A busy optician is expected to perform over 20,000 operations per year, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA).
Thats more than twice as many as an assistant, according a recent survey.
The average optician charges $1,200 per procedure, according the AOA.
If youre paying that amount for an appointment, youre not alone.
The AOA surveyed about 2,500 opticians and found that, in the first quarter of 2019, only 6.3% of opticians completed a full-time appointment.
Thats about the same as the percentage of patients who are referred by family members and friends.
In 2018, just 4.6% of all opticians reported completing their first appointment.
In 2019, that number had increased to 7.7%.
Thats a significant increase in less than a year.
That’s why we’ve launched the Optician Plan, an effort to encourage all optician professionals to make their first appointments.
The Optician Plans includes discounts on many services, including the $5,000 fee for a first appointment, free consultations for up to 20 patients, and discounts on some elective procedures.
We want all optometrists to know that their services are of the highest quality and we want to make sure we provide them with the best service available.
The more we can do to ensure they receive the best services possible, the better they will perform.
Opticians are expected to complete around 10,000 procedures per year.
If the average opticians performed 10,928 procedures, it would be equivalent to about one visit for every seven people in the U.S. The AOA says that’s about 5.5 visits per person per year or roughly one visit every 10 minutes.
The Optician plans will provide discounts on elective surgery and elective cataract surgery.
If an optician makes a decision to pursue elective surgical procedures, they will receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the procedure.
If opticians decide to pursue cataracts, they’ll receive a 30% discount.
To be eligible for the Opticer Plan, opticians must have at least a bachelor’s degree and have no more than $75,000 in annual income.
Opticians can enroll in the Optiser Plan by completing the Optinizer Form.