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Optometrical Practice Management Newsletter - Tips & Reviews. Volume 6. July 2006

New Newsletter Format

Dear Reader

This month I have decided on a slightly different format. Rather than have the full article in the newsletter I have added links to the downloadable documents. This way I hope that it will be more efficient to read. The documents can be printed off separately so you can read the hard copy version.

Computers & IT: Distributed Environments Part 2

This is the second part of Richard Rees's discussion. Last month he discussed Terminal services. This month will be Remote Web Workplace.

What I have done this month is attached the discussion as a PDF file. There is a fair bit of content and to be absorbed efficiently bring up the PDF file of last month's article and this month's in one document. It will make more sense if you read them both together. This is essential reading for those that want to be able to access practice files from another location.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the Distributed environments document Part 1 and Part 2

Business Tip: Charging Outside of Medicare

There has been considerable discussion lately about charging for non standard tests. This mainly involves using new technology, which is not only expensive but also essential in providing our patients with the best possible eye care.

It goes without saying that if you do not charge an extra fee you cannot possibly afford to provide the service. A significant portion of my e-book below is devoted to describing my experience. The simple answer is buy the equipment, use it and charge for it. The overwhelming majority of your patients will appreciate it.

The 7 Critical Mistakes that Most Optometrists Make in Their Practices

And how to avoid them By Jim Kokkinakis


Therapeutic Tip: Malpositioning of the Lower Eyelid

This relatively common condition can cause significant discomfort. In the right hands it can be corrected. Dr Anthony Maloof (Corneal and Oculoplastic Surgeon) discusses the anatomy involved and the different variations that can occur.

DOWNLOAD the expertly written discussion here

Read this for Dr Anthony Maloof's biography

Anthony would welcome your enquiries at:


Phone: 1300 303 669

Rooms (Sydney city):

Suite 13, Level 9, William Bland Building, 229-231 Macquarie St Sydney 2000

Rooms (Westmead):

Suite 7, The Ashley Centre, 1a Ashley Lane, Westmead 2145


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