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    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time...

    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time to start making frames and mountings here in the USA.
  2. Thread: blue blocking

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    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years...

    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years ago I came across some + spheres that had been peacefully sleeping in a box in my garage since I retired in 2002. Took a +2.00 out of its envelope...
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    Optical Business in the Ukraine

    An interesting article from our brothers in the Ukraine.
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    M wife has one in her sewing basket.

    M wife has one in her sewing basket.
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    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will...

    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will pay. That being said you can list the assets (equipment and inventory) and provide the tax returns for the previous three years. This may be a starting...
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    Optical Textbooks to download

    If things are slow in your office and the boss ain't there you might enjoy downloading some of these old optician books. You might even enjoy reading them.
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  7. Thread: Tumblers

    by rbaker
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    Build yer own. ...

    Build yer own.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXaW6O9yiVk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJPgNBEIv8
  8. Thread: Tumblers

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    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior...

    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior to the mid sixties the vast majority of ophthalmic frames sold in this country were made right here in the good old US of A. My first job, at 16 years...
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    Zeiss - Finest kind.

    Zeiss - Finest kind.
  10. Thread: Tumblers

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    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is...

    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is often used in the manufacture of polymer ophthalmic frames. It is a rotating drum in which frame components and various abrasives are used to rough...
  11. Thread: Tumblers

    by rbaker
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    If you qo here you will probably find everything...

    If you qo here you will probably find everything you need to run off a few frames at a time: https://rocktumbler.com/ You will probably still need the trusty buffing wheel.
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    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. This is...

    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. This is one of those times.
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    From one Dick to another, how about notating PD's...

    From one Dick to another, how about notating PD's in furlongs and frame sizes in fathoms.That would really frost their pumpkin.
  14. Otoplasty or contact lenses.

    Otoplasty or contact lenses.
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    Go ahead and paint the hinges with phlogiston but...

    Go ahead and paint the hinges with phlogiston but before you jump through a bunch of hoops and waste a lot of time and money you might suggest a consult with a dermatologist.
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    What we have here is a lack of competition. The...

    What we have here is a lack of competition. The Syndicate has squeezed out all the little guys by making them offers that they could not refuse.
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    Sounds like an opportunity for someone to go...

    Sounds like an opportunity for someone to go against the syndicate and open a new lab.
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    As an optician you have shown that you have a...

    As an optician you have shown that you have a pulse and can sign your own name. As an Optometrist you will also have to prove that you have a brain.
  19. Thread: Glass Lenses

    by rbaker
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    Recycle them with all of your old beer bottles.

    Recycle them with all of your old beer bottles.
  20. Eye care industry rejoices in new study findings

    Study Blames Disturbing Rise In Teens Who Need Glasses On Excessive Screen Time


    BIRMINGHAM, England — So many people, especially young people and teenagers, spend a significant period of time...
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    Chances are that it is an off the shelf...

    Chances are that it is an off the shelf component. If you can remove it and get the part number you can probably get a replacement real cheap.
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    Ryser's Rule implies the answer to the question...

    Ryser's Rule implies the answer to the question "whose expectations are to be managed?"

    That is to say, do we try to satisfy the customers expectation of good functional vision with a minimum of...
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    It all depends on the Rx. My first Add was a...

    It all depends on the Rx.

    My first Add was a +1.25 and my amplitude of accommodation was sufficient until I hit +2.00 some time later. When I first went into a multi-focal it was either a FT or an...
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    And then put him in a FT-28 or 35. I speak from...

    And then put him in a FT-28 or 35. I speak from personal experience.
  25. Thread: Just Wondering

    by rbaker
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    Just Wondering

    We all know that some folks are legally blind, that is visual acuity less than 20/200.

    What the heck in illegaly blind?
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