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What has the industry learned from Covid-19?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 -  Following up on last week's show about what optometry has learned from COVID, this week we turn our attention to...

What have ODs learned from COVID-19?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Sure, it hasn't been a great time, but ODs can learn from adversity. Gary outlines key takeaways for optometry from...

Improve your practice one patient at a time

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Drs. Jeff and Susan Kegarise grew their Nashville eye care practice to seven times the national average…in less than 10...

How can manufacturer campaigns benefit your practice?

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - Learn how to use manufacturer myopia management consumer campaigns to your practice’s benefit. Jerry Warner and Melissa Kiewe from CooperVision...

Dr. Joseph Allen on Doctor Eye Health You Tube channel

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Dr. Joseph Allen is the host of Doctor Eye Health YouTube channel. This week, find out what inspired him, which...

Revisiting new ways AMD can fit in an OD’s practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - Learn how a refocus on AMD can help improve outcomes and satisfaction for your patients and drive additional medical, optical...

Update on the new FTC contact lens rule

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - In case you haven’t heard, there is a new FTC contact lens rule.Dr. Michael Mayers, director of U.S. advocacy at...

How to add myopia management to your practice

Wednesday, August 3, 2020 - Drs. Thanh Mai and Valerie Lam discuss what it takes to have a thriving myopia management practice. The doctors talk...

Is another shutdown coming?

Wednesday, July 27, 2020 -  Is another shutdown coming?  The number of COVID-19 infections is rising. This week, hear more on: • Deciding if/when to...

Find out how hiring has changed post-COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - Mike Neal from Build My Team joins the show this week to discuss hiring during COVID-19.  Find out what is...

Discuss the challenges and opportunities unique to young ODs

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 -  Tonight, find out more about the challenges and opportunities unique to young ODs. Drs. Justin Bazan, Will To, Kirk Kaupke,...

Leverage technology to enhance patient experience & increase revenue

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - ECP practices throughout the country are faced with increasing pressure to differentiate their business while delivering quality care. As new...

What is happening with Global Myopia Awareness Coalition?

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - Find out more about Global Myopia Awareness Coalition, their Game On campaign, and how ODs can capitalize on new research...

Myopia management—get the big picture

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Find out what's on the horizon for myopia management and how ODs can choose the best options for their patients...

I’ve reopened. Now what?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - Tune in to the next Power Hour and hear our best advice, tips and techniques to ensure that you can...

What is your post-COVID practice worth and is now the right time to sell your practice?

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - COVID-19 has rewritten the rules on practice valuations and growth. Is now the perfect time to think about expanding or...

Learn how ReopenEyecare.com can help your practice on the next episode of the Power Hour

Reopeneyecare,  a new digital platform designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses, launched about a week ago...

What is disinformation about contact lens wear during COVID-19?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Dr. Lyndon Jones from the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo weighs in on...

Calibrate Your PPP Spending To Your Reopening Ramp-Up

By Gary Gerber, OD, Chief Dream Officer, The Power Practice Please read this before you spend another penny of your PPP money Since time is...

Crisis and stress management counselor, Lori Bran, joins the show

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Crisis counselor Lori Bran—and wife of Power Practice consultant Dr. Eric Bran—discusses coping mechanisms, battling fatigue and impatience, and addressing...

Reopening in the new normal

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - A panel of experts discusses topics such as how to bring back staff and communicate to patients, how to address...

Are you taking the key steps to for practice survival?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - What are you doing now to retain and engage your patients? Even while your practice is closed, others are going...

Our docs think out of the box!

Dr.Bonilla-Warford launched the Bright Eyes #LegoGlassesChallenge. On the practice's Facebook page, he launched the contest by asking, "Kids bored? Want an activity to keep them...

I didn’t get my PPP or EIDL money—now what?

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - It seems that most practices did not get financial relief from the SBA. What happens now? Is it, “Game over?”...

Power Practice Dance Party

It's been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  Check out how Power Practice Docs got rid of some stress this week.   ...

Patient engagement and online selling

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Bone up on patient communication strategies with Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO; and Tom Burke, ABB Optical CEO. What are you doing...

Strategies for re-opening

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - The COVID-19 crisis has doctors in a frenzy trying to keep their practice’s viable while preparing to re-open at the...

#Save2020Eyecare – Tactics for Doctors

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - On our last two episodes, we heard thought provoking comments and strategies from leading industry experts.  In that spirit of...

#Save2020Eyecare – Night #2

Thursday, March 26, 2019 - #Save2020Eyecare-Night #2 A special Town Hall: How the eyecare industry is uniting to power through the impact of COVID-19 On...

#Save2020Eyecare – Night #1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - A special Town Hall: How the eyecare industry is uniting to power through the impact of COVID-19 On Wednesday March...

Dr. Paul Karpecki discusses telemedicine

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Telehealth may be one tool to help your practice and patients get through the COVID-19 pandemic—and it will help the...

Richard Edlow, OD – the Eyeconomist joins us to discuss Private Equity

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Private equity is a big topic in optometry today.  Dr. Richard Edlow, the Eyeconomist, joins the show this week to...

Paul Levine from AAOMC talks myopia control

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Paul Levine, president and membership committee chair of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control joins the show this week...

The six best business decisions I ever made in private practice, the Power Practice, Treehouse Eyes and my music career

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Gary shares the 6 best business decisions he ever made in private practice, The Power Practice, Treehouse Eyes, and his music...

5 obvious opportunities to build your practice

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Gary shares the five obvious opportunities to build your practice—that no one focuses on. They are staring you in the...

Preparing Today’s OD for Tomorrow’s Optometry with Dr. Howard Purcell

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Back in early November, New England College of Optometry hosted the NECO Industry Collaborative (NIC), spearheaded by Dr. Howard Purcell....

Entrepreneurship in Optometry

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Dr. Blake Hughes talks with Gary about entrepreneurship in optometry. He started his own surfacing lab and will share how...

Would you consider no longer selling soft contact lenses at your practice?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - One practice did, and we find out why and how it worked out.  Nick Despotidis, OD, joins Gary to share...

Why ODs should investigate biologics for dry eye

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - C. Randall Harrell, MD, is founder, chairman, and CEO of Regenerative Processing Plant, the manufacturer of Regener-Eyes, a first-in-class biologic eye...

9 ways to make your practice website look more professional

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - You can't build it, then forget it. Websites require content updates and maintenance. This week, Gary examines 9 ways to...

Is it time to rebrand your practice?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Is it time to rebrand your practice? How do you know if it is? This week, Gary outlines 4 ways...

Why consistency matters

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -  If a restaurant consistently delivers food and customer experience the same way every time, why is it so hard for...

Let’s talk holidays at the office

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Get into the holiday spirit! It's the time of year for staff wanting time off around the holidays, considering an...

9 practice management habits you need to break

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - Gary outlines 9 practice management habits you have to break—things you’re doing that you think are OK but really aren’t. Here's...

Make a big year-end push

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - It's that time again....year end is staring us in the face. It's time to make the BIG PUSH to make...

An OD running for Congress!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Student advocacy leads to running for Congress. Meet Bimal Patel, OD, and learn how he will offer his constituents a...

Art Epstein, OD, FAAO, returns to Power Hour

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Art Epstein, OD, FAAO, joins Power Hour once again for a wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation on: Hubble Private equity Online refraction...

An OD running for Congress!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - This show has been rescheduled due to technical difficulties.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join on...

Replay – How to increase patient communication

September 25, 2019 - It might seem elementary, but being able to communicate effectively to your patients may be the most important factor in building...

Tariffs on the world stage and optometry

September 11, 2019 - Ripped from the headlines! David Friedfeld from ClearVision Optical discusses how tariffs are affecting optometry. Will your practice feel it? What...

Why, when, and how to hire an associate

September 4, 2019 - Gary digs into the details about bringing on an associate. You need to think about it BEFORE you're ready!

6 things you’re doing you should stop right away – and the last one is likely to shock you!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - Tune in to find out more!

