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Matt Geller, OD

Dr. Matt Geller is an entrepreneur with a track record of developing successful online platforms to solve problems in the healthcare space. Matt is the co-founder and CEO of CovalentCareers and NewGradOptometry.

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Resources
Eyecare January 15th, 2020
Comparing Optometry Job Boards

Hiring an OD? Then you know there are a million job sites willing to take your money. We broke down the prices and features of each so you can choose the best option for your practice.

Eyecare January 14th, 2020
The 2020 Optometry Millennial Workforce Report

Forget everything you think you know—this generation is about more than avocado toast and economic anxiety. Join us and 503 optometrists and optometry students as we explore just what Millennials expect from employers and the workplace.

Eyecare November 26th, 2019
New Study Drives Home Need for Increase in Optometry School Applicants

Since 2010, optometry schools in the United States have seen an 11% increase in matriculants, but the number of applicants year over year has stayed essentially flat. Why is this?

Eyecare November 8th, 2019
Optometry Practice Marketing: The Complete Course

Updated for 2019, this course is designed to help you market your new or existing practice and provide a series of tips and examples you can implement today!

Eyecare November 5th, 2019
Average Optometrist Salaries—with Calculator

Are you paid less (or more!) than your colleagues? Does your practice offer a competitive compensation package? Find out with our optometry salary calculator, based on fresh data from 4,833 ODs.

Eyecare October 30th, 2019
Profit First Cashflow for Optometry Practices with Mick Kling

Managing your practice's finances can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be! Join CovalentCareers and Dr. Mick Kling, OD on November 11 to learn about Corporate Structure, Tax, and Debt in an Optometry Practice. RSVP below!

Eyecare October 28th, 2019
The 2019 Optometrist Report: An Epic Journey

Join us as we chart the stormy waters and shining peaks of the optometry landscape—as reported by 1,181 ODs. Download the report to see what's in store!

Eyecare October 18th, 2019
The CovalentCareers Optometry Career Workshop: A Five-Part Video Series

In this five-part course, learn everything you need to navigate the optometry job search with ease—from building a resume to negotiating a contract.

Eyecare October 10th, 2019
How to Write an Employee Handbook for Your Optometry Practice - Plus Sample Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a must for any business, and crafting one specifically for your optometry practice will make onboarding and managing employees a breeze.

Eyecare October 4th, 2019
Building a Values-Based Optometry Practice — Free Webinar

How do your values drive your practice? Join us for a discussion of philanthropy, community outreach, and all the ways that your values can positively impact practice growth.

Eyecare September 30th, 2019
Ep. 3: Five Essential Financial Building Blocks for Optometry Practices

Managing your practice's finances can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be!

Eyecare September 27th, 2019
Ep. 5: How to Manage an Independent Practice with Luxottica

Check out episode 5 of Optometry Live, where we discussed the ins and outs of managing a Luxottica Independent Practice!

Eyecare September 5th, 2019
Ep. 2: Everything You Should Know About Optometrist Employment Contracts

Learn how to craft a smart employment contract for your optometry practice, and download the free template!

Eyecare August 26th, 2019
Ep. 4: How to Keep Practice Staff Happy and Productive

You might be an expert on clinical care, but running a practice means staff management—and we're here to help with that!

Eyecare August 5th, 2019
Ep. 1: 10 Tips for Optometry Staff Management with Dr. Jennifer Chinn, OD

Join two optometrists, including a startup CEO, to learn all about the mistakes and successes of staff management!

Eyecare July 15th, 2019
Setting Fees at Your Optometry Practice – Free Spreadsheet Included

Setting fees at your optometry practice is never easy. I attached a spreadsheet that will help you to do this. There are many philosophies on how you will set your fees.

Eyecare April 23rd, 2019
The 2019 New Grad Optometrist Report

In 2018, we surveyed 669 optometrists who graduated between 2012 and 2017 to learn about the state of the OD job search. Download the full report now!

Eyecare March 28th, 2019
Personal Finance Basics for Optometrists

We cover the 7 steps to getting your finances in order. You can also download our FREE student loan payoff spreadsheet and investment spreadsheet.

