IcareLabs Blog

Give back to your community with the gift of sight and the Essilor Vision Foundation

How You Can Give Back With The EVF

Jun 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

One thing we have consistently been asked over the years is how small business owners in the optical industry can give back in a meaningful way to their community. Being able to utilize your unique skills as an OD or an optician is only one step in the process. The Essilor Vision Foundation can partner with you to help provide frames, lenses, and eye exams at no cost to underprivileged children and their family members in your area.

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Varilux and your practice are a winning combination

Varilux Lenses And Your Practice

Jun 4, 2021 1:19:06 PM

Varilux progressive lenses have been a juggernaut in the optical industry for over 6 decades, and for good reason. Constantly building upon and improving progressive lens technology, they are not a company that rests on their laurels. Let's take a look at why the Varilux family of PALs is still one of the best options available for discerning patients.

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How to hire new optical staff a step by step guide by IcareLabs

How To Hire New Optical Staff

May 25, 2021 4:55:05 PM

We have all been there, shorthanded, and in need of a new team member or two. While this always seems like a daunting task for a small business owner it doesn’t have to be.

With a little preparation and a plan, your next hiring experience could be a good one.

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Polarized Prescription Eyewear For Your Patients

Polarized Rx Eyewear For Your Patients

May 14, 2021 3:27:58 PM

Summer is right around the corner. Many states across the USA reopening (yay). There has never been a better time to offer prescription polarized sunwear for your patients. Understanding how to communicate the benefits of polarized glasses to your patients is the key to dispensing their next favorite pair of sunglasses.

Have a look at the available options here at IcareLabs and questions you can ask them to find the best pairing for your patients.

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How to use Google My Business for your optical dispensary

Google My Business For Optical

Apr 21, 2021 2:40:37 PM

Few retail businesses around today can get by without having some presence on the world's most popular search engine. Of course, we are talking about Google. Did you know there are several free features Google My Business makes available to business owners?

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Crizal Rock is now available at IcareLabs

Crizal Rock Is Now Available

Apr 15, 2021 3:52:51 PM

Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. I think we can all agree that he missed the certainty that your customers will not properly clean their lenses. It is not an industry secret that the majority of wearers have some very bad habits when it comes to cleaning lenses.

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Varilux Physio W3+ Review

Varilux Physio W3+ Review

Mar 30, 2021 9:55:38 AM

The Varilux Phsyio W3+ launched in the mid-2010s quickly becoming a fan favorite in the Varilux family and has replaced the Physio Enhanced in the Varilux line-up. The Physio W3+ contains several patented technology ensuring your patients will love their new progressive lenses.

Offering high adaptability and lens aberrations, let's take a look at why this lens has become so successful and hear from our resident optical expert on what to expect when wearing these lenses.

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3 tips for running a successful optical business

3 Tips For A Successful Optical Practice

Mar 19, 2021 3:18:50 PM

Last month I closed off a blog by quoting John Wooden. Of course I knew who John Wooden was, but only after a little research did I find out just what a great man he was. 

John Wooden is most remembered for his years as the head basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins. During a 12 year span his team won 10 National Championships in the late 60s into the 70s. This is success even above what we are currently seeing with Nick Saban at Alabama – Roll Tide!

While his success as a coach is beyond greatness, he is remembered as much for his wisdom as he his for his coaching. He was truly a great man in many ways. He lived a life that was dedicated to others, not just his team, but everyone he came in touch with. 

It being March, with all eyes turning to the NCAA Basketball tournament, I thought I would share 3 of John Wooden’s principles to live by. The core that drove Coach Wooden’s philosophy was based upon a card that his father gave him when he graduated elementary school.

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Kodak Lens Webinars Every Monday and Thursday

Weekly Kodak Lens Webinars

Mar 11, 2021 2:35:02 PM

Kodak Lens is now offering free weekly webinars to all ECPs. These webinars are informative and fun while helping teach you about the Kodak Lens portfolio, sales strategies, Kodak Lens branding leverage, and how the Practice Plus program can benefit your optical dispensary.

Plus you can be entered to win a free pupilometer through the end of March 2021!

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