Power Hour Optometry's Only Live Radio Show (Optometry)

The effects of blue light on your patients has been all over the news.  Is the science solid, and if so, what are you doing about it?  Which lens is best and how should you present it to your patients?  Is all blue light bad?  Why the emphasis on it now vs. years ago?  Get answers to these questions and more.  Joining the show will be representatives from Essilor, Zeiss, Hoya, VSP and BluTech so be sure to listen to the important episode.

Direct download: 06-17-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

Google Glass may be in the history books, but as optician John Bonizio discusses on this episode of The Power Hour, wearable eyewear technology can be a significant part of your practice.  John talks about particular products he recommends for his patients, how they are presented and aligned with conventional eyewear. 

Direct download: 06-10-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Dr. Keith Thompson from Digital Vision Systems joins the show and talks about new technology that could very well replace your phoropter and be a genuine “game changer.”  Keith is the head of the team developing this breakthrough technology and the implications for your practice are staggering. 

Direct download: 06-03-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Our special guest this week is YOU!  Listen as doctors call in to share their experiences in working with a consultant.  Gary gives advice on what to look for when choosing which consultant to work with and doctors with new, established and those exiting, call in to share how their consultant helped them.

Direct download: 05-26-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

The mission of the Vision Impact Institute is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision, including the socio-economic impact of Uncorrected Refractive Errors and quality of life benefits of visual correction.

Their president, Maureen Cavanagh is the guest on our next episode.  She’ll discuss how they aim to be the voice of vision by gathering and communicating pertinent information to all stakeholders, including government policy makers, optical industry associates and the general public, to mobilize a world-wide movement on visual impairment advocacy.

 

Direct download: 5-20-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Dr. Alan Homestead, director of billing and coding for the Power Practice joins this episode of the Power Hour.  Alan separates fact from fiction regarding what you should do to prepare for ICD 10.  He also discusses some of the most common billing and coding myths. Being prepared for ICD and using proper billing and coding procedures can significantly alter your practice’s financial destiny. Making mistakes can literally put you out of business!  

Direct download: 05-13-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 7:46am EST

In home vision testing by "Visioneers" is here.  Listen to David Schafran, the founder of www.goblink.co and Drs. Neil Schafran and Adam Deutscher as they discuss their new technology delivery system for what they refer to as "vision testing."

They discuss the differences between their test and a comprehensive eye examination, talk about the logistics of how and when their Blink optometrists sign off on the test and write an eyeglass prescription and how their technology benefits patients.

Direct download: 05-06-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Listen in as we broadcast LIVE from the Vision Source Exchange in Phoenix, Arizona.  Joining the show are Vision Source Execs who share their thoughts about where the industry is headed and why joining a doctor alliance is so critical.  They also talk about what's new at Vision Source.

 

Direct download: 04-29-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Are Independent Practice Associations (IPA's) the answer to managed care woes?  Dr. Joseph Ross, president of the NY IPA discusses how IPA's work, his opinion on their advantages compared to current managed care plans, how you can research if there is already one in your state, and if not, how to set one up.

Direct download: 04-22-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:05am EST

World famous optometrist, Professor Brien Holden offers up great insight on the myopia epidemic.  He discusses probable causes and the best current solutions as well as some solutions that are on the way.  He also makes a case why astute OD's will become myopia managers instead of just myopia correctors. It's a fascinating discussion from the worlds' leading OD!

Direct download: 04-15-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Are dentists smarter than optometrists? 

Well known and highly respected optometrist, Dr. Art Epstein, answers with a resounding "Yes!" 

Listen to Art discuss why he thinks this way, how optometrists can benefit from practicing like dentists and how he has similarly configured his own practice to model a dental practice.  Always outspoken and on point, Art offers great practical advice to our listeners.

Direct download: 04-08-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Sjogren's syndrome is often either missed or misdiagnosed yet as many as 4 million Americans live with the disease.  Steve Cohen, OD, is the only optometrist on the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation board of directors and he's our special guest on this episode.

He discusses how to diagnose and help treat the ocular manifestations of Sjogren's and how to communicate with the medical community about your place in the patient's care.

Direct download: 04-01-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Jeff Anshel, OD and nutrition expert joins the show.  Jeff talks about how to interpret conflicting studies and what's hot and what's not in the world of ocular nutrition.

Direct download: 03-25-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

The Power Hour 3/21/15

LIVE FROM VISION EXPO EAST, PART 2!

Listen to Dave Ziegler, OD, talk about how he's used technology to raise the customer service bar in his optical, Marc Ferrara from Jobson gives highlights of the recent Jobson Summit and the "Internet of Things," Eric Leonard, the president of Essilor talks about the next big thing in eyeglasses (and it's not what you think!), and Matt Geller, OD returns to talk about a new web site for hiring staff.

Direct download: 03-21-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

LIVE FROM VISION EXPO EAST, Part 1 . . . Guests include Mark Dunbar, OD, talking about some of the great classes and new programs at Expo, Ben Stewart from Bank of America discusses the current financing climate, Dean Butler, the founder of LensCrafters prognosticates on the future of the industry and Casey Hedberg from Glimpse discusses why there's been a recent high interest level in data analytics. 

