When allergy season strikes, it brings an abundance of symptoms to those who suffer, including itchy and watery eyes. 22 million Americans endure seasonal allergies and is something you can and should be discussing with your patients. This is especially true for those who are contact wearers, since contacts can add even more to their irritation.
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Your patients may express frustration to you about their spectacles. They could be adjusting to life with their first pair, or they could be adjusting to the twentieth new prescription they have had since they were six years old. Either way, they may have plenty of complaints about the litany of nuisances associated with them.
What if there was a simple step you could take to boost sales, improve employee satisfaction, and get ahead of your competition? You’d do it, right?
Think right now about a customer service experience. Chances are that you immediately thought of a very good experience – or, perhaps, a very bad one. A good or bad experience can each leave quite the impression on a customer – and this is especially true in the world of healthcare.
Optometry is a relatively modern field, but the idea of fixing human vision with outside assistance is an old one. In fact, the history of eyeglasses and all that went into making them is a story thousands of years long. It goes back to prehistoric days, through crystal caves in Brazil, to World War 2 bombers, to Pittsburgh, PA - and back to your face.
There is a staggering number of everyday processes that have moved online in the past decade. Everything from setting up bank accounts, to applying for loans, to ordering prescriptions can be done over the internet - and it won’t stop there. Even in the eyecare industry, there is a transition happening.
When your patients enter your practice for the first time, what do they see? Are they only faced with walls covered in frames, like the image featured above? If so, you may be doing your practice -- and your patients -- a disservice.
When it comes down to it, patients these days are more worried about how they will look in their new spectacles, rather than how they are protecting their vision. Patients even admit this, and according to a PPG research report, 84 percent of consumers surveyed said they focused on the frames more than the lenses when purchasing.
The number of factors that play into spectacle lens quality can be overwhelming for opticians and patients alike. The number of lens technologies and materials has grown in recent years. Undoubtedly, many of your patients ask for thin lenses. Thinner lenses are often considered by patients to be more comfortable and appealing. Many dispensing opticians will immediately recommend a high index lens material to fulfill the patient’s request for thin lenses. However, refractive index should not be the first consideration in this scenario. The most important place to always start the lens recommendation is with the patient’s prescription.
Last week on Sunday we attended Sports and School Vision conference in Oxford. It was a great event, organized by The Association of Sport and Schoolvision Practitioners (ASv.P), led by our Ambassador Geraint Griffiths. Here are few pictures we captured
In our last post, we discussed the importance of creating a child-friendly atmosphere in your practice. As an eye care professional, you have the privilege of forging a relationship with some of your patients from their very first eye exam onward. When treating these patients, it is important for you and parents to understand the developmental milestones associated with various stages of their lives.
Pediatric optometry can present unique challenges for an optician. Will they understand how to care for their eyewear? Will their parents be able to effectively help them? Fortunately, as an eyecare professional, there is plenty you can do to ensure your younger patients and their parents have a pleasant experience, and walk away with the right lenses and the knowledge to properly care for their new spectacles.
Have you ever thought about your patients’ digital device habits? If you have patients in your waiting room, then chances are they are using a phone, tablet, or computer right now. Studies have shown that Britons use theirs more than they sleep.
How do your patients make the most of summer? Are they avid swimmers? Do they enjoy lounging in the yard? Do they attend soccer matches regularly?