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The Previous President’s Column

Oct. 27 President’s Column: Handing over the keys

For several years, we’ve been hearing about the challenges in transitioning a practice from a senior doctor to a junior doctor around the country. Our industry partners have recognized this and suggest that possibly several hundred viable optometric practices literally close their doors each year rather than being transitioned to a new independent optometrist.
         As the organization that represents optometrists in all practice settings, it is critical from our perspective that independent practices (optometrist owner) remain viable and transition to new owners whenever possible.

October 6 President’s Column: Be Prepared

Unfortunately, two close friends’ “real” disasters in their professional lives and the uncertainties that followed their disasters give my partner and I pause to rethink our own ability to restore our practices quickly in the event of a disaster. So far we’ve been blessed to avoid what our friends have encountered,
but we need to be better prepared.

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