Eyecare March 28th, 2019
How To Open An Optometry Practice Cold

This 11-page ebook will take you through opening an optometry practice cold, from choosing a location to your grand opening.

Eyecare March 28th, 2019
The Simple Guide to Jobs After Optometry School

A four-step process to finding, preparing, interviewing, and closing the deal for any optometry job!

Eyecare March 27th, 2019
What Optometrists Think About Their Employers in 2019

Finding the right person to hire requires time and effort, and focusing that effort in the right places can make a lasting impact on a practice.

Allied Health March 12th, 2019
Your 2019 Marketing Plan Must Address The Emotions of PT Travelers

The job market has evolved and learning how to properly reach prospective candidates is the first step to success in the new arena.

Eyecare February 21st, 2018
Luxottica Launches Website to Support ODs on Their Career Path

Mason, OH, February 21, 2018 – Luxottica launches a new website dedicated to helping current and future optometrists implement their vision into practice.

Eyecare January 22nd, 2018
Luxottica Announces Students for May 2018 OneSight Clinics

Mason, OH, January 18, 2018 – Luxottica and OneSight jointly announce the optometric students who will participate this May in two OneSight clinics.

Eyecare September 4th, 2017
The 2017 Optometrist Report by CovalentCareers

We surveyed over 1,000 optometrists and optometry students to get answers to the questions we were most curious about.

Eyecare August 9th, 2017
The New Graduate's Guide to Vision Expo West 2017

The guide to VEW – where to go, what to do . . .

Eyecare June 29th, 2017
Carl Zeiss Meditec is About to Release the Clarus500 an Amazing Ultra-widefield Retinal Camera

Apparently, Carl Zeiss Meditec is planning to release something that will shake up ultra-wide field retinal imaging in a BIG way.

Eyecare May 4th, 2017
Optometry Students Wanting to Practice in Florida May Have to Retake NBEO Exam

There is new controversy surrounding the NBEO Exam in the state of Florida. Find out the details in this article and how it might affect students.

Eyecare February 9th, 2017
Flexibility, Growth, Support - Being an Optometrist at National Vision

Curious what it's like to be an optometrist at National Vision? In this interview, Dr. William Werner talks about America's Best employment, sublease and more!

Eyecare May 3rd, 2016
How To Negotiate a Raise With Your Optometry Employer

Want to negotiate a raise with your optometry employer? Tired of being underpaid in practice? Here is how to negotiate a raise with your employer!

Eyecare May 3rd, 2016
Solid Tips For Interviewing at Optometry Practices

Here are solid tips and tricks for interviewing at optometry practices. Interviewing ain't easy, but here are the social skills you must have to succeed during your interview.

Eyecare December 8th, 2015
5 Legendary Optometrists Give Advice to New Grads

Here is advice for new grads, from Dr. Scott Jens, Dr. Dori Carlson, Dr. Ben Gaddie, Dr. Alan Glazier, and Dr. David Kading, five Vision Source optometrists, and close colleagues and friends. This article just scratches the surface of the plethora of valuable knowledge they have to share with new grads.

Eyecare December 1st, 2015
Optometry Practice Management Pearls – Vision Source

Here are 20 optometry practice management pearls written by new graduate ODs.

Eyecare October 22nd, 2015
How to Maximize Your Career Potential and Nail Any Interview as an Optometrist

Ready to learn exactly how to go about your job search and nail any interview as an optometrist? Want to learn it from the pros who have hired and fired multiple times? Make sure you join us in this FREE and LIVE Google Hangout!

Eyecare October 14th, 2015
This Is Exactly How To Open an Optometry Practice Cold

Watch this FREE and Pre-Recorded Google Hangout to learn exactly how to open an optometry practice cold! iCare Advisors specializes in opening optometrys practice cold.

Eyecare September 10th, 2015
Press Release: ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. announced the launch of a new lens with a tear-infused design, ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology, to provide excellent comfort and vision throughout a day full of activities.

