Eyefinity to be Highlighted at SARTA TechEdge Celebration

Steve Baker, President of Eyefinity

Eyefinity president, Steve Baker, will share the story of Eyefinity during the upcoming TechEdge Celebration hosted by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) on March 8 in Sacramento, the home of Eyefinity. The 2013 TechEdge Celebration is the tenth year that SARTA has hosted the Sacramento region’s largest celebration of its technology sector. TechEdge features thought-provoking and inspirational keynote speakers, motivating stories of accomplishment from regional technology leaders including Baker and a comprehensive map of the region’s entire tech sector.

“I’m looking forward to sharing our success story to show how a company like Eyefinity can succeed in Sacramento with customers across the United States,” said Baker. “The Sacramento market can be an exciting and invigorating locale to build companies. We must be smart in the areas where executives need to work together.”

As part of the TechEdge speaker lineup, Pandora Radio cofounder and chief strategy officer, Tim Westergren, will share stories of the company’s growth. Other regional technology leaders scheduled to speak include Jeff Gray, CEO of Glue Networks and Lisa Klinkhammer, president and CEO of SargesList, Inc.

“We need to attract talent, young talent, to this market,” said Baker. “We need to communicate the great story that we have to share one about work/life balance and how the [Sacramento] region is a great place to live and work.  If we don’t tell the story, someone else will for their region.  I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like to lose.”

Annual Practice Benchmark: Running Your Year-end Reports

Review 2012 and Plan for 2013 with OfficeMate and eyeReports

The end of the year, means new year’s resolutions and reflections back to the previous year. To many of us, it also means tax season is approaching. This year, resolve to make tax season a planning time for your practice as well.

OfficeMate Year-end Reports
Eyefinity recommends that you run the following OfficeMate reports at the end of each year:

  • Production Report – Year-to-Year Comparison
    Run this report to see the production for the selected period and the year-to-date totals grouped by the financial or production report groups
  • Production Report – Period Comparison
    Run this report to compare your 2012 totals to your 2011 totals.
  • Inventory Custom Reports – Stock Status
    Run this report to see the net inventory valuation of the stock on hand if you’re maintaining perpetual inventory.
  • Aging Reports – Aged A/R Report 30-60-90-120+
    Run this report to see the end-of-year patient and insurance balances total due.
  • Sales Tax Register
    Run this report to calculate sales tax due.

Refer to our extensive knowledge base to see how to run these valuable reports.

Learn Even More about Your Practice with eyeReports
Seeing where you’ve been is great, but being able to project where you’re going is even better. eyeReports, an OfficeMate Certified Partner, helps you take an even deeper look into your practice. These additional reports are great for year-end reporting and for planning for 2013. With eyeReports, you can track various aspects of your practice’s performance:

  • Year-to-year comparisons of production groups, procedure codes, and products sold.
  • Practice metrics and key performance indicators to compare with the Management and Business Advisory National Averages.
  • Insurance profitability, amounts not collected, and written off by each insurance carrier. Determine which carriers it makes sense to continue to accept.
  • Frame and lens gross profits.
  • Comparative dispenser sales. Identify your staff superstars.
  • Comparative collections generated by primary diagnosis code, CPT codes, and financial and production groups.
  • Gross profits by frames sold, board turns, and many other frame categories.
  • Patient sources, how many, and what fees are associated with those patients.
  • Patients who do not have future recall dates.
  • Past ExamWRITER exams that have not been closed.

Schedule a personal demo to learn how eyeReports can help you see your practice in a whole new light.

Year-end reporting is never fun, but we all have to do it. Take this time to close your 2012 books and plan to make 2013 even brighter.

Eyefinity Honored with an EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award

EyeVote Readers' Choice AwardsWe’d like to send a very special thank you to all of you out there who voted and honored Eyefinity with the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award for practice management software company!

Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine’s EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards is a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year within the eyecare industry.

Optical retailers and eyecare professional readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their favorite products in eight distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses, optical equipment, diagnostic equipment, practice management software, and online ordering. Selected companies were chosen based on both brand and company selections made by readers. This year’s survey spanned a wide range of product brands and product groups.

We at Eyefinity are excited to once again be included on the winners list which was recently announced by Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine. Congratulations to all the other winners as well! Read more about the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards.

See Your Practice Like Never Before with eyeReports

Advanced Reporting Can Help Your Business Grow & Save Time and Money

OfficeMate users already enjoy a wide range of reporting options from the various tabs within the Reports and Statements window. Now, users of later versions of OfficeMate can benefit from a new generation of practice management reports and graphs from eyeReports, a new OfficeMate Certified Partner. These reports are designed to help practices mine through the data, identify trends, and realize financial success.

