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  1. I find plus powers to be the real difficult ones...

    I find plus powers to be the real difficult ones to deal with, of course the specific rimless in question matters a lot. I find breakage and redos are for sure a bigger issue with these.

    I...
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    While I dont track these things with great care,...

    While I dont track these things with great care, I definitely notice a lot of new patients coming for exams. A meaningful % of these are people who have already decided to purchase online and could...
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    do you have the original demo lenses? how does...

    do you have the original demo lenses? how does the frame behave with those?
    Groove width maybe too wide?
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    100% exactly that. The threaded hole created is...

    100% exactly that. The threaded hole created is half in the frame, half in the lens.

    I think at 1.8 mm edge thickness up to 5mm there is no issue at all. Have tried a wide range of Rx and...
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    Thanks - the parts are stainless steel, i guess i...

    Thanks - the parts are stainless steel, i guess i could look into that possibility, whether a magnetic clip would work....
    But yes - there is no compression the set screw really links together the...
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    Rimless Part 2.

    So I have further developed a stainless steel rimless concept frame.
    No glue, no parts to cut.
    Super easy to assemble and un-assemble, as required.
    No compression.
    Solid mechanical assembly.
    No...
  7. Thread: rimless

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    thanks for asking! Yes, moving ahead really nice...

    thanks for asking! Yes, moving ahead really nice still tweaking the first product a little (TR90) and a sheet metal version to follow shortly.
    Its so easy to mount, I can't wait to demonstrate....
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    please excuse the slightly "quick and dirty"...

    please excuse the slightly "quick and dirty" video, which I make while holding a phone and trying to demonstrate how this is put together. I think you will get the concept
    thanks for taking a look....
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    i will upload a video which shows how the frame...

    i will upload a video which shows how the frame is put together, super simple and anyone that can drill a simple lindberg slot can easily put this together and disassemble. Thanks for taking a look!
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    https://youtu.be/qZlFQjEo62Y Here is a glimpse...

    https://youtu.be/qZlFQjEo62Y

    Here is a glimpse of the frame. no glue, no compression and the frame is flush with the lenses, ie no part of frame protrudes from the front surface of the lens. First...
  11. Thread: rimless

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    I am not familiar with Flair's rimless so I will...

    I am not familiar with Flair's rimless so I will search online. I appreciate the feedback a lot. I have heard that Europe is generally a better rimless market than most. I want the optician to be...
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    thanks for pointing out avantek. That is a cool...

    thanks for pointing out avantek. That is a cool looking product, it seems as though it would be assembled by the lab, but perhaps an optician can process in house, I don't know. The system I have...
  13. Thread: rimless

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    rimless

    I have been working on a new rimless frame design - with no washers, nuts, glue or rivets. For now it is in TR90, so a little bit like 2.5 eyephoric in terms of material and category. I think an...
  14. What type of phoropter do you use? Where did you...

    What type of phoropter do you use? Where did you go to optometry school? Can you name a prof or 2 you liked? See, I have serious doubts that you are an OD - because anyone with a half-ounce of actual...
  15. Shoulda coulda woulda bought their shares years...

    Shoulda coulda woulda bought their shares years ago, instead I stuck myself with Canadian energy stocks and a largely blah canadian portfolio. Just because there is a huge megamonster in an industry...
  16. You do realize, with your continued references to...

    You do realize, with your continued references to the power of google and a web search, that a consumer can buy glasses easily for $6.95, right? Do you know that this is NOT an Essilux company...
  17. Thanks lensman, I appreciate the sentiment, I am...

    Thanks lensman, I appreciate the sentiment, I am simply asking an optometrist who thinks I can't read to actually READ the article which he or she presented to us with this thread. By read, and...
  18. If this article is ONLY about lenscrafters (as...

    If this article is ONLY about lenscrafters (as the main retail arm of essilux, and the pictured store) or at least about Essilux retail outlets - why is there a link for people to learn how to buy...
  19. Question for the group. "Yet those same frames...

    Question for the group.

    "Yet those same frames and lenses might sell in the United States for $800."

    a direct quote from the farticle. Either the guy is referring to only Lenscrafters based in...
  20. Again , With Peace and Love. This article is...

    Again , With Peace and Love. This article is about the ripoff eyeglass industry, it is NOT about Essilux. Essilux, being the beastly presence, is an easy target to point to for there being a...
  21. https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/esloy/...

    https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/esloy/financials

    I mean - I am not an accountant and claim only slightly more than ZERO expertise in stock analysis. I see a COGS which is somewhat less...
  22. 1. Agree 2. Agree because you said so and...

    1. Agree
    2. Agree because you said so and generally i will take drk's word for anything
    3. Agree
    4. Agree
    5. Agree
    6. Agree
    7. Agree in advance to your next comment
  23. So. Have you reread the article you posted. It is...

    So. Have you reread the article you posted. It is about "ripoffs" in our industry, including, apparently, Warby Parker. He says frames are a few dollars and lenses are a couple of bucks. The fact...
  24. Insufficient competition. There are thousands and...

    Insufficient competition. There are thousands and thousands of independent retailers NOT controlled by luxottica, hundreds and hundreds of suppliers, online glasses, offline glasses and you can buy...
  25. So given that the competition bureaus around the...

    So given that the competition bureaus around the world green lit the merger - I suppose they are all on the take? I mean obviously they looked at the competitive landscape, they analyzed everything...
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