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    Anything the OD recommends will increase sales. ...

    Anything the OD recommends will increase sales. I had an OMD that told everyone to ask for the "Kodak lenses." He meant the Kodak Unique which at the time was newer and he wore them. Because he...
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    Sometimes if I have a macular degeneration...

    Sometimes if I have a macular degeneration patient with a high add, I will recommend a SV NVO pair (maybe with tint) if they do a lot of close work because they will have a wider viewing area than a...
  3. Thread: Trivex

    by mervinek
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    Definitely sure. I called and clarified with our...

    Definitely sure. I called and clarified with our lab (to make sure I wasn't just crazy) ... they have a ton of FT 28 Trivex lenses and have several vendors they can get them from. (Hoya, Younger,...
  4. +1 IF the patient has been using a progressive...

    +1 IF the patient has been using a progressive with the same seg heights and hasn't had problems, I would hesitate to use different segs. I have used different SH in certain situations (like an...
  5. Wow! So beautiful! It makes me miss AZ... used...

    Wow! So beautiful! It makes me miss AZ... used to live in Gilbert.
  6. Thread: Trivex

    by mervinek
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    I just ordered a FT 28 Trivex Trans and was told...

    I just ordered a FT 28 Trivex Trans and was told by my lab (independent not Essilor lab) that it was in stock and that they just got a shipment. I had them set aside 2 pair just in case of breakage...
  7. Yes! Let us know if you've had any success and...

    Yes! Let us know if you've had any success and what you think made it work! Good luck!
  8. Thanks for the thoughtful post! We have many...

    Thanks for the thoughtful post! We have many opticals in this area. In years past we were able to get someone from our local la to help us out, but even they are hiring now. As for our office, we...
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    WoW! That's an incredible shot! Thanks for...

    WoW! That's an incredible shot! Thanks for sharing!
  10. This is a good thread. We are in a similar...

    This is a good thread. We are in a similar situation and it's been very difficult. We do offer competitive pay, great hours, as well as the vacation and benefits that optical 24/7 mentioned but it...
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    So another idea... I've been doing a few of those...

    So another idea... I've been doing a few of those xtra active polarized transitions. They are not avail in a FT but I'v switched people to a digital round seg and that seems to be working out ok. ...
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    I use K-Optical in Hummelstown, PA.

    I use K-Optical in Hummelstown, PA.
  13. Thread: Lens Design

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    +1

    +1
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    This explains a lot. Thank you! I've had labs...

    This explains a lot. Thank you! I've had labs be able to do a simple tint with AR in the past and then other labs say no. Wondered why the other ones refused. (essilor lab, so it makes sense)
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    I've been happy with them. (NW77th is only line...

    I've been happy with them. (NW77th is only line I carry as well) They have more zyls than metals. Zyls hold their shape and seem to be doing well. Made in St Louis is always a good thing. Metals...
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    That's quite a shift. Did you try a fresnel...

    That's quite a shift. Did you try a fresnel first? Just curious when the change is so great.
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    +1
  18. Exactly! Is there any area in optics where...

    Exactly! Is there any area in optics where Essilux isn't involved? I struggle to think of one.
  19. I thought Ray Ban still had those? I'd check...

    I thought Ray Ban still had those? I'd check there first.
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    +1
  21. That's a fun idea.

    That's a fun idea.
  22. I worked in an office that did this. They made...

    I worked in an office that did this. They made the contest goals completely unrealistic. One contest was to have the office sell an Rx and plano pair of sunglasses every day for 3 months. During...
  23. I was not aware of the big E having association...

    I was not aware of the big E having association with contact lenses... was I wrong? Do they own part of CL too? As if the EssiLux thing wasn't bad enough... branching out in to the CL area wouldn't...
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    After a year, I brake down the tray. Frame gets...

    After a year, I brake down the tray. Frame gets demos and back on board and the lenses go in a baggie. Deposit is kept because lenses were made. Insurance is kept because lenses were made. ...
  25. I have an in house Camber lens... LOVE me my...

    I have an in house Camber lens... LOVE me my Camber lenses!
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