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Is Your Sublease a Glorified Employment Position?

Within corporate optometry, there are many opportunities to become a sublease owner; however, not all of these opportunities are created equally.  Some agreements are not as beneficial to the OD as they should be, and it is important for you as an optometrist to be able to distinguish a good agreement from a bad one…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Corporate Sublease Owner

As a first-time corporate sublease owner, you may feel excited and ready to assist patients using the skills and knowledge you have developed.  What you may feel less prepared for, however, is creating and evolving a business. While the medical skills learned throughout your optometry education are crucial, business and networking skills that may not…

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5 Tips for Climbing the Ladder of Success

The road to success is never just a straight highway. There are plenty of landmines and bunkers on the way, but the trick is to tread skillfully and carefully. Here is everything you need to keep in mind in order to reach the top. 1. Learn to Delegate Often, we feel that in order to…

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How to Negotiate A Raise

How to Negotiate A Raise in Optometry Do not let a shrinking economy stop you from negotiating your raise. If you have been told to cover another employee’s shift due to redundancy, if you have been working overtime in your workplace and helping your department meet its daily, monthly and annual objectives, and/or if your…

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Five Steps to Deliver Difficult News to Patients

Everyone thinks that all doctors are born with the innate ability to deliver difficult news. We all know that this is not the case. There is no special training that doctors go through for scenarios in which they need to break bad news to a patient. Delivering this type of news takes preparation and practice.…

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Non Disclosure Agreements

This is not legal advice it is more informational   What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? It is a legal contract between two parties that outlines confidential information and trade secrets.   Is this a common agreement in optometry? This can be in a typical optometry employment contract. If your sole purpose is to see patients…

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Corporate Optometry Myths

Being an Independent Corporate OD allows you to see a wide range of patients and sharpen your clinical skills.The increase in patient base leads to a full schedule and more chances of seeing medical conditions such as Diabetes, Glaucoma and ARMD walk though your doors! I’m able to treat anything that I choose to in my…

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