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Eyes On The Prize
Yesterday was National Financial Awareness Day and I thought it was pertinent to discuss this topic in the optical industry. Financial Awareness Day is a great opportunity to gain some awareness of your finances, whether you are a rep, an optician, an associate optometrist or a practice owning optometrist. While an exact retirement amount does vary among individuals, the common amount that financial professionals suggest is $1 million to $1.5 million, or that your savings sh
The #1 Biggest Instagram Mistake
If you've created created an Instagram account for your practice/optical shop and you're posting consistently- that's a great start! However, I'm shocked at the amount of optical shops making the biggest mistake possible on Instagram for a business: NOT HAVING YOUR LOCATION AND ADDRESS IN YOUR BIO. Wait, What?! Most of you are probably reading this and thinking, "Well duh," but what you probably don't realize is that there are far too many optical shops out there that not onl
1 Simple Rule for Social Media
As either an optical rep or an optical shop, are you familiar with the 80/20 Rule? Unless you've done a ton of research, probably not. The 80/20 Rule of social media marketing states that 80% of your social media posts should inform, educate, and entertain your audience, while only 20% should directly promote yourself or your business. This information can completely CHANGE your social media game. Seriously. Here's Why: For Optical Reps: I've had several reps tell me they hav
Are Your Frame Boards Shoppable?
Even if you like to keep your optical shop very clean and without POP or visual merchandising, keeping your frame boards organized can go a LONG way. This isn't about visual merchandising (there will be more on that in future posts), this is about creating an easy shoppable experience for your patients. For example, I recently walked into 1 of my accounts and not only were my frames were all over the place, but ALL of their frames were everywhere. There was no rhyme or reason
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