From decor to niche services to technology, here’s how savvy eye care practices stand out
Fresh flowers, striped wallpaper, and elaborate window displays that rival the high-end boutiques of Rodeo Drive or Fifth Avenue is not what you’d expect to find when you visit an optometrist. And that’s exactly what Courtney Dryer, O.D., intended when she opened her private practice, 4 Eyes Optometry, in Charlotte, N.C. in 2013.Read More
Five marketing strategies to improve your reach and get more patients in the door
Want more patients? You already know you need a website, a social media presence, and an email list. After that, the trick is knowing how to leverage those tools effectively without breaking the bank. Here are five surefire strategies that doctors are using to get better results from their marketing efforts – and get more patients coming through their doors.Read More
Expert advice on how to give a compelling talk to any audience
Chances are, most doctors will be called upon to do some public speaking at some point in their careers. Whether you’re giving apatient education seminar, presenting at a medical conference, or speaking on a panel, here are some tips and best practices from the experts to make the experience go smoothly.
Think business has to slow down for medical practices in the summer? Think again! The longer, lazy days of summer can be the perfect time to bring in more patients and more revenue – if you’re savvy about your marketing. Here are some ideas to beat the summer slump and boost business.
Eye care professionals are ideally suited to offer surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services
For some ophthalmologists and optometrists, adding cosmetic services to their practices happens naturally. A patient who comes in for an eye exam may ask about eyelash-lengthening serums like Latisse, or a blepharoplasty patient may inquire about Botox. For other eye doctors, adding aesthetic offerings is a strategic decision to increase revenue. There are pros and cons to delving into cosmetic procedures and products, as well as some special considerations to be aware of. Here, experts discuss what you need to know.Read More
More U.S. consumers are supporting local businesses, including optical customers
More Americans than ever were willing to “Shop Small” this year, according to projections and initial data from this year’s Small Business Saturday. Held two days after Thanksgiving — and the day after Black Friday — Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 as a way to encourage customers to support local businesses, which can help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods.Read More