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LinkedIn for Eyecare Professionals

LinkedIn For Eyecare Professionals

Aug 24, 2021 4:11:25 PM

LinkedIn is known as a great social media for growing your professional network or looking for new employees, but you can also leverage it for your retail optical store. All it takes is a little out-of-the-box thinking on your part and you can easily add another online resource for your patients.

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Learn how to deal with negative reviews for your optical

How To Deal With Negative Reviews

Jul 7, 2021 3:59:10 PM

It can be hard to get reviews for your practice in general. But when a negative review comes through, it can be easy to regret asking your patients to leave one in the first place.

Negative reviews are bound to happen, so when they do, here’s how to deal with them.

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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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How do you make a great practice or optical shop website?

What Makes A Great Practice Website?

Jan 4, 2021 9:07:00 AM

It’s 2021, and we are now firmly entrenched in the digital age. With everything from vision screenings to frame try-ons available online, eye care is becoming an increasingly digital business. It’s more important than ever for ECPs to have a modern, updated website.

 

But there’s so much more to a website than the way it looks. These days, user experience is the name of the game. Your site has to be easy to read, easy to navigate, and easy to understand. Bells and whistles aside, there are a few elements that every great eye care website has. They’re the foundation on which you can build your practice’s online presence.

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How to plan your 2021 ECP marketing calendar

How To Plan A 2021 ECP Marketing Calendar

Oct 6, 2020 10:14:37 AM

A marketing calendar is an excellent internal tool you can use to plan out your year and keep everyone in your office aware of your plans and next steps. Having everyone on the same page is essential to ensure processes and goals are common knowledge. When everyone involved is fully aware of expectations and how you’d like to get there, the chances of success are maximized.

So, how do you begin?

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Check out these non-traditional marketing for ECP ideas

Non-Traditional Marketing For Eyecare Professionals

Aug 3, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Here at IcareLabs we strive to provide ECPs across the country not just with the best selection of high quality lenses for the best prices, but also with tools to help elevate your optical business. We understand that when one optical does well, everyone in our industry benefits from it!

 

That's a big part on why we write these blogs and provide our Resource Center to all ECPs at no cost, regardless of having an account with us or not. Most opticals across the country are spending a good chunk of their budgets on various marketing techniques, but what are some non-traditional marketing options you could be using to augment your other marketing efforts?

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Kodak Lens and IcareLabs work for your optical!

Kodak Lens Custom Prints For Your Optical Dispensary Now Available!

Jun 18, 2020 1:25:17 PM

Kodak Lens now has several fantastic custom printed options that your optical dispensary can take advantage of. These tailored options allow you to remind patients about your practice and the multiple options provided by Kodak Lens. Let's take a look at a few of these choices to get a better idea of how they can help your optical business.

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How to get better online reviews for your optical shop

How To Get Better Online Reviews For Your Optical Dispensary

May 26, 2020 10:13:43 AM

These days online reviews can make or break any business. More so for small businesses like local opticians, independent ODs,  and optical dispensaries. Of course, a bad review is something most of us strive to avoid, but how can we shift our focus on getting more of the positive reviews to be posted by all of the satisfied patients that love the new glasses you've just dispensed to them?

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IcareLabs can help your business succeed in social media whether you're already using it or just starting out

2020 Optical Marketing: Social Media

Feb 18, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Online marketing for your optical business has never been more important or easier than right now. Social media platforms are here to stay and have been one of the largest influences on our culture in the last 20 years. With all of the various social media services and tools available though, it can seem like a daunting task to market your business successfully even if you're familiar with the basics.

 

Luckily for you, IcareLabs is here to help! This blog will cover several of the best free and paid options to help ensure your optical dispensary has a great online footprint so your patients can easily find you.

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