• Benchmarking

  • Why Benchmark?

    The Academy/AAOE AcadeMetrics™ benchmarking and salary surveys are Web-based surveys to help you measure financial performance and practice efficiency.

    Financial reports allow you to compare your practice’s performance from year to year, but how do you know if a good or bad year for you is good or bad for a practice like yours? Academy and AAOE members can now participate in two key surveys to benchmark your practice against others and identify your achievements or areas that need improvement.

    Members can take both surveys at no charge. The Academy and AAOE will report general findings from the surveys, but only members who complete the survey will be able to access the more-valuable, detailed comparison reports that can help you pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses in your practice.

    Not a member? Learn about Academy membership benefits for ophthalmologists and AAOE membership benefits for MDs and practice administrators.

    AcadeMetrics: Ophthalmic Financial Benchmarking

    Survey open April 15 to May 31

    Data collection for FYE 14 now open.

    Survey focus

    The focus is practice financial metrics – e.g., clinical collections, operating expenses, compensation, staff payroll, etc.

    • You can see how other similar practices’ optical shops perform, how much they pay their optometrists, the number of collections per doctor and much, much more.
    • Most of the numbers you’ll need to enter in the survey should already exist in your practice’s regular financial statements.

    Getting started

    Visit www.aao.org/benchmarking to get started.

    AcadeMetrics: Ophthalmic Salary Survey

    Survey runs continuously

    The Salary Survey is now open and runs continuously.

    Survey focus

    The survey focus is staff compensation and benefit packages. 

    • Reports are available immediately and can be filtered by several factors.
    • Time to complete the survey is 10 to 30 minutes depending upon the size of the practice.

    Getting started

    Visit www.aao.org/salarysurvey to register your practice and begin the survey.

    Email academetrics@aao.org to contact an Academy representative.