Dr. Richard Shuldiner discusses Low Vision

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Dr. Richard Shuldiner is the Founder and President of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists. The IALVS consists of...

The best frame board strategies you’re likely not using

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - After staff salaries, the optical may be one of the most expensive parts of your practice. Many ODs are looking...

Replay Podcast: Back to School Marketing

Listen to the replay of this widely listened to episode from August 15, 2018. It’s that time of year again…back to school. If you haven’t...

How poor phone skills can torpedo your practice

The person who answers the phone at your practice is more important than you think. The voice on the other end of the line is...

Top 5 challenges consultants see in private practices

Gary and his consultants have talked with many private-practice ODs and visited many practices. Although all are different, there are trends in the challenges these...

A birds-eye view of optometry

Jim Thomas, editor of Optometric Management, joins Gary this week to discuss his favorite articles, topics, and trends.Did you know that Jim is also a stand-up...

Myopia – The Great Debate

Dr. Gary Gerber and Dr. Dwight Akerman discuss Myopia Management. Topics to be discussed will include: • Axial length – is it really necessary? Why...

Why ODs shouldn’t be afraid to fail

This week, Gary discusses taking advantage of failing and why ODs shouldn't be afraid to fail. Fostering a culture of creativity means that sometimes plan...

No Show – June 19, 2019 – AOA Meeting

Wednesday: June 19, 2019

How to get better patient testimonials and what to do with them

Patient testimonials can work for your practice...but only if you use them to your advantage. Gary gives you the scoop on how to get better...

Dr. Elise Kramer helps you get started with Scleral Lenses

Scleral expert, Dr. Elise Kramer, shares her tips on how to bring this specialty into your practice.

5 minutes makes a difference!

In what may be the shortest Power Hour episode ever, in only about 5 minutes Gary will discuss a 5-minute technique that will have a...

Top Marketing Blunders that nearly all practices make

Looking to kick your marketing into high gear? Learn what DOESN'T work. Find out the top marketing blunders seen in most practices. This week on Power...

Buying a practice vs. starting cold

May 8, 2019 - Both options have pros and cons. This week, Gary outlines the pluses and minuses of buying a practice and opening cold.

Avoid OD practice owner regrets

Find out how fear of failure and resistance to change can take a toll your practice. This week, Gary talks about the top 7 "should...

What to know BEFORE buying new equipment

Guest Stephen Hamilton from Walman Instruments, in a previously recorded episode, gets you up to speed on equipment FAQs....

Working without a Script

Asking staff answer the phone with a script is a mistake. No matter how skilled, they will sound like they’re reading from a document instead...

Power Practice Client Meeting – No Show this week

Date:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019...

5 Ways to Increase Patient Communication

April 3, 2019 - It might seem elementary, but being able to communicate effectively to your patients may be the most important factor in building...

Simple technique increases eyeglass sales by 32%

What 3-minute free technique can increase eyeglass sales by 32% and contact lens patients by 20%? A contact lens trial! Find out how and why...

I purchased a practice…now what?

You bought a practice. Now what? Tune into this week's Power Hour to find out what changes to make (and not make) and how to...

When it comes to Buying a Practice, Trust is Not Enough

Considering buying a practice? Tune in to this week's Power Hour to know how to avoid buying the wrong practice. Do you know what in...

Dangers of Discounting and Incentives

If you have considered implementing discounts or incentives for your patients, think twice. They usually aren't successful due to the impact they have on the...

No Show – SECO Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019...

8 Ways To Change Your Patient Base

Looking to attract a different kind of patient? Wanting to expand into boutique-or budget-services? Or even need to change patients' perception of your practice? Listen to...

3 Steps To Become A Better Boss

Having a hard time saying no to employees? Should you maintain a proper distance or be ‘one of the guys?’ Effective management skills often impacts...

5 Reasons To Cross-Train Your Staff

January 30, 2019 - If a staffer is out, do other staffers pitch in? Or do they say, "That's not my job?" Every person in...

Are you worth waiting for?

Jan 23, 2019 - Do you ever think about the person accompanying your patient to the office? Make a good impression, and you might get...

8 questions to ask before planning advertising

Jan 16, 2019 - If you're planning advertising for the year, be sure you answer these 8 questions first. As with most things in life,...

Instead of talking about goals for 2019, let’s talk about why you missed 2018

Jan 09, 2019 - Why did your practice miss the mark in 2018? This week, look back on what didn't work and why, then figure...

The Challenging Future of Optometry

Dec 19, 2018 - On the last Power Hour of the year, Dr. Art Epstein weighs in on the challenging future of optometry.

A different perspective on how to buy new equipment

Dec 12, 2018 - With the end of the year approaching, many of doctors buy that opto-toy they've always wanted. Unfortunately, this time next year...

The Challenging Future of Optometry

Dec 19, 2018 - On the last Power Hour of the year, Dr. Art Epstein weighs in on the challenging future of optometry.

How to hold a successful off-site meeting

Dec 05, 2018 - Ever consider holding a staff meeting off-site? There are good reasons why should. Learn why and tips for executing a good...

A new approach to problem solving – using only two words

Nov 28, 2018 - How can you and your staff devise genuinely novel solutions to chronic management problems?

What’s your plan for holiday bonuses, gifts, and spiffs?

Nov 21, 2018 - It's that time of year again! Do you have a plan for employee bonuses? Do you give them? Should you give...

What to do NOW to make sure you close out a strong year

Nov 14, 2018 - With just 6 weeks to go until 2019, what can you do to end the year strong?

Integrating Scleral Lenses into your Practice

Oct 31, 2018 - Interested in integrating scleral contact lenses into your practice? Find out how to jump start your scleral lens fitting on this...

When O.D.s say “I DO”

Oct 24, 2018 - What happens when two ODs marry? And what if they work together? Or what about an OD and an office manager...

Landmines to avoid when opening a new practice

Oct 17, 2018 - If you're thinking about opening your own practice, this next episode is one you don't want to miss.

Catch up with NECO President and CEO

Oct 10, 2018 - Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, president and CEO of New England College of Optometry, joins the show to talk optometric education. Are...

Take a Team Approach

  Meet practice goals by involving your entire team. Here’s how... Optometric Management September 2018 If you want to increase optical sales, stop talking to whoever...

Advances in Low Vision Technology

  Help visually impaired patients improve their quality of life by educating them on these aids Optometric Management August 2018 People who have low vision...

Discussion about Corporate Optometry

Oct 03, 2018 - Ever consider corporate optometry? Dr. Maria Sampalis, founder of Corporate Optometry Facebook group and website , joins the show this week...

If you had to do it all over again…would you choose optometry?

Sep 19, 2018 - If you had to do it all over again...would you choose optometry? While you can't turn the clock back, you do...

Why the cash paying model in optometry is still alive and well

Sep 12, 2018 - The cash-paying model in optometry is alive and well. Is it in your office? Andy Corley joins the show to explain...

Looking for an associate or partner for your practice?

Sep 05, 2018 - Looking for an associate or partner for your practice? On this episode, Gary offers tips on how to hire an associate...

5 best hiring and firing tips

Aug 29, 2018 - This week, Gary offers up the 5 best hiring and firing tips. Be sure you are bringing on and moving on...

How to easily trim costs for better profit

Aug 22, 2018 - Want to learn how to trim costs? Listen to this episode of the Power Hour.

Back to School Marketing

Aug 15, 2018 - It's that time of year again...back to school. If you haven't already ramped up your marketing, this week's show will offer...

What are the top 5 questions ODs have for practice management consultants?

Aug 08, 2018 - Although ODs have different practices, their concerns are similar. This week, find out the top 5 questions ODs have for practice...

Buyer Beware

Aug 01, 2018 - Considering buying a practice? Do you know where the pitfalls lie? Caveat emptor or buyer beware. Learn what to watch for...

Profiling staff personalities and putting them in the best roles

Jun 27, 2018 - Ever wonder if Staffer A might be better at Job B? You might be right. This week, Dr. Laurie Sorrenson gives...

