Jan 11, 2024
Discovering the Value of Vision Source

Owning a private practice has been a dream of mine since I started working for one while in college.

In 2017, I graduated from optometry school and connected with some great people at Vision Source, including Ken Harden, the Director of Member Development for my region, and Dr. Wiley Curtis, the Administrator for my region.

The first step of the process was to choose a location. Vision Source provided me with a market research report to determine which areas would be a good spot to open an optometry practice. The data was extremely specific and identified the exact street corner that had the most traffic and eye care spend. I truly believe that picking the best location possible has been one of the biggest keys to my success. We opened the doors of Eyes on Broad in May 2019, and I had patients calling to schedule as soon as my sign went up because of the great visibility and location that Vision Source had recommended.

After the office was built out, Vision Source was able to get me the absolute lowest pricing on all of my equipment and initial frame inventory. This was crucial in being able to keep my loan and start-up costs as low as possible.

Once I was up and running with my equipment and optical fully stocked, Vision Source helped put me in contact with other doctors in the area, particularly Dr. Chris Cheyne, who has an incredibly successful practice. He really took me under his wing and answered my questions about insurance billing, staffing, anything, and everything.

Dr. Wiley Curtis does a great job facilitating monthly meetings where all of the local Vision Source doctors get together to discuss what each of us is doing to grow our practices.

Looking back on the past four years, I'm so thankful for Vision Source and am so happy that I decided to open cold. In May of 2022, I decided to buy a Vision Source office that was for sale. That process was completely different, so I had to lean on Vision Source again to help walk me through the practice sale negotiations and evaluations. They made the process so clear, and it ended up being a win-win for me and the retiring doctor.

Whether you are hoping to open cold or buy an office, Vision Source will be able to help you acheive your dreams and accomplish your goals in private practice.