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    Southern Calif. Lab Blues

    Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to start a thread on the southern california optical lab scene. I am situated near Cerritos, Ca and own my own optical shop. We do not edge. Therefore, I am sending out 1/2 of my work to a VSP lab in the area which is too expensive to send my private work. My private jobs are being assembled at another independent lab using stock lenses that I have to send them from a stock lens house (KMars). We have to integrate the movement of lenses and frames between these 2 places to get our private jobs done inexpensively. The independent lab that we use also sells us name brand progressive lenses (which KMars does not have) but they don't have reasonable prices on Varilux and Shamir products (their prices are good on everything else). So I am now forced to look for another lab to sell me Varilux and Shamir. Just to add another layer of complexity; we carry a nice line of frames called T2 but they require assemblage at their own lab, Belford labs. It's all too confusing.

    I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or tips.

    Ilan Hartstein, M.D

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    Confused

    Doc, As a Lab Guy, Your post make me scratch my head. If you are online, You can order 24/7 from any lab in the country with Vision Web, Eyefinity ect... At our lab we will pay for the shipping to get your frames to us overnite and overnite back to you. If you want contact me with our information and I will get a price book to you. JohnTriCity@yahoo.com
    John Zimmerman
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    Tri-City Optical Laboratory

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