Recommended Alliances | Buying Groups
Whether you are opening up cold or want to grow your current practice, an optometric alliance can help guide you along these obstacles. Aaron and Dat know the power of having a collaborative community, while getting access to discounted pricing. Find the best alliance for your practice with these trusted, vetted partners.
At Vision Source®, it is our mission to help private practice win. When private practice wins, optometry
wins. Vision Source aims to ensure the perpetuation and advancement of private practice.
✅ ROBUST BUYING POWER
As North America’s most extensive network of independent optometrists, Vision Source has access to buying power that exceeds any other optometric alliance. These savings on the most advanced technologies allow you to maximize your profitability while providing your patients with exceptional eye care.
✅ COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY
You will be welcomed into a local family of like-minded optometrists who voluntarily remove the walls of competition and partner to help solve the difficult challenges of practice ownership through Vision Source’s Insight member portal, member meetings, education sessions, and industry events.
✅ PRACTICE STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS
Leverage exclusive tools and resources to execute Vision Source strategies for the most critical areas of your private practice.
- Ophthalmic Frames and Lenses
- Contact Lenses
- OD & Staff Learning and Development
- Managed Vision Care
- Practice Lifecycle Solutions
- Practice Marketing
✅ VISION SOURCE NEXT®
We are committed to perpetuating private practice optometry by supporting practice owners in all stages of a practice’s life cycle:
- First time private practice owner start-ups
- Existing owners adding new locations or expanding an existing location
- Buyers or sellers transitioning practices
With Vision Source® you can become part of a collaborative community of extraordinary eye care practitioners who strive to provide our patients with the best care available. To learn more visit visionsourceplan.com/doctors
- Aaron Werner OD | firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Edler OD | email@example.com
- Joan Coughlin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Good vs. Bad Optometry Debt – 4 Ways to Use Good Debt to Your Advantage
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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!
10 Things Your Optometry Lawyer Wants You to Know About
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Optometry Alliances/Buying Groups – Who to Choose and Why?
Dear ODs on Finance Members, Last week the OD community got some shocking news in their inboxes. One of the major players in the OD Alliance/Buying Group space – PECAA/HEA, was acquired by a large vision care plan which had recently rebranded. The acquisition was, well, met with extreme negativity. Doctors expressed chagrin that a company that…
Health Insurance Basic 101 That Every Optometrist Should Know
Whether you are a New O.D or Seasoned O.D ….healthcare is changing every year. Working in the medical field, I thought I understood how health insurance worked, until I ended up in the emergency room for two hours earlier this year. We will teach how to understand 6 key terms and how they apply to your health insurance (Premium, Deductible, Co-insurance/Co-pays, Maximum out of pocket, Benefit caps & understand network options (HMO, EPO, POS, PPO).
5 Tips for Growing a New Sublease Office
Building a new sublease office inside a retail store brings some unique challenges, but can be even more rewarding when you see your office thrive after years of hard work. Like any new business, attracting new patients may be a struggle at first. However, by engaging in a number of creative practices, I was able to grow this office from a patient base of zero to a thriving optometry office! Below, I will share the five strategies that formed the core of my success plan:
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.
3 Important Steps to Do Due Diligence For a Successful OD Practice Purchase
Purchasing a practice is an exciting yet daunting process for both new grad and seasoned optometrists alike. One of the reasons purchasing a practice is so daunting is due to the uncertainty that comes with becoming the new owner of an existing business….Due diligence methodology for purchasing an optometric practice has been nearly universally defined by prominent valuation experts in the field. This is the 3 methodology that we will be discussing.
8 Dos and Don’ts When Purchasing an Optometry Practice
Practice ownership is often heralded as one of the pinnacles of an optometric career. Having ownership of a practice often allows for higher income, and more importantly: freedom and autonomy to practice as one sees fit. In my career, I have had the privilege of buying my own practice as well as helping others through the buying process… So whether you are a newly minted graduate looking to begin your legacy, or you are a seasoned veteran looking to acquire another piece of your empire – use these points to help guide you towards your next big purchase.