BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Biz Tactics 'Building an Adaptable Practice' Compiles ODs' Advice in a New E-Book By Marjorie Axelrad Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18 AM NEW YORK—Uprise by VisionWeb continues to offer a range of different resources for ECPs to access to help make their practices more efficient and streamlined. The company has just released a new, free e-book, "Building an Adaptable Practice — How to Reset, Fortify and Grow in Any Environment," certainly a topic that resonates with so many independents right now. The new e-book offers advice and stories from ODs with experience handling abrupt change, practice closures, lease changes and demotivated staff, among others. VisionWeb compiled this useful advice for fortifying your practice with communication plans, interviews, and possible growth opportunities into one resource.The book spans the following topics and includes advice and anecdotes: • Communicating Change with Patients• Managing Staff Through Change or Remotely• Corporate Optometry• Future Growth Opportunities • Telehealth & Tools to See Patients RemotelyStated VisionWeb's Masood Nafey, OD, FAAO, "After any practice closure or setback, there is bound to be uncertainty among your staff and patients. When unlikely or unfavorable events occur, your practice is forced to adapt quickly and enact big changes to the way your staff delivers patient care or functions day-to-day. These events could be the result of global pandemics such as COVID-19, local natural disasters, a corporate lease change, a private equity buyout, the addition of a new practice, or any major staff changes."It’s your job as the owner or optometrist to think of creative solutions for immediate change, provide stress relief, and set up a support system. However, it can be hard to plan when there is uncertainty about the future of your practice, the industry, or your revenue. That’s why we’re here to make sure you're equipped with the advice of other optometrists and thought leaders."The e-book can be downloaded here.