EYECARE: Optometry Opti-Port Alliance Hosts First-Ever Opti-Port Summit in Dallas By Staff Monday, November 22, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—Opti-Port, a national optometric group alliance dedicated to supporting the unique needs of eyecare practices with four or more locations, recently hosted more than 100 of its member companies’ owners, operators and partners for the first-ever Opti-Port Summit. The Summit focused on optimizing operations, marketing efficiency, and practice growth in a multi-office organization, according to an announcement. “For years, subsets of the Opti-Port membership have met in small study group settings designed to facilitate a high-level of trust, information-sharing, and collaboration on how to best operate and grow large practices with multiple locations,” Opti-Port general manager Dr. Jason Lake said.“This year, for the first time, we brought all of these study groups together by hosting the Opti-Port Summit.” Held Nov. 3-6 in Dallas at the Four Seasons Resort and Club, the event consisted of study group breakouts, a general session for all attendees, networking reception with sponsors, and several collaborative dinner events. “The study groups within Opti-Port serve as a platform for members that face the similar obstacles and challenges unique to running large multi-office practices to come together, share what’s worked well and what hasn’t, and learn from one another,” Lake said. “By hosting all of the study groups in one place, we were able to amplify and expand that collaboration across groups, and have a whole lot of fun while doing so.” The event’s general session featured a high-energy keynote presentation by former fighter pilot Lt. Colonel Waldo Waldman. Waldman led the group through his interactive “Never Fly Solo” leadership session, where he shared combat-tested tools and techniques on managing change, performing under pressure, and building trusting relationships. The second annual Opti-Port Summit is scheduled for November 2022 in Chicago.