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    Thanks, Dan.

    Thanks, Dan.
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    Contact lens box limits?

    OD at our location makes a box limit at the bottom of all his Rx's. Example: "12 lenses per eye per year"

    Everytime we fill one of his contact Rx's, we have to go back through the history to see...
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    Testify! I worked for US Vision for 3 years....

    Testify! I worked for US Vision for 3 years. Worst lab work ever. Too many lab remakes, and they put you on remake probation (my term, they called it something else) where you have to e-mail details...
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    1-800-CONTACTS nuisance faxes

    The latest verification for an Rx that expired in 2014 came with request for doctor's name and license# as well as exam date.

    I checked the "expired" box, put exam date, and wrote EXPIRED in...
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    My son goes to NCSU. 94% totality area. He found...

    My son goes to NCSU. 94% totality area. He found a quiet area on the roof of a five story bldg to enjoy the view. He said 15-20 people were also up there, more than half with no protection at all...
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    We are in 94% totality area, bought our personal...

    We are in 94% totality area, bought our personal glasses MONTHS ago like the good little nerds we are. People in the shop keep asking for the glasses. Sold out a month ago. Called around- NO ONE has...
  7. You may have better luck asking this question in...

    You may have better luck asking this question in the Canadian Discussion Forum.
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    AAARRRRGGGG....TYVM. Yeah, I'm at the java pot...

    AAARRRRGGGG....TYVM. Yeah, I'm at the java pot now.
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    Verifications

    Help, I'm having brain freeze. The ANSI standard is +/- 2% for sphere above 6.50

    How exactly is the 2% figured?

    thanks.
  10. You shouldn't have been the target for anyone's...

    You shouldn't have been the target for anyone's anger, Warren, and I'm sorry to hear that you were. The State Board could have been more forthcoming about this fundamental change in the testing...
  11. NOCE is National Opticianry Competency...

    NOCE is National Opticianry Competency Examination, CLRE is Contact Lens Registry Examination, and no information available on the ABOP (ABO-practical) or NCOP (NCO-practical) because the sitemap on...
  12. Yes, I wrote our house and senate reprentatives...

    Yes, I wrote our house and senate reprentatives Verla Insko, Valerie Foushee, as well as the sponsors of the SB-525 bill: Curtis, Hartsell, and Rabon.

    I just didn't see this change coming.
  13. NC licensure to change effective immediately

    Just got a rather unsettling e-mail from The NC Board of Opticians. Apparently, our state board is no longer going to be responsible for giving the licensure exams. They are handing it off to the...
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    It seems difficult to the new optician at first,...

    It seems difficult to the new optician at first, learning to transpose. I used to dread getting the plus cyl Rx. When I realized I was transposing in my head, I got a good rush of adrenaline. Still...
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    Taking then giving someone their pd is a nuisance...

    Taking then giving someone their pd is a nuisance request that gets in the way of paying business. Word gets around on who will give the pd, and then you get to do all the freeloader's family and...
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    @rbaker, she's a teetotaler thank the gods. Me,...

    @rbaker, she's a teetotaler thank the gods. Me, on the other hand....

    All right, then. Semi-rim it is. We don't carry silhouette and the knock-offs we DO carry aren't worthy of the name "eyewear."...
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    Semi-rim VS full rim for the elderly

    Help me out. My mom falls occasionally but she wants semi-rim for her new glasses. I think full rim is the safer choice. Am I wrong in this or should I just make her the full rim she wants?
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    Whatever is going on, this is a toxic workplace....

    Whatever is going on, this is a toxic workplace. The kind of place that causes nightmares, heart attacks, and general life dissatisfaction. Sending flowers to someone who steadfastly refuses to talk...
  19. Question answered: The apprentice sent me a copy...

    Question answered: The apprentice sent me a copy of HIS letter. It is the same as mine. Test takers are allowed to bring their own calipers, lens clock, and lensometer (caveat to the lensometer,...
  20. I'm asking because an apprentice is taking the...

    I'm asking because an apprentice is taking the test for the second time. The first time, he was told he was not allowed to bring his own equipment. He gave in and used the supplied equipment. Failed...
  21. Shouldn't be a concern. However, when I took the...

    Shouldn't be a concern. However, when I took the boards I brought the actual letter and pointed out where it says we are allowed to bring certain equipment. It was only at that point that the proctor...
  22. NC State Board, what equipment can you bring?

    When I took my boards, the state board sent a letter that said I could bring my own lens clock, calipers, lensometer, and slide rule (!)

    I DID bring all these things and I did so because I knew...
  23. Lucky you, but I hope she didn't move to NC. We...

    Lucky you, but I hope she didn't move to NC. We have enough already.
  24. Thread: Optical Apps

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    Lost your app when I upgraded my i-phone. Please...

    Lost your app when I upgraded my i-phone. Please let us know when we can get it at the app store. This thing comes in very handy for the engineer and engineer-wannabe customer. Instant credibility.
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    Thanks for the confirmation. I "neutralized" them...

    Thanks for the confirmation. I "neutralized" them but I may have read them a little close to the Rx :) son says she's doing great.
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