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  1. Heat, heat and more heat. barry

    Heat, heat and more heat.

    barry
  2. First of all, this is a routine occurrence for...

    First of all, this is a routine occurrence for me—Replacing lenses—warranty or not—remotely.
    Clients appreciate the convenience—especially after they go to another shop.

    Second—HahA! Yes, drk,...
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    I keep a kaleidoscope at each desk to aid in...

    I keep a kaleidoscope at each desk to aid in determining eye dominance, which further impacts advice on Rx change.

    Also one must not forget changing, improving or upsetting binocular balance: I...
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    I think IOT’s new Shape-rendered digital blending...

    I think IOT’s new Shape-rendered digital blending allows for formally style/Rx mismatches like this example. I have personally used both plus and minus higher Rxs with terrific results.

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    I’ve evolved on my thinking for repairs: I’ll...

    I’ve evolved on my thinking for repairs:

    I’ll do whatever I can at first encounter to properly repair—short of silver soldering, which I still do in a pinch.

    The act of sending out the frame...
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    They are not business related B

    They are not business related

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    Correct

    Correct
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    I have a ME1500. It replaced my ME1200. ...

    I have a ME1500. It replaced my ME1200. Excellent edger. I use bucket and pump with fresh water feed.

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    I believe that Colts Lab had a proprietary system...

    I believe that Colts Lab had a proprietary system involving tumbling media that correlated well with the real-world experience of eyeglass wearers. But it didn’t match the marketing claims of the AR...
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    Poll: The “problem” is that it doesn't take passing...

    The “problem” is that it doesn't take passing through a formal cirriculum to make eyewear buyers reach 20/Happy.

    The real metric, IMHO, would be to remove VCPs as the primary driver for patronage...
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    why would any lone optician—working at a retail...

    why would any lone optician—working at a retail dispensing desk—somehow have access to, let alone understand, all the specialized and informed metric weighting of the various factors used in today’s...
  12. Simply use the hand wheel without water, i.e.,...

    Simply use the hand wheel without water, i.e., dry.
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    I think the allowance for lid thickness is...

    I think the allowance for lid thickness is typically 1mm.

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  14. I would be OK with this scenario, and have made...

    I would be OK with this scenario, and have made the eyewear in accordance with the buyer’s dictates and recipe.

    But like prescribers, when the eyewear doesn't unfold as planned, they want me to...
  15. Best approach is reduce binocular rivalry by: ...

    Best approach is reduce binocular rivalry by:

    1. Frame Choice: Size and pupil placement
    2. Definitely Shaw lenses
    3. If some rivalry /binocular tension remains, consider the Commet approach and...
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    Methinks Fully clear applies as closely as...

    Methinks Fully clear applies as closely as “accurate measurements.”

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  17. Jury still out.

    Jury still out.
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    Everyone should read The Varilux Epic of of...

    Everyone should read The Varilux Epic of of respect.

    it’s available used on Amazon and as a pay-for PDF:
    ...
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    Because some shapes—aviators to name one—have...

    Because some shapes—aviators to name one—have something my Dad called “automatic decentration”—meaning the minimum blank size needed to just cut out included extra decentration from the mechanical...
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    Datum system, which was well suited for the then...

    Datum system, which was well suited for the then current 1930s symmetrical, non-gendered lens shapes and frame styles that predominated before the rise of asymmetrical female/harlequine and aviator...
  21. What does it matter? Harm? No. ”Digital...

    What does it matter?

    Harm? No.
    ”Digital Eyestrain” as it’s colloquially defined? No.

    Increased perception of wearer comfort? Absolutely yes!

    Be careful what you pronounce with authority. Or...
  22. The central problem with most acetate frame bevel...

    The central problem with most acetate frame bevel grooves is that the frame front is milled flat.
    Then frame wrap is introduced, effectively moving the frame’s rear bevel groove shoulder further...
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    tell use more

    tell use more
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    Fea

    Fea
  25. In a counter intuitive way, often with poor...

    In a counter intuitive way, often with poor cosmetics—You coukd move the bevel apex extremely forward: This will often help avoid the splay.

    barry
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