4 things you must to do to sell your practice

Jul 25, 2018 - Do you know what 4 things every practice owner must do to sell a practice? All practice owners need this information...regardless...

New ways to market your practice

Jul 18, 2018 - Want new ways to market your practice? Of course you do! Tune into the show this week to source ideas from...

Get out your crystal ball to look into optometry’s future

Jul 11, 2018 - Want to look into optometry's future? Bart Foster, managing director at Sanitas Advisors, outlines what is inevitable in eyecare in the...

Travis Rush, founder and CEO of Sightbox, joins the Power Hour

Jun 13, 2018 - Travis Rush, founder and CEO of Sightbox , talks about entrepreneurship, online contact lens retailing, and how things have changed (or...

What are the top business books for ODs?

Jun 06, 2018 - We're close to the midway point of the year. It's a great time to refresh your thinking. Gary outlines his favorite...

How long wait times affect the practice

May 30, 2018 - How do long patient wait times affect your practice? Find out how...and what you can do about it...on this week's Power...

What motivates your staff – and what doesn’t

May 23, 2018 - Building on the previous show about staff meetings, this week Gary motivates you to figure out what motivates your staff--and what...

Strategies to energize your staff meetings and engage your staff

May 02, 2018 - Your staff feeling blah? Your staff meetings not generating excitement? This week, Gary helps you learn strategies to energize your staff...

Trunk Shows

Apr 25, 2018 - Learn all about trunk shows! Find out why "trunk show" is a bad name, and discover how to have a great...

Myopia Update

Apr 18, 2018 - Step right up this week for an update on myopia from Dr. Thomas Aller.

Q1 is over…time for a Q2 reboot!

Apr 04, 2018 - It's April...time to close the books on Q1. Look back at your Q1 data to better forecast 2018 and plan your...

Contact lenses, the FTC, and optometry

Mar 28, 2018 - Contact lenses, the FTC, and optometry...what do you need to know? The deadline to weigh in is fast approaching. Get the...

What did you learn at Vision Expo last week?

Mar 21, 2018 - Vision Expo was last week. As always, it was a great meeting with lots of classes & a lot going on....

Filmmaker sets sights on myopia

Mar 07, 2018 - Filmmaker Jane Weiner has turned to myopia for inspiration. She talks with Gary this week about her latest film. Losing Sight,...

Myopia’s biggest meeting of the year

Feb 28, 2018 - Vision by Design, THE country’s premier myopia meeting of the year is coming up fast. Joining the show from VBD will...

ARMD update

Feb 21, 2018 - Join Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO on this week's show as he gets us up to the second on what's new in...

Top 5 things about optometry you LOVE to hate

Feb 14, 2018 - It's Valentine's Day! Let's talk about what you love...to hate about optometry! Gary discusses the top 5 things you love to...

How to get referrals from other doctors

Feb 07, 2018 - With industry trends leading more doctors to provide specialty care (dry eyes, glaucoma, vision therapy, low vision, TBI care, specialty contact...

Setting goals to achieve your personal “why”

Jan 31, 2018 - Why did you become an OD? Are you achieving your “why?” Gary discusses his own personal journey on the road to...

Nearly all doctors have worked for free

Jan 24, 2018 - Yes, at one time or another, uncollected fees, or accounts receivables that languish over time, are the same as working for...

So much technology, so little . . .

Jan 17, 2018 - Time? Money? Cell phones, cars and TV’s aren’t the only thing changing at warp speed. The technology we use in our...

8 questions to ask before planning advertising

Jan 16, 2019 - If you're planning advertising for the year, be sure you answer these 8 questions first. As with most things in life,...

Can you work 3 days per week as an optometrist and be widely successful?

Jan 10, 2018 - Can you succeed by seeing patients only 3 days a week? Dr. Nicholas Despotidis not only says yes, he discusses how...

Instead of talking about goals for 2019, let’s talk about why you missed 2018

Jan 09, 2019 - Why did your practice miss the mark in 2018? This week, look back on what didn't work and why, then figure...

How to make sure your 2018 goals get done!

Jan 03, 2018 - This time of the year, we all have the best intentions of improving our practices and personal lives. Yet somehow, no...

Greatest Hits of 2017

Dec 20, 2017 - On this last show of 2017, and as the Power Hour closes in on half a million downloads, Gary recaps 2017’s...

Why bother doing a residency?

Dec 13, 2017 - With all the rapid changes going on in optometry, is a residency still necessary? 2015 graduate Dr. Kevin Cornwell joins the...

What happens when things go wrong

Dec 06, 2017 - Try as we may, things still occasionally go awry in a practice. What you do after that happens can be the...

Chair costs – what are they and do they matter?

Nov 29, 2017 - What is often talked about, easy to calculate and rarely used? That would be "chair costs." This week, Gary discusses exactly...

Color vision: Cure, band-aid, or other

Nov 15, 2017 - Enchroma’s web site says their glasses, “ . . . open up a world of color for people with color blindness....

But you don’t know MY staff!

Nov 08, 2017 - “My staff just doesn’t get it! It’s hopeless and training doesn’t work!” Sound familiar? It certainly does to us! On this...

The ONE Secret you need to build your practice

Nov 01, 2017 - In what will probably be the shortest episode ever, Gary reveals the atomic powered tool the every entrepreneur has, and never...

Get the scoop behind frame design with John Varvatos Eyewear

Oct 25, 2017 - How are frames designed? Get the inside scoop behind the design process of the John Varvatos Eyewear Collection. The company's creative...

Notable UK Optometrist, Brian Tompkins joins the Power Hour!

Oct 18, 2017 - Listen to this episode for an entertaining discussion with Gary and Brian as they talk about the difference between UK and...

Friend or foe?

Oct 11, 2017 - Managed vision care, telemedicine, online shopping for eyeglasses or contact lenses... are these things that will hurt or help your practice?...

Private Equity on the Power Hour

Oct 04, 2017 - Private Equity is getting more and more involved in optometry. What is private equity, why are they so interested in eyecare,...

Training your optical team

Sep 27, 2017 - During a staff training session you tell your optician, “When you sell AR lenses, say X.” We’ve all tried training our...

Tattoos, purple hair, piercings and smokers – on the next Power Hour

Sep 20, 2017 - You practice in an area that is very conservative. Your long time trusted, well known receptionist who had brown hair yesterday,...

“Screenagers” on the Power Hour

Sep 06, 2017 - We have all watched kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span. Physician and filmmaker Delaney...

How to conduct pre-employment testing

Aug 30, 2017 - Years of scientific research and intensive study of real-world applications have led to incredible breakthroughs in the way businesses large and...

The CDC on the Power Hour

Aug 23, 2017 - The CDC, in close collaboration with industry partners, has organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness...

What is the future of optometry?

Aug 16, 2017 - Five years ago the first Power Hour episode discussed the future of optometry. What's has and hasn't come true since that...

How the 80-20 rule can help your practice

Aug 09, 2017 - It’s as constant and inescapable as gravity. Yet, most of us only focus on the downside of the 80-20 rule and...

Wearables are back!

Aug 02, 2017 - While Google Glass “1.0” certainly had enough challenges that prevented it from becoming mainstream in optometry, other companies (including Google) haven’t...

When is the right time to hire an associate?

Jul 26, 2017 - What’s the secret number of dollars that should trigger you to start thinking, “I need help and need to hire an...

Smart Vision Labs on the next episode of the Power Hour

Jul 19, 2017 - Listen to this episode as we discuss the current state of telemedicine, what Smart Vision Labs (www.smartvisionlabs.com) has learned since their...

A practice dedicated exclusively to myopia control?

Jul 12, 2017 - Treehouse Eyes opened about a year ago. Founded by Dr. Gary Gerber and industry veteran Matt Oerding, with two centers already...

How to use video to promote your practice

Jun 28, 2017 - Erik Lilligren from Eyecarevideo.tv joins the show and talks about why and how practices can effectively use video in their practices....

