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Optometry has built two unique niches that both serve our patients with unique needs and bring in profitability as a result: specialty contact lenses and advanced dry eye treatment. In this Summit, we bring you knowledge about clinical + science aspects of these anterior segment niches and round it up with the unique financial opportunities that these niches present if executed correctly. Perspectives on all these topics will be provided by some of the most recognized speakers in our industry.
✅ CE Hour 1 - Corneas Should Make You More Coins -A guide to anterior segment profitability logistics in a specialty contact lens practice (COPE #86138-PM) | Zachary Holland OD, F.S.L.S
✅ CE Hour 2-Dry Eye & Aesthetics (COPE #86408-TD) | Carly Rose, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 3 - Bla$t OFF! Success in the Dry Eye and Aesthetic Fron-Tear (COPE #86867-PM) | Ann Hoscheit, OD
✅ CE Hour 4 -Dry Eye is a Skin Disease! Rosacea Explored (PENDING)| Melanie Dombrowski, OD
✅ CE Hour 5 - Blepharitis: What Dirty Little Secrets Are Your Patients Hiding? (COPE #84435-TD) | Pam Theriot, OD, FAAO
👉 ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE | 🎥 Recording AVAL TO REGISTERS ONLY x 2 weeks
Going To Be At Vision Expo West? Join Us For The 1st Ever Exclusive & Intimate ODoF Social Mixer In Vegas!
|Don’t worry; it's going to be a financially sound decision. There will be FREE drinks, tons of FREE swag, a big cash giveaway, and most importantly, great music & vibes with Dat, Aaron, & the entire ODoF Crew!
WHY YOU SHOULD BE THERE?
🚨 TICKET ALERT! DOCTORS ONLY (200 Tickets Limit), so exclusivity is key here! And yes, we've reserved some space for some students. But be warned: tickets are flying! Wear your VEW Badge along with your name on the VIP list to get in.
We can't wait to see you in Vegas. Let’s make memories that will last a lifetime!
Cheers, Dat & Aaron, Julie & Chris
Fact: we are not retina specialists. Fiction: we cannot be clinicians that manage and generate revenue from retinal conditions. In this 4 hour summit, our speakers will give overviews on commonly managed retinal conditions, the current + emerging technologies we can implement to best serve our patients with these retinal conditions and finally how to best manage our patients to maximize revenue and patient outcomes. Stop worrying about the retina and learn to love the posterior segment!
✅ CE Hour 1- VEP, ERG, Dark Adaptation, Extended Color Testing, Screeners and Genetic testing (Billing/Coding) PENDING | Angela Tsai, OD
✅ CE Hour 2- Beyond the Posterior Pole (COPE-APPROVED 85395-TD) | Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 3 - Real World Retina | Jeffry D. Gerson, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 4 - ABCs of OCTA | Jessica Haynes, OD
✅ CE Hour 5 - Uncovering Unnerving Optic Neuropathies (COPE-APPROVED 86649-NO) | Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO
👉 ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE | 🎥 Recording AVAL TO REGISTERS ONLY x 2 weeks
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The Holland’s Journey: Paying off $660,000 Student Debt in 5 1/2 Years
We want to share our stories to help other young optometrists who are struggling with their student loans. We are both practicing optometrists and managed to overcome a massive obstacle together: paying off $660,000+ in student loans in just 5 1/2 years. Sounds impossible right? But let’s start from the beginning.
UPDATE: Must-Read Strategies to Tackle Optometry Student Debt
After an enduring three-year period, the final COVID-19 student loan forbearance is drawing to a close on August 30, 2023. Recognizing the natural apprehension that some optometrists might be feeling as this date nears, our team has been working tirelessly to develop strategies to support all our borrowers, especially new graduates stepping into the workforce!
Conquering a Mountain of Debt: Paying off $242K in 7.5 Years on an Starting Salary of $85K as an Optometrist
Over 7.5 years, Ada Noh cleared her substantial student loan of $242K on a beginning salary of $85K by adopting a frugal lifestyle and engaging in optometry-related side gigs.
