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  1. The truth is, it's just another AR that they have...

    The truth is, it's just another AR that they have come out with. It looks like the anti bacterial is just the name they give it so it will sell. It's the same thing when I go to the store and see...
  2. Thread: Advantek Frames

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    Advantek Frames

    My uncle recently got a hold of me and wants me to help him get another Avantek Frame that I did several years ago for him. I noticed that HOYA and Avantek no longer have a relationship. I looked...
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    Ya I saw that a little while ago. September 1 is...

    Ya I saw that a little while ago. September 1 is almost here
  4. Thread: Marchon and VSP

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    I'm with CLaughner on this. I guess it depends on...

    I'm with CLaughner on this. I guess it depends on how much VSP you take. There are alot of different takes, but our office patients are 80% VSP. To me it's a simple math equation. Essilor means...
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    I'm pretty sure that you can order HOYA through...

    I'm pretty sure that you can order HOYA through VSPOne. Now VSPOne might have an upcharge, but that would be something you would have to talk to a specific lab about. I know that ordering HOYA...
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    It will be interesting to see what happens. I see...

    It will be interesting to see what happens. I see both sides of the story, VSP and Essilor. I would assume with Essilor, very few of their places, Vision Source, Lenscrafters ect. use to many non...
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    Basically you can still use Essilor products you...

    Basically you can still use Essilor products you will just get 50% reimbursement. Isn't Vision Source owned by Essilor? I think they are and I would find it hard to believe that Vision Source is...
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    I'm 31. The truth is the .9 is probably a little...

    I'm 31. The truth is the .9 is probably a little much for me. I just like to try different stuff so I'm able to relate to patients. Tried a HOYA ID screen, just for fun. I tend to do oc height and...
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    I've got a HOYA sync. I've also got a Shamir...

    I've got a HOYA sync. I've also got a Shamir Relax. My HOYA sync is a +.90 boost and my relax is a +.50.I really enjoy them. After having an anti-fatigue lens, I plan on never going back to normal...
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    This is what my VSP rep sent me. "Eliminating...

    This is what my VSP rep sent me.

    "Eliminating Lab Routing for VSP Choice and VSP Advantage PlansCurrently, in some states, practices are required to send lab orders for VSP Choice and VSP...
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    Poll: I would say that if Opticians want to refract...

    I would say that if Opticians want to refract they should have to do some schooling for it. If optometry school is four years, part of it is understanding the science behind refracting. I'm sure most...
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    Just got a call. They sent an email for free PPE...

    Just got a call. They sent an email for free PPE equiptment. They are tricky, it's only free for 90 days then they charge you. I think I'm going to have to pass. It's pretty sad a business is run...
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    Usually HOYA has the same product but have...

    Usually HOYA has the same product but have different names in different countries. HOYA Recharge is known as BlueControl in Belgium I think. EX3 is known as Hi-Vision longlife. I'm not sure exactly...
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    Oh I mean I'm not complaining. The fact they let...

    Oh I mean I'm not complaining. The fact they let me take off whatever time I need for school is what attracts me here. It's hard to find a job where I can basically switch shifts every four months....
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    Great post Opticianjw. While I agree with you...

    Great post Opticianjw. While I agree with you 100%, sadly I'm limitted to what our doctors will provide us with. I still can't get more memory for out computers to make them a little faster. I have a...
  16. Thread: Goggles for Doc

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    Goggles for Doc

    Here is a link for those who are trying to get face shields/goggles. You have to fill out a form and they will try to send some if you want.
    https://gogglesfordocs.com/
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    We have an Essilor edger and the only time...

    We have an Essilor edger and the only time something like this happened was when we tried edging and didn't select the correct material. That and when our edger decided to go kaput.
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    Our office used Patch for a couple months. I...

    Our office used Patch for a couple months. I never used it but they decided to get rid of it. I think they were paying for per month than they were making.
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    The best device is going to be one where you are...

    The best device is going to be one where you are trained properly. If your not properly trained then it doesn't matter which method you use. We have an electronic method here and one of our employees...
  20. Thread: VSP contacts

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    VSP contacts

    Anyone know anything about VSPs new contact. https://www.unitycontactlenses.com/ I did a webinar this morning to learn about it. They said it Visco is the manufacture. Anyone VSP practices get a...
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    Poll: We use them all. I feel like they all more or...

    We use them all. I feel like they all more or less do the exact thing. I feel like people working in optical can tell a difference usually, but as far as giving them to my patients, I don't think...
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    This is one place that does consulting....

    This is one place that does consulting. https://www.cleinman.com/ I know a few doctors that are in his peer groups that seem to like him. Other than that, I don't know much about what it cost. You...
  23. Thread: WP Halo Mirror

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    Mirror coats help block light. A lot of times you...

    Mirror coats help block light. A lot of times you will see mirror coating on stuff for snow sports, alpine climbing, snow boarding. It helps bring down light transmission. For example Oakley Black...
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    Sensity is HOYA brand while Sunsync is a VSP...

    Sensity is HOYA brand while Sunsync is a VSP brand. I had a patient who wanted extra dark and I used the sensity dark we had to end up redoing them because they got too dark. My feeling is that they...
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