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    Scribe a straight line across two lenses, don’t...

    Scribe a straight line across two lenses, don’t use a blocker or lensometer. Attach the lens to the block by hand and eye according to the scribed line. If the lens is still off axis then you have...
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    Poll: I do not believe opticians should refract. They...

    I do not believe opticians should refract. They are not ready. They do not have the infrastructure in place.

    Opticians primary objective should be to clean up their regulatory bodies first and...
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    Poll: Speaking , only of Canada, one question begs...

    Speaking , only of Canada, one question begs answering , is there even a need remaining for provincial regulatory colleges ? I’m very doubtful they serve a useful purpose.

    In my opinion they...
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    Poll: There is no leadership or vision amongst...

    There is no leadership or vision amongst opticians. The regulatory bodies I am familiar with once tried and made some in roads but even there, in my opinion they had no idea what they were up against...
  5. I quit buying NA frames in favor of Italian made...

    I quit buying NA frames in favor of Italian made frames but the reason was not price, as I paid more to buy Italian product than I was paying for North American. Likewise it was necessary to raise...
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    Man goes to a job fair in Toronto, at the optical...

    Man goes to a job fair in Toronto, at the optical booth he explores the possibility of becoming an optician. The man asks the regulator manning the booth, “What job security is there if I become an...
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    but if he hired me, he wouldn’t need an answer...

    but if he hired me, he wouldn’t need an answer because I would have already edged and mounted the lenses, maintained the edger, trained the staff ....
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    Would I be able to feed my family, pay a mortgage...

    Would I be able to feed my family, pay a mortgage on a nice home and have money left over for vacation and toys if I let you hire me ?


    If I started selling 2500.00 single pairs of hi tech...
  9. Your regulatory College isn’t quite what most...

    Your regulatory College isn’t quite what most think it is. You are wasting your money and license fees if you believe opticians are the only ones who can dispense into Ontario. The closer truth is...
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    That flexibility is important for now then. ...

    That flexibility is important for now then.

    I hope you will have the opportunity to work in other practises before graduating where you can experience the benefits of Optikam and POW dispensing...
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    Tell that story of yours to Elon Musk (Tesla)...

    Tell that story of yours to Elon Musk (Tesla) Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and hundreds of other entrepreneurs Del Vecchio (Luxottica), Warby Parker, Zenni, Thomas Edison, Ford, I wonder if they would agree...
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    In reality, you are not limited by the Drs. You...

    In reality, you are not limited by the Drs. You are only limited by yourself and your decision to stay with those Drs . That is the sad part.
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    I’ve never used the Optikam system, however I’ve...

    I’ve never used the Optikam system, however I’ve used other Position of Wear systems. Knowing everything you can about POW lenses and measuring systems will add value to your business.

    However,...
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    The problem is, that as old school opticians, you...

    The problem is, that as old school opticians, you were erroneously led down the garden path to belief that “you can’t do this, it’s illegal “, however you are all now learning that your years of...
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    been there , seen that , done that in Ontario -...

    been there , seen that , done that in Ontario - the answer in my humble opinion would have been to vote out that administration and quit paying fees to them.
  16. It is a skill to learn and understand the...

    It is a skill to learn and understand the benefits of POW. I personally have no regrets to have learned those skills. Learning those skills included learning how to present those benefits.
  17. Thanks John. In response John , I am not a...

    Thanks John.

    In response John , I am not a troll , I’ve commented here on this board for many years.

    I fully agree with your opening statement: “As stated, "I'm not a fan of POW...
  18. I respect the nature and purpose of this video...

    I respect the nature and purpose of this video and the hard work necessary to put it together and I respect each of your viewpoints, however there is more to be learned here. Rewatch the video each...
  19. Understanding POW , sets you apart and brings all...

    Understanding POW , sets you apart and brings all of your optical training together in one place, that’s what makes you an Optician .. a Lexus in a parking lot of Chevettes.

    POW is more than just...
  20. I have only watched this one video and it is only...

    I have only watched this one video and it is only to this one video that I comment. In my own opinion this did as much to dissuade than encourage. From personal experience with POW products they can...
  21. There are many contradictions with what you just...

    There are many contradictions with what you just said , please rethink the mixed message
  22. Well said , Opticianjw, and having said that it...

    Well said , Opticianjw, and having said that it mimics my thoughts on so much of what’s wrong with this video. The setting, backgrounds , background colours, clothing , clothing colours, lighting,...
  23. There is a lesson in salesmanship to be learned...

    There is a lesson in salesmanship to be learned here which did not exist in the video. As much as the product was demonstrated, it was a 50/50 POV (point of view) which I believe did a disservice to ...
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    Cores. But pricey ...

    Cores. But pricey

    https://www.zoyeglassesparts.com/contacts/


    same company as above but different address:

    http://www.tailiglassesparts.com/eyeglass_products_index.html
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    Try: Zhejiang Jiada Trade Co.,...

    Try:
    Zhejiang Jiada Trade Co., Ltd.Trading Company, China. For temple cores with and without the spring hinge attached.

    what angle do you need for the bevel cutter ?
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