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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 eye care practice to be a raging success?

Dr. Trevor Miranda opines and advises with a series of thought-provoking ideas.

Cultivating Supplier Partnerships

“Sales ‘ representatives or Territory Managers can be an essential part of a well-run optometric practice. Investing time to discuss opportunities with your suppliers is a vital part of a successful independent practice.

Contact Lens Pricing Strategies for Today’s Consumer

Today’s contact lens consumer is bombarded with online offers to purchase contact lenses directly. Dr. Trevor Miranda offers four great tips to keep the contact lens patient buying at your practice.

Onboard the Leadership Bus

If you are a practice owner, you are a leader. It is important to embrace the role, learn to excel as a leader and create future leaders in your organization. What is your bus driving style and where do you sit on the leadership bus?

How to Combat Avoidance Coping

Multi-tasking stressed practice owners should not succumb to “avoidance coping”. Dr. Trevor Miranda offers up four key strategies to combat avoidance coping and get the job done.

The End of Time

Dr. Trevor Miranda, independent practice owner, reflects on the concept of “time”, and the lessons he has learned over 27 years of optometric practice. We spend about half of our time at work and it is important to treat time with the respect it deserves.

Independence Through Interdependence

Dr. Trevor Miranda says that the term “independent practice” has been co-opted for all kinds of practices that are not truly independent. He offers his definition of the term and espouses how an independent-interdependent practice model can thrive.

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