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Welcome to WO Voices, a podcast series from Women In Optometry, featuring women ODs and others who talk about some aspect of practice, business, career choices, family, volunteer interests, leadership in the profession and more. WO Voices is a chance to share ideas within the WO community and beyond. It’s another platform to bring women’s voices in the profession to the fore. If you’d like to join us on a podcast episode, we’d love to hear from you.
 
DOCET offers a great range of video and audio learning for CET across a wide range of topics relevant to everyday optometry. The online learning also includes a fantastic library of past materials with no CET points attached, which may be freely accessed by students, pre-registration optometrists and dispensing opticians.
 
20/20 MONEY, hosted by Certified Financial Planner and experienced Wealth Adviser Adam Cmejla, aims to bring clarity to financial concepts and strategies that impact optometrists. For more information on the show and on Adam, please visit https://www.integratedpwm.com/
 
Eye care professionals and wizards of the eye industry discuss business, innovation, tech, marketing, glasses, contact lenses, clinical info, and hot topics to make businesses thrive in the opportunistic market we operate in. Learn new skills and adopt new ideas to implement in your workplace today to stay 5 years ahead of the competition.
 
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, coverin ...
 
In the same spirit that Marco has invested nearly a half century, striving to advance the EyeCare profession with intelligent and relevant diagnostic solutions and automated process efficiencies, Marco is now privileged to be launching a series of Podcast discussions that will directly address the difficult issues that are both engulfing and shaping our industry. Relevant issues that directly impact the lifeblood of Ophthalmology and Optometry- both separately and entwined, will be engaged a ...
 
Artificial Intelligence is the most transformative technology the world may ever see. More Intelligent Tomorrow is a wide ranging exploration of the potential impact of AI on the world around us, as envisioned by the future heroes of the Human and Machine Intelligence revolution. On the podcast we meet some of the most extraordinary experts in the industry to discuss curious topics from aliens to AI consciousness as well as the practical changes in healthcare, business and society at large.
 
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You probably feel like a task rabbit many times just checking off the to-do list and never really getting to the meat of your projects and workweek. Small business owners (and big) many times have trouble delegating. We feel we are the person for the job and can get it done quicker and better. However, it's important we learn how to outsource small…
 
Jennifer Wademan, OD, explains why choosing a limited number of contact lens brands to fit and sell makes sense (1:02). Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, provides a crash course on ocular homeostasis, describes how contact lens wear disrupts the ocular surface, and suggests ways to restore balance (9:19). Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, ends the episod…
 
Thank you to CooperVision for supporting the Defocus Media Podcast and connecting us with our expert guests for this conversation. With 41.6% of Americans affected by myopia and evidence of rapidly increasing rates of myopic progression experienced by kids during the COVID pandemic, optometrists are being called upon to help slow down this global e…
 
Welcome to 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Aaron Neufeld, OD and this is Part 1 of a 2-part conversation. Aaron wears many hats in the optometry space. He’s the owner of Los Altos Optometric Group, co-founder of ODs on Finance, the author of many optometry articles, co-author of The Optometrist’s Guide to Financial Freedom, and speaks …
 
We celebrated #MyopiaAwarenessWeek by sharing the mission and actions of the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition and what is being done to bring public awareness to myopia management. We’re joined by GMAC members, Dr. Millicent Knight, Senior Vice President of Customer Development at Essilor, Juan Carlos Aragon, President of CooperVision Specialty Ey…
 
Neda Gioia, OD, FOWNS, CNS, says that functional nutrition is a key element of her Shrewsbury, New Jersey, practice - Integrative Vision. Dr. Gioia says that discussing health, nutrition and lifestyle have expanded her scope of practice to a higher level than she has had in the past. Her goal is to optimize the overall health of every single one of…
 
Jimmy and Roya bring their summer time vibe to this Eye Doc Cookout. Multi-talented Dr Laurel Kelley mixes her perfect recipe of experience and charisma into your favorite topics while knocking one out of the park with her quote on "Flipping Lids". SOURCES Optometry Meeting June 2021 Academy Meeting Nov 2021 Tear Restore Tear Restore Portal Link Ma…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Ted McElroy. Ted joins us back on the show to talk about an albeit abstract concept that may not seem like it has direct financial implications: constraints in our lives and how we deal with them. We tag team this topic as we cover the concept of constraints from the personal, professi…
 
Partnership with Johnson and Johnson Vision In the conversations around building a practice, doctors often focus on niche and specialty care. But there is plenty of untapped potential to grow a thriving and busy practice around serving the needs of patients that are in your chair. Studies show that in the average optometry practice, 40% of patients…
 
Hello 20/20 Money community, welcome to a “holiday week repeat.” Given that this episode is coming out on Memorial Day, I wanted to hold off on releasing a new episode and bring back a recent episode that seems to have struck a nerve with practice owners, and that’s the importance of practice owners “defining your number.” I had this conversation w…
 
