Dealing With YELP- Webinair By Vision West


Vision West and C&E Vision Partner with Yelp to Host Webinar Assisting Eyecare Providers with Ability to Unlock Free Yelp Tools

Webinar Designed to Educate ECPs on the Power of Yelp

Vision West, Inc. and C&E Vision Services, Inc., leading national buying groups dedicated to Inspiring Profitable Eye Care Practices™, have teamed with Yelp to host a webinar entitled “Yelp 101: Maximizing Yelp’s Business Tools to Attract New Patients” on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time/5:00 PM Pacific Time.  The webinar is part of a series of webinars focusing on Social Media launched by Vision West and C&E earlier this year.  “Yelp is an invaluable resource that all ECPs should be using to market their practices”, says Joseph Mallinger, O.D., Vision West’s President and CEO.

Click here to RSVP for the webinar:

The webinar is complimentary to all Vision West and C&E members and/or participants who become “Likers” on the Vision West or C&E Facebook company page. The webinar is a continued initiative to provide ECPs with relevant Social Media resources. Both groups have added Social Media Centers on the respective Vision West and C&E Vision web sites, available exclusively to all members.

About Yelp

Yelp ( is a website that connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands; Yelp drew an audience of more than 50 million unique visitors in March 2011. Yelpers have written more than 18 million local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.

About Vision West, Inc.
Based in Oceanside, California, Vision West is a nation-wide membership based practice management and buying group resource. Founded in 1988 by the California Optometric Association, Vision West is privately held. Vision West provides members with competitive discounts and programs with more than 250 vendor partners. Passing on the full-negotiated discount to members, Vision West does not charge a membership fee or require a minimum purchase volume. Their consolidated statement provides members with detailed information to help manage cash flow. Members can also access their account with 24/7 web enhanced online tools that provide options to receive invoices, statement detail, pay online and generate key reports. Vision West is committed to the profession by providing resources to help support the independent Eyecare provider, as well as providing continued industry support to State Optometric Associations, COVD and various IPAs and partners. For more information, please visit

About C&E Vision

C&E Vision is located in San Clemente California. C&E provides its members the power of the Web Enhanced online services and the choice of multiple billing methods and incentive programs.  No other buying group offers eye care professionals this choice.

C&E is committed to providing a host of innovative services that can serve as the basis for the success of the Independent Eyecare Professional (IEP). C&E’s members’ internet section offers among the most advanced web services available from any optical buying group.  C&E offers vendor on-line invoices to assist professionals in their research and record keeping, check their current balance, open deferred vendor billings or to make a payment.  Additionally, C&E’s web account management is simplified by allowing the viewing of historical statements and payments.

C&E provides eyecare industry societies and associations with affinity programs to financially support both the organization and their members’ annual dues.   C&E is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education through its continuing education programs and sponsorships. For more information, please visit


VEW Mid-Page 19