EyeReports leverages advanced features within Microsoft Excel to query the OfficeMate SQL database to give you enhanced financial analysis and practice metric reports and graphs. You’ll be able to see your practice results like never before and gain greater insights to help make intelligent business decisions.

“With the power of eyeReports,” Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of eyeReports, explains,” eyecare professionals can look at their results in a whole new light. The valuable data needed to manage and grow practices are presented clearly and concisely in eyeReports, which helps eyecare professionals question, analyze, compare, and understand results to make informed strategic plans to grow their business.”

New reports are routinely added and included in the annual license fee, and you can request reports from the community of users. Are you a member of ODExcellence or other consulting groups? Ask if a report is available to gather the benchmarking data you need to regularly report to your group.

For more information about eyeReports or to request a personal demonstration, visit www.eyereports.biz/officemate or call 760.689.2452.

Succeeding in Sacramento: The Eyefinity Story

Succeeding in Sacramento

Eyefinity president, Steve Baker, tells a local business group about Eyefinity’s culture and success.

Eyefinity president, Steve Baker proudly shared the story of Eyefinity during the recent MedStart Connect Mixer hosted by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) in Eyefinity’s hometown of Sacramento. Ranging from start-up medical device companies and venture capitalists to biomedical researchers, clinicians and regulatory affairs experts, MedStart, a SARTA initiative, connects a wide variety of medical technology and biomedical resources in the Sacramento region. SARTA is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2001 to accelerate the growth and development of technology companies and the technology sector in the Sacramento region.

SARTA’s vision is to develop the Sacramento region into a nationally recognized center of technology and technological innovation, as evidenced by a significant number of technology companies growing, developing, and prospering in the region.

During September’s mixer, several medical technology companies from throughout the Sacramento region shared personal stories with attendees about medical technology innovations, start-up challenges, and milestones achieved. Eyefinity was specially recognized for “succeeding in Sacramento,” and during his presentation, Steve shared a light-hearted glimpse into who Eyefinity is and Eyefinity’s part in helping to fulfill a vision of enabling millions of people see better through innovation. Steve also talked about the company’s growth in 2012 and the hard-working, fun-loving nature of Team Eyefinity.

You can read more about the SARTA mixer in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Planning to Qualify for a 2012 Federal Incentive Payment?

You must begin 90 days of meaningful use by October 3, 2012! Follow this step-by-step checklist to ensure you’re on track.


Visit myinstallcenter.officemate.net to upgrade to OfficeMate/ExamWRITER® v10, the certified, complete EHR system.

Upgrade as soon as possible to ensure you’re up and running well before the October 3, 2012, deadline to start demonstrating meaningful use.

Review the Hardware & System Requirements to ensure you meet or exceed the minimum hardware and system.

If your hardware doesn’t meet software requirements, contact trusted OfficeMate Certified Partners, North Shore Computer or Think Smart to assist.


Register on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) website by October 3, so you’re ready to demonstrate meaningful use.


Visit the Meaningful Use Resource Center for intuitive resources to quickly get you up and running with v10, and help you understand how to achieve meaningful use.

Don’t miss our Ask the Expert session on meaningful use this Thursday, September 27. Submit your meaningful use questions and listen to what other people are asking. Register now!


Fulfill the mandatory 90 days of meaningful use (October–December 2012).

Use the Meaningful Use Reporting Calculator in ExamWRITER, under the Reports menu, for real-time calculations, and to measure and obtain feedback on your progress.


Check the Attestation User Guide on the CMS website for the complete attestation process.

Be one of thousands of ODs in the country to qualify and receive your stimulus payment—by using the industry leading EHR system.

Vision Expo West Recap

Eyefinity Booth

The Eyefinity booth showcases a variety of technologies tailored specifically for eyecare professionals.

With Vision Expo West barely in the rear view mirror, we wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Attendees make VEW a fun and exciting show, and it’s always a pleasure to meet eyecare professionals who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences with us.

Live Chat

The live chat with customer care stations enable clients to ask support questions about our products.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Eyefinity booth, here’s a brief rundown of what you missed and a few photos to whet your appetite for the next show. Visitors were treated to demos of the latest versions of OfficeMate and ExamWRITER, eStores, ECR Vault, the EyeXam iPhone app, and otto—the one-touch-to-optical iPad app. Clients who required technical assistance or training could connect directly (and visually) with customer care representatives, who could explain how to resolve issues or call the office to troubleshoot problems. The live chat with customer care has become a popular fixture in our booth. Finally, visitors  who attended theater presentations learned about a variety of topics including meaningful use, EyeXam, how to increase revenue by 10%, and AcuityLogic—the next generation practice management solution.

Booth Theater

Theater attendees could learn about a variety of topics within the Eyefinity booth.

If you weren’t able to make it to our booth at VEW, that’s okay. Check us out at future eyecare shows. We’re bound to have plenty of new things to show you.