Eyecare July 20th, 2015
What Comes After ODs on Facebook? Video Interview With Alan Glazier OD

Tune in to hear what Alan Glazier, founder of ODs on Facebook, has to say regarding the changing landscape of optometry, and what he's planning next!

Eyecare April 21st, 2015
How to Become a Spectera Provider

Here is a brief outline on how to join the spectera network as an optometrist so you can begin seeing patients.

Eyecare April 15th, 2015
A Review of the Pathways In Medical Optometry Bootcamp

Pathways in Medical Optometry Bootcamp is incredibly professional. In the murky waters of medical optometry, this course will help you and your staff to learn medical optometry.

Eyecare April 13th, 2015
In Depth Look at the D.E.R.M and Tranquileyes Dry Eye Therapy

Here is an in depth look at D.E.R.M. and Tranquileyes dry eye therapy. These Eye Eco products provide a great treatment option for dry eye patients.

Eyecare March 11th, 2015
12 Things New Graduates Want Optometry Students to Know

Life in school can create a myopic view of the real world of optometry. Here are 12 important tips that new graduates want optometry students to know.

Eyecare March 10th, 2015
Letter From Vistakon® Head of Professional Affairs on UPP

Right now a battle is being waged legislatively across this country challenging Vistakon / Johnson & Johnson’s unilateral pricing policy UPP established in July 2014

Eyecare January 7th, 2015
Optometry Residents Weigh in on Allergan Event Experience

This past November I went to the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver, CO. Of course I brought the video camera (as always) and decided to capture something a little different - residents

Eyecare December 16th, 2014
Success Outside the Optometry Practice, What No One Teaches You

Here is a 45 min video webinar filmed in San Diego, California called "Success Outside the Optometry Practice, What No One Teaches You." This is success 101.

Eyecare October 22nd, 2014
Allergan Optometry Jumpstart Program New Grad Video

At the 2014 Vision Expo West we filmed the Allergan Optometry Jumpstart video featuring Carey Reynolds, Dave Gibson, Matt Geller, Ryan Corte, Antonio Chirumbolo and Courtney Dryer.

Eyecare October 15th, 2014
Video Interview with Mile Brujic and Dave Kading - Optometry

Mile Brujic and Dave Kading will discuss student debt, passion, the future of optometry, and optometry success in this video interview with Mile Brujic and Dave Kading.

Eyecare September 23rd, 2014
Video Interview with Eric White O.D. – Doctor Driven Dispensing

This is a video interview with Dr. Eric White. Doctor driven dispensing is the act of prescribing specific ophthalmic products, directly from the exam chair, and for a direct purpose, supplemented with a plethora of education as to why it fits the patients life.

Eyecare September 18th, 2014
The Business Plan I Made to Land My First Optometry Job

You have to show your optometry job employer that you are worth the investment for their practice. Show them that you are worth $40.00/hr and they will hire you! Try using this business plan that I created to get the point across.

Eyecare September 18th, 2014
Know These Metrics Before You Join an Optometry Practice

Don't just join any optometry practice, know about the optometry practice before you join it. Ask the owner these questions before you say yes and sign a contract.

Eyecare September 18th, 2014
How I Used My Connections to Land an Optometry Job

Personally I used Trello to track my optometry job leads and it helped me to land a position in San Diego! Here is a video tutorial on how to use Trello to land your optometry dream job.

Eyecare September 8th, 2014
Everything to Know About Blue Light and Crizal Prevencia

Crizal Prevencia is a lens from Essilor that blocks blue light from reaching the patient's eyes. Learn more about the science behind Crizal Prevencia with this handy guide.

Eyecare August 20th, 2014
It’s not too early to consider American Board of Optometry Board Certification

You can start preparing now to take the American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam. 3,000 ODs have taken the exam and about 93 percent have passed.

Eyecare July 28th, 2014
Life as a New Optometrist - Matt Geller O.D.

Matt Geller is currently based in San Diego, California. Also, Matt is the Founder & President of NewGradOptometry.com and Founder of OptometryStudents.com. Matt created NewGradOptometry.com because he noticed that many new graduates had talent and creativity that could change optometry for the better.

