AOA State Associations

California Corporate Doctors: SB684 passed in 2015 and went into effect Jan. 2016 to protect Doctors and Patients.  Know what is against  the CA Professions code/law or signing non-compete clauses. If you are a COA member you receive a free 30 min session with an attorney that can review your contract and make sure you…

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Optometry Student Loans

Curious about your student loans?   Over 40 million Americans hold $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Corporate Optometry’s partner, SoFi, answers some commonly asked questions1 about student loan refinancing.   Who should refinance? Refinancing is a great solution for working graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans. Federal…

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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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LasikPlus: Tuition Assistance for Optometrists

http://www.lasikplus.com LasikPlus are united in their commitment to build and nurture a respectful, drama-free culture based on commonality of focus and purpose, and shared values of integrity, loyalty, and transparency. These are not highfalutin words here, but rather values we hold dear — with little room for ego, arrogance, or artificial hierarchies. They believe in ‘servant…

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The AOA and Corporate Optometry Careers

There are so many obstacles in optometry, many being specific to corporate optometry. The AOA is the only organization representing optometry at all legislative levels. The AOA works year round to promote the good work for its members while educating consumers on eye health and the importance of comprehensive eye exams. The AOA is made…

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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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Disability Insurance for Optometry Business owners.

Disability Insurance is very important for Business Owners. Here are some things to consider. A policy that covers “Own Occupation” is more expensive than “Any Occupation” of course, so you have to consider that. And here’s something else to consider. You may not care if your policy is “Own Occupation.” Let me give you an…

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Restrictive Covenants

This is a resources guide, it is vital to contact an attorney for your situation. Do you understand what you are signing with a restrictive covenant? Many corporate ODs have this clause in their sublease contracts. The typical mileage is between 0-3 miles radius up to a year and is negotiable. Is this part of…

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For Eyes Optical a Grand Vision Company

  Find out more on OD Brochure – single panels foreyes The company understands how important the value of the OD is to grow their business in the US. They are looking to expand in the next few years and currently have openings for ODs and opticians as well. There are different modalities sublease vs…

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