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While we know C/D to stand for cup to disc, why can’t it also stand for cents to dollars? In this CE event we’ve recruited five of the top glaucoma ODs to talk about exciting updates in glaucoma treatment and surgery, as well as best practice in billing/coding in order to maximize reimbursement. Learn how to build your glaucoma patients base in the best way possible and make sure your cup is full - but not notched.
✅ CE Hour 1 - Building a Glaucoma Practice: Combining Standards of Care with Billing & Coding (COPE #82763-PM) | Kyle Klute, OD
✅ CE Hour 2- Innovations in MIGS: The OD’s role (COPE #82527-GL) | Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 3 - The Role of Laser in the Treatment of Glaucoma (SLT & Laser PI) (COPE #83144-GL) | Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 4 - Glaucoma Gauntlet: Managing Cases from Diagnosis to Treatment (COPE #80598-GL) | Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
✅ CE Hour 5 - Optimizing glaucoma therapy: anticipating, mitigating, and addressing adverse events (COPE #83738-PH) | Jessica Steen OD, FAAO
ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE | Recording will be only be available to registrants for 2 weeks
We are excited to invite optometrists of all levels to join us at the first ever OD-Financial Summit, a rare opportunity to learn from financial experts on how to transform the way you approach your financial future. In this summit, we will explore various topics including financial planning, investments, tax strategies, debt management, and much more. Our expert speakers will provide practical tips and insights to help you make informed decisions about your financial future and achieve your long-term goals. Whether you are just starting your career as an optometrist or looking to take your financial planning to the next level, this summit is for you. Join us and take the first step towards financial success!
✅ How To Manage Your Student Loan as New Grad OD & Financial Checklist | 30mins (Patrick Logue CFP)
✅ Associate Contract Negotiation Basic 101 & How to Attract The Best Candidate As An Owner | 30mins (Chris Lopez O.D)
✅ Retirement & Investing 101 and The Importance of Insurance | 60mins (Adam Cmejla CFP)
✅ Basic Tax Overview 101 for New OD Grad | 30mins (Joe Erickson CPA)
✅ Advanced Tax Strategies For Owners & Entrepreneurs | 30mins (Aralsan Ashraf CPA)
✅ To Buy or To Rent: The OD's Guide To Home Mortgage Financing | 30mins (Lee Raykovicz O.D)
✅ Business Financing 101: How to get the best rates for practice growth | 30mins (Mike Smith-Bank of America )
✅ Essential Legal Tips For Optometrists | 30mins (Ali Oromchian, J.D)
✅ How To Prepare For Practice Transition As an Owner | 30mins (Natalie Hayes CFP)
ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE | Recording will be only be available to registrants for 2 weeks
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6 Tips for Utilizing Cost Benefit Analysis on a New Piece of Equipment
New equipment is always a temptation for practice owners, and for good reason. A cost-benefit analysis (or CBA for short) is a term derived from Lean theory and is an analysis of the expected balance of benefits and costs, including an account of any alternatives and the status quo. CBA takes into account your overall return on investment (ROI), however the approach is a little less black and white than might be expected. Let’s go through 6 important tips on utilizing CBA to its full extent in order to find whether that new piece of equipment should find its way through your practice doors.
5 Tips to Stand Out in Your Job Search
A commonly noticed trend has been noticed over the last few years – new optometry programs continue to pop up throughout the country. This directly leads to an increase in the number of graduating optometrists. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the job market for associate optometrists is becoming more competitive. In a competitive environment, job applicants must seek ways to stand out from their peers as leading candidates. Learn how to make an impact on employers and set yourself apart from colleagues on your way to success.
$182K in 2.75 years | Balancing Residency, Future Goals and Aggressive Loan Payoff with Dr. Andreas Zacharopoulos O.D
When we think about paying off student loans, it is hard to couple the ideas of finishing a residency and also knocking out student loan debt quickly. Simply put, a residency provides great experience but comes at a cost – a year of well-below average wages. Despite this hurdle, our Student Loan Success Story and active ODs on Finance member Dr. Andreas Zacharopoulos was able to knock out his debt and start setting himself up for financial success. In this article, Andreas gives us a detailed account of how he paid off his student loans and some helpful strategies for overcoming some common struggles in the quest for financial freedom.
The Optometrist’s Guide To Student Loan Refinancing
Optometrists often accumulate multiple loans from federal and private lenders to fund their doctor education, which results in an average debt load of $220,000. The majority of these loans are federal loans which have an average interest rate of 5.5-6.8%.Then the majority of doctors will end up refinancing their student loans to save thousands of dollars in interest. Here is your comprehensive guide to the student loan refinancing process and understanding how underwriting works.