Marketing your practice – get back to the basics

Jun 14, 2017 - Whether it’s Google ad words, boosting a Facebook post, or a recall snail mail postcard – the basics of marketing still...

Hiring a winning team – Part 2

Jun 07, 2017 - Two weeks ago, the Vice President of Operations for the Power Practice, Paul Ferraro, was our guest on the show. Paul...

Innovative – and mostly free – customer service improvement techniques

May 31, 2017 - Tune in to this episode of the Power Hour when Gary invites listeners to share their most “off the wall” customer...

Hiring Smart

May 24, 2017 - Harvard Business Review estimates that 80 percent of turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. The consequences of a wrong hire...

Are optometrists happy?

May 10, 2017 - We surveyed ODs to find out! Learn which ODs are the happiest, what makes them unhappy, and what you can do...

How to empower your staff

May 03, 2017 - Continuing and building on last weeks’ episode on how to elevate your customer service, Gary discusses innovative techniques to empower your...

United Airlines and your practice

Apr 26, 2017 - What can optometrists learn from the latest United Airlines customer service debacle? A LOT! Tune in to this episode of the...

5 Unique Ways to Cut Expenses in Your Practice

Apr 19, 2017 - There’s more to cutting costs than squeezing your sales reps for better deals. Gary discusses his top five ways so add...

A new approach to office meetings

Apr 12, 2017 - Do you look forward to office meetings, or do you dread them and then ultimately cancel them? Tune in to this...

Why optometry as we know it is doomed – and why that’s a good thing

Apr 05, 2017 - Decreasing revenues with increasing expenses and regulations, online eyeglass selling, “generic” contact lenses and online refraction – to name just a...

Myopia Control on the Next Power Hour

Mar 22, 2017 - Vision by Design, the country’s best meeting on myopia control is right around the corner. Get a snapshot of myopia control...

A quarter diopter of prism? Really?

Mar 15, 2017 - Drs. Mark Rosner and Debby Feinberg are back on the show to discuss some of the latest work they’ve been doing...

Mike Hundert, CEO & COO of De Rigo Rem talks about the Essilor-Luxottica merger

Mar 08, 2017 - Mike Hundert is the current Chairman of The Vision Council, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of...

Bring the outside inside

Mar 01, 2017 - On last week's show, Gary talked about successful strategies to externally market your practice. This week, the show focuses on internal...

External Marketing on the Power Hour!

Feb 22, 2017 - Gary rolls up his sleeves and gets into a discussion about some innovative external marketing strategies you should be using at...

The President of HOYA Vision Care talks about the Essilor/Luxottica Merger

Feb 15, 2017 - Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, Americas, joins the show to give his opinion on how eyecare’s biggest merger ever...

Total Recall on the Power Hour

Feb 08, 2017 - You’ve worked really hard to get patients to come into your practice. Are you working as hard to make sure they...

Too many frames or not enough?

Feb 01, 2017 - Inventory is a major expense for a practice yet one that rarely gets any attention beyond – “There’s a hole on...

After you hire staff, then what?

Jan 25, 2017 - On a recent Power Hour episode, Gary shared strategies for hiring a great team. But what happens after they're hired? Learn...

Essilor-Luxottica discussion on the Power Hour

Jan 18, 2017 - Reuters news and other historically reliable news sources recently reported a proposed merger between Essilor and Luxottica. Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O.,...

Should associate doctors be paid as independent contractors?

Jan 11, 2017 - A recent landmark court case for a New York Yoga Studio may have far reaching consequences on how doctors pay their...

How to hire great staff!

Jan 04, 2017 - On the first Power Hour of the year, Gary talks about starting at step one of practice team building: hiring a...

Gary talks about how to use presentations to build your practice – Part 2

Dec 21, 2016 - On the Oct 26th episode, Gary discussed “Part 1” about how to use public speaking to grow your practice. Listen to...

Optical Women’s Association President on the Power Hour!

Dec 14, 2016 - The Power Hour welcomes Maureen Cavanagh on this episode. A 24 year industry veteran, Maureen heads up this important group whose...

VSP Execs on the Power Hour!

Dec 07, 2016 - VSP's Global Board Chair Dan Mannen, O.D., F.A.A.O., and VSP Vision Care President Kate Renwick-Espinosa are our guests. Dr. Mannen discusses...

CooperVision President, Jerry Warner, on the Power Hour!

Nov 30, 2016 - Join Jerry as he talks about big picture changes in optometry such as selling models, online commerce, legislative battles, private lable...

Back to basics: Gary’s top five things practices must do to succeed

Nov 16, 2016 - If you could do five – and only five – things to build your practice, what would they be? On this...

Mark Jacquot, OD, Luxottica’s VP and Clinical Director, Vision Care Operations

Nov 09, 2016 - Dr. Mark Jacquot, Luxottica’s VP and Clinical Director, Vision Care Operations is the guest on this episode of the Power Hour....

ClearVision Optical President on Power Hour

Nov 02, 2016 - David Friedfeld is back on the air to share his thoughts about everything from what the optical of the future will...

Using public speaking to build your practice – for free

Oct 26, 2016 - Having given more than 1,000 presentations to audience sizes of 2 to 2,000, Gary taps into his experience and discusses how...

Are opticians doing eye exams with iPhones? Smart Vision Labs returns for an update

Oct 12, 2016 - By using new technology, more opticians are now able to offer auto-refraction to patients. Some of them are having the data...

New thoughts on delegating

Oct 05, 2016 - Listen to Gary on this episode of the Power Hour where he shares some of his unique perspectives around delegating. This...

How to use public relations to build your practice

Sep 28, 2016 - In addition to conventional marketing, properly used, public relations can be a huge benefit to most practices. Tune in to this...

What would you do if you could never see another new patient or raise your fees?

Sep 21, 2016 - Your state law changed to say you could never see another new patient or raise your fees? Listen to this thought...

How did a consultant help YOUR practice?

Sep 14, 2016 - Listen to this episode of Power Hour when we take your calls to discuss specifically how using a consultant helped your...

Listen to this episode BEFORE you sign your next lease!

Aug 31, 2016 - Your practice rent is one of the largest ongoing expenses your practice has. Learn from real estate expert, Chuck Feitel, how...

What you must do before you open your next practice

Aug 24, 2016 - Dr. Cheryl Engels, Senior Consultant from the Power Practice is our guest this week. Dr. Engels runs the “Practice Made Perfect”...

George Martin from the NY Giants talks about concussions

Aug 17, 2016 - Most of us know George Martin as No. 75 of the New York Football Giants, the star defensive end of the...

Billing and coding compliance and outsourcing – is it a good fit for your practice?

Aug 10, 2016 - It’s easy to get bogged down in the regulations around security compliance, HIPAA and billing and coding requirements. While the information...

Billing and coding update with Alan Homestead, OD

Aug 03, 2016 - Alan Homestead, OD is the guest on this informative episode. Get the latest on preventing and surviving audits, meaningful use updates,...

Gary talks about, “If I’d only known then . . .”

Jul 27, 2016 - It might be an old saying, but it certainly applies to any OD trying to manage their practice. Listen to this...

Nutritional Update

Jul 20, 2016 - Dr. Edward Paul gets us up-to-date on how OD’s can integrate nutrition into their practices. Everything from science to practice management...

Advertising the way the big guys do it

Jul 13, 2016 - Tarik Sedky from Agency Pure has done advertising for Glaxo Smith Kline, DuPont, AT&T, Home Depot and many other large corporations....

EyeMed President

Jul 06, 2016 - Lukas Ruecker, president of EyeMed and Dr. John Lahr, VP of Provider Relations return to the Power Hour to take your...

Office design tips on the Power Hour

Jun 29, 2016 - Architect Joost Bende is our guest this episode of the Power Hour. With experience designing medical and optometry practices of all...

Keratoconus experts on the Power Hour

Jun 22, 2016 - Drs. Barry Eiden and Andrew Morgenstern join the show to get listeners up-to-date on all things keratoconus. It’s more prevalent than...

