This week we saw a flurry of reports throughout many regions of the US that LensCrafters is shuttering their local labs, and will now rely on large, centralized labs to service their corporate stores.
With many stores already lacking an in-house lab, and now with local options disappearing, does this mean that the era of "1-hour lenses", or "same-day lenses" has come to a close?
Amazon has proven that people are willing to wait up to 2 days if the price and product is right. That very model is killing traditional retailers across the US (including many of the malls where LensCrafters tend to be located!)
So perhaps this speaks more to a changing retail environment than anything else.
Will this change impact your practice? Weigh in!
In this episode, Adam & Paul speak with Dr. Steven Bennett about the DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lens, and how he’s integrated it into his practice. We cover:
- The latest technological advances in daily disposable lenses.
- How he has managed to fit the vast majority of his contact lens patients in daily disposables, and the DT1specifically.
- How to select the [...]
The SpecialEyes 54 Multifocal is a custom soft contact lens option for your presbyopic patients. It is unique in that you can custom tailor the optics to each patient’s individual pupil size via the SpecialEyes Multifocal Simulator. In this fun ODwire.org Radio show, Drs. Matthew Lampa and Moshe Schwartz discuss both the clinical and practice-building aspects [...]
Fewer than 5% of optometric practices ever get past the $1 million dollar a year revenue landmark. Indeed, according to Dr. Jerry Hayes in his book, getting past the $900k barrier is one of the most daunting challenges a practitioner faces. The Challenge: How can a solo practitioner, in practice for 30 years with mostly static growth, ramp [...]
In this ODwire.org Radio Show, we interview Dr. Faive Kovalis, the founder of SmartOD.com. The company provides an online site for eye care professionals to directly order frames and lenses WITHOUT the need for sales rep visits or ‘boots on the ground’. This removes a great deal of cost. Using Zappos as a model, docs can go [...]
In this episode, Adam & Paul continue their conversation with Tom Baker, Business Development Manager at Wells Fargo Practice Finance. When starting a new practice, you need help — and lots of it! Professionals such as: Lenders, Attorneys, Accountants, Insurance brokers (… and more) are critical to getting your practice off the ground. We discuss how to assemble [...]
In this episode, Adam & Paul talk to Tom Baker, Business Development Manager at Wells Fargo Practice Finance. Tom has worked with hundreds of practices over the past several decades, and answers questions about how you assess your readiness to dive into your own practice, and the key issues you must address before trying. Ask Tom any [...]
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. John Rumpakis to discuss the economics of PROKERA®, a biologic corneal bandage composed of preserved amniotic membrane tissue. Importantly, we’ll learn how to properly bill & code when using this product with your patients. And if you missed our previous radio show about the clinical aspects of PROKERA®, you [...]
Frequent ODwire.org contributor Dr. Richard Frankel discusses how ODs can profit from the Affordable Care Act, and the nuts-and-bolts of joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which is a critical program for expanding your patient base & ensuring you won’t be left behind. *** IMPORTANT: The deadline for clinicians joining an ACO & participating in 2015 [...]