IDOC is a non-franchise optometric alliance of over 3,000 independent optometrists across the United States. IDOC provides resources and tools to help optometrists grow their practice including vendor savings (discounts and rebates from over 60 industry-leading vendor partners), networking and professional development opportunities, practice management consulting, and practice enhancing technology and insights. We offer these programs and resources to help ensure the future success of our members and independent optometry as a whole.
Can any independent optometrist join IDOC?
Yes. Any independent optometrist who is a private practice owner and wants to realize some of the best vendor savings in the industry and/or is interested in growing his/her practice should consider joining IDOC and contacting us for more information at 203.853.3333.
What vendors offer programs to IDOC Members?
We provide attractive discount and rebate programs from industry leaders including ABB, Alcon, CooperVision, Essilor, HOYA, Luxottica, Marchon, Nassau OOGP Vision Group, Safilo, Zeiss and many others. View the complete list.
What types of educational opportunities are offered to members?
IDOC provides the opportunity for members to connect with colleagues and vendors on a national and regional level via business conferences that feature FREE CE credits and a practice management-focused curriculum. We also offer regular study group meetings, hosted both live and virtually, that bring local independent optometrists together as a community to collaborate and discuss best practices, offer guidance and receive support. IDOC was founded over 20 years ago by a group of Connecticut ODs who realized that the insights they gained from their independent optometrist network helped them more effectively overcome obstacles. Our members experience that same benefit through the collaboration of peers that takes place at our educational events, such as The Connection – IDOC’s annual multi-day conference.
What is the cost to join IDOC?
We have three membership plans depending on your needs, ranging in price from $150/month to $450/month – with no hidden fees and no long-term membership commitment. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is full assurance that your IDOC membership will meet your needs in every way, or your money back.* Every IDOC membership plan provides industry-leading vendor savings, extensive professional networking and education opportunities, and a dedicated Practice Development Manager. Plus, we offer highly regarded consulting services and practice management technology to help you navigate the challenges that come with owning your optometry practice.
IDOC also offers add-on fee for service programs such as HR Handbooks and Employee Testing to assist in providing clarification to your employees on practice and job function, and State and Federal Guidelines for employment. Our Marketing Services product assists in marketing efforts for your practice across your Social Media platforms and beyond.
*Members who enroll in IDOC membership for the first time on or after April 1, 2018 are eligible for the satisfaction guarantee program (the "Satisfaction Guarantee") as described here.
What is the difference between IDOC Essential, IDOC Advisor and IDOC Select membership?
Every IDOC membership plan provides industry-leading vendor rebates and extensive professional networking and education opportunities. Plus, we offer highly regarded consulting services, with unlimited use, within our Advisor and Select membership levels, as well as practice management technology to help you navigate the challenges that come with owning your optometry practice. With over 90 years of combined optometry experience, our expert consultants can assist with any practice challenges related to Practice Finance, Staff Management and HR, Practice Marketing and Optical Management. For more information and to compare each of our membership plans click here.
How can I join IDOC?
We are so excited to partner with you. To join our alliance, please select the membership plan that is right for you, or call us at 203.853.3333 so we can learn more about your practice and help you select the right membership option to help you and your practice reach goals.