The Power Hour

Did you know that 9 out of 10 charts audited have an opportunity? Those opportunities include significant revenue potential for your practice or audit protection. In this episode of the Power Hour podcast, Eugene Shatsman sits down with Dr. Viktoria Davis to uncover quick wins that can help you get paid more for the work you do in your practice while protecting your valuable business assets. 

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Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

This week’s Power Hour is a story of remarkable growth and impact that few can match. Taking you on a practice growth journey with Jamie Rosin, the visionary leader who has transformed Rosin Eyecare from a small practice with just 4 locations into a thriving enterprise with 48 locations in a mere 15 years. But how did he do it? This is a story of remarkable growth and impact that few can match.

Direct download: SE12E16_Audio_Only_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Do you want a glance at the future of optometry? In today’s episode – you’ll hear about diagnostic innovations, pharmaceuticals on the horizon, gene therapies, new treatment modalities, AI and more. 

Direct download: SE12E15.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Most people have a complicated relationship with money. We often feel uncomfortable discussing it, yet it's a critical part of our daily lives. That's why, on today's Power Hour episode, host Eugene Shatsman invited certified financial planner Adam Cmejla to discuss common money mistakes practice owners make and how to avoid them.

Direct download: Audio_Only_se12-14.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This week on The Power Hour Podcast, we're excited to share an inspiring story of entrepreneurial success with Dr. Arun Garg, a dentist who has built a staggering 41 companies over the past 20 years. From humble beginnings as an academic earning $42,000 to becoming a successful entrepreneur earning 50 times that amount.


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Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

This week, we are thrilled to welcome two exceptional doctors and all-around great humans - Dr. Aaron Law from Eyecare Specialties and Dr. Ryan Stybel from Positive Eye Ons and Look Optometry. These two graduated together and are now about 15 years into their careers, having both built impressive practices and showing no signs of slowing down. As Dr. Ryan Stybel puts it: "Never be complacent. Always push forward."

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Category:Optometry -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

If you had the chance to sit down with the CEO or leader of a major retail operation, what burning questions would you ask them? On the latest episode of the Power Hour podcast, host Eugene Shatsman sits down with retail veteran Stephanie Pugliese to unpack her valuable insights for optometrists and business leaders alike. 

Direct download: S12E11_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

We've heard so many Power Hour listeners express frustration and curiosity about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent ban on non-compete agreements. Today, Eugene Shatsman speaks with legal whiz Ali Oromchian from Dental and Medical Counsel. Is this a disaster for businesses? A win for workers? They break down the new rules, how it affects you, and surprising legal secrets entrepreneurs should know (like mistakes most lawyers won't tell you about). Tune in for a lively discussion that's sure to spark debate – and equip you with the knowledge you need to navigate the new employment landscape.

Direct download: S12E10_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:18am EDT

Ever wondered how Disney consistently delivers magical experiences? In this episode of the Power Hour, host Eugene Shatsman sits down with Dennis Snow, a customer experience legend who spent over two decades at Disney. Dennis shares invaluable insights from his time at the Disney Institute and reveals how their principles can be applied to elevate your optometry practice. Eugene adds to the conversation by sharing real-world examples and anecdotes from his work with clients, emphasizing the importance of creating "wow" moments and fostering a positive patient experience.

Direct download: S12E09_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Is Your Optometry Practice Ready for the AI Revolution?

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't just science fiction anymore – it's transforming optometry. In this episode of Power Hour, host Eugene Shatsman and AI expert Dr. Roya Attar dive into the cutting edge of clinical care and practice management.

Direct download: S12E08_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

This week’s latest episode of The Power Hour podcast unveils profitable subspecialties in eye care.

Host Eugene Shatsman, joined by two industry experts, Dr. Julie Helmus and Matt Rosner - uncover valuable insights and strategies that could revolutionize your practice's profitability.

Get ready as a wealth of expertise and experiences is shared in serving often overlooked patient populations with innovative solutions.

Direct download: S12E07_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:42am EDT

Unlocking Fortune 500 Efficiency: Conquering Backlog, Optimizing Workflow, and Overcoming Multitasking

No one is more familiar with the world of business constraints than Dr. Alan Barnard. By optimizing companies like Nike, ABB, Cisco, and Intel, Dr. Alan BArnard of Goldratt Research Labs has become one of the world's leading decision scientists and theory of constraints experts. His accolades speak for themselves as one of the world's leading decision scientists and theory of constraints experts.

If you’re familiar with ‘The Goal’, an optimizer's bible, then you will know Dr. Barnard was the powerhouse behind Goldratt Research Labs, and partner of the late Eli Goldratt, the mind behind that groundbreaking book. 

In this episode, he unveils a framework that promises to revolutionize the way we approach constraints in business and beyond. Whether you're aiming to streamline workflow, eliminate backlog, or master the art of multitasking, Dr. Barnard’s insights are not to be missed.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Dr. Barnard presents mathematical proof of how multitasking significantly drains productivity, shedding light on why it defies intuition.

  • He unveils his method for persuading the mind to tackle tasks that appear daunting or impossible.

  • Eugene and Alan go through several examples and thought experiments to relate his concepts to the vision industry


Direct download: S12E06_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Join host Eugene Shatsman on the Power Hour podcast as he welcomes two distinguished guests, Dr. Ray Corbin-Simon and Dr. Eric Bran, both esteemed OD consultants from the renowned Power Practice. Known for prioritizing patient wellbeing, these consultants bring a wealth of experience and innovation to the table.

