NextGenOD is a resource for Canadian optometry students and graduates in the first years of optometric practice.

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  • Career Options

    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.

  • PathFinders

    Outstanding new ODs are forging their path after graduation. Gain insights from their experiences shared here.

  • Perspectives

    Young leaders sharing their point of view, helping to shape the future of the profession.

  • Sponsors

    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.

Independent SightLines

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.

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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.

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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 topics

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Human Resources

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!”

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