 

Direct download: 03-20-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Contact lens guru, Dr. Joseph Barr joins the show!  Joe shares his views on what he sees as the biggest opportunities and challenges for contact lenses and those doctors wanting to grow their contact lens practices.  As an educator, he also gives his views on the current state of OD education.  Listen to this episode for some candid discussion and great insight.

Direct download: 03-11-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:25am EST

LIVE FROM SECO!!  Special guests include Drs. Walt Mayo, Al Kabat, Mile Brujic and Michael Chaglasian.  We discuss everything from $109 tablet computers to ocular side effects of oral medications.  Listen to this fun and eclectic episode!

Direct download: 03-06-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

AOA President, David Cockrell, OD joins the show!  We talk about the 1-800 Contacts legislation that is trying to elminate UPP and make it illegal for doctors to sell contact lenses to their own patients (Yes, you read that correctly!).  We also discuss the AOA's position on, "Are there too many doctors?," online refractions and many other important topics.

Direct download: 02-25-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:10am EST

An employee calls you up and says they were hurt on vacation while bungee jumping and can't work for 6 weeks.  Are they "disabled?"  Can having something as simple as a job description help you in an ADA lawsuit?  Is it best to not ask prospective employees about their health, even if you feel they may not be able to perform a specific task in your practice because of poor health?  Elizabeth Harlan is an ADA Attorney.  She answers these and other questions and gives very useful information to keep in mind when dealing with your current and future staff. 

Direct download: 02-18-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:43am EST

What can optometry learn from a leading retailer like Brooks Brothers?  Quite a lot as you'll hear on this episode.  Brooks Brothers president, Andrea Dorigo discusses everything from merchandising to social media.  Hear very interesting information that you should listen to with your optical staff!

Direct download: 02-11-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Can very small amounts of prism (on the order of 1/2 diopter) really make a big difference for your patients?  Drs. Debby Feinberg and Mark Rosner share cases and techniques about patients with everything from irretractable headaches to vertigo and discuss how their system of very meticulous prescribing of prism has helped their patients - about 7,500 of them!

Direct download: 02-04-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Meaningful use audits are on the rise.  How should you prepare and respond in the event you are one of the "lucky" doctors to be audited? 

The percentage of doctors who lose their audits is alarmingly high, so listen to this show and protect your MU payment!  Susan Orr, a healthcare attorney joins the show to discuss this important topic.

Direct download: 01-28-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

Are you putting your patients at risk when you prescribe generic drugs?  Have those drugs gone through the same approval process and clinical trials as branded drugs?

Drs. Agustin Gonzalez and Mel Friedman join the show to discuss this very important topic

Direct download: 01-21-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

The President of Luxottica Wholesale (frames), Holly Rush, joins the show.  Holly shares great perspective on the importance of brands and optimizing the patient’s experience in your practice.  Luxottica sells one RayBan per SECOND.  Holly talks about how you can make your practice the “RayBan” in your community!  Great information!

Direct download: 01-14-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

A two part episode!  First, Gary talks about a way to ensure 2015 is successful. Then, Drs. Justin Bazan and Alan Glazier debate whether Facebook is still relevant as part of your marketing plan.  Listen to this VERY lively and entertaining discussion.

Direct download: 01-07-15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:29am EST

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

A unique approach to selling second pairs of glasses.  David Eichelberger from Adlens joins the show!

Direct download: 12-18-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:03am EST

VSP President, Jim McGrann takes your calls and discusses Premier, WalMart affiliated doctors and other important topics.

Direct download: 12-11-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Corneal reshaping is probably the most profitable thing an OD can do - yet very few doctors offer this to their patients.  Learn how you can add this life changing modality to your practice from Nick Despotidis, OD - the OD corneal reshaping practice building guru!

Direct download: 12-03-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Are you ready for ICD 10 and Meaningful Use 2?  Industry expert Dr. Ian Lane tells you all you need to be prepared, where to go for information and some other great tips to be prepared for this VERY important looming change.

Direct download: 11-20-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

When is the right time to hire a consultant for your practice?  What should you look for in a consultant and how does their program work?  Learn this and more on this important episode.  MVP athletes use coaches.  Should you?

Direct download: 11-13-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

The eight biggest doctor alliances and buying groups join the show.  Learn about the COGS savings, education and preparing for Obamacare on this very important special 1.5 hour episode!

Direct download: 11-06-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:36am EST

If a sales rep leaves behind a pen or post-it notes on Monday, and for whatever reason you start prescribing more of their drug on Tuesday, are you in violation of this new regulation?

Are you required to keep track of how much the lunch with your contact lens rep costs and if you don’t, is there a penalty?  What if the lunch was $9 vs. $20?  What if that lunch is a buffet at your state meeting  and during that meeting, you walk through an exhibit hall and pick up a pen.  Is that a problem?

The Sunshine Act is addressed by two industry veterans from Alcon and Vistakon.  Even if you do something as seemingly benign as attend an industry sponsored CE event, you should listen to this show to learn about this important new law.

