hey guys.. well, I figured I'd start the every popular private practice OD vs. Commercial practice OD debate. There are pros and cons to both. The pros to private practice being: Freedom to choose employees Freedom to decide pricing and rates Self ordering of frame stock and contact lens supplies Set your OWN hours Generally better respect from your patients Pros to commercial practice (wal-mart, sears, Pearle, Lenscrafters, etc) Set salary benefits (usually) work is done when you leave (no taking work home with you) not having to deal with employee issues not having to deal with ordering of frames/contacts Well, those are just some good points... I just wanted to get everyone started. the rest is up to you. I personally, am leaning toward private practice, but you never know how things are going to end up. Let the conversation flow!!