OPTOMETRY BUSINESS INSIGHT​

Thoughts, news and research on the business of optometry from the nation’s leading practice growth and optimization consultants.

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Hot Off the Press!

I’ve been a bit quiet for the past few months.  I’ve been busy.  After five years and lots of hard work by a great team,

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Improving Financial Performance
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A Message from Al Cleinman: Planning Ahead

As the leaves turn and we enter into the planning season (you ARE planning your upcoming year, right?), I’m reminded that leaders are responsible for setting the vision for their firms.

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Perspective on the Marriage of Essilor and Vision Source

Before I make comments about this latest consolidation development, I feel obligated to disclose:

• I have many friends at Essilor and have had business relationships with them in the past. Our firm does not currently have any business relationship with the firm.

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An Anniversary “Thank You.”

I remember it like it was yesterday.  That call.  The soft southern accent.  The gentlemanly but driven conversation.   The request. It was early in 1981

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Beware Incentivized Vision Plans

Medical providers have both the right and the obligation to prescribe what they believe, in their professional opinion, are the right products, services or solutions

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A Credo for Private Practice?

I describe myself as a serial entrepreneur, having established over 25 companies and company divisions and scores of products.  I’ve succeeded and I’ve failed.  Along

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