Scleral Lenses on the Power Hour

Jun 15, 2016 - Drs. Tom Arnold and Nathan Schramm are fitting a lot of their patients with scleral lenses. Are you? Find out why...

Prescribing contact lenses outside the United States

Jun 08, 2016 - Jason Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, shares his thoughts and data about how contact lenses are viewed and prescribed outside the...

Mid term report card on the Power Hour

Jun 01, 2016 - Gary walks through the most important “mid year” metrics to examine as we approach the halfway point of the year. Are...

Contact Lens Update

May 25, 2016 - Johnson & Johnson Vision Care President Peter Menziuso and Vice President of Professional Affairs Dr. Millicent L. Knight discuss current trends...

Optometry helping the homeless?

May 18, 2016 - Previously unaware of the enormous unmet demand for eye care within his San Francisco community, Robert Bell began using his influence...

How one doctor successfully competes with Warby Parker

May 11, 2016 - Moscot is a New York institution currently headed by Director, Dr. Harvey Moscot. As a fourth generation owner in arguably the...

Dr. Paul Karpecki on the Power Hour!

May 04, 2016 - We’re honored to welcome one of optometry’s best known speakers, Dr. Paul Karpecki back to the Power Hour! Paul gets us...

Surviving a Medicare Audit on the next Power Hour!

Apr 27, 2016 - Healthcare attorney Susan Orr is back on the Power Hour. Our topic is the recent increase in audits by Medicare and...

World leading refractive surgeon on the next Power Hour!

Apr 20, 2016 - Dr. Vance Thompson is our special guest on this episode of the Power Hour. Vance has been, and is currently involved...

Dr. Art Epstein is back on the Power Hour!

Apr 13, 2016 - Talking about everything from an anterior seg update to national and state optometric politics, Dr. Art Epstein is back on the...

The CEO of the Vision Council on the next Power Hour!

Apr 06, 2016 - Industry veteran, Mike Daley, is the guest on this episode of the Power Hour. As the CEO of the Vision Council,...

Optometry “Down Under”

Mar 30, 2016 - Kate Gifford, OD joins the show to talk about the parallels and differences in how optometry is practiced in Australia vs....

AOA President Steven Loomis, OD on the Power Hour!

Mar 23, 2016 - Questions and comments for the current AOA president, Steven Loomis, OD on this episode of the Power Hour. Listen to the...

Live broadcast from the Vision Source Exchange – THURSDAY 3/17

Mar 17, 2016 - Live from the Vision Source Exchange in San Antonio, TX. Listen in and join the discussion about where we’ve been, and...

The state of optometry around the world

Mar 09, 2016 - The Power Hour is now listened to in 109 countries. We broadcast from the United States and talk mostly about what’s...

Internet marketing

Mar 02, 2016 - Chris Marentis, respected authority on internet marketing and founder of Surefire Social, an internet marketing company making major waves in optometry,...

New uses for multifocal soft lenses – and they’re not what you think!

Feb 24, 2016 - Dr. Thomas Aller has been using multifocal contact lenses for years – successfully! Yes, those same lenses that many of us...

Jim McGrann – CEO of VSP

Feb 17, 2016 - Tune in to this episode and listen as VSP’s CEO, Jim McGrann takes your calls and questions from Gary. Topics include...

Corneal reshaping as a practice builder

Feb 10, 2016 - Listen to the show as Dr. Nick Despotidis talks about how he built one of the largest corneal reshaping practices on...

Work life balance

Feb 03, 2016 - It’s 5:00 PM, you’ve got your coat on and are heading out the door when your office manager stops you and...

The EyeXam App

Guest: Nikki Iravani, OD You already know your patients are constantly looking at their mobile devices.  Is your practice showing up on those devices? They built...

Time for some fun on the Power Hour!

Jan 20, 2016 - Is he a comedian or an OD? Dr. Monty Vickers’ witty insightful monthly columns having been making us laugh for more...

Contact lens prescribing habits outside the USA

Jan 13, 2016 - Show cancelled due to technical difficulties

A different perspective on EHR’s

Jan 06, 2016 - James Diecidue shares his unique viewpoints about how he thinks EHR’s SHOULD work, why some don’t work that way and his...

How to buy or start your first practice on the next Power Hour

Dec 16, 2015It’s been said that buying a house is the single biggest decision you’ll ever make . . . unless of course you’re buying...

To OCT or not to OCT – is that really the question?

Dec 09, 2015 - It could be argued that for today’s OD, an OCT is as essential to the medical part of a practice as...

PD rulers are so 90’s. . . or are they?

Dec 02, 2015 - Digital dispensing devices are the topic of this episode of the Power Hour. Guests include representatives from Zeiss, VSP, Shamir, Hoya...

OD’s treating concussion and TBI patients. The next frontier for optometry?

Nov 18, 2015 - Barry Tannen, OD, FCOVD, FAAO is our guest on this informative episode. Barry talks about the latest body of evidence around...

The three things smart practices are doing NOW to prepare for a great 2016

Nov 11, 2015 - 2016 is now only six weeks away. Power Hour host and practice management consultant Gary Gerber, OD talks about the three...

Myopia Control Update

Nov 04, 2015 - Does spending time outside really make a difference in myopia progression? Should you really be telling parents of myopic kids to...

Eliminating a toxic office culture

Oct 28, 2015 - Angie Paccione, Ph.D from Verus Global is our guest on this episode of the Power Hour. With her diverse background as...

BLOCK BUSINESS GROUP, IDOC, PECAA, PERC, PRIMA and VISION SOURCE – ALL on the same episode!

Oct 21, 2015 - Hear why doctors should join an alliance, and specifically, why they should join THEIR alliance. Is it just about who has...

4patientcare, DemandForce, SolutionReach and Websystems – ALL on the same episode!

Oct 14, 2015 - They claim to help keep your appointment books full, help get positive online reviews, automate marketing emails and texts, and decrease...

Sports Vision with Dr. Don Teig

Oct 07, 2015 - Dr. Don Teig is our guest on this episode of the Power Hour. Don discusses how he got his start in...

Dentists make it look so easy. How do they do it?

Sep 30, 2015 - Dentist have it made! Or do they? Trevor Maurer from SmileSource, a network of independent dentists is our guest on the...

Social media is important – but what about websites? Are they still important?

Sep 23, 2015 - With so much talk about social media and online reviews, is there still a necessity for a web site for most...

Live from Vision Expo West – Day 2

Sep 18, 2015 - Marc Ferrara – the CEO of information services at Jobson gets us up to date on why generational differences matter in...

Live from Vision Expo West with Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk!

Sep 17, 2015 - Tony Hawk – Tony talks about his new line of eyeglasses and his foundation Tom Loughran – from Reed Exhibitions, Tom...

The tables get turned on the next Power Hour

Sep 09, 2015 - Gary is the guest! Listen as he’s interviewed by Frank Giammanco and discusses his views on where the industry is headed...

Legal Hypotheticals to Drive you Crazy

Sep 02, 2015 - Attorney Ron Goldman, director of legal services for the Power Practice, joins this episode. Listen as we take a deep dive...

A dramatically different perspective from an outspoken optician

Aug 26, 2015 - Never one to hold back his oft viewed controversial opinions, Barry discusses: Why Rx expiration dates undermine a doctor’s credibility The...

Do you know what the 9 patient experience imperatives are?

Aug 19, 2015 - Steve Dorfman from Driven to Excel joins the show. Steve’s background in two diverse industries – hospitality and car sales, allows...

CEO of Shamir, Raanan Naftalovich

Aug 12, 2015 - Their company's vision is, “To be the premium progressive lens designer and vendor in the United States.” Shamir CEO, Raanan Naftalovich...

An inspiration for the future of private practice

Aug 05, 2015 - When most doctors at this point in their careers would have already retired, Dr. Neil Draisin is forging on. He has...

An auto-refractor in an iPhone

Jul 29, 2015 - Technology is shrinking and autorefractors are no exception. But what does the reduction in size mean beyond simply saving space in...