Prescription for Financial Health: 5 Steps for Achieving Budgeting Success
My name is Julie Phan, and I have a confession to make. As the admin of a finance group, I’ve got a little secret—I’ve never tracked my expenses. Yep, you heard it right! I have a general idea of my expenses, but I haven’t been actively tracking them like we recommend to our members on their journey towards financial independence.
June 2023 Market Update for Optometrists: Latest Economic & Financial Trends
Welcome to the June 2023 market update, where Aaron and myself will provide you with an overview of the latest economic trends and developments, including what we as optometrists should watch out for and how we should adjust our investing plans.
Good vs. Bad Optometry Debt – 4 Ways to Use Good Debt to Your Advantage
That being said, debt can be a useful tool for achieving financial goals, but not all debt is created equal. Some debt can be beneficial, while others can be detrimental to your financial well-being. Let’s explore the difference between good debt and bad debt and how you can use debt to your advantage.
Q1/2023 Market Update for Optometrists: Latest Economic Trends And How To Adjust Your Financial Plan
Welcome to the Q1/2023 market update, where Aaron and myself will provide you with an overview of the latest economic trends and developments, including what we as optometrists should watch out for and how we should adjust our investing plans… So we hope to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest economic trends and developments, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in today’s market for optometrists.
9 Financial Tips For Optometry Students
As an optometry student preparing to enter the field, it’s important to understand the financial implications that come with this profession. From budgeting for school supplies to managing debt and investing in your future—all these responsibilities add up quickly! With these 9 financial tips, you’ll equip yourself with the knowledge needed to navigate a successful career as an optometrist.
2022 in Review, and a Look at 2023!
It’s hard to believe, but the year 2022 has vanished in the blink of an eye. This past year, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing ODs on Finance continue to grow and help ODs on their financial journey, whether they be new grads or seasoned veterans. We are thankful for your attention, your questions and your contributions. Two tenets that hold paramount value to us at ODs on Finance are transparency and productive growth. In this letter, we will highlight how our community has grown, the various methods we provide value to our community, exciting new projects/acquisitions for 2023, and a look at our commercial interests/disclosures – trust us, you’ll want to read this! Here is a quick recap of 2022!
6 Common Tax Mistakes That Optometrists Make
Optometrists are not trained in maximizing their tax benefits. Consequently, doctors who prepare their taxes themselves may miss many deductions they are entitled to take. I don’t know about you, but I want to take advantage of all the tax benefits I am entitled to. Following are six mistakes I see optometrists make that are costing them a lot of money in overpaid tax bills.
10 Things Your Optometry Lawyer Wants You to Know About
Putting yourself in the best position possible to be successful involves getting professional help, and an optometry attorney can be a vital part of your team of professionals.
Action Plan: What To Do with My Optometry Student Loans Before 2023?
Our inbox has been getting slammed with ODs asking for advice on what to do with their federal student loans as we get closer to the 0% forbearance expiration date of 12/31/22. Politics aside, based on the most recent federal news which removes a lot of uncertainty that we had last month, we are going to break it down with some actionable plans that optometrist can take:
The Optometrist’s Guide to Short Term Investing
With the recent volatile market and pending economic recession, many investors are looking to hold their cash in a relatively safe place, especially as our economy faces surging inflation. In this article, we will talk about short term investments and where we can place these funds, aside from just storing cash. What is a short-term investment?
What Should I Do First? A Complete Guideline Step-By-Step
Personal finance is called personal for a reason; it is just as much a science as it is an art (similar to prescribing glasses). But seriously, this is probably one of the most difficult decisions that a lot of doctor investors will face and has starved me of sleep a lot – simply deciding which…
The OD’s Quick Guide into Active & Passive Real Estate Investment
You’ve heard it again and again that real estate is an excellent pathway to accumulate significant wealth. However, you should also know that most real estate investors do not get rich overnight, as it can take years for investment properties to accumulate enough equity and generate significant wealth. The nice thing about real estate is that there are many approaches to make money and to do so either requires a lot of your time, or very little of it. Simply put, real estate investing can typically be classified as either active or passive investing. Let’s take a look at these categories to learn which may be the best fit for you!