Among the plethora of benefits for practices with Premier Program status, Unity Savings is one of the most valuable. With the enhanced program set to roll out in 2020, certain aspects of Unity Savings will be changing as well.
Since much of what you may have come to expect is changing so soon, it’s critical to know what exactly is changing and how the program will continue to reward high-performing practices.
Patient education is just one of several challenges when it comes to dispensing. Patients depend on their OD and optician to make the right recommendation for their vision.
When it comes to choosing frames, lens designs, and enhancements, you are the foremost expert. The world of optics can be confusing to many patients, and no two patients are alike. Because patients don’t know which lenses and enhancements they need, it’s important to help them understand why you are recommending a given solution.
Unity Performance Coatings will be retired on October 9, 2019.
By this point, you’ve assessed the performance of your current progressive lens and determined it merits a potential change. You’ve also identified the needs of your patients and staff members, as well as the technology and performance required of a progressive lens by which to stake your reputation. With all that legwork done, you’ve likely narrowed your field down to a leading contender.
Now it’s time to validate that decision and replace the anxiety about the change with confidence in your selection.
If you’ve progressed through part one of our blueprint for changing your preferred progressive, you’ve surveyed your current landscape and assessed whether your current lens choice meets your needs, the needs of your patients, and the needs of the practice. If you haven’t read part one yet, you’ll want to do that before proceeding through part two.
In this installment, we’ll revisit the patient and practice needs your go-to progressive must fulfill, and the must-have lens technologies that help to do that.
Upgrading your progressive lens choice comes with a lot of anxiety and a ton of questions. "Should we implement a change?" "How would we implement the change?” “Is this new lens really better than the one that we use the most?” “How can we be sure the lens does what the manufacturer says?”
By the end of this series, you’ll not only understand why upgrading your go-to progressive makes sense, but also feel confident about your decision to upgrade, and be armed with the tools and know-how to execute the change successfully.
In this first installment, we’ll address why it might be time for a change.
As an eye care professional who's success depends on the happiness of your patients, the mere thought of changing lens products can send chills down your spine and waves of nausea through your belly. Change is hard - especially if you're moving away from something you've relied on for years, or even decades.
That was the case for Outlook Eyecare in New Jersey, when they were first introduced to Unity Via Progressive Lenses. But Unity Via's technology, performance, and simplicity quickly turned anxiety into exhilaration when they saw the difference it made for their patients and practice.
We chatted with Outlook Eyecare Optical Manager, Grace Danieles, to better understand what it was like making the change initially, how long it took for the butterflies to stop swarming in the team's stomachs, and how things are going now that they put their progressive patients in Unity Via.
VSP recently asked eye care professionals (ECPs) nationwide for performance reviews on Unity's new task-oriented lens. According to the survey results, Unity Via OfficePro has already emerged as a top performer in the workplace. See exactly how it rated and what ECPs had to say in this infographic.
A recent survey shows that almost half of Americans do not know what digital eye strain is. Additionally, most aren’t aware that lenses and enhancements are available to help with irritated eyes or visual issues that arise from daily screen time. These and other concerning findings surfaced in recent digital eye strain research conducted by Jobson/WebMD and by The Vision Council.
Digital eye strain symptoms are surging, while awareness of their cause—and alleviation—remains low. Digital eye strain sufferers are desperate for help. This presents you with a fantastic opportunity to provide them an informative, personalized, effective, and ultimately satisfying experience.
Now you can help your patients understand the symptoms associated of too much screen time, and the lenses available to help reduce them.
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