The office is coming around quite nicely, and it seems that our open for business date will be in the new year. Memorize it:
MONDAY JANUARY 3, 2011
Our HUMONGOUS shipment (three pallets, 15 plus boxes) of equipment came yesterday, and I just finished unpacking and breaking down those boxes. And boy, is my back aching like crazy! (Oh! If anyone needs boxes for shipping or moving, please contact me ASAP! I hate to throw them away, but I will be throwing them out ASAP as well to make room for getting around.) I had operational training on the HRT II instrument this morning, which is a scanning laser that measures the optic nerve for changes in the fine retinal nerves that lead from your eye to your brain. The HRT (Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph) II is one of those handy-dandy instruments used in my glaucoma management and diagnosis regimen.
Everything is completely finished with the office, except for track lighting to highlight the frame displays and pendant lighting over the reception desk. Also, a sign of our logo will be added behind the reception desk at some point. I'd post pictures of the office, but in it's current state, it looks like a whirlwind caught hold of a cardboard box and bubble wrap factory and blew everything about in the reception area. So, I'm going to wait a little while until I can clear out some of this garbage.
We got plenty of trials to start fitting contact lens patients immediately: Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, Biofinity and Biofinity Toric, Purevision 2, SofLens Daily, 1 Day Acuvue Moist, etc. Ciba Vision products should be arriving soon so that we can add Air Optix Aqua and Focus Dailies products.
Shipments were counted of our sunglasses and frames, which leaves entering all of the information into our practice management software, tagging the frames and placing them up on the board for everyone to see. This will get done before Christmas, leaving cleanup, setup, logistical business operations, training and everything else that I can't possibly plan ahead for to be done the last week of 2010!
On December 29th, installation and setup of the equipment will take place. After that, I'll officially be setup to give an eye exam in my new office!
I also wanted to thank those many patients who have reached out to me before I have even started to advertise...before I'm even open for business! It means a lot that you trust your eyes in my care and made that extra effort to find out where I am and how to contact me. I know that you will be impressed with the new office. As expected, things will be a little shaky as we start out, but things should get smoothed out in the first 2-3 months. I do my best to prepare (Eagle Scout) for things as much as I can, but there's just those things you have to deal with as they happen. I promise to set up appointments shortly, as soon as the ins and outs of my practice management software is learned. Who knows?
Our phone system is working, so please call our office number at (610) 488-5315 to set up an appointment or just to chat. From now on out, I'll be here every day until I open, because there is just so much to do. remember: www.weavereyecare.com for practice information.