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Time? Money?
Cell phones, cars and TV’s aren’t the only thing changing at warp speed. The technology we use in our practices is doing the same thing at the same speed. How can you afford to keep up when the least expensive piece of equipment you might buy can be same price as a nice car!
On this episode of the Power Hour Gary gets directly to the point and offers up suggestions and strategies to help with this tech dilemma.

Direct download: 11718.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Can you succeed by seeing patients only 3 days a week? Dr. Nicholas Despotidis not only says yes, he discusses how he cut patient days from 6 to 3 days a week...25 years ago!
If you want to earn more money and have time to enjoy it, working harder or longer hours is not the answer, says Dr. Nicholas Despotidis. Working smarter, begins with working with a good coach.
Direct download: _thepowerhouroptometry-436593.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:36am EST

This time of the year, we all have the best intentions of improving our practices and personal lives. Yet somehow, no matter how hard we try, our best intentions get side tracked and derailed. Listen to this first episode of 2018 where Gary shares his consulting teams' strategies for setting goals and actually getting them done. Remember - SAYING you want to increase your practice revenues, cut expenses, see more (or less!) patients or for that matter lose weight is one thing. DOING any of those things is another! This episode will get your year jump started and show you how to keep the momentum you establish going throughout the course of the year!

Direct download: 1318.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST