Human versus Robot

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog, New Blog

I’m a big fan of new technology, even though looking back at some of my purchases I realize that new does not always mean better. Take the Lytro camera for example, which claimed it would improve the image focus after you took the picture. Sounded good at the time, but It was an epic fail in the land of gizmos….     Sign up for SM2 Strategic’s monthly blog:   Download the full article       ...

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When Mayday Becomes Payday

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog, New Blog

One of the trickiest issues with technology is how to effectively support customers.    This can be as simple as helping customers recover their login to a password protected website or as complicated as setting up a new home entertainment system.   Today,  Amazon chief Jeff Bezos unveiled Mayday, a really cool approach to tackling this issue.  When you press a special “Mayday” button on their Kindle tablet, a live person appears in a video screen to help.  Within 15 seconds.  And they can takeover your screen and help you through whatever is frustrating you.     This is a...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: New Paradigms in Premium Practice Development

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: New Paradigms in Premium Practice Development

This is not your father’s cataract practice. Few truths are more reliable than the old yarn that change is the only constant. Although change is the great equalizer, the way that surgeons and practice administrators deal with it is what separates those who embrace—and even invent—the future from those who remain steeped in the past…             Download the full blog       ...

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Combining Placido and OCT Imaging Technologies: Bringing Diagnostic Power to Corneal Analysis

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Published Works, Report

Combining Placido and OCT Imaging Technologies: Bringing Diagnostic Power to Corneal Analysis

The ability of ophthalmic clinicians to evaluate the cornea has improved dramatically over the past quarter century. From the era of manual keratometry, new methods of imaging and analyzing corneal structure have emerged and have moved corneal care from an analog to a digital world… Tags: Technology, Carl Zeiss Meditec, SM2 Strategic, combining placido, Structure, corneal analysis Download the full article   ...

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Wavefront-Guided Custom Cataract™ Surgery

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Published Works, Report

Wavefront-Guided Custom Cataract™ Surgery

A New Value Proposition for Cataract surgeons In the spring of 2009, WaveTec Vision (Aliso Viejo, CA)began commercializing a new device for cataract surgeons based on a simple premise: providing refractive information during the procedure would help improve clinical results achieved following the procedure… Tags: Data, WaveTec Vision, surgeons, Results, Vision, Cataract, Simple, surgery, intra-operative, Procedure Download the full article   ...

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