Webinar

Adding ERG/VEP Testing to Your Practice

In this ODwire.org Webinar, Craig Thomas, OD discusses how he uses the RETeval ERG/VEP testing device to help diagnose and treat eye disease in his office.

RETeval is the only FDA Cleared, Non-Mydriatic Full-Field ERG device.

You will learn how to integrate this hand-held vision-testing technology into your practice’s diagnostic protocols and how to use the information in your medical decision-making.

Billing and coding for visual electrophysiology are also discussed.

A Q&A follows the talk. Don’t miss it

 

Webinar

How to Achieve Independence from Managed Care

Webinar: Achieve Independence from Managed Care

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Would you like to minimize the influence of managed care on your practice, but don’t know where to begin?

In this exclusive, new online workshopSusan Resnick, OD and Viola Kanevsky, OD — who for the past several decades have both run successful optometric practices free of managed care — give you concrete, practical advice on how to build your practice by offering products and services to patients without the involvement of 3rd party insurance companies.

The workshop will feature an interactive discussion, including:

* The importance and value of adopting technology and products which clinically differentiate the independent practice and provide avenues of profit protection.

Real-world applications of these clinical products and techniques in practice, and the economics and business model behind each.

Marketing tips from clinicians who have successfully made the transition

* Interactive Q&A with attendees

Written materials (PDF, Word documents) to use as templates to help kick-start the process in your own office.

Exclusive access to an online community of like-minded clinicians, for further discussion in a secure, private space.

Discounts from conference sponsors: Art OpticalEuclidEyeCareProNeurolensSpecialEyesVTi/NaturalVue

REGISTER HERE!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this thread!

CEwire2020 is Coming! 60 COPE Credits, $189

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CEwire is back!  This year’s conference is our biggest ever, with 60 COPE-Approved CE credits on a wide variety of topics — including narcotics, OSD, myopia control, glaucoma, emergency eye care, ocular nutrition, retinal issues, traumatic brain injuries, legal & practice management issues, and more!

We also have our largest-ever virtual exhibit hall, with a vendors offering exclusive conference discounts!

At $189 CEwire2020 is the best CE value in eye care.

Check out the course list, speakers, and vendors.

REGISTER HERE

Discuss the conference in this thread.

We hope to see you there!

Webinar

Mastering the Simplified Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Process

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In the past, multifocal contact lens fitting was time-consuming and involved a great deal of trial-and-error to get an acceptable fit.

In this final webinar in our series on presbyopia, Milana Matz, OD of North Suburban Vision Consultants in Deerfield, IL, will walk us through Alcon’s “Simplified Multifocal CL Fitting Process”.

This process has resulted in high rates of fit success, including 80% success with 1 lens per eye, and 96% success with 2 lenses or less per eye!

Dr. Matz will review the process, and several real-life case studies of presbyopic patients fit into multifocals.

We hope to see you there!

*** CEwire2020 Updates ***
Early Registration for CEwire2020 opened this week!

Participants at this webinar will get the latest course updates and news about the event. Don’t miss it!

Webinar

The Multifocal Practice Opportunity with Dr. Amanda Nanasy

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In this second webinar in our series on presbyopia, Dr. Amanda Nanasy discusses the economics of multifocal contact lenses, and how you can leverage the latest generation of lenses to grow your practice’s revenue and provide superior patient care.

We’ll discuss:
* The size of the presbyopic market
* How multifocals can drive per-patient revenue growth
* Alcon’s multifocal portfolio, and the differences between the brands
* Web-based resources you can use to educate your patients and help drive them to your practice

REGISTER HERE

*** CEwire2020 Sneak Peek ***
Early Bird registration for CEwire2020 is opening next week!

Participants at this webinar will get a sneak peek at the latest courses that have been confirmed for the event! Don’t miss it! (hard to believe we’re up to 60 credit-hours already!)

Discuss the webinar in this thread & ask Dr. Nanasy questions!

Interview

Dr. Art Epstein on MGD and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated Term!

In this InSight Studio interview, we speak with Dr. Art Epstein on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated term. He hits on some of the big issues in ocular surface disease today, including:

* Will meibography become a standard of care?
* The current crop of OSD treatments
* Whether meibomian gland clearance is necessary to treat the underlying condition

Watch the video & weigh in!

Webinar

How to Capture the Presbyopic Opportunity in Your Practice

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By 2020, there will be approximately 126 million people with emerging or established presbyopia in the United States!

In this webinar, Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO (past president of the Illinois Optometric Association) will join us to discuss how to best service this exploding population, which can represent an important growth opportunity for your practice.

We’ll talk about:
* How to best raise patient awareness of presbyopia, and present their correction options
* How to identify good candidates for multifocal contact lenses
* How to get your staff to actively engage with presbyopic patients and help educate them

We’ll also discuss “The Alcon Multifocal 3:2:1 Advantage”, and the materials, replacement schedules, and designs of their current multifocal lines.

A Q&A will follow the talk, don’t miss it!

Discuss the webinar in this thread & ask Dr. Lowe questions!

Interview

Dr. Carrie Alfieri’s Top Staffing Tips!


Practice management expert – and Best Practices Winner – Dr. Carrie Alfieri gives us top tips on staffing the optometric office.

We discuss:

* How to develop and use a set of “core values” that underlie your staff development
* The methodology to use when going through the recruitment and hiring process
* How to communicate with your staff to keep them motivated and engaged – including the use of vision boards and the Fish Philosophy!

Interested in becoming a Best Practice? Apply today!

Leave any comments or questions for Dr. Alfieri in this thread.

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Apply Today to Become a Best Practice in 2020!


The application process to become a Best Practice in 2020 is now open!

In this interview, I catch up with Dr. Steve Rosinski and we talk about why every optometrist reading this should consider applying to the 2020 Best Practices program!

I also took a quick video of Dr. Rosinski at Vision Expo West kicking off the application process for 2020. Former Best Practice’s winner Dr. Thomas Quinn also takes a turn at the mic describing the program, and why you should apply. Video ends with Dr. Michele Andrews and a giant chocolate cake:



Learn more at https://www.eyecarebestpractices.com, and leave any comments or questions for Dr. Rosinski in this thread.

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Co-Management Tips with Drs. Azman & Greiner!

In this ODwire TV segment, Best Practices 2019 winners Drs. Ben Azman and Katie Greiner sit down with us to discuss co-management.

We hit on:

* The benefits of co-management to both the patient and the optometrist
* How to establish (and nurture) co-management relationships with ODs, OMDs, and other health care professionals
* How to use co-management to build your practice

Leave your feedback for Drs. Azman & Greiner in this thread!