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Picturing the Future of Glaucoma

September 25, 2017

Picturing the Future of Glaucoma By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA I’ve received numerous requests to discuss future technologies that PECAA Members…

Member Spotlight: Building a Practice Focused on Community

September 21, 2017

Member Spotlight: Dr. Summy To – Myoptic Optometry Building a Practice Focused on Community & Social Responsibility Being true to your values can be a…

5 Methods to Find & Screen Potential Candidates

August 29, 2017

5 Methods to Find & Screen Potential Candidates By Dr. Michael Friedberg, Director of Professional Relations, PECAA Hiring good, qualified candidates can either make or…

PECAA Practice Pearl – Sjögren’s Syndrome

August 10, 2017

PECAA Practice Pearl By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a fairly common systemic autoimmune condition. However, optometrists must be…

Member Spotlight: Moving Locations to Promote Practice Growth

July 31, 2017

Member Spotlight: Dr. Hank Makini – Eyes Plus Moving Locations to Promote Practice Growth Dr. Hank Makini and wife Sharon Makini, Director of Operations, have…

Exclusive PECAA Member Benefits for Vision Expo West

July 13, 2017

  PECAA is a proud supporter of International Vision Expo West! We are pleased to present these exclusive benefits for you and your staff to…

PECAA Gives Presents $16,750 Check to W.O. Smith Music School

June 19, 2017

PECAA Gives… Leaving a positive, lasting impact on the communities where we come together. Thank you to everyone who donated! Thank you to everyone who…

Growing Through Giving

June 16, 2017

Growing Through Giving  A New Marketing and Charitable Giving Program   What is PECAA’s Growing Through Giving Program? Launched at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Nashville,…

Think About Your Eyes – Premium Listing Promotion for PECAA Members

June 5, 2017

  Premium Listing Promotion Available for PECAA Members – Now Through the End of 2017! We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand…

Don’t Let the Condition of Your Accounts Receivable Make Your Practice Sick

May 31, 2017

Don’t Let the Condition of Your Accounts Receivable Make Your Practice Sick By Teri Thurston, Billing & Coding Manager, PECAA Extended aging of a practice’s…

12 Must Eats in Nashville

May 18, 2017

Explore the 12 Best Neighborhoods for Eating in Nashville While attending PECAA’s annual meeting, being held May 18-20, 2017, you’ll want to make time to explore…

Navigating Nashville

May 5, 2017

Navigating Nashville What to do, what to bring, what to wear… The 2017 Annual Meeting is only a couple short weeks away and we want…

Living with Sjögren’s

May 5, 2017

Sjögren’s Awareness Month Living with Sjögren’s   By Michael L Friedberg, O.D.  Director of Professional Relations, PECAA April marks Sjögren’s Awareness Month. As optometrists, most…

Member Spotlight: PECAA’s First Student Member Conversion

May 5, 2017

Member Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Miller – Erwin Eye Care PECAA’s First Student Member – Member Conversion When Daniel Miller, OD graduated from Nova Southeastern University…

Download the PECAA Annual Meeting App

April 17, 2017

Attending the Annual Meeting this May? Download the PECAA Event App Sponsored by PECAA’s Premier Vendor Partners  PECAA Goes Digital!   Thank you to our…

Connect & Learn With Your Colleagues in Nashville

April 7, 2017

Connect & Learn With Your Colleagues in Nashville – Plus What Not to Miss in Music City sponsored by PECAA’s Premier Vendor Partners   Connect…

Curtailing Contact Lens Dropout Rates

April 7, 2017

Curtailing Contact Lens Dropout Rates By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA A 37-year-old contact lens patient presented with a chief complaint of…

5 Key Performance Indicators for the Independent OD

April 7, 2017

  By: Tyler Judkins, Member Business Advisor As an advisor to Independent Eye Care Practitioners, I often hear how it can be overwhelming to monitor all…

Little Known Facts About 2017 Annual Meeting Host City

April 7, 2017

Little Known Facts About 2017 Annual Meeting Host City sponsored by PECAA’s Premier Vendor Partners Annual Meeting Registration Off to Great Start! Over 200 doctors…

Experience Music City at the 2017 Annual Meeting!

