Power Hour Optometry's Only Live Radio Show

EyeMed President Lukas Rueker and his leadership team are on the show and they take questions from listeners. 

We talk about the lab model, low exam reimbursements, why they mandate certain business practices for providers, Internet dispensing and many other important topics.  Listen as colleagues call in with their thoughts and comments!

If you'd like to contact EyeMed about the show, visit:  http://discovereyemed.com/viewpoint/  or, send an email to dialogue@eyemed.com

Direct download: 12-17-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Glaucoma guru, Dr. Murray Fingeret is our special guest.  We discuss cutting edge diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.  Is the OCT the standard of care?  What happened to visual fields - still important?  With all this new information, exactly WHEN should you start treating glaucoma?  Listen to this important information you won't find elsewhere!

Direct download: 12-10-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

Are there too many optometrists and too many schools?  Dr. Jennifer Coyle, the president of ASCO, joins the show to discuss the findings of the AOA Workforce Study.  Listen to the discussion about the study and what it means for your practice.  We discuss everything from the effect of gender to new technology on the future of our profession!

Direct download: 12-03-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one instrument available to diagnosis glaucoma, which one would it be?  Listen as noted educator, author and lecturer Jim Thimons, OD, answers this and other very timely questions. 

On this episode you'll hear all about cutting edge technologies, new drug delivery systems that are on the horizon, why you need to be careful prescribing generic drugs and a host of other very important clinical topics.

Direct download: 11-26-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

Listen to this important episode as pediactric specialist Dr. Leonard Press talks about why "little patients are the next big thing" for your practice.  He makes a compelling argument about why catering to this segment of patients is great for your practice and allays any possible fears about seeing younger patients.  It's a great show with great information!

Direct download: 11-19-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Is eyecare becoming a commodity and if so, what can you do about it?  Listen to a very entertaining and lively discussion with the CEO of FirsVision Media Group, Frank Giammanco.

Direct download: 11-12-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Your first step to plan to succeed next year should be to listen to this episode.  Gary discusses how and why to set up a budget and offers a free template just for the asking.  Great content to ensure your success next year!

Direct download: 11-05-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

What are the most important benchmarks for you to measure and keep track of in YOUR practice?  Listen as Gary and Steven Sunder from VisionWeb discuss, and debate, this important topic.  Also listen for instructions on how to get your free e-book that they collaborated on.

Direct download: 10-29-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Your next contact lens patients asks you, "So doctor, I saw on a website that the same company who makes my contact lenses paid you $1,417.29 for "Travel Expenses."  Are you fitting me with these contact lenses because they paid for your vacation?

Sound impossible?  The Sunshine Act is in full effect and scenarios like the one above are bound to happen in your practice.

Listen to experts from the Contact Lens Institute, Alcon and Vistakon share their wisdom about how the "Open Payments" program works, where you can see it online and everything else you need to know about it.

Direct download: 10-22-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Myopia Control is within the clinical skillset of every OD.  Get up to the second information about this great treatment program for your patients, from expert, Jeffrey Cooper, OD.  Learn how controlling myopia - instead of just "correcting" it can greatly benefit your practice and patients.

Direct download: 10-15-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:50am EST

What’s the next BIG thing for OD’s to be aware of?  Listen to the broadcast live from the East West meeting in Cleveland as we pose that question to notable OD’s, Tom Quinn, Jerry Sherman, Marc Bloomenstein and Karla Zadnik.  Also joining us is Rick Cornett, the Executive Director of the Ohio Optometric Association talking about the ACA and John Hawley, VP from Optovue talking about their new iScan and DIGITAL, no injection, fluorescein angiography! 

Listen to some great content about what’s just around the corner and also hear Dr. Sherman talk about a controversy brewing at the NIH around the ARED’s study!

 

Direct download: 10-10-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

Special eyeglass lenses for use with digital devices?  Why not use PAL's or single vision lenses?  Hear the latest about lens designs and filters on this special show with guests from Essilor, Hoya and Zeiss.  If you think they all agree about the importance of filtering blue light, think again . . . and listen to the show - you'll be suprised!

Direct download: 10-01-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

GP Rockstar, Ed Bennett, OD, joins the show.  We talk about the resurgence of scleral lenses, great resources for new fitters, corneal reshaping and lots of other important topics.  Great information on this episode!

Direct download: 09-24-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Live from Vision Expo West - Part 2!

