NextGenOD is a resource for Canadian optometry students and graduates in the first years of optometric practice.Go to NextGenOD landing page
Explore the career options available to new ODs - everything from tips on a greenfield independent startup to franchising opportunities, at any stage of your career.
Outstanding new ODs are forging their path after graduation. Gain insights from their experiences shared here.
Young leaders sharing their point of view, helping to shape the future of the profession.
NextGen OD sponsors help make this resource possible. Industry partnerships are vital to a thriving profession. Take a few minutes to view their contributions, offers and insights.
Eyes Wide Open is a Canadian eyecare podcast exploring issues of interest to Canadian Eye Care Professionals across the entire spectrum of the industry. Dr. Glen Chiasson and Roxanne Arnal OD, Certified Financial Planner ® , share the task of hosting the EWO podcast, casting their curious eyes toward new products and services, compelling issues and interesting perspectives that impact Canadian ECPs today and in the future.Go to Podcast landing page
Get insights from practicing marketing experts. You have a great clinical practice, however bringing your practice to the next level requires dedicated effort and an understanding of what drives patient loyalty, revenue. Experts share tips on marketing planning, digital marketing, SEO, and a variety of marketing related topicsGo to Marketing landing page
Leadership, recruitment, performance management and all matters relating to human side of practice are critical for success. Experts in HR and experienced professionals share their expertise and advice for establishing a thriving practice. “This job would be easy if not for the people!”Go to Human Resources landing page
The numbers! Your practice is a business and understanding, tracking, and managing performance indicators is essential. Your practice’s health is an important determinant of your ultimate financial well-being. Expert opinion from knowledgeable SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) can help guide the way.Go to Finance & Operations landing page
Ready to bring your practice to the next level? Ready to exit? Whether or not you pursue primary care, introduce a particular sub-specialty or partner with a corporate entity these articles address a wide array of topics to help you chart your course.Go to Practice landing page
If you are thinking about starting a new independent practice or trying to bring it to the next level, insights from seasoned practice owners can reveal invaluable pearls of wisdom. What is a truly independent practice and how to I craft my practice to be a raging success? Dr. Trevor Miranda opines and advises with a series of thought-provoking ideas.Go to Independent SightLines landing page
Eye Care Business Canada & NextGen OD are dedicated to the success of Canadian Eye Care Professionals. The website and our social media networks provide valuable resources and information to help guide your professional career outside of the clinical domain. (We have other resources for that!). We hope you enjoy browsing through nearly 1000 blog posts, classified ads, Insights from leading Canadian professional influencers and our Eyes Wide Open Podcast.
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