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Uprise Essentials & Pro – Plus Free Special for ODwire.org Members


I spoke with Denise Crown from VisionWeb @ VEE to catch the latest with them (listen to the 5 minute interview above.)

Uprise has now split out their platform into two separate packages at different pricepoints -- "Essentials" and "Pro".

So for a new practitioner who doesn't necessarily need the kitchen sink, but does want an EHR, Essentials is an inexpensive way to go. You can then seamlessly "upgrade" to Pro when ready.

*** They are extending the show special: You can get Uprise Essentials for FREE for your first doc if you sign up for VisionWeb's Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) package (which does claim submissions, etc.)

Just contact them to take advantage of this or ask questions in this thread.
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How ODwire.org Keeps Your Privacy Safe

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ODwire.org founder (left), in 2004. Back when we did everything by hand.  Everything!

In the wake of the latest Facebook scandal (and the #deletefacebook movement), I'd like to provide some explanations of how we keep your data and privacy safe on ODwire.org.

Privacy has been a big deal to us since the site was founded 15+ years ago, it is part of our DNA, and it a major reason the site has been successful. (At the same time, it limits our growth, as "registering" isn't just as simple as clicking a button! C'est la vie.)

Unfortunately the rest of the world is only now catching on to just how bad the situation is on many other sites.

Read more to see how we address these issues on ODwire.org, and why it is important.
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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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