Eyecare July 23rd, 2014
41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots - Optometry

A 41 step guide with screenshots of the Medicare application process for optometrists. This full medicare guide will help you get on Medicare for optometry.

Eyecare June 3rd, 2014
ECP University - An Online Tool For New ODs

As a new OD you will have spare time. Here is one way to build your practice as a new optometrist, its called ECP University Online, I used it with great success.

Eyecare May 5th, 2014
How to Take Risks Like a Successful Optometrist

Optometric startup risk, optometric debt risk, and optometric career risk are all realities when becoming a successful optometrist. Learn how to take risk like a pro optometrist.

Eyecare April 17th, 2014
Vision Expo East From the Perspective of 4 New Grads ODs

Vision Expo is probably one of the best ways to advance your career as an OD. With that being said, here is the vision expo experience from the eyes of 4 new graduates.

Eyecare April 15th, 2014
How to Become a Blue Shield of California Provider

Getting credentialed on medical insurance plans is never easy. Blue Shield of California is one of the easier ones and here is the step-by-step guide.

Eyecare April 14th, 2014
How To Find Your NPI Number

A review of all the websites out there to locate your NPI number, each of them are all different. We did a review of all NPI lookup websites and the pros and cons.

Eyecare April 8th, 2014
The Secret of Keeping Up To Date with Optometry

Because I stay up-to-date with optometry I am able to have higher level conversations with the individuals who are experts and shot callers in optometry.

Eyecare April 1st, 2014
Medicare Online Resource List for Optometrists

The online medicare resource list with links. I got sick of searching for hours and put together a link list for searching for medicare-related stuff.

Eyecare April 1st, 2014
California Optometric State Law Exam - Study Flow Chart

When I was studying for the California Optometric State Law Exam I realized something that made my life a lot easier about referrals and consultations.

Eyecare March 31st, 2014
A Step by Step Guide to Becoming an InfantSee Provider and Why You Should

The 5 step guide to becoming and InfantSEE optometry provider. How InfantSEE can generate your practice more revenue. InfantSEE is a practice builder and revenue builder.

Eyecare March 27th, 2014
How to Become a Humana Medical Plan Provider

Follow these items step-by-step to join Humana Medical Plan. I provide the form to join and the phone number for Humana provider relations. Easy!

Eyecare March 27th, 2014
How to Become a Humana Vision Plan Provider

Follow these items step-by-step to join Humana Vision Plan. I provide the form to join and the phone number for Humana Vision Plan provider relations. Easy!

Eyecare March 25th, 2014
How to Become a VSP Provider

It is essential to become a VSP Provider as a new graduate optometrist. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to become a VSP provider in your state.

Eyecare March 25th, 2014
How To Register for CAQH as an Optometrist

Registering for CAQH makes life a lot easier to get credentialed on insurance plans as an optometrist. Many medical and vision insurance companies use CAQH.

Eyecare March 22nd, 2014
A Clinical Guide To Sympathetic Pupil Abnormalities

Here is a complete guide written by Dr. Matthew Geller about sympathetic pupil abnormalities. The article has 21 clinical sources and is medically comprehensive.

Eyecare November 13th, 2013
How To Apply For An NPI Number for Optometry

Here is a step-by-step guide to get your NPI Number. NPI = National Provider Identifier, it's a 10-digit identification number for health care providers.

Eyecare September 25th, 2013
California Optometric Law Exam - Consultation and Referral Study Chart

The hardest part of the California Optometric Law Exam is remembering what to do for which condition, in which scenario. The California Optometric Law Exam Study Book provides a wall of text that is hard to sift through - so for all the visual learners out there I created this timeline.

Eyecare September 18th, 2013
37 Multiple Choice Questions for the California Optometry State Board Exam

Here are 37 multiple choice questions that I created for the California optometric law exam needed to practice California Optometry. This is a great resource.

Eyecare March 25th, 2013
The California Optometry State Board Law Exam: Everything You Need to Know

9 tips of advice to help you ace the The California Optometry State Board Law Exam. This exam is not easy and you will need all the help you can get. The California Optometry State Board Law Exam: Everything You Need to Know.