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    Oooh! I am totally signing up to become...

    Oooh! I am totally signing up to become "certified" in Transitions! Lol. In all seriousness, I like these continuing education things even if they are just marketing. I'll drink all the Kool-Aid I...
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    There aren't going to be any independent...

    There aren't going to be any independent opticals/optometrists left at this rate. I would say 80% of our local independent optometrists/opticals have closed or been bought out in the past 10 years....
  3. If the patient is refusing to buy a new frame or...

    If the patient is refusing to buy a new frame or restyle, there's always shrink tubing! That's come in handy for me. I don't have the skills or the equipment (or time) to solder or machine new parts.
  4. It would be a lot easier if I knew what the...

    It would be a lot easier if I knew what the broken frame looks like. This was a phone call, so I have nothing to go off of. It's long discontinued and I can't find any photos online to know what...
  5. In search of the Kasperek "Elijah" frame

    This is a long shot, but... I have a patient who is unable to leave the nursing home due to medical issues and broke his frames. He hasn't had an exam since 2015 and can't come in for a new RX. Can't...
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    Ahhh, great! It sucks to see the quality go...

    Ahhh, great!

    It sucks to see the quality go down the tubes with frames (and everything else). It's like every time Lux or one of the other heavy hitters buys someone out, the quality plummets but...
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    This is why I think even adults should get a...

    This is why I think even adults should get a treat for going to the doctor. Good job showing up for your visual field test, Karen. Here's a Snicker's bar. :bounce: Don't know if that would fly at the...
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    Spring Loaded Temples & Durability

    Awhile back, I had a patient come in to pick up her glasses. We did the dispense (I adjusted them, etc). All was fine. Patient takes the frames off and tries to flex the temples. They aren't...
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    Yup. I have found that most people who say they...

    Yup. I have found that most people who say they can't see with certain lens materials are full of baloney too. Every now and then we get someone who legitimately notices the difference between poly...
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    I wonder if it's a buying group? It could be...

    I wonder if it's a buying group? It could be handy if you have a patient that needs a frame from a manufacturer you don't have an account with.
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    Our office is set up in a way that patients can...

    Our office is set up in a way that patients can just walk in to the optical shop. I'm the only optician in my office now and probably will be solo for the foreseeable future. I just tell people when...
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    I think your best bet for operating without an in...

    I think your best bet for operating without an in house doctor would be a location with lots of foot traffic, like a busy shopping center. Most doctors have their own opticals and want to keep that $...
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    I have started doing it, after a few got broken...

    I have started doing it, after a few got broken during edging. I have patients who want to use ancient frames that are held together with a wish and a prayer and refuse to buy a new frame, so I have...
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    At my previous optical, they participated in Care...

    At my previous optical, they participated in Care Credit. It was basically opening up a credit card for the patient to be used for medical expenses, and I was never comfortable doing that. They gave...
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    I guess if you use button or oval pads, you can...

    I guess if you use button or oval pads, you can avoid that issue. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I always point the point ends down and have never heard of or seen then put on the...
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    If they have ordered from us before, we will let...

    If they have ordered from us before, we will let them pay at dispense. I prefer to collect it at the time of the order but my predecessor let people wait until the dispense to pay for as long as he...
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    I had no idea that was a thing! I am totally...

    I had no idea that was a thing! I am totally going to order a SV with chili pepper red for myself.
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    Whenever someone says no to adding Transitions to...

    Whenever someone says no to adding Transitions to their lenses, I have been letting them know they expanded their color selection and I show them the new colors. A lot of times, especially with...
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    edit: duplicate post / deleted

    edit: duplicate post / deleted
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    Oakley has a few that have green mirrors that...

    Oakley has a few that have green mirrors that really pop, but the base lens color is the prizm grey (or rose) polarized usually. Also, the RX lenses (especially PALs) through Oakley get pricey but...
  21. If a patient purchases a lens with scratch...

    If a patient purchases a lens with scratch coating, they get a 1 year warranty for scratches. Premium ARs get a 2 year warranty. We basically pass on what our lab offers us to the customer. If a...
  22. Thread: Rant

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    Them just saying to raise it to the minimum is......

    Them just saying to raise it to the minimum is... odd. Like what if it's a teeny b-measurement frame and you raise the seg to a 17 or 18 and then they have to look through the progressive corridor...
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    Poll: I would hope that the prescribing doctor...

    I would hope that the prescribing doctor addresses it with their patient during the exam/refraction, as usually prism is prescribed as a result of an eye and/or neurological condition. And as...
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    In the past we have special ordered frames for...

    In the past we have special ordered frames for people and got burned. They either never came back in or rejected them when they came in to see them in person, and then we're stuck with a frame we...
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    If we have a specific rep for VSP, I have never...

    If we have a specific rep for VSP, I have never seen or heard from them. We probably only get 4-5 VSP patients a week at most who are ordering glasses so we probably aren't high on their priority...
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