Cold Starting Can Be Overwhelming. We've Curated 9 Essential Resources To Help You Begin Leanly & Efficiently.


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Dr. Aaron Neufeld O.D

Practice Advisor

Dr. Aaron Neufeld is a Bay Area optometrist and entrepreneur. He is the owner/president and chief optometrist at Los Altos Optometric Group ( He also have an 2nd practice focused solely on speciality contact lens.  His passion lies in integrating his skills of efficiency and empathy with his ever expanding clinical knowledge to provide an outstanding patient experience. 

Don't know where to start with your practice's journey and need a little guidance? 

Jennifer Stewart
Dr. Jennifer Stewart O.D

Practice Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Stewart O.D is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of Look New Canaan, a boutique private practice in New Canaan, CT.  She also helps optometrists and organizations with operations, sales success, practice management and sales team training

Need some guidance with your practice dreams? Book a free consult today.

Dr. Julie Phan O.D

Equipment Advisor

Always the entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Phan decided in 2018, while expecting her first child, to pursue the goal of working smarter rather than harder in order to allow a greater focus on her growing family.  With a passion for real estate and Optometrist/Owner of both San Marino Optometry & Premier Eye Care, Julie is excited to help ODs save money on equipment deals through group buys! 

Need new equipments? Email/Call Julie for the latest group buy! 


Need cold start practice, real estate, merchant or equipment loan?  

We’ve convinced banks to up the ante - with cold start financing up to $500k and drastically lower rates than SBA loans!Cold Start Practice Loan (up to $500k)- Bank of AmericaCold Start Practice Loan (up to $500k)- Bank of America

Our real estate and construction partners will help you find the right location to build the practice of your dreams, while staying on budget.Design & Optical- Frame Displays or OMG OpticalReal Estate Location-CARRPractice Acquisitions - Practice Consultants (Jeff)


Successfully plan/execute the purchase of an established practice & build the one of your dream!


Leverage the buying power of 25K+ ODs and save on equipments

Invest in the best equipment at the lowest price to boost revenue through services and medical reimbursements. Get 100% Free access to our group buy for maximum ROI Full Exam Lane (manual or digital) - NorwoodVisual Field - Virtual Field & Virtual VisionWide-Field Retina- Eidon or OptosTonometry - ICareOCT - Solix

The optical provides fundamental growth to any practice, and keeping the cost of goods as low as possible helps build positive cashflow early. Our partners specialize in low cost, high output.Ophthalmic Lenses/Lab - GSRX OpticalHouse Brand Frames / Lab- Twelve84Wholesale Frames- ODUnited


Get low rates on high quality independent optical, up to 40% off

Website & Marketing

Exclusive Cold Start Pricing, Lowest in industry exclusive to ODoF

Build your website and boost traffic via SEO Marketing! Or need some patient pamphlets?Website /Digital Marketing - RoyaFull Marketing Service -Done4You

Outsource & save money & time with your billing/credentialing issues with ease and maximize your revenue potential!Billing/Credentialing/RCM-CS EyeBilling/Credentialing/RCM-CS Eye


Use our services to save money/time on billing/credentialing

Practice Management Tools

Streamline your operations, reduce staff workload, and ultimately enhance the overall patient experience.

Certain systems are needed in your practice to ensure you are actually collecting money for your services and materials, and doing so at the lowest possible costs.Patient Schedule/Insurance Benefits - ReviewWaveOphthalmic supplies- Optazoom

Starting an optometric practice is challenging. Even with resources, you need expert guidance. Rick Guinotte, Tim Merrigan, and the Acquios Advisors team offer experienced advice at a minimal monthly fee, no commitment, and without the $20-30K upfront charges.Expert Consulting -Acquios AdvisorsExpert Consulting -Acquios Advisors


From cold start to mature practice, get consulting help

ODoF Merchant Services

Get as low as 1.73% Average rate + Free POS Terminal

Lastly, with the costs involved in starting a practice and with all of the expenditures that take occur in running a business, it makes sense to reduce your credit card processing as much as possible! Get a Free POS to quickly launch your practiceODoF Merchant ServicesODoF Merchant Services

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⚠️ For complete transparency, all recommendations provided by the ODoF Cold Start Accelerator are from paid partners who have undergone an extensive vetting process with ODs on Finance, all offered at a discounted rate at no additional cost to you.

Please be aware that many consultants charging substantial upfront fees often do not disclose the additional kickbacks and commissions they receive from their recommendations.”