Todd B. of Pennsylvania asked on FaceBook: “Financial disclosure? Getting a little bit jaded at posts of this nature (about the NYIPA) and who’s behind them and who stands to profit from them.”
We responded: Your voice echos the fears and concerns that are keeping Optometry in the age of enslavement! I was once at a Sunday Non-Denominational religious gathering. The speaker asked me why the Jews had to wander for 40 years in the desert after leaving Egypt. I said, I did not really know but I thought that it might have been because those who had Adopted Slave Mentality as a way of life needed to die off before others could see the opportunity of Freedom! (lets not argue this story..this is about ODs not the bible).
I would argue that ODs are the same today! They are so used to be controlled by VSP, EyeMud, Daffy’s Vision PLan, Etc. that they fear doing what their predecessors did and take some real risk as a true independent business owner! They comment at their imagined concerns without even doing any research because those with slave mentality have no hope, no dreams and no inspiration! They just plod on because their hearts are still beating not because they are excited about life and opportunity.
I have yet to figure out how to reach people whose dreams have died, people who imagine an investment of $800.00 with your own colleagues in a co-operative venture and some effort, would be of concern when VSP and EyeMud, are sucking the financial life out of their practices like vampires!
CHANGE takes vision! CHANGE causes fear and confusion but AT LEAST YOU FEEL ALIVE! Benjamin Franklin said, “sadly, most men live till the age of 21 and are buried at 65.” This is what he was talking about! He knew he was risking his life when the helped create the Declaration Of Independence but feared being the walking dead much more! If you live in another state and you are not a NY Resident, Check out the NYIPA anyway and get one started in Pa. or wherever you live! Take back your life and help your colleagues do the same. As they say, “teamwork makes the dream work!” Get a dream and fight of it!
(See our National Network too, https://www.visioncaredirect.com/ and dream big!)