COVID-19 Guidance for Optometrists

“This is certainly a stressful time for all of us and making important decisions day to day can wear you down! I’m grateful that we have the Cleinman family in our corner to help us through this mess.”

– Scott Tomasino, O.D., Tomasino Goerss Vision Source, O’Fallon, MO.

Coronavirus Response Actions to take Today!

These are challenging times! The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our families, our businesses, and our communities. We’re dedicated to helping you manage through this situation.

Please use these resources and reach out to us at if you have any further questions. If we do not have the answer you require, we’ll do what’s necessary to obtain it.

Be sure to revisit this page often as it will be updated daily with new and valuable information that will help you prevail in these trying times.

Alan Cleinman's Weekly Message

Turn it Upside Down!, September 11, 2020

Previous Messages

Want to get Lucky?

Forty-two years ago I had occasion to participate in the very first national eyecare exposition, called Optifair. At the time, I was the marketing manager for a small eyewear importer. The concept of Optifair was intriguing and we chose to exhibit at this first-of-a-kind event.

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Turn it Upside Down!

It’s near the beginning of the fourth quarter. Of course, by now, you’ve got a good understanding of how this year will conclude. You’ve compared your 2020 plan to your actual performance. You’ve made monumental changes thrust upon you by Covid19. 2020 has been that year where your goals may have been tossed out the window.

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Bold Moves

On several occasions over the past few months I’ve talked to you about opportunity. I’ve asked you to open your eyes to it, as during firestorms like we’re currently engaged, opportunity arises from the ashes.
Warren Buffett likes to say, “be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.” I think these wise words for the current era.

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Ask the Question!

There are only two ways to increase your revenue…only two. You can either increase the number of exams which you deliver, or you can increase your average revenue per exam. It’s really that simple.

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Little Things Count!

Seemingly little things can have big payoffs!

I remember reading a study years ago about a specific retailer. This retailer’s clerks, like so many others, would greet customers entering the store with “may I help you.” Think about the last time you were so greeted. What did you say?

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Your Most Important Investment

If Covid19 has delivered anything but havoc, it’s delivered lessons in financial control. For some of you, you were on top of your finances and had a pretty easy time navigating the financial challenges associated with shutting down and then reopening. For others, you’re still scratching your head and saying, “what happened.”

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