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One of the biggest advantages of private practice is the opportunity it allows to become an integral part of the community.  Not only that, the community of private practitioners is paramount to the success of the individual practice.  By sharing ideas, support, and systems private eye care providers help bolster each other and ensure a safe and thriving future for all.

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Reflect and Reset

The mitigation efforts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to pause our hectic lives and spend time reflecting and resetting in some critical areas and by using some pointed questions: Financial – What is the status of our reserves?  Are we spending...

Practice Unique: Lessons from the Pandemic

All things considered, the strength of private eye care practice resounds in their unique approach to the patient experience and their responsibility to the people they serve. All owners were more concerned about the health and livelihood of their eye care team...

Common Themes for “Re-opening” After COVID-19 Reduction

Most national, state, and local authorities are starting to issue guidelines for practices returning to "routine care" and to resume normal hours. With some exceptions there seems to be some common themes: • Limit patient flow - reduce schedule, by appointment...

Safe Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Be sure that your practice is accessible by phone and/or email and someone is actively checking messages.  Don't forget social media too which is a channel many patients use to reach you.  Consider grace periods for contact lens prescription expiration and home...

New CPT codes and deletions for 2020

In 2020, some common codes for eye care have been deleted.  Extended ophthalmoscopy initial 92225 and subsequent 92226 have been deleted.  Because of the nature of the service – required drawings, interpretation and reporting, most optometrists did not use these...

Laura Pittman

Although she was born in the beautiful state of Tennessee, Laura Pittman moved to Georgia at the age of two and considers herself a Georgia peach. She is well versed in all things Georgia and enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams - the Braves and the...

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