April 7, 2017

Experience Music City at the 2017 Annual Meeting! Sponsored by PECAA’s Premier Vendor Partners Registration now open for PECAA Members! We are ramping up for our…

Member Registration Open for 2017 Annual Meeting

April 7, 2017

Join us in Music City for the 2017 Annual Meeting!   Register Today! Come experience the culture and camaraderie PECAA was built on at the…

Don’t Overlook The Secondary Glaucomas

April 7, 2017

Don’t Overlook The Secondary Glaucomas By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA In these PECAA clinical pearls we sometimes feature new technology and…

5 Mistakes Independent Optometrists Make When Borrowing Money

April 7, 2017

  A Failure to Plan Ahead The number one mistake that optometrists make when it comes to financing solutions is a failure to plan. You…

7 Fundamentals of Effective Merchandising

November 7, 2016

7 Fundamentals of Effective Merchandising The holiday shopping season is already in full swing and now is the time to take a look at your…

Overwhelmed by MIPS? Set your practice up for success!

October 7, 2016

Overwhelmed by MIPS? Learn How You Can Set Your Practice Up For Success!   The landscape of managed healthcare and quality reporting is ever-changing and…

Think About Your Eyes Promotion Extended

September 26, 2016

Think About Your Eyes Promotion Extended Until The End of 2016! Exclusive offer for PECAA Members!

Important ICD-10 Update Starts October 1st

September 22, 2016

Important ICD-10 Update Starts October 1st, 2016 – Is Your Practice Informed & Prepared? By: Teri Thurston, Billing & Coding Manager On October 1, 2016,…

Exclusive PECAA Member Benefits for Vision Expo West

August 29, 2016

PECAA is a proud supporter of International Vision Expo West! We are pleased to present these exclusive benefits for you and your staff to enjoy…

Back To School Design & Social Media Package

August 9, 2016

Back-to-School Design & Social Media Package Back-to-School season is here and it’s the perfect time for your patients to get their annual eye exam! PECAA’s…

Optical Merchandising Workshops Are Back This Fall

July 19, 2016

“The information provided at the workshop was outstanding! We have already implemented strategies to allow our patients to better experience what we have to offer….

Judicious and Effective use of Topical Corticosteroids

July 19, 2016

Judicious and Effective use of Topical Corticosteroids By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA Although the subject of malpractice conjures negative emotions and…

2016 – A Great Year So Far For Growing Eye Exams

June 27, 2016

Flying Blind? Understand What Your Financials Can Tell You

June 21, 2016

By: Tyler Judkins, Member Business Advisor Your 9-year-old son has never been on a plane before. In anticipation of calming his nerves, you tell him…

Is Your Web Presence Attracting or Driving Away Patients?

June 20, 2016

By: Corey Sizemore, Web Developer Living in the digital age, we all know how important a website is to a business’s reach and overall success….

PECAA Gives Presents $7500 Check to Edna Karr High School Marching Band

May 23, 2016

PECAA Gives…Join us as we make our vision a reality by helping us leave a positive, lasting impact on the communities where we come together….

What’s a Second Line Parade & What’s Up With The Beads?

April 27, 2016
New Orleans is a city that celebrates through a colorful variety of parades all year long.  No matter what time of year you visit, you...

Glaucoma Medication Side Effects & Contraindications

April 27, 2016

Glaucoma Medication Side Effects & Contraindications By: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO Clinical Director – PECAA Glaucoma affects millions of patients and is a very important…

Member Spotlight: Opening a New Optometry Practice

April 27, 2016

Member Spotlight: Opening a New Optometry Practice By: Stacy Turner, OD & Patti Bushnell, Practice Manager PECAA Members Since 2015   I have been a…

5 Reasons Why Branding is Important to Your Business

April 25, 2016

By: Jason Karl, PECAA’s Graphic Designer The eye care industry is ever-changing and in a competitive and dynamic marketplace, branding has never been more important….

Interested in an Additional $16,814 Revenue? Let’s Talk Facebook Advertising

April 19, 2016

By Janice Pimentel, Social Media Specialist A strong digital presence is key to business success. In today’s marketing world, a strong digital presence is key…

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