Direct download: 10-30-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

What's the straight story about prescribing supplements for your patients?  Which ones should you use, are they safe, what if patients are already taking something else?  Get answers to these and other questions as experts from Zeavision and Macuhealth discuss and debate the topic.

Direct download: 10-23-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 2:36am EST

Veterinarians and OD's have much more in common than you might think.  Both complain about too many schools graduating too many doctors, undervaluing services, interference from Internet sellers and a host of other striking similarities.  Join Clint Lewis, President of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) as he discusses how vets are dealing with these challenges and Gary relates it all to an OD's world.

Direct download: 10-16-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

EyeFinity President Steve Baker gives and EHR update and discusses the cloud, meaningful use 1 and 2, the intersection of EHR with social media and other important topics.  He's joined by Dr. Ryan Wineinger, a practicing OD and consultant for EyeFinity EHR.

Direct download: 10-09-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:35am EST

What are the biggest challenges and opportunities facing new OD's?  Hear our special "Live from Vision Expo West, Las Vegas!" show.  Special guests are new OD's, students, married OD's, and special industry guests from Essilor, VSP and Vision One.

Direct download: 10-04-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

Dr. Art Epstein talks optometric politics and gives an insightful opinion about our future.  He also answers questions about if he thinks there are too many OD schools, talks about Obamacare and his view on vision care plans.

Direct download: 09-25-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:46am EST

Are you liable if a patient refuses dilation?  What's the best way to avoid an insurance company audit?  Do HIPAA regulations allow you to email your patients?

Optometrist/Attorney Craig Steinberg joins the show and answers these questions as well many others from our listeners.

Direct download: 09-18-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Why do female OD's make less than their male OD counterparts? Are male OD's greater risk takers than female OD's? Hear Maureen Cavanagh give her opinions about the gender gap in optometry.  Maureen is the President of Nassau Lens and an experienced industry veteran.  She offers up some very interesting insights on this important topic.

Direct download: 9-11-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Google glass in a contact lens? Accommodating contact lenses for presbyopia?  Glaucoma drops in a contact lens?  PhD, polymer chemist and engineer Lynn Winterton joins the show to discuss these and other innovations in contact lenses.  He's the holder of 54 US contact lens related patents so he's got a great handle on where contact lens technology is headed!

Direct download: 09-04-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

EyeMed's John Lahr, OD, Liz DiGiandomenico (President) and Greg Hare talk about their new business model and answer your questions about the new contract, why they are sending reminders to get an eye exam to your patients, billing medical vs. vision and lots of other important topics.

Direct download: 08-28-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:04am EST

WellPoint/1-800-Contacts joins the show.  Richard Hom, OD, and Vision Services President Jeff Spahr discuss coordination of care and the 1-800 benefit for WellPoint members.

Direct download: 08-21-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Think About Your Eyes - should you participate?  Learn about the research and results behind the program and decide for yourself. It's arguably the biggest direct to consumer marketing campaign in eye care.  Should you be a part of it?

Direct download: 08-14-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:08am EST

The HIPAA Police really ARE coming!  Healthcare attorney Susan Orr joins the show and talks about what you need to know to protect yourself from what could literally put you out of business with a stroke of the pen.  Can you text your patients?  Send them postcards?  Use a sign in sheet?  Do you have to lock up patient files?  Tune in and find out.

Direct download: 08-07-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Learn how to make your office green.  CEO of MODO frames, Pierre Fay, discusses techniques you can use to make your practice green, the size of the green market and why being green is a great way to position your practice.

Direct download: 07-31-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

If you have any pictures on your website or Facebook page, you HAVE to listen to this episode.  Intellectual property attorney Jim Astrachan discusses the proper way to use images on your site (including using pictures of patients or staff), safeguards to avoid violating copyright laws when playing music in your office, legal issues around practice names as well as lots of other GREAT information!

Direct download: 07-24-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:35am EST

NFL Coach, Bill Davis, Defensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles shares his secrets for building a great team, dealing with "irreplaceable" Prima Donnas and lots of other useful information you can use to build YOUR All Pro team!

Direct download: 07-17-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Gary shares his special technique for selling second pairs of glasses, to about 30% of your patients - with NO discounts!  Hear very easy to use by step directions to instantly increase your bottom line!

Direct download: 07-10-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Cloud EHR and tech experts, Drs. Kim Castleberry and Lorie Lippiatt share their thoughts about the advantages to doctors, staff and patients of cloud based EHR's and unveil some brand new technology.

Direct download: 06-26-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Dr. Jerome Sherman joins the show and talks about OCT's, VEP's, ERG's, genetic testing and some very humbling OD related lawsuits.  There is GREAT information for every doctor on this episode!

Direct download: 06-19-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 12:08am EST

Alcon Vice President and General Manager, Jim Murphy joins the show and talks about why the contact lens market is flat and what doctors can do to change that.  He also discusses the technology in Alcon's new Dailies Total One contact lens as well as a new model in contact lens pricing.

Direct download: 06-12-13.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:01am EST