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    I've used Charmant for years. They're a great...

    I've used Charmant for years. They're a great company. You can usually purchase dc'd styles from your rep for $10 to $25.
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    Vertical imbalance in progressives

    I'm having a debate with a co-worker. When checking for vertical imbalance in a progressive, and the patient has uneven set heights, do you move the lens table to line up with the prism reference...
  3. Santinelli lex 1000 ice mini plus patternless edger

    Purchased in 2009 and used for five years. Has been sitting unused in the lab since our lab tech left four years ago. Includes edger, tracer, bucket and instruction manual. Will also include all...
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    So, does anyone remember the old Bill Blass...

    So, does anyone remember the old Bill Blass semi-rimless with only one hole for the cord? You had to melt the end of the cord and flatten it.
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    I love that it says children should have their...

    I love that it says children should have their eyes checked regularly by an OPTICIAN. :giggle:
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    We've also found that a good quality nail polish...

    We've also found that a good quality nail polish will stay forever in a poly or plastic groove. The colors are endless and it's much cheaper than "groove" paint.
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    I won't even buy those frames anymore. They're a...

    I won't even buy those frames anymore. They're a nightmare, and what's the point? They could do the same design without the false front. smh
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    Worst frame design (just for fun)

    I was adjusting the temples on a pair of eyeglasses yesterday. I few seconds in the frame warmer to heat the plastic, and I promptly burned my finger on the nice little metal insignia inserted into...
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    I'm curious why the Eyezen wouldn't work, too. ...

    I'm curious why the Eyezen wouldn't work, too. Seems like the corridor of the progressive would just be a waste of lens with that little difference between the distance and near rx.
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    I've always loved the Righteous Brothers. That...

    I've always loved the Righteous Brothers. That note gives me chills.
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    Chris, you are the font of all knowledge! ...

    Chris, you are the font of all knowledge! Thanks!
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    She's a makeup artist.

    She's a makeup artist.
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    Who purchased the Bobbi Brown license

    Our rep called today and Safilo is losing the license for Bobbi Brown, so they're coming to get all our frames. Anyone know who's picking it up? ***please don't say Luxottica, please don't say...
  14. I second the Eastern States. Their Diva line is...

    I second the Eastern States. Their Diva line is full of stones, and they are supposedly done with a "jewelry setting" so they don't fall out if you put a plier to the temple to change the panto.
  15. Not sure what kind of price range you're looking...

    Not sure what kind of price range you're looking for, but Tom Davies frames are great. You can totally customize the frames; eye, bridge and temples.
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    My dermatologist is also a professor at a local...

    My dermatologist is also a professor at a local medical school. When I went to see him a couple of years ago, he was actually studying the effects of blue light on the skin's aging process. I have...
  17. "The point I believe Dr. K was trying to make is...

    "The point I believe Dr. K was trying to make is that the important part, the part that has any bearing to the realities of our daily digital life, the part about exposure to Computer monitors versus...
  18. Drk, you STILL didn't answer my question. You...

    Drk, you STILL didn't answer my question. You made a point of highlighting that there was no statistically significant difference between the CRT terminal (that emits very little blue light) and the...
  19. Obviously, I'm one of those opticians who don't...

    Obviously, I'm one of those opticians who don't know how to parse a study because I don't understand why you pointed out (by highlighting) that there was no significant difference between the CRT...
  20. drk, Just a few for your reading pleasure. ...

    drk,

    Just a few for your reading pleasure.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552190
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14962066
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26017927...
  21. Even if we ignore the possible effects on the...

    Even if we ignore the possible effects on the eye, more studies are showing the deleterious effects of blue light on melatonin production. It increases the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and...
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    VSP charges on poly polarized

    So, I had a patient today that purchased SV Experio poly polarized. What I charged the patient didn't add up to the VSP savings statement, so we called VSP. Apparently now, we can't go by the...
  23. Why do you choose short for clear and long for...

    Why do you choose short for clear and long for sun? I used to frequently lower the height a couple of mms on suns, after discussing with patient, but then would put them in a short corridor to bring...
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    I believe him, in some instances. I had a Pearle...

    I believe him, in some instances. I had a Pearle franchise thirty years ago, back when it was Cole. I frequently saw Raybans being sold for less than my cost, by the big box stores of the day, i.e....
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