  • Ian Lane, OD, from Uprise talks about Meaning Use audit prepration and avoidance
  • Andy Karp from Jobson discusses wearable technology
  • Bob Main from Rochester optical talks about preparing for wearable tech in your practice
  • Kevin Wheat, OD talks about how he uses Google Glass in his practice
  • Alan Glazier, OD - the "Godfather" of optometric social media talks about OD's on Facebook
Direct download: 09-19-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Broadcasting LIVE from the exhibit hall at Vision Expo West join our guests:

 

  • Dr. Matt Alpert talk about how he's using Google glass in his own practice
  • Tom Castiglione, the president of Morel, discusses how smaller companies (and practices) can compete with huge ones and let's us know what's coming in frame styles from Europe
  • Drs. Howard Purcell and Janelle Routheir from Essilor talk about new education initiatives, leadership changes at the company and how their "Power of Three" consumer ad campaign is benefiting pracitioners
  • Holly Rush, Luxtottica retail president, talks about their innovative new strategy that is exemplified in their nearly "frameless" trade show booth as well as some new changes at the company
  • Rick Clemente from Santinelli International talks about innovations in in office finishing
  • Optometry Giving Sight gets us up to date with the World Sight Day Challenge!
  • Dr. Larry Alexander talks about new OCT developments at Optovue

 

Direct download: 09-18-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:41am EST

Should you be outsourcing your billing and coding?  Learn when the time is right, the mechanics of doing so and the benefits of having someone handle this critically important task from outiside your office. 

Also hear tips on avoiding and surviving audits as well as what the experts think are acceptable amounts of accounts receivables to have on your practice books. 

Rob Marcella from CS Eye and Branda Barton from Optometric Billing Solutions join the show!

Direct download: 09-10-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:14am EST

UPP - Unilateral Pricing Policy - what exactly is it and what does it mean to your practice?  Join our special guest, Angel Alvarez, the CEO of ABB Optical Group as we dive into this important topic and take your calls!

Direct download: 09-03-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:26am EST

Learn the essence of branding your practice and how you can separate it from the pack.  Warren Modlin from Oakley calls in to the show to share his expertise on branding and marketing and how the same strategies used by famous brands like Oakley can be used in your practice!

Direct download: 08-27-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:11am EST

How to you introduce new procedures or technology to your staff?  What about staff who are resistant?  Dr. Ian Lane from Uprise software discusses the interesting subject of "Change Management" and how you should use it to help implementing an EHR system in your practice.

Direct download: 08-20-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Is in-office finishing (edging) the right decision for your practice?  Listen to an informative and candid discussion with President & CEO of Santinelli, International, Gerard Santinelli as we dive into this important topic.

Direct download: 08-13-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

The President and CEO of Essilor joins the show!  John Carrier takes your calls and shares his views on where the industry is headed, the power of brands, why Essilor bought Coastal Contacts and clarifies Essilors relationship with Eyemed.

Direct download: 08-06-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Did you know that contact lens patients get examined more than TWICE as frequently as eyeglass patients, or that patients prefer news magazines in the waiting room?  Do you know how important weekend hours are for prospective patients or what they consider too long of a wait for an appointment?  Do they prefer email to the telphone when making appointments?

Listen to this very interesting and helpful episode as researches from Jobson and the Vision Council share the findings and trends from three very important studies.

Direct download: 07-30-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

A union for optometrists?  Might this be a vehicle for OD's do deal with vision care plan woes?  Listen to the show as Craig Steinberg, OD, JD and antitrust attorney David Balto discuss the formation of this union and what it could mean for your practice.

Direct download: 07-23-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Demodex critters are the topic of this show.  Hear from expert Scott Schachter, OD about how to diagnose, treat, manage patient visits and expectations and build your practice by being the demodex exterminator.  Lid scrubs are out . . . learn what's in!

Direct download: 07-16-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

The six essential steps to ensuring any initiative in your practice succeeds.  Gary talks about how to make your next office project - be it a marketing program or anything else, succeed!

Direct download: 07-02-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Eight of the most incredible upcoming innovations in optometry . . . for example, eye drops for presbyopia and accommodative IOLS with no moving parts are just two things you'll hear optometric inventor Ron Blum, OD talk about on the show.  Also on the program is Frank Giammanco talking about an upcoming event at Vision Expo West that focuses on innovation and new inventions.  It's a fascinating discussion you must listen to!

Direct download: 06-25-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Do we need yet ANOTHER association?  Three representatives from Energeyes, an association representing corporate optometrists, join the show to discuss their organization and how those who join might benefit.

Direct download: 06-18-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Are you recruiting the BEST talent for your practice?  Learn the best way to do that from LocalEyeSite.com's Brad McCorkle.

