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On this last show of 2017, and as the Power Hour closes in on half a million downloads, Gary recaps 2017’s most listened to shows along with his own top five favorites!

Direct download: 122017.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

With all the rapid changes going on in optometry, is a residency still necessary?  2015 graduate Dr. Kevin Cornwell joins the show talking about his experiences and viewpoints on the benefits of a residency as well as his thoughts about OD’s practicing in the prison system.  Tune in for this very interesting perspective on this episode of the Power Hour!

Direct download: 121317.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Try as we may, things still occasionally go awry in a practice.  What you do after that happens can be the difference between losing a patient, their family and all their friends – or making them lifetime practice cheerleaders.  Learn Gary’s view on service recovery in your practice and what you should do when things don’t quite go as planned.

Direct download: 12617.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

What is often talked about, easy to calculate and rarely used?  That would be "chair costs."  This week, Gary discusses exactly what the terminology means, how to calculate yours and what to do with the numbers you get.  If you want to learn what GOPPAR and RevPAR mean, and how they affect your practice, and what they've got to do with chair costs - you'll want to tune in to this episode!

Direct download: 112917_2.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Enchroma’s web site says their glasses, “ . . . open up a world of color for people with color blindness.  Our products provide vibrant, accurate color . . .”
Seems straightforward enough, until you discuss the lenses with doctors.  On one side are doctors who say, “Patients report they see better, and that’s what matters” and on the other, “If they can’t see any extra Ishihara plates, what’s the point?”
Listen to this episode of the Power Hour when Enchroma supporters, optician Barry Santini and Dr. Justin Bazan explain why they prescribe the lenses – and listen to callers and others who explain why they don’t.  Then, you decide if Enchroma is right for your practice!
Direct download: 111617.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

“My staff just doesn’t get it!  It’s hopeless and training doesn’t work!”
Sound familiar? It certainly does to us!
On this episode of the Power Hour, Gary digs into why so many practice owners say that so often – and what you should do about it!  There is hope – but you’ll only get the advice you need if you tune in!
Direct download: November_8_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

In what will probably be the shortest episode ever, Gary reveals the atomic powered tool the every entrepreneur has, and never uses.  It’s one of those “I can’t believe it was this obvious and staring me in the face all the time” things that you WILL be able to use right after the show.  Short, to the point and powerful – on this episode of the Power Hour!

Direct download: November_12017.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

How are frames designed? 
Get the inside scoop behind the design process of the John Varvatos Eyewear Collection.
The company's creative director Nico Roseillier joins the show to discuss how this cool process takes place. 
Direct download: 102517.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Listen to this episode for an entertaining discussion with Gary and Brian as they talk about the difference between UK and US optometry.  Opticians scope of care, OD education, UK practitioners emphasis on glasses and being ahead of the curve in contact lenses are discussed along with differences health insurance systems and the state of the industry.  Brian also talks about his important work with the BCLA, his fun presentation style and . . .  shoes (listen for details!)

Direct download: 101817.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Managed vision care, telemedicine, online shopping for eyeglasses or contact lenses... are these things that will hurt or help your practice? The answers and discussion may surprise you when you listen to this episode of the Power Hour!

Direct download: 101117.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:57am EDT