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    Nikon At Walmart ??

    I had a patient today that claims he purchased @ Walmart, however he is wearing Nikon progressive lenses. Our doc is a newely converted Nikon fan (??) and told the patient "Walmart can't sell Nikon, it is PROFESSIONAL product only".

    The glasss were purchased in the U.S.

    Does Wally sell Nikon in the U.S.

    Thanks for any feed back!!

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    I don't think they can get it directly from Nikon, but they can get it from other labs.
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    Wal-Mart sells a package called Nikon Eyes in the US. The line is available in single vision (poly aspheric, I believe) and PAL (I'm not sure what the PAL type is- Ovation, Natural, or it may be one of the actual Nikon designs). I believe it is available as a package with Zeiss AR.

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    The lens has a Nikon "N" engraved, appears to be fit @ 15mm.

    We quoted him a price for a Nikon I (I suspect this is some form of) and he payed "way less" for the whole pkg (frm,lenses,ar) including exchange.

    My lab will have the lenses in the AM, and try to confirm the style.

    Maybe the Nikon fan will switch teams !!

    I don't find much value in Nikon Lenses, other than consumers knowing the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensguy
    The lens has a Nikon "N" engraved, appears to be fit @ 15mm.

    We quoted him a price for a Nikon I (I suspect this is some form of) and he payed "way less" for the whole pkg (frm,lenses,ar) including exchange.

    My lab will have the lenses in the AM, and try to confirm the style.

    Maybe the Nikon fan will switch teams !!

    I don't find much value in Nikon Lenses, other than consumers knowing the name.
    What I cannot get is the hype for the lenses in Canada. I had this one former optician (retired two years ago) in my store today. She is looking for new glasses. She believes and when she was in the business she believed that Nikon was light years ahead of everyone else.

    Personally, I am not a big fan of their coating or their lenses (good, but not great)

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    The Nikon 'Walley Way'

    The Nikons are their premier lens. This is their big ticket, and the Holy Grail for the Walley opticians to sell. I stopped selling it in my office cause who can compete $ 4 $ with the largest merchant in the world. It is kinda neat, cause when you Haaaah on the lens a logo shows up if you have enough hot air. Now :drop: Garth has gone to the dark side and will only sell his CD's at Walley World!!!

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    Nikon Eyes website

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Hanlin
    Wal-Mart sells a package called Nikon Eyes in the US. The line is available in single vision (poly aspheric, I believe) and PAL (I'm not sure what the PAL type is- Ovation, Natural, or it may be one of the actual Nikon designs). I believe it is available as a package with Zeiss AR.
    http://www.nikoneyes.com/lensmenu.htm

    They were in my "files".

    Just in case anybody wants to go there for any reason.

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    While working for wally I sold a ton of them. I dont know if nikon sells a diffrent style to indys vs. corprate but when you blow on the lens NIKON shows up. Other than casting you own lens(having a mold made only for you) I dont know if you can get anything that is not sold in SOME chain some where.
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    Nikon Presio I (or maybe "eye") 13

    My lab says they are "Nikon/Essilor Presio I (or eye ?) 13".

    13 mm corridor and 15 min fit ht ........ also available in "presio I 15" fit height 18mm

    He also told me Nikon is supplied through Essilor (50/50 owners).

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    When I was working at wally mart I rarely ever sold the nikon lens.. Cast in 1.59 poly... it was rarely ever thinner than our natural.. If customer's wanted a thinner lens than our standard Essilor Natural in poly, I would defintely skip the nikon and straight into the seiko proceed or zeiss gradal brevity..

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    Blue Jumper Believe in Santa.....................

    If you want to believe in Santa Claus ................be my guest...................

    If WalMart decides to purchase and sell an item, whatever it is they will get it. Any manufacturer or distributor will lick his fingers if he can make an acoount like this.

    If a supplier wants to protect a certain sector of the market, he simply repacks the product into another box or names it another name.
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    Exactly Chris....

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    If WalMart decides to purchase and sell an item, whatever it is they will get it. Any manufacturer or distributor will lick his fingers if he can make an account like this.
    I can think of a few products WalMart would like to distribute that they do not get from ophthalmic manufacturers (some of those products being from Essilor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Robertson
    The Nikons are their premier lens. This is their big ticket, and the Holy Grail for the Walley opticians to sell. I stopped selling it in my office cause who can compete $ 4 $ with the largest merchant in the world. It is kinda neat, cause when you Haaaah on the lens a logo shows up if you have enough hot air. Now :drop: Garth has gone to the dark side and will only sell his CD's at Walley World!!!
    Funny you should mention the haaah thing. We had a friend of ours ask, "If they can make a lens that when you haaah on it, fogs, except for the NIKON name, why don't they cover the whole lens with coating on the NIKON letters so that it doesn't fog up?" I told them it is that way because we are dealing with the French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry Optical
    Funny you should mention the haaah thing. We had a friend of ours ask, "If they can make a lens that when you haaah on it, fogs, except for the NIKON name, why don't they cover the whole lens with coating on the NIKON letters so that it doesn't fog up?" I told them it is that way because we are dealing with the French.

    Adam
    What happens, from my understanding, is that they just do not place the hydrophobic coating in that area, so it just fogs up differently.

    Anyways, I hate that nikon when you breath on the lenses. It drives me nuts

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    things from essilor that wal-mart cant get

    pete i'm not sure but i think if wal-mart could make money on it they would sell it no matter who made it just like trivex we only offer tri
    with certain pkgs in the continental us but anyway you want it in peurto rico remember 1800 cantact well if you go to wal-mart.com to order cantacts you are redirected to 1800 cantact since we now own half
    if it can be sold at a low price and make money wow what a concept
    who would have thought of such a thing as to sell 5 million units at 300
    rather than 500k at 500

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    This tread is over 3 years old.:hammer:

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    nikon lenses

    We sell nikon sv lenses with their lab coatings.

    We also sell the ovation progressive with the nikon coatings .And the new free form progressive lense FREEDOME ACCOLADE which we have had a lot of success with i think the nikon sv lenses are also better than seiko in the 1.67 indices.

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    geo, the accolade freedom is not a free form. Digitally back surfaced, but not a free form. Think half free form, if I'm correct.

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