Direct download: S12E04_v001.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

Join us as we welcome Marc Ferrara, the esteemed CEO of Jobson, for an exclusive discussion! Host Eugene Shatsman guides the discussion, placing a spotlight on Marc's influence in setting industry standards and analyzing the latest trends.

Direct download: S12E04_v002.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

What if you could tap into the strategies behind billions in business growth? Jay has worked with titans like Daymond John and Tony Robbins, and now world-renowned business strategist Jay Abraham is ready to help you. Join Eugene Shatsman on The Power Hour for Jay's insider secrets on explosive growth.



If you're ready to unlock the secrets of explosive business growth, this episode is unmissable!  Business legend Jay Abraham joins Eugene Shatsman on The Power Hour Podcast, spilling decades of wisdom on maximizing profits, dominating your niche, and building an unstoppable business machine.  Jay's clients include titans of industry, and now he's ready to share his proven methods with you. Get ready to discover how strategic risk, calculated expansions, and laser-focused client service can transform your results.



In this episode:

- Three core strategies for sustainable business growth

- Advanced tactics to find hidden opportunities

- The importance of testing and data-driven decision making

- Building a powerful referral system

- Leveraging partnerships for maximum impact


About Jay Abraham

Jay Abraham is the founder and CEO of The Abraham Group, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California. He has helped over 10,000 clients in more than 1,000 industries and over 7,200 to increase their bottom lines. 


Jay focuses on helping business owners to solve complex problems, identify overlooked opportunities, and revive underperforming businesses. He has been featured in many publications, including the Investor Business Daily, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and many others.


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Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What exactly does the Vision Council do, and how can it help your practice thrive in the future? Join your host, Eugene Shatsman, on the Power Hour Podcast for an exclusive interview with Ashley Mills, CEO of the Vision Council, and Alysse Henkel, VP of Insights & Research.

Gain actionable insights from over 60 million patient transactions and data points to make data-driven decisions for your practice's future. Learn how the Vision Council Advantage fuels industry growth with advocacy in action, education, and free marketing resources.


Unveiling the Future in Orlando:

Discover why Orlando is the perfect destination for the next chapter of Vision Expo (and what to expect from the enhanced 2025 show).


Technology, Data, & Smart Eyewear:

Gain actionable tips on integrating cutting-edge technology, leveraging valuable data to navigate the evolving landscape of optometry, and exploring the latest smart eyewear innovations that can improve patient care and give your practice a competitive edge.

Tune in and get ready to be informed, inspired, and empowered!


In this episode:

- Optical innovations and Vision Expo’s move to Orlando for 2025

- Myopia management data and trends 

- Statistics on online versus in-person eyewear purchases

- Data on current consumer trends in the optical industry 

- The untapped potential in optical practices



Connect with Ashley Mills:

Ashley Mills is the Chief Executive Officer of the Vision Council. She has served the Council as the Director of Marketing and Shows (2003-2006) and the Vice President of Trade Shows and Meetings since 2016.

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Alysse Henkel serves the Vision Council as the Vice President of Research and Insights.

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Direct download: PH_Ep2_Audio_1.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Be among the 5 lucky listeners to get a FREE Practice Profitability Audit ($2400 value). Join the conversation on and scroll to the bottom to request a FREE audit.



Dr. Gary Gerber, the founder of The Power Practice, returns in Season 12 to help announce new host, Eugene Shatsman.


The two further cement The Power Hour’s commitment to maximize impact on listeners and their practices by featuring conversations inside and outside the optometric industry, highlighting exclusive insights and data, and creating panel discussions around relevant industry topics.


Gary also shares insights from his extensive experience in optometry, including the importance of taking calculated risks, investing in people, and viewing patients as lifetime assets.


He also emphasizes the need for continuous learning, innovation, and embracing technology to enhance patient care and practice growth.


The conversation delves deep into myopia management, patient education, and engagement through current technology and social platforms. If you are looking for practical ways to scale your optometry practice, this episode is for you.


In this episode:

- A look back at The Power Hour Podcast

- The evolution of optometry

- Improving myopia management

- Enhancing patient care, experience, and engagement

- Leveraging technology and social media in eye care

- The importance of investing in staff

- Effective communication and customer retention

- Improving conversions for high-price eye care services



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Direct download: PH_Ep1_Audio_1.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

How do you define success for your business? Are you making time to balance your work with personal fulfillment, or are you stuck in the cycle of chasing endless profits? 

In this episode, Bethany is joined by Ali Nasser, founder and CEO of AltruVista wealth planning firm, entrepreneur, and author of the best-selling book “The Business Owner’s Dilemma” for a conversation on how to truly define success. 

Together they discuss an often-overlooked aspect of entrepreneurship: the relentless pursuit of financial gains at the expense of personal fulfillment. Speaking from his wealth professional expertise, Ali emphasizes the importance of measuring success by the concept of ROLE — “Return on Life Experience” — rather than solely on financial metrics. 

Nasser shares insights from his professional encounters with business owners who achieved financial success but struggled with personal issues like identity, relationships, and health. He suggests that business owners should focus on what truly matters to them, such as time management, relationships, and personal growth, rather than solely on financial gains. 

If you find yourself winning at business but struggling to find purpose outside of work, tune in to this episode to learn more about how to find the right balance for your life experiences!

Direct download: Power_Hour_-_Ali_Nasser.mp3
Category:Optometry -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT