Tag Archives: patient care

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

When you are getting started, optometry billing and coding is challenging. It takes time to become an expert, but starting out, just knowing the difference between routine and medical plans, what copays may be applicable to visits, or how deductibles will affect fees can help patients feel more at ease …

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Best Glasses Technology Trending In 2018

Best Glasses Technology Trending In 2018

Every year, ophthalmic lens technology seems to advance dramatically. Here’s the best glasses technology that seems to be trending in 2018 based upon new tech that’s come out as well as discussion with patients in the exam room. 1) Blue light filtering lens options We’ve all heard a lot about …

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My Patient Has Optic Nerve Pallor: What Do I Do?

Optic Nerve Pallor

Our 45 year old patient is in for their annual eye exam. Aside from wanting new glasses, they have no additional ocular complaints, and to their knowledge no other pertinent ocular history. We go to check the posterior pole and BOOM, to our surprise their optic nerve is a bit …

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How To Increase Your Patient Base By Networking

  Trying to increase your patient base is hard. It is even harder as a new graduate. As new graduates, it is difficult to be compared to OD’s who have been practicing for multiple years. Oftentimes, an older doctor may be perceived (and naturally is) as more experienced, point blank. …

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How To Effectively Build Patient Relationships

Optometry has definitely changed over the last twenty years or so.  As Optometrists, we need to adapt as the profession changes. Due to managed care and other obstacles such as the competition that we face, we see more patients but spend less time with them. Can we still build patient …

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