Specialty contact lens update

Jul 22, 2015 - Pat Caroline talks about the reasons for the recent resurgence of GP lenses, how practitioners can get educated and benefit from...

Professional Ethical Challenges

Jul 15, 2015 - Listen to the discussion about ethical practice dilemmas. What would you do? Don't miss this very special episode where the guest...

Think About Your Eyes

Jul 08, 2015 - Newly elected AOA president, Dr. Steve Loomis, Dr. Carla Mack, from Alcon, Jon Torrey and Dave Plogmann, both from Think About...

ClearVision president, David Friedfeld

Jul 01, 2015 - David Friedfeld joins us on this episode to give his thoughts on industry trends. As the president of a large frame...

VSP President, and soon to be CEO, Jim McGrann

Jun 24, 2015 - Listen to Jim McGrann, the current president and soon to be CEO of VSP on this episode of the Power Hour....

What blue light really means to your patients and practice

Jun 17, 2015 - The effects of blue light on your patients has been all over the news. Is the science solid, and if so,...

Wearable technology is alive and well!

Jun 10, 2015 - Google Glass may be in the history books, but as optician John Bonizio discusses on this episode of The Power Hour,...

Throw away your phoropter

Jun 03, 2015 - Dr. Keith Thompson from Digital Vision Systems joins the show and talks about new technology that could very well replace your...

How did a consultant help YOUR practice?

May 27, 2015 - Hear the discussion about a wide array of topics from opening a practice cold and dealing with lease negotiations, buying a...

Maureen Cavanagh from Vision Impact Institute

May 20, 2015 - The mission of the Vision Impact Institute is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision, including the socio-economic impact...

ICD-10 preparation and billing and coding dilemmas

May 13, 2015 - Alan separates fact from fiction regarding what you should do to prepare for ICD 10. He also discusses some of the...

David Schafran from Blink talks about their new “in home” refraction business

May 06, 2015 - Knock, Knock... Who's there? Your 1:30 vision test appointment.

LIVE from the Vision Source Exchange!

Apr 29, 2015 - Vision Source CEO, Jim Greenwood talks about what’s new in healthcare and at Vision Source. Dr. Walt West talks about Vision...

Are IPA’s the solution to managed care woes?

Apr 22, 2015 - Dr. Joseph Ross, the president of NYOIPA, (New York Optometrist Independent Practice Association) joins the Power Hour to discuss how IPA’s...

The Myopia Epidemic

Apr 15, 2015 - Brien Holden talks about the growing myopia epidemic, why it’s growing so fast, why it’s important for OD’s to get involved,...

Are Dentists Smarter than ODs?

Apr 08, 2015 - Art Epstein is among the professions straightest shooters. He'll discuss specific ways to increase your bottom line and practice success on...

Is Sjogren’s syndrome something OD’s are routinely missing?

Apr 01, 2015 - Dr. Stephen Cohen is an optometrist from Scottsdale, AZ who sees more than his fair share of dry eye patients. Based...

Nutrition – what’s hot, what’s not?

Mar 25, 2015 - Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, an OD who has been involved with nutrition for years, helps doctors sift through fact and fiction regarding...

Live from Vision Expo East – Day 2!!

Mar 21, 2015 - Listen to this Live Show broadcast from Vision Expo East

Live from Vision Expo!

Mar 20, 2015 - Listen to a very special show, over two days of Vision Expo East when we broadcast live from the exhibit hall...

What’s on the horizon for contact lenses?

Mar 11, 2015 - Joe discusses the next big thing in contact lenses, the current state of optometry education (too many schools, quality of applicants),...

Live from SECO! Clinical updates from Mile Brujic, Alan Kabat, Walt Mayo and Michael Chaglasian

Mar 06, 2015 - Listen to this very special episode of the Power Hour live from SECO in Atlanta!

David Cockrell OD, AOA President gets us up-to-date on what’s happening at the AOA

Feb 25, 2015 - With all that’s going on in optometry, make sure you don’t miss this very special guest and broadcast.

How to avoid serious penalties with the American’s with Disabilities Act

Feb 18, 2015 - Elizabeth Harlan is an attorney who specializes in ADA law for small businesses. This is one show you don’t want to...

Retailing strategies Brooks Brothers uses that you can use to help your practice!

Feb 11, 2015 - Andrea joins the show and talks about how practitioners can brand their practices, compete with online retailers, build a solid and...

Learn how a minute bit of prism can change your patient’s life

Feb 04, 2015 - Drs. Mark Rosner and Debby Feinberg have done some remarkable work in helping patients with headaches and vertigo who were previously...

Will you have to give back that “meaningful use” money?

Jan 28, 2015 - You know that meaningful use check you got from the government? Did you know you may have to give it back?...

Is it safe to prescribe generic drugs for your patients?

Jan 21, 2015 - All your questions about generic vs. brand medications are answered on this show.

Holly Rush, the President of Luxottica Wholesale talks about industry trends

Jan 14, 2015 - Listen to this informative broadcast as Holly discusses her view of where the eyewear market is headed and what you should...

Gary talks about the things you MUST do to make sure 2015 is a record breaker and welcomes Drs. Glazier and Bazan to a debate about Facebook!

Jan 07, 2015 - Don't miss this debate about Facebook and Gary's "must" for for 2015

EyeMed president and leadership team on this week’s Power Hour

Dec 17, 2014 - Lukas Ruecker took the helm as president of EyeMed just over a year ago. He and his team have emphasized that...

Everything you’ll ever need to know about glaucoma

Dec 10, 2014 - Noted glaucoma expert Dr. Murray Fingeret joined the show and talked to callers about anything related to glaucoma. New diagnostic tools,...

A thorough look at the AOA Workforce Study

Dec 03, 2014 - Are there REALLY too many OD’s? It’s said so often but does the data really support that there are too many...

Update on medical eyecare

Nov 26, 2014 - Listen to Dr. Jim Thimons give a “tour” from the front to the back of the eye talking about the latest...

Are Little Patients the Next Big Thing?

Nov 19, 2014 - While you may love kids, you might not love them as patients. Hear about how to integrate this important segment of...

The commoditization of eyecare

Nov 12, 2014 - It might be only a matter of time before patients can buy a pair of glasses from a kiosk like RedBox....

Plan it and do it! A special two part Power Hour

Nov 05, 2014 - As we begin to wind down 2014, savvy practitioners are planning to succeed in 2015. Listen to the first of a...

Which benchmarks are the MOST important ones to track?

Oct 29, 2014 - With so much data available, which is the most important to keep track of for YOUR particular practice?

Sunshine Law – Part 2

Oct 22, 2014 - Just when you thought it was safe to have lunch with a sales rep...

Here’s how to make myopia control mainstream and profitable

Oct 15, 2014 - Learn the reasons why Dr. Jeff Cooper is such a strong proponent of myopia control, how he does it in his...

Live from the East West Meeting in Cleveland!

Oct 10, 2014 - What’s the next new, cool, important, big thing for ODs to be aware of?

Update on lenses for a digital lifestyle

Oct 01, 2014 - Listen to the conversation with representatives from Essilor, Zeiss and Hoya

GP Update

Sep 24, 2014 - Learn how your practice and patients can benefit from the latest in GP technology

Vision Expo West Part 2

Sep 19, 2014 - Day 2 live from Vision Expo West

Live from Vision Expo West!

Sep 18, 2014 - Hear the live broadcast from the exhibit hall floor

Should you outsource billing and coding?

Sep 10, 2014 - Is your billing and coding actually getting done?

What you need to know about UPP for contact lenses

Sep 03, 2014 - Angel returns to the show to give an update on UPP for contact lenses and what you need to know about...

Warren Modlin from Oakley

Aug 27, 2014 - Hear about Oakley's branding strategies and how you can use them in your own practice

What is Change Management and How it Affects You

Aug 20, 2014 - Getting a new practice management and EHR software can bring about mixed feelings among staff members in your practice. Hear Dr....

