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    New to the Industry- Saying Hello

    Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. My wife is a recent grad OD from UoH and I am trying to learn the industry. We aspire to open our own private practice sometime in the future in our home state of Louisiana. I joined to poke around and learn from the pros. Thanks in advance for any and all insights.

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    Welcome! Feel free to ask questions. Most of us don't bite.
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    Hi! Nice to meet you :)

    Sounds like a great idea, there is much fun to be had in optical!

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    Welcome! Lots of pros to learn from here!

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    Welcome to Optiboard!

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    Welcome aboard!

    May I put in a plug for the Pro's paid subscription Forum?

    When it comes time to jump ship and venture out on your own be sure read Johns free(!) advice here, on the public, as well as private, paid Forums. I'd take advantage of what he can offer in setting up an office/dispensary!!!

    (PS_ Johns- What's your referral commission rate again?)

    You might want to pretend to be your wife as technically you are not in the field.

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    Ahhhhh fresh meat

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    Haha. Fresh meat indeed. I'm technically her office manager, so I hope that puts me in the industry. I'll look more into John's advice. Any good reference articles or threads come to mind for someone just getting into the industry? Can be equipment, setup, contracting, vendor related, etc. I am a sponge at this point.

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    Your questions have probably already been asked.

    "SEARCH" feature is your friend!

    Try to get questions from responses there.

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    Hello to all I am also new to optical Industry and I am also in learning phase and I hope I can learn a lot from all of your experiences.

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