as EYE SEE it

An optical industry blog sharing thoughts, tips, and tools from eye care influencers, As Eye See It offers an inside look into the past, present and future of what drives the industry.

Progress

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | September 19, 2011
Progress, to me, means real improvement. Activity, however, does not necessarily result in progress at all. Remember Hans and Franz…members of the foreign legion. One day, their commandant announced that he had “good news.”

Cisco and BP: Meeting Clients Needs...Keeping Our Focus

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | September 12, 2011
 In evaluating the worth of a product, whose opinion is more important, the manufacturer or the purchaser? The answer, of course, is the purchaser. And, in choosing among sources for a product, how do you decide who to buy from?

The Making of an Optometrist

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | August 25, 2011
You know everyone has a unique story of how they ended up as a private-practice optometrist. After starting this blog, I realized that you might be wondering about my story. After reading below, you will find that I am just one of many using real-life experiences to help me connect with patients and run my business.

Optometry: Back to the Future

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | August 19, 2011
Think about it. We are now living smack dab in the middle of what used to be the future. When I graduated in 1980, who could have envisioned that optometry would elevate and become the fantastic patient care profession which we know today?

COA and VSP Work Together to Preserve Independence

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | August 05, 2011
I am proud to be an independent, private-practice doctor of optometry. My independence has allowed me the freedom to have a patient-first focus. Personal responsibility and integrity govern my practice without the undue influence of profit-centric pressure from above.

Eyeconic: Our Connection to the Online Shopper

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | July 29, 2011
Ok, I am officially a Baby Boomer—a fifty-something shopper. I look in the phone book, wonder which store might have my desired product, and hunt store to store until I find what I am after. My daughter, however, is a generation ‘Y’ shopper.

VSP: A Successful Affiliate Strategy

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | July 20, 2011
In any competition, if the game changes, the strategy must also change for continued success. Such is the case with VSP® Vision Care in the managed vision care market. The needs and requirements of the client have changed. To remain competitive, VSP must also change to be able to meet clients’ needs.
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