5 Big Challenges of Out of State Rentals & How To Overcome Them
If you are reading this, chances are that you have realized how lucrative the rental property market can be. Rentals can serve as a great source of passive income, but they certainly are not without risk. One strategy for decreasing your risk is to diversify your rental portfolio by investing in out of state properties. However, out of state investing is not without its own challenges. Let’s look at the 5 biggest challenges for out of state investing and how to address them.
The Optometrist’s Guide For Health Insurance
Mortgages, car payments, loans – what do these have in common? Well they are all high cost bills on your plate. There are options so your health insurance doesn’t have to be another one. When it comes to health insurance, it’s much better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Here are some great tips on how an optometrist can shop around for health insurance
3 Tips on How To Ask For an Optometry Raise
Associate ODs usually have an income ceiling that is difficult to reach and rare to break through. This article will tackle a challenging topic that is rarely discussed and can help employed ODs make the most of their income potential – how to ask for a raise. Here are three tips
Four Major Benefits of Investing in Out of State Rentals
If you’re reading this article, you most likely live in a state that has a high cost of living and home prices are skyrocketing at a pace that makes little sense in investing for cash flow. You’ve wondered how you can also own rental properties and enjoy the sweet success of passive positive cash flow that isn’t possible where you’re at. We’ll talk more about the disadvantages in a follow up article, but for now, we will dive into four major benefits of investing in rental properties out of state.
7 Optometry Student Loan Updates Before End of 2022
I cannot believe that it is the end of 2022. It has definitely been a crazy past 2 years with a lot of ever-changing federal legislations regarding student loans. As we approach the federal 0% interest benefit expiration date on January 31, 2022, here are some 7 new updates in the world of optometry student loans.
Three Important Tax Facts for Optometrists Investing in Cryptocurrency
For the past two years, as we have been in the middle of a global pandemic, many Optometrists have become interested in cryptocurrencies. This article will explain some of the basic questions you may have about cryptocurrency from a tax point of view.
10 Reasons For Optometrists to Invest in Apartment Syndications & 2 Reasons to Not Invest in Apartment Syndications
When we started New Sight Capital, we set out on a mission to share the unique opportunity of apartment investing with our fellow optometrists. The challenge: not many ODs have ever heard of apartment syndications. In short, an apartment syndication is the pooling of collective capital from investors in order to acquire an apartment complex that would normally be reserved to larger, institutional investors. Although syndications have been around for years, they’ve typically been an instrument of very wealthy or well-connected accredited investors. We are setting out to change that by bringing syndications directly to the optometric community.
What Happens to My Optometry Student Loans if I Die, Become Permanently Disabled, or Become Bankrupt?
Optometrists graduate with an average of $200,000+ in student loan debt, usually at a federal interest rate of 6.8%.. It is no wonder why many optometrists are worried about not being able to pay off their massive debt if they are unable to take home a large doctor’s salary. Even more fearful, a lot of ODs are worried that their loved ones will be stuck with their debt upon their passing or permanent disability.In this article, we will clear up some misconceptions around student loans (both federal & private) in regards to death and permanent/total disability.
How Dr. Kala Brown Eliminated $180K While Dealing with Husband’s Leukemia in 7 years #InspirationalStudentLoansSuccess
When it comes to loan debt elimination, Dr. Kala Brown Brewer’s story of eliminating $180,000 in student loan debt over 8 years is especially inspiring and heart wrenching. As a newly minted SCO grad in 2013, Kala first did a residency and then embarked on a career at an ophthalmology practice in North Carolina. Upon arriving at her new job, Kala found out that her husband had a relapse of leukemia.
3 Bookkeeping Don’ts + 4 Do’s for Optometrists
At For Eyes Bookkeeping, we always end things on a positive note. So today, we’ll begin with some of the most common mistakes Optometry practices make when it comes to bookkeeping. Then, we’ll show you some of the key ways to fix these mistakes!
6 Due Diligence Tasks to Perform when Purchasing Rental Properties
Investing in rental properties can have a lot of exciting moments; however, one thing that people will never claim to be enthralling is performing their due diligence…Due diligence essentially refers to ensuring that you know everything possible about a property before signing on the dotted line. In this article, I will discuss due diligence, breaking it into tasks prior to making an offer and those done after your offer is accepted.