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.

God Bless Private Practice

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | July 08, 2011
Every day we go to work trying to do the very best job for our patients. And yet, the impressions that patients sometimes get never cease to amaze me. My favorite, of course, is for one of my patients to tell me that they like me a lot better than ...

Observations from the Town-Hall Meetings

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | June 30, 2011
Hi again. Needless to say, change is upon us. Whether it be my hairline, the economy, or my distance off the tee, all are being tested. Change is also upon us in our optometric practices with a down economy, stronger competition, and increasing purchasing online, to name a few.

Reasons to Review Your Practice Report

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | June 30, 2011
Hi there, yes, it’s me again. Do you know the number one statistic which doctors keep track of in their practices? Yes, it is the number of patients, i.e., how full is my appointment book? How many patients this month, compared with how many patients last month?

The Importance of Eye Health Management

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | June 23, 2011
Hi there, it’s me again. It is hard to believe, but I am officially able to reflect on a 30-year career in optometry. We all recognize the tremendous increase in scope of practice and optometry’s emergence as an integral part of the healthcare team.

Our Marketplace is Changing

By Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO | June 10, 2011
This is my very first blog. It is great to reach out to other private practitioners and engage you all in a dialogue regarding VSP and our profession. VSP has one and only one mission: to deliver patients to member doctor practices.
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