Direct download: 06-11-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

An eye exam from a cell phone?  David Schafran, COO from Eyenetra discusses his technology as well as telemedicine in general.  Is this something you should embrace or fear?  Tune in and find out!

Direct download: 05-28-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Learn how and when to do pre-employment background checks.  Listen to Tommy Huhn from National Applicant Screening talk about criminal and credit checks and drug testing of prospective employees.  Great information!

Direct download: 05-21-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Learn how to FINALLY get things done in your practice!  Bill Bennett from the Franklin Covey organization joins the show to discuss "The Four Disciplines of Execution."  Great show and great content you can use right away!

Direct download: 05-07-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Hear an educator's perspective on "too many students and too many schools," Obamacare, student debt and a discussion of an innovative OD-MBA program as Dr. David Heath, president of SUNY Optometry joins the show!

Direct download: 04-30-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Learn how to prevent fraud and theft in your practice from forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner, Joel Charkatz.

Direct download: 04-23-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

Online refractions . . . listen to the co-founders of Opternative discuss their technology and what it might mean to your practice and your patients.

Direct download: 04-16-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:35am EST

We're broadcasting live from the Vision Source exchange talking to the CEO and President, Jim Greenwood about healthcare reform and doctor alliances.  Also joining the show are Dr. Bobby Christensen, VP of clinical strategies.

Direct download: 04-09-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

If you're thinking of buying or seling a practice, you need to listen to this show.  Chris Majdi, a broker from Transition Consultants shares tips and ideas that will help you whether you're buying or selling.

Direct download: 04-02-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:02am EST

The founder of LensCrafters, Dean Butler is back on the show giving his straightforward commentary on how private practices can compete with online retailers, online refractions and many other relevant topics. 

Also joining the show is Keith Thompson, MD, talking about some genuine game changer technology that is right around the corner.  Hear about it for the first time HERE on the Power Hour!

Direct download: 03-29-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Are MD's beating OD's at the healthcare game?  Larry Alexander, OD and Alistair Jackson sound off on the show and take your calls.

Direct download: 03-19-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:29am EST

The Power Hour 3/18/14

ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez takes your calls to discuss the new Superior Vision contact lens program.

Direct download: 03-18-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

Industry update from the industry's trade group, The Vision Council.  CEO Ed Greene talks about current consumer trends and where he sees the industry headed.  He also talks about International Vision Expo!

Direct download: 03-12-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:02am EST

How much is your practice REALLY worth?  Find out as uber-experienced practice appraiser Dr. Gary Moss joins the show and takes your questions.

Direct download: 03-05-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:35am EST

Straight answers to your questions about ICD 10, Meaningful Use 2 and what you should do to become HIPAA compliant from Scott Jens, OD, cofounder and CEO of RevolutionEHR.

Direct download: 02-26-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:03am EST

Obamacare is here to stay.  What should you be doing NOW to prepare your practice to participate?  Learn from public health and public policy expert, Mort Soroka, PhD as he takes your calls and discusses this important topic.

Direct download: 02-19-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

The Power Hour 2/12/14

A PhD in social media - only on the Power Hour!  Listen to Dean Browell, PhD discuss innovative ways to boost your social media presence, how frequently you should post on Facebook and how to respond to reviews.  It's a VERY informative useful dialogue that will benefit any practice!

Direct download: 02-12-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Toys R Us and Target helping you run your practice?  Yes!  Tune in to former CEO of Toys R Us and Target, Jerry Storch and learn great tips on inventory management, merchandising, customer service and his thoughts on social media and dealing with "insurance patients."  GREAT show!

Direct download: 02-05-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

What's the best and safest way to back up the data in your office?  Which tablet should you buy?  Listen to computer wizard, Dr. Walt Mayo answer questions from our callers about all things computing!

Direct download: 01-29-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

The way your practice smells and the music you play can have a significant effect on your patients.  Listen to two experts on the fascinating topic of "sensory marketing" and learn why just concentrating on how your practice looks is no longer enough to compete and thrive!

Direct download: 01-22-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Social Media wizard Alan Glazier, OD talks about innovative ways to use things like Twitter, Pinterest and of course Facebook to help build your practice.  He also takes a fascinating look into the future to let us know about the absolute latest social media developments.

Direct download: 01-15-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Paul Karpecki, OD joins the show and talks about ocular surface disease.  He discusses everything from "classic" treatments to cutting edge therapies.  He also gives his vision of how OD's and MD's can work together.  Great show!

Direct download: 01-08-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

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