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  1. Our MD does cataract surgery. He will do...

    Our MD does cataract surgery. He will do monovision iols if someone is dead set on it, but will try to talk them out of it, especially if they have never worn monovision cls. We had a patient a few...
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    We switched from ABB to e-dr.com. I do not know...

    We switched from ABB to e-dr.com. I do not know the specifics but apparently it's cheaper overall.
  3. Thread: Wwyd?

    by KrystleClear
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    I get people asking me to give them all the frame...

    I get people asking me to give them all the frame information of whatever frame they liked. I just say we don't give that out but I can write it down and put it in their chart so when they return to...
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    It's been awhile since I had to deal with...

    It's been awhile since I had to deal with Superior, but I remember them being awful. I hate when an insurance doesn't make the coverage for materials clear. I don't want to solve an equation and then...
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    You can purchase a service for this from Frames...

    You can purchase a service for this from Frames Data. It (I think) links with your software and has all the product photos from the manufactures and everything. If the frames aren't in the Frames...
  6. Sometimes the quality is just off and a frame...

    Sometimes the quality is just off and a frame breaks even if you are doing everything right. I haven't broken a guard arm/nosepad wire in a long time, but the other day I went to make a slight...
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    I just discovered that the ABO-NCLE.org site has...

    I just discovered that the ABO-NCLE.org site has a practice module thingy for using the virtual PD ruler, marker, pupilometer, lensmeter, etc.. I am going through and practicing them now as I have...
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    Our software has metrics that show us what is...

    Our software has metrics that show us what is actually moving and what isn't. You can even just view by individual frame.

    I like to be realistic about what price points my customer base is...
  9. I like the ones that automatically track the...

    I like the ones that automatically track the gaze. My old one I had to physically adjust every time the patient made a small movement and with kids especially this is priceless.
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    Personally, I pop out lenses with AR and other...

    Personally, I pop out lenses with AR and other coatings before heating up a frame to prevent crazing, so having to soak them in a solvent would get on my nerves. (Everyone keeps saying modern...
  11. I work in an ophthalmology office (and in eyecare...

    I work in an ophthalmology office (and in eyecare for 11 years now) and had never heard of ptosis crutches until I started studying for the ABO. Our ophthalmologist does upper blepharoplasties as...
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    Poll: I'm an introvert. In fact, I have diagnosed...

    I'm an introvert. In fact, I have diagnosed anxiety, mostly social. I guess I get exposure therapy by working in this field because we see a lot of people and you have to learn to sink or swim. I am...
  13. Thread: Vsp

    by KrystleClear
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    The savings statements are wildly flawed and...

    The savings statements are wildly flawed and frequently wrong. I was collecting out of pockets based on the savings statement until I kept seeing discrepancies on our VSP remittances where the...
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    People do not listen and they don't read either....

    People do not listen and they don't read either. I have a form for when we use a patient's old or outside frame for new lenses. I briefly explain our policy if the frame breaks but tell them to read...
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    Sometimes it helps to hook your doctors up with...

    Sometimes it helps to hook your doctors up with the actual products. We got our optometrist to try lenses with our lab's proprietary blue blocker so he could see for himself. He hasn't really...
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    Whenever that happens, I manually enter the info....

    Whenever that happens, I manually enter the info. I will look up the info on FramesData if need be (to get the precise B and ED measurements, and current wholesale cost, etc) and enter it in to...
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    My doctors will purposefully write the scripts...

    My doctors will purposefully write the scripts with how they want the prism split. I need to ask them if I want to deviate from that before ordering the lenses. That may not be the case in this...
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    We generally do a markup based on wholesale. Our...

    We generally do a markup based on wholesale. Our Flexsys Software even does the math for us. Now, for the bargain basement frames (like Enhance, Jubilee, etc) we do a flat price for all of them. It...
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    I think it's important to make sure the patient's...

    I think it's important to make sure the patient's expectations are not too high. Our doc wants everyone in PALs even if they are 20/20 for distance, and I am happy to do that for patients who WANT to...
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    I feel like wearing scrubs is too clinical and...

    I feel like wearing scrubs is too clinical and sterile feeling for optical. I like being able to dress up or at the least wear business casual. I want people to see my taste in fashion and want me to...
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    We charge $70 for drilled & mounted. That also...

    We charge $70 for drilled & mounted. That also includes a satin edge polish. Maybe that's too much but the people who are die hard drilled rimless wearers expect their glasses to be expensive. We...
  22. They probably just don't want to provide warranty...

    They probably just don't want to provide warranty replacements if and when the lens starts splitting or peeling. I get it, but I wish they could just say no warranty and still let people order them....
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    In my experience as a woman optician, female...

    In my experience as a woman optician, female patients respond well to male opticians. When I worked with another male optician, people would request him even if they had never been to our office...
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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....
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