Kim Reed, OD, talks about the role that optometrists could and should have in advancing clinical research. She also discusses her career path from academia into industry, where she is now senior medical director, clinical sciences, ophthalmology at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , where she is leading clinical trials in wet AMD and diabetic edema.…
 
In this episode, Sherianne James, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Engagement at Essilor of America, discusses how Essilor uses insights into consumer habits to help raise awareness about the benefits of premium progressive lens technology and drive patient traffic into eye care professionals' practices.…
 
This Podcast is in Partnership with Essilor Do you know what patients hate? Scratched glasses. You know what doctors and opticians hate? When patients hate their scratched glasses. But we’re up against a mountain here – studies show 77% of eyeglass wearers wipe their glasses with tissues or towels, and 1 in 3 admit to dropping their glasses at leas…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Rich Zimbalist. Rich (who’s been on the show in the past) is a practicing OD with the VA in Columbia, Missouri and has turned his passion of website design into a business of helping optometrists around the country grow their practice through website design search engine strategies. I’…
 
Dr. Coon shares an unusual case of a bilateral hyperopic shift in a Caucasian 50-year-old male, who’s ocular health appeared quite unremarkable. Tune in to hear what the underlying cause was, and see if you would’ve guessed it the first time! Resources: 1. The Case of the Runaway Refraction – AAO Morning Rounds: https://www.aao.org/eyenet/article/c…
 
Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, discusses dry eye disease in the pediatric population (1:07); Kelly A. Malloy, OD, FAAO, provides a rundown on ocular ptosis and its differential diagnosis (10:24); Jonathan D. Andrews, OD, FAAO, explains the importance of understanding the incidence, origin, morphology, treatment of, and overall outcomes of intraoc…
 
In this episode, Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, of Chicago, and Pam Lowe, OD, FAAO, of Niles, Illinois, talk about why they took the training to become certified to administer COVID-19 vaccines. In addition to doing their part in the fight against COVID-19, they say that it brings optometry further into the primary care inner circle when ODs show that …
 
Jimmy and Roya have a great conversation with Dr Bill Reynolds and Dr Bob Layman. The team gets to the heart of what the AOA provides and how their goal is to be your biggest resource. This episode is loaded with insight from two of the AOA's top dogs, although one would consider himself more of a race horse. SOURCES American Optometric Association…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guests on today’s show are Drs. Eric Baas and Bob Steinmetz, co-founders of iCare Advisors. If you missed last week’s interview or this is your first time checking out 20/20 Money, please go back and check out last week’s interview. You don’t need to listen to that one first to gain value from the rest of our conv…
 
Did you know there's a Facebook group called Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community with over 14,000 members from across the world that advise patients on diagnosis, treatment, and mental support? Dr. Brill is religious in this community about participating and providing his professional medical advice. Many of these patients do not have access to qual…
 
USA made frames! There are a few companies doing this already, but Eyenavision in Pittsburgh, PA just launched their factory. Joe Zewe, the CEO, tells you how to buy their new brand of frames called Northpoint and soon build your own USA-made frame line for your office in small easy-to-buy quantities. Joe goes through the whole story of coming up w…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guests on today’s show are Drs. Eric Baas and Bob Steinmetz, co-founders of iCare Advisors. iCare Advisors consults with ODs all around the country and their specific area of expertise is helping ODs navigate the decision making matrix and analysis behind opening a cold start practice. This wide ranging conversati…
 
Samantha Dodda, OD, is a smart, young, ambitious optometrist completing her residency and occasionally struggling with imposter syndrome—that feeling that you don't have the ability to perform the tasks you've been trained for. Dr. Dodda explains how she has turned imposter syndrome moments into self-reflection that has boosted her confidence.…
 
What's the easiest way to make more money in optical? NO, it's not to increase the volume of eyewear sold. That's going to take a skilled sales-based optician. It's much easier to source OVERSTOCK eyewear and instead of the usual 3x markup, you can achieve 6x or more. The reason Warby Parker, Vision Works, Stanton, and Costco are powerhouses, is be…
 
It’s tax season, which means that we’re spending a fair amount of planning energy reviewing clients’ tax returns to ensure that strategies that we’re discussing and implementing with clients are proactively and properly reported on their tax returns. However, sometimes lines of communication get crossed or DIY tax preparers overlook how strategies …
 
We have been brained when a frame rep visits our offices, we are forced to return the "old" eyewear that will be discontinued. The rep comes in quarterly and writes us an RA form and we ship the discontinued frames back for credit. This act of returns is really really bad for everybody! Eyewear has to be priced higher by frame manufacturers so they…
 
In the first episode of the Genetics and Eyecare Today podcast mini-series, Elizabeth Yeu, MD, and John Gelles, OD take a broad look at genetic testing and how it relates to eyecare. The pair discuss how recent innovations in genetic testing have affected screening, diagnosis, and care of patients with corneal dystrophies, as well as keratoconus.…
 
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