News & Views

This ‘News & Views’ section is open to members of the optical community who want to share their thoughts, ideas and topical issues with their peers!

If you would like Activeyes to publish your thoughts, please send your article and any accompanying images to nick@activeyesconsultants.com.

Is Your Practice A Cut Above?

As an independent business owner, and having worked with, and supported, independents opticians for most of my career, it is always a thrill to discover fully differentiated retail concepts. I trekked across to Precision Imaging in Kings Heath in Birmingham yesterday,...

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The problem with Presenteeism

In recent articles, we have looked at the necessity for independent practices to review and revamp all aspects of their businesses. To continue this theme, we asked HR expert Emma Wynne to look at one of the areas often impacting practice team performance.

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Beyond OCT

As an independent practice, offering patients OCT is often considered to be the pinnacle of optometric servicing. That’s all set to change!

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SWOT Analysis

One of the most powerful, and inclusive, means of appraising your practice is a SWOT Analysis. Here is a simple tool to help you take stock of your business and identify priorities.

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UK retail sales slump

It’s official: all the anecdotal evidence that practice revenues are under pressure is confirmed by the latest data revealing a slow-down on the high street.

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Not au fait with Warby Parker? You should be! This interview with the 2 co-CEO’s, published by ‘Business Insider’ tells the story of one of the world’s fastest-growing eyewear businesses.

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Get stuff done with 4DX

Do you have lots of great business-building ideas but struggle to implement them? Nick Browning tells you how a proven approach could be the solution.

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Understanding your team: Energy Investment Model

The Energy Investment Model suggests that all teams can be split into 4 main behavioural ‘states’, governed by Energy and Attitude. This article explores the model, which you could use to profile your practice team.

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