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New ODwire.org Classifieds Launched

After a whole bunch of coding, We are happy to announce today the roll-out of our ALL-NEW ODwire.org Classifieds area.

It's got many new features, including cross-posting in our banner ads that run at the top of the screen, running on the home page of the site, and in other locations on social media.

Other classifieds in eye care cost way too much -- like $300 - 400 per listing (ugh). Listing on Ebay can be up to 10% of the sale price (double-ugh...)

We've made the price low in hopes that folks will find it a good value. By piggybacking off the rest of the ODwire.org infrastructure, we can keep the cost low.

The ODwire.org Classifieds will always be looking for ways to improve the product. As with ODwire.org, we want to keep it user friendly and a worthwhile visit to see what's for sale and us using the best marketing to sell your equipment or practice.

I was one of the test users during the Classified's beta period. I'm a technophobe. Adam made this classified so simple to use that even I was able to get around to see what's for sale and place an listing with no problem.

For Supporting Members there is a loyalty discount. Supporting Members can visit this thread for the proper code.

Give it a shot :) If you've got any questions, just ask!
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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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Contact Lens Technology to Meet Patient Needs in the Digital Age

ODwire.org Radio #56: In this episode, Adam & Paul speak with Dr. Christopher Lievens, all about how the needs of contact lens patients are evolving as more and more of us spend our days glued to digital devices! We cover:
  • The challenges heavy digital device users face with contact lenses, including dry eye
  • Strategies to help these patients [...]
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Acuvue Vita: The New Monthly Lens [#R053]

The Acuvue Vita is a new monthly replacement lens by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. In this interview, I spoke with @Jeffrey Sonsino and @Cristina Schnider OD MSc MBA at AOA Boston about the new lens and how it fits into practice. (Interestingly, Jeff was the very first person to place a commercial order for the [...]
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Biologic Therapies and PROKERA with Dr. Nick Colatrella [#R038]

Biologic therapies (using substances made from living organisms to treat disease) are the latest cutting-edge tool that you can implement in your practice to improve patient outcomes. In this ODwire.org Radio show, we sit down with Nick Colatrella, OD, FAAO to discuss:
  • What biologic therapies are
  • How he uses them in his private practice in Minnesota
  • How clinicians who [...]
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Growing Your Practice with Advanced Clinical Technologies – Dr. Jennifer Redfern [#R035]

Young clinicians frequently ask how they can differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In this ODwire.org Radio Show, Dr. Jennifer Redfern sits down with us to discuss the impact of using the latest clinical technologies in her practice. We focus on the Duette lens by SynergEyes, and how she’s using this advanced technology lens to differentiate [...]
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Dr. James Kirchner & the New SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses [#R033]

On this episode of ODwire.org Radio, we speak with Dr. James Kirchner, President & CEO of SynergEyes. Topics we cover include:
  • The newest members of the SynergEyes Duette line, including the new Duette Progressive
  • The development & evolution of hybrid lens technology
  • Clinical aspects of the new UltraHealth lens, how to fit it, and where & when to use [...]
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Building a Dry Eye Practice – Dr. Art Epstein [#R028]

Dry eye is an extremely common condition that’s often been under-diagnosed and treated. But thanks to advances in our understanding of dry eye, the availability of new diagnostic tools, and new forms of treatment, OD’s have a real opportunity not only to help patients, but also grow their bottom line. In this ODwire.org Radio interview, Dr. Art [...]
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