BLOG: Managing associate optometrists in your practice, part 1

If you are like the typical ophthalmologist reading this, you’ll see 100 to 200 patients in clinic this week. Unless you’re in an obscure subspecialty niche, or very old-school, chances are you could delegate about a third or more of those patients to an optometrist working on your staff.

John B. Pinto

Yet fewer than half of the new client practices I serve employ optometrists — although this is up sharply from several years ago when only the busiest, vanguard surgeons were willing to work alongside ODs. If your practice has more patients than professional capacity, you might consider optometric staffing to ease the crunch.

Click here to read the full blog entry by John B. Pinto, Practice Consultant and OSN Section Editor.

If you are like the typical ophthalmologist reading this, you’ll see 100 to 200 patients in clinic this week. Unless you’re in an obscure subspecialty niche, or very old-school, chances are you could delegate about a third or more of those patients to an optometrist working on your staff.

John B. Pinto

Yet fewer than half of the new client practices I serve employ optometrists — although this is up sharply from several years ago when only the busiest, vanguard surgeons were willing to work alongside ODs. If your practice has more patients than professional capacity, you might consider optometric staffing to ease the crunch.

Click here to read the full blog entry by John B. Pinto, Practice Consultant and OSN Section Editor.