Is in-office finishing for you? Let’s talk about it…

Aug 13, 2014 - Listen to the discussion and see if in-office finishing could be a game-changer for your practice.

What do patients REALLY think about your practice?

Jul 30, 2014 - What does the research say about what patients want from your practice?

Union of American Eye Care Providers

Jul 23, 2014 - Listen to our two guests the night before they go before the US Department of Justice to discuss some of the...

Demodex and blepharitis – where were you 5 years ago?

Jul 16, 2014 - Learn how new treatments of demodex are being used to greatly enhance patient’s quality of life and practices’ bottom lines.

Rebroadcast – When is the right time to hire a consultant for your practice?

Jul 09, 2014 - What should you look for in a consultant and how does their program work?

The President and CEO of Essilor joins the show!

Aug 06, 2014 - Listen to the broadcast where John Carrier, long time industry veteran, takes calls from the listeners.

The six things you must do to ensure your marketing succeeds

Jul 02, 2014 - Gary discusses his top six list of non-negotiable items you'll need to do in order to ensure your marketing initiatives. Some...

Eye Care Technologies that will Change the Game

Jun 25, 2014 - Vision care has become a hotbed of invention and innovation over the last decade as more and more new technologies have...

Corporate OD’s unite – Energeyes

Jun 18, 2014 - Energeyes is an association of corporate affiliated optometrists who will soon represent more than 11% of the optometrists in North America....

A new perspective on hiring staff

Jun 11, 2014 - Local Eye Site believes that order to compete for the best talent in the marketplace, employers should view recruitment advertising for...

An eye exam from a cell phone?

May 28, 2014 - www.eyenetra.com claims to be able to accurately measure refractive error and take a distance PD with a smart phone...

Screening employees, background checks, etc.

May 21, 2014 - Find out how you can stack the prospective employee deck in your favor!

The Four Disciplines of Execution – how to get important things DONE!

May 07, 2014 - How to (finally) get things done in your practice!

OD students graduating with MBA’s?

Apr 30, 2014 - Listen to this important show and hear an educators perspective on this important topic as well as other challenges facing optometrists.

The question isn’t, “Are my employees stealing?” it’s, “How much are they stealing?”

Apr 23, 2014 - Learn the steps you should take to minimize theft and hear some case studies from other practices from an experienced forensic...

Online refractions are here NOW!

Apr 16, 2014 - New technology will offer a "refraction only online eye exam" to "individuals in good health".

LIVE FROM THE VISION SOURCE EXCHANGE IN BOSTON!! 8:30 P.M. Start

Apr 09, 2014 - Conversation about current challenges facing OD's. Jim Greenwood, Vision Source President and CEO, is a healthcare industry veteran with a wealth...

How to profitably sell your practice – buyers beware!

Apr 02, 2014 - Even if your plans to buy or sell aren’t in your short term future, you should still listen to this important...

The REAL future of optometry – Special Saturday Show Live from Vision Expo East!

Mar 29, 2014 - Discussions about competing with online retailers and game changing technology.

Superior Vision Contact Lens Program

Mar 18, 2014 - Discussion about the new Superior Vision Contact Lens program with the CEO of ABB Optical Group.

Vision Council Update – Vision Expo East Preview

Mar 12, 2014 - Discussion about current global trends in eyewear, internet dispensing, healthcare reform, the next generation of OD’s.

How much is your practice REALLY worth?

Mar 05, 2014 - There are many formulas bandied about to help you determine the value of your practice. Most of them are wrong!

Meaningful Use 2, ICD 10 and the cloud

Feb 26, 2014 - The acronyms MU2 and ICD 10 strike fear into the bravest optometrist. Fear of making expensive mistakes, government agency audits and...

It’s 2014 – so NOW what do we do about Obamacare?

Feb 19, 2014 - There is a lot of information floating around about the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on optometry and...

Social Media from 50,000 feet

Feb 19, 2014 - Before you even commit to something like Facebook or Twitter, take a step back and examine your goals and target audience.

What can we learn from stores like Target and Toys-R-Us?

Feb 05, 2014 - Best practices in merchandising, pricing, and inventory management to establishing a winning culture.

Tech Update – Walt Mayo, OD is back!

Jan 29, 2014 - PC, Mac, Windows 8, wireless or wired, bring your computer questions to optometry's "computer guy" and get them answered. Always informative...

How does your office smell and does it matter?

Jan 22, 2014 - In this hyper competitive environment, learn yet another innovative way to set your practice apart from the pack!

Is Facebook old news?

Jan 15, 2014 - Social Media wizard Alan Glazier, OD talks about innovative ways to use things like Twitter, Pinterest and of course Facebook to...

The Power Hour Kicks off 2014 with special guest, Dr. Paul Karpecki!

Jan 08, 2014 - Regarded as a leading authority in ocular surface disease, Dr. Paul Karpecki kicks off the 2014 season of the Power Hour...

A different approach to multiple eyeglass sales

Dec 18, 2013 - Adlens, the makers of variable focus eyewear join the show to discuss a different approach to multiple eyeglass sales as well...

VSP President joins the Power Hour!

Dec 11, 2013 - Get the straight scoop on all that's new at VSP including their new premier program, Obamacare and VSP Elements and any...

Corneal Reshaping

Dec 03, 2013 - Learn how you can add this life changing modality to your practice.

Are you ready for ICD 10 and Meaningful Use 2?

Nov 20, 2013 - EMR billing and coding might never be the same.

When is the right time to hire a consultant for your practice?

Nov 13, 2013 - What should you look for in a consultant and how does their program work? Learn this and more on this important...

Buying Groups and Doctor Alliances Square off

Nov 06, 2013 - The eight biggest doctor alliances and buying groups join the show and discuss the unique benefits of each of their groups....

The Sunshine Act

Oct 30, 2013 - The Sunshine Act is addressed by two industry veterans from Alcon and Vistakon.

Vitamin Battle!

Oct 23, 2013 - On this show, Zeavision, Macuhealth and Dr. Jerry Sherman take the gloves off and discuss which nutraceuticals are best for your...

Is Optometry Going to the Dogs?

Oct 16, 2013 - Clint Lewis, President of Zoetis joins the show and discussed the similarities between veterinary medicine and optometry

EyeFinity on The Power Hour this week!

Oct 09, 2013 - EyeFinity President Steve Baker gives an EHR update

LIVE FROM VISION EXPO WEST!!!!!

Oct 02, 2013 - What are the biggest challenges and opportunities facing new OD's? Hear our special "live from Vision Expo West, Las Vegas!" show.

Dr. Art Epstein joins the Power Hour!

Sep 25, 2013 - Art is well known as an expert clinician, speaker and writer as well as the voice behind the industry's most widely...

The Best Way to Get Sued

Sep 18, 2013 - Are you liable if a patient refuses dilation? What's the best way to avoid an insurance company audit? Do HIPAA regulations...

Why do female OD’s make less than their male OD counterparts?

Sep 11, 2013 - Hear Maureen Cavanagh give her opinions about the gender gap in optometry.

Innovations in Contact Lenses

Sep 04, 2013 - PhD, polymer chemist and engineer Lynn Winterton joins the show to discuss these and other innovations in contact lenses.

EyeMed’s New Business Model

Aug 28, 2013 - EyeMed's John Lahr, OD, Liz DiGiandomenico (President) and Greg Hare talk about their new business model and answer your questions about...

WellPoint/1-800-Contacts

Aug 21, 2013 - Richard Hom, OD, and Vision Services President Jeff Spahr discuss coordination of care and the 1-800 benefit for WellPoint members.

Think About Your Eyes

Aug 14, 2013 - Think About Your Eyes - it's the biggest consumer campaign in eye care. Should you be a part of it? Listen...

The HIPAA Police really ARE coming!

Aug 07, 2013 - Healthcare attorney Susan Orr joins the show and talks about what you need to know to protect yourself from what could...

Learn how to make your office green

Jul 31, 2013 - CEO of MODO frames, Pierre Fay, discusses techniques you can use to make your practice green, the size of the green...

