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Yes! Wink Practice Management Software is really free! Always has been, always will be.
This means: no hidden charges, no 30-day trials, no “lite” functionality and no hardware upgrade costs
—a basic computer is all you need to get started.
We’ve affiliated ourselves with sponsors who pay us for the opportunity to earn your business. They sell all the same things you currently purchase for your store, but at better prices and fully integrated with our software. That’s what we like to call, “win-win-win”!
Suppliers (ex: labs) to optical stores pay a modest transaction fee in exchange for access to the Wink network. The supplier interface ensures tracking and processing of orders and payments, so suppliers can provide product and services better and faster than ever before.
Wink Practice Management Software is advertiser supported. These ads never pop up and never interfere with your workflow. We also provide ads designed to help you sell more, such as supplier sponsored coupons for patients.
*NB: A paid version of Wink which is "Sponsor-free, Transaction-less, and/or Ad-free" is available upon request.
Other Practice Management Software providers will tell you that their software is designed to make your business more efficient. Sure, we do that…but that’s not all!
Wink Practice Management Software can automate your recalls and appointment scheduling. More appointments means more sales. Depending on employees to make those calls for you is expensive and can be a challenge especially for a busy store. With Wink, not only is it free, it’s also guaranteed!
Via the Wink smart phone app, you can send discounts via SMS to customers who exit your store without buying.
Wink will contact your customers to refill their supplies of contact lenses, and will organize shipment of the product to your customer’s address without them ever having to walk into your store.
Much of our supplier advertising is designed to educate your store’s employees on the new products you carry. The more they know about the products you carry, the better equipped they are at selling them.
Wink sponsored coupons for eye care products, travel, restaurants and leisure activities will ensure that your customers remain loyal to you year after year.
Tired of lab delays? Tired of invoice errors?
You cannot track orders, which are placed by telephone or fax. Via Wink Practice Management Software however, you can track your orders at every stage of the supply chain. Any delays are automatically relayed to you, and with a click of a button you can relay the information to your patients.
Wink actually “creates” your supplier’s invoices. Their products and services are also saved in your Wink database. This is how Wink Practice Management Software ensures 100% accuracy in cost accounting... from supplier to patient!
In a 2012 survey of Eye Care specialists, the “Internet” and “Customer Service” were mutually cited as being both the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity for future growth in the Eye Care industry.
Wink’s Photo Booth application saves pictures of your patients wearing different frames, which they can rate and share with their friends.
Your patients can schedule appointments directly via your website. Wink Practice Management Software is highly secured against malfeasance.
Your patients can track their orders and be automatically notified by SMS/email if the order is delayed or if it’s ready for pick up.
No more time wasted redoing work, re-entering information, re-calculating quantities..
Simply put… the easiest way to manage your inventory! Wink Practice Management Software saves your suppliers and your patient’s info, so you can track every individual frame from the moment you bought it, to the moment it was sold.
Every frame is bar-coded by Wink and detailed reports are provided to help you determine which are your best selling suppliers, brands and employees.
Ideal for those who own multiple stores or with plans to expand. Inventory transfers from one store to the next are treated as sales. Use Wink Practice Management Software to compare sales numbers from one store to the next, and one employee to the next.
Wink digitally transfers data to all of your store’s devices including Scanners, Edgers, Lensometers, Printers, Credit Card Terminals, Appointment Calendars, and Accounting Software. Wink is also integrated with software like Quickbooks Simply Accounting, and Google Calendar. No more data entry errors. Seamless and precise data from Wink Practice Management Software to all areas of your business, even your suppliers!
Wink Practice Management Software & EHR has gone to great lengths to ensure that your practice’s health records are safe and secure in our database. Ensuring that your customers’ health records are encrypted and accessible only to approved personnel is a founding principle on which our software was designed.
Legal counsel has been retained so as to ensure that our methods and policies are fully compliant with all legal doctrine related to management of electronic health records (EHR). To that end, Wink software has retained the services of Marianthi Kakouratos, LLB, BCL, MA (Biotech Law) to provide direction and recommendations for best practices with respect to health information management.
Me Kakouratos is a member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Barreau du Québec. Along with managing her own practice, she is also a professor of law at O'Sullivan College in Montreal. She teaches in both the paralegal and medical records departments, where she has been teaching access to medical records to health management professionals since the programs inception in 2006. She is also a published author on the subject of access to medical information on the national scale (Jurisdiction and Medical Records, Government Liability Law Report, Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 0822-108, May-June-July 2012;), was a speaker at the International Federation of Health Management Association (IFHIMA)17th Annual Congress in Montreal on May 13-15, 2013, Topic: The Legal Foundations of Access, Privacy and Confidentiality and a Look Ahead to the Future of Access, and is currently writing a book that looks at the present governance of health information management across Canada and the future thereof in consideration of technological, medical and genetic advances.
Me Kakouratos earned her civil and common law degrees from Universite de Montréal and the University of Ottawa respectively, following which she earned a Master's Degree in Biotechnological Law and Ethics from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Did you know that you could be sued for sharing patient data with ophthalmic labs? Sound crazy? Ask your lawyer to search the case law. It happens more than you think! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Wink has taken all steps to ensure that our infrastructure, procedures and methodologies meet the highest standards for data storage and patient confidentiality.
The Patient Privacy Consent Form is a document we created which we recommend all patients sign. It clearly defines roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in your business including your staff, your labs, Health Authorities and Wink. This document promotes transparence and demonstrates integrity in the running of your business. Moreover, the document protects you and your business from many potential lawsuits.
Wink is the only software company to have included a Patient Privacy Consent form in its methodology. It’s just one of the reasons why Wink Practice Management Software & EHR is a leader in this most important part of your business.
Wink Practice Management Software is totally, 100%, free because we introduce you to our partners who want your business. You are under no obligation to purchase any of their products or services. Nevertheless we rely on their support in order to continue offering you our services free of charge, so we hope you will give them a chance to earn your trust.
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Any product ordered from the Products and Services Catalog is subject to the Corporation's Return Policy, the conditions of which are as follow:
1. The User must request a Return Merchandise Authorization number as soon as possible and within a maximum delay of ten (10) days following the effective delivery date of their order;
2. All products subject to a return and/or exchange must be returned to the Corporation within ten (10) days following the issuance of the RMA number;
3. The costs associated with any return or exchange, including shipping, handling and/or customs, if applicable, shall be borne entirely by the User;
4. Given the quality and nature of the products available, any product being returned or exchanged must be packaged carefully with the same protective materials and in the same way as when it was received in order to protect the integrity of the products and ensure their quality throughout the shipping process;
5. Any items being returned or exchanged that do not strictly meet safe packaging standards will be refused and returned to the User at their exclusive costs;
6. All risk during the shipping process for a return or exchange shall be borne exclusively by the User;
7. Any products that may be defective or deficient may only be exchanged;
8. Any credit that is issued following a return shall be done so to the credit card that had been used to purchase said product;
9. The return of certain products may prompt a renegotiation of the sales contract the User has signed with the Corporation. In such a case the User will be contacted by the Corporation following their request for a Return Merchandise Authorization number;
10. The Wink software and any services necessary to render it effective cannot be returned and are not subject to any refunds.