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Hello 2021

Many people couldn’t help thinking how cool a year like 2020 would be. In the eyecare industry especially, it’s incredibly emblematic. It’s a measurement, yes, but it’s also a term that’s universal with doctors, staff, patients, and industry. When refractive procedures came along over twenty years ago, 2020 was incorporated into many marketing efforts. The… Read More


Five Questions with Drs. Carmiencke and Scott

Today, the Eye Physician Network is really excited to have our five-question series with the two primary doctors of a great practice in Bend, Oregon. The senior partner is Dr. Kit Carmiencke, OD who founded the practice, Integrated Eye in 1976. The junior partner in the practice is Dr. Kirsten Carmiencke Scott, OD, MS. Dr…. Read More


Should You See Representatives In Your Practice?

At one time, having representatives in your practice was considered normal. It was even expected. But there’s been a shift and now you may be wondering if representatives should even be allowed in practices, especially in today’s environment. Keep reading to learn more! Working with representatives When did some doctors and administrators at practices decide… Read More


How To Come Back From Tough Times

One of the great benefits of attending industry meetings is the many inspirational talks given. A great example was in 2016. That year’s AOA meeting featured a great talk by a member of a very small club: Astronauts who have walked on the moon! Can you imagine sitting next to a club member on a… Read More


Are New Social Distancing Practices An Improvement For Eye Physicians?

A wonderful thing happened this past week in Oregon: patients could once again go see their eye doctor. Considerations with COVID-19 in this state had put most visits on hold. How many vision issues had been put off that we may never know about?   The limitations of social distancing But in Oregon, and most other… Read More