Avoid violating copyright laws

Jul 24, 2013 - If you have any pictures on your website or Facebook page, you HAVE to listen to this episode.

NFL Coach Bill Davis

Jul 17, 2013 - NFL Coach, Bill Davis, Defensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles shares his secrets for building a great team, dealing with "irreplaceable"...

Second Pair Sales Secrets

Jul 10, 2013 - Gary shares his secrets for selling second pairs of glasses to 30% of your patients - with NO discounting!

Cloud Based EHR

Jun 26, 2013 - Cloud EHR and tech experts, Drs. Kim Castleberry and Lorie Lippiatt share their thoughts about the advantages to doctors, staff and...

Dr. Jerome Sherman on the Power Hour

Jun 19, 2013 - Dr. Jerome Sherman joins the show and talks about OCT's, VEP's, ERG's, genetic testing and some very humbling OD related lawsuits....

Jim Murphy, Alcon Vice President, General Manager, US Vision Care Division on the show!

Jun 12, 2013 - What are contact lens companies doing to stimulate the long term anemic growth in the contact lens market? Why do we...

“Open Mic Night”

Jun 05, 2013 - What's the difference between a satisfied patient and a loyal one?

Andrea Dorigo, president of Luxottica Wholesale (frames) North America, on the Power Hour.

May 29, 2013 - Andrea Dorigo, president of Luxottica Wholesale (frames) North America, joins the next episode of the Power Hour. Luxottica is the biggest...

AllAboutVision.com

May 22, 2013 - AllAboutVision.com co-founder Ron Walker talks about how consumers find and use eye related content on the Internet.

Walt Mayo, OD and Computer Guru on the Show.

May 15, 2013 - Walt Mayo, OD and computer guru joins the show. He discusses operating systems, back up schemes, anti-virus software, Google glass as...

RevolutionEHR and Crystal Practice Management discuss meaningful use, cloud vs. server based software.

May 08, 2013 - RevolutionEHR and Crystal Practice Management discuss meaningful use, cloud vs. server based software, customer service and support, data conversion and many...

Matt Geller, Founder of OptometryStudents.com

May 01, 2013 - Matt Geller, a fourth year SUNY Optometry student joins the show. Matt is the founder of OptometryStudents.com. As a "plugged in...

Live from the Vision Source Exchange!

Apr 26, 2013 - Learn about Obamacare, ACA's, and ACO's during this live broadcast from the Vision Source Exchange!

Professor Brien Holden calls in from Australia.

Apr 17, 2013 - Professor Brien Holden joins the show calling in live from Australia. Brien discusses things like updates with myopia control contact lenses,...

Why don’t more docs do VT?

Apr 10, 2013 - Barry Tannen, OD, FCOVD has a huge and wildly profitable VT practice in New Jersey. He teaches practice management at SUNY...

Trends and Challenges affecting OD practices.

Apr 03, 2013 - Marge Axelrad from Vision Monday joins the show! As an editor and "industry insider," Marge shares her views and experience on...

Are OD’s falling behind MD’s in benefiting from healthcare reform?

Mar 19, 2014 - Don't get boxed out of healthcare reform!

Billing and Coding with Dr. Alan Homestead

Mar 27, 2013 - Dr. Alan Homestead, the Yoda of optometric billing and coding, discusses some of the best ways to survive an audit, common...

LIVE from Vision Expo East!

Mar 16, 2013 - Bob Schultz from Vision One Credit Union and Dr. Howard Purcell from Essilor discuss challenges and opportunities for doctors transitioning into...

Navigate the online world

Mar 06, 2013 - SEO, SMO, Web 2.0, Google +, Google Place, Facebook, Pinterest, Yelp - it's overwhelming UNTIL Jason Daniels talks about it and...

John Wolske, Cultural Evangelist from Zappos joins the show

Feb 27, 2013 - Known for their unique approach to customer service and being a great place to work, John Wolske, Cultural Evangelist from Zappos...

Family Owned ClearVision Optical President on the show

Feb 20, 2013 - David Friedfeld shares his unique thoughts on everything from where the industry is headed, frame inventorying and merchandising, real and perceived...

Glenn Ellisor, OD the founder of Vision Source and Walt West, OD join The Power Hour!

Feb 13, 2013 - Hear what Glen and Walt predict for the future of the industry and why they think doctors will struggle if they...

Stay Profitable and Competitive

Feb 06, 2013 - Industry veteran and special guest, Angel Alvarez, the CEO of ABB Optical Group, joins the show. He'll be giving his very...

Great discussion from 4patientcare and DemandForce

Jan 23, 2013 - How does your practice confirm appointments, reach out to patients for things like recall and practice announcements? How do you manage...

Can a practice survive without vision care plans?

Jan 16, 2013 - Cary Herzberg, OD, joins The Power Hour! Cary made the conscious decision to not accept ANY vision plans and lived to...

VSP Vision Care President on the show

Jan 09, 2013 - Jim McGrann answers questions about decreasing reimbursements, Eyeconic, corporate out of network providers and a slew of other hot topics. Things...

Social Media Experts

Jan 02, 2013 - Drs. Alan Glazier, Nathan Bonilla–Warford and Justin Bazan, three social media experts in their own right, discuss, debate and argue the...

Blow up the Benchmarks

Dec 19, 2012 - Shake things up for the new year. Gary Gerber discusses his 5 top ways to positively disrupt the way your practice...

Dean Butler, LensCrafters Founder on the show

Dec 12, 2012 - LensCrafters founder, Dean Butler discusses the history of the company, where the industry is headed now and how OD's can compete...

Buying Group or Doctor Alliance? Which is better for your practice?

Dec 05, 2012 - Listen to Mark Feder, OD (CEO of IDOC) and Michael Block (President of Block Buying Group) share their views and opinions.

Howard Purcell, SVP at Essilor on the show

Nov 21, 2012 - Howard Purcell, OD, Senior VP at Essilor, shares his thoughts about the future of the profession and goes in depth discussing...

An eye exam from a kiosk?

Nov 14, 2012 - Bart Foster, CEO & Founder of SoloHealth is our guest and he'll be discussing his company's technology - which is scheduled...

Disaster Planning Strategies

Nov 07, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy has done her damage. Learn disaster and contingency planning strategies for your practice. It doesn't take a significant weather...

Budgeting and Marketing Plans

Oct 24, 2012 - What your plans to ensure you grow your practice next year? Learn how to create a budget and marketing plan.

Publisher Frank Giamannco on the show

Oct 17, 2012 - Publisher Frank Giamannco shares his unabashed views on the state of the profession.

Optician Ed DeGennaro on the show

Oct 10, 2012 - Well known Optician and educator Ed DeGennaro discusses e-optical tools, maximizing opticians in your practice, Internet eyeglasses and more.

Social Media Strategies

Sep 26, 2012 - Dr. Alan Glazier discusses important social media strategies.

Is the Optomap a substitute for dilation?

Sep 12, 2012 - Listen to the sometimes heated debate from your colleagues.

Should you bring in an associate?

Sep 05, 2012 - When to bring in an associate and how to do it.

Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford on the show

Aug 29, 2012 - All things social media with our special guest.

Vision Care Plans – Can you live without them?

Aug 22, 2012 - Can your practice survive? "Something is better than nothing" may not be the case.

Eyeglass Sales

Aug 15, 2012 - Are we giving away eyeglass sales because of too much emphasis on medical eyecare?

Best and worst marketing you’ve ever done

Aug 08, 2012 - Listen to your colleagues discuss best and worst marketing ideas they have ever tried or thought about.

Staff – Hire personality or experience?

Aug 01, 2012 - Staff Management is the number one challenge for nearly every optometrist. Hear thoughts about hiring for personality vs. skill along with...

Are there too many OD’s?

Jul 25, 2012 - Are there too many optometrist and not enough patients?

What’s the future of optometry?

Jul 18, 2012 - How do you see the future of optometry? Is the future so bright you gotta wear shades or so dim that...

 

 

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