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LensCrafters Closing Local Labs: The Era of 1-Hour Specs Dead?

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!
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The Economics of Prokera with Dr. John Rumpakis [#R041]

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 [...]
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Profiting From the Affordable Care Act & Joining an ACO [#R036]

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 [...]
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