friend for final inspection. Make sure to hold the lens into the light after cleaning to make sure there is no crazing, scratches or any other weird defects. Your lens spoilage in your in-office lab will be very low since you are taking your time and paying attention. 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