Private Equity Update for Retinal Physicians

Having spent several decades advising ophthalmologists on how to be better and smarter in growing their practices, it came as no surprise that many doctors were both amazed and confused as private equity firms (PE) began buying ophthalmic practices and paying large sums in the process, far outstripping any valuation offered upon retirement by a younger associate or another practice in the community. 

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A marketing plan that hinges on listening

Despite more than a decade of commercial availability, premium IOLs have not attracted their target audience, the patient-consumer who wants to see without glasses for most to all activities following surgery. According to Market Scope, market penetration has not gone beyond 10%…

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Human versus Robot

I’m a big fan of new technology, even though looking back at some of my purchases I realize that new does not always mean better.

Take the Lytro camera for example, which claimed it would improve the image focus after you took the picture. Sounded good at the time, but It was an epic fail in the land of gizmos….

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