LACS: Are the Benefits Worth the Cost?

Fri, Aug 4 2017 11:32 am

Laser-assisted cataract surgery (LACS) has been steadily growing in popularity. As of 2016, LACS now accounts for 8.8 percent of all cataract procedures in the United States, up from 6.6 percent the previous year.

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Things you can do right now to help market your practice.

Mon, Jul 24 2017 8:22 am

You’re busy. We know. When you have limited time and resources, marketing your practice and your elective offerings can be tricky. No matter how tempting it may be, however, don’t let your marketing fall by the wayside. Consistently marketing your practice will make sure that your patients are still there in six months, a year, and beyond! 

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I do great cataract surgery - I don’t need this!

Wed, Jul 12 2017 2:21 pm

If you’re a cataract surgeon, chances are you’re very good at what you do. Given the surgery’s impressive success rate, some surgeons might scoff at the notion of bringing femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (also known as LACS, FLACS, or femto) to their practice.

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Eat these foods before and after your workout!

Fri, Jun 23 2017 2:36 pm

The following is part of a series written by our friend Kirk McFarland, CPT, NASM, NSCA. Kirk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach with Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, MN. This article was created to help Sightpath surgeons alleviate health and wellness issues often faced by those in the ophthalmology industry. 

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Providing Outstanding Cataract Care, Even at the Zoo

Fri, Jun 16 2017 7:49 am

Sightpath Medical is proud to be part of the team that performed cataract surgery on a small golden lion tamarin at The Akron Zoo.

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Your best marketing is already sitting in your office.

Thu, Jun 1 2017 8:43 am

Word of mouth is by far the most powerful form of marketing for your practice. Referrals are the reason behind more than 50 percent of all booked appointments. This number has been increasing each year, suggesting that referral-based marketing will continue to grow in the years to come.  

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Strapped for Space? We Come, We Go, We Take the Equipment with Us.

Thu, May 18 2017 2:55 pm

LASIK equipment takes up a lot of space. What’s a surgeon with a small practice to do? Is it possible to keep the lasers in the OR when they’re not in use, or do they need to empty out another room? Can they store the lasers off-site? How much additional money would it cost to the store the equipment after buying the lasers in the first place?

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Where Are My Patients?!

Fri, May 12 2017 10:43 am

When you’re a small ophthalmic practice, it isn’t always easy to attract new patients. You might feel overwhelmed by the competition in your area, or it might seem like potential patients are always traveling to the nearest city instead of staying local. How can you stay competitive without breaking the bank?

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Maximize Fitness with Circuit Training

Wed, May 3 2017 2:21 pm

The following is part of a series written by our friend Kirk McFarland, CPT, NASM, NSCA. Kirk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach with Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, MN. This article was created to help Sightpath surgeons alleviate health and wellness issues often faced by those in the ophthalmology industry. 

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Building the Foundation for Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Wed, Apr 12 2017 3:06 pm

Laser-assisted cataract surgery is growing more popular by the year! Why do some surgeons hesitate to bring laser-assisted cataract surgery to their practice? 

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