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    Better Quality frames?

    Hello,

    I am offering some specialty vocational lenses and want a good quality frames to offer as well. I would LOVE to offer State Optical, but the buy in, is not something I am prepared to do at...
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    I was told by someone in VSP that their recent...

    I was told by someone in VSP that their recent acquisition and expansion into retail has stressed their labs The decision was made to offer the option to use " approved labs". I do see lower...
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    Readers...ANSI Z80.31?

    Hello,

    I am doing some research and creating a "White Paper" on readers. Most of my testing has been done by basing the OTC readers vs. the ANSI Z80.1 Standard. Does anyone have a copy of the ANSI...
  4. ArtCraft...still made in Rochester, NY.

    ArtCraft...still made in Rochester, NY.
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    CL Fitting Guide?

    Hello,

    I have an Optician friend of mine in New York that has been asked by his Ophthalmologist to start fitting contact lenses. When I was in NY, I fit, but that was 6 years ago. All of my guides...
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    I agree. I am actually working on a "White Paper"...

    I agree. I am actually working on a "White Paper" about OTC and meeting MINIMUM ANSI Z80.1 standards. So far, it looks like a 30% rejection rate. So...1 out of 3 FAIL.
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    There are NO FDA or ANSI regulations.

    There are NO FDA or ANSI regulations.
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    I am a Licensed Optician in Ohio (working in an...

    I am a Licensed Optician in Ohio (working in an Ophthalmology Clinic) and have been asked by many patients about readers. I asked the MD about using the spherical equivalent and using a trial frame...
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    Reading Glasses...OTC Rx?

    Fellow Optiboarders... question about OTC Readers.

    I am a Licensed Optician in Ohio (working in an Ophthalmology Clinic) and have been asked by many patients about readers. The quality of the...
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    I actually had one recently....the Opticians...

    I actually had one recently....the Opticians summoned me to the office, as the lady wanted the same thing (Blended Lenticular, RND 22). I called the local lab, oldest lab guy there had FT in stock....
  11. Thread: Edger Donation?

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    Edger Donation?

    Hello,

    I am looking for an edger that cuts CR-39, donated. I am working with a Nursing Home, providing/donating readers and need something to edge lenses. I am in Cleveland and will either drive...
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    Thank you! Do you happen to know where I can find...

    Thank you! Do you happen to know where I can find pricing? I registered and cannot find where their pricelist is. Thanks again!
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    Inexpensive Stock lenses?

    Hello,

    I am a Licensed Optician in Ohio, who is working with the elderly. I am looking to provide reading glasses to them. I have an edger and am looking who has inexpensive Stock lenses to order...
  14. Thread: Gunnar Glasses

    by kdw613
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    When Zeiss had them, we sold them quite a bit....

    When Zeiss had them, we sold them quite a bit. The new company is awful...dropped them quickly. As the Previous poster stated/...RUN!
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    You are correct, I have used Quest for Pilot...

    You are correct, I have used Quest for Pilot Lenses (and others). So many here are working for Chains and have nowhere to get them. So yes, call me a shill if you need too.
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    I saw this 3 years ago that VSP were going to buy...

    I saw this 3 years ago that VSP were going to buy VW. My former DM at the time laughed it off. He is nervous for his job now and emailed me recently (saying I called it). Having worked there, we...
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    Us Opticians (especially seasoned ones) have seen...

    Us Opticians (especially seasoned ones) have seen the chains and Insurance companies diminish and de-value our profession. ODs cannot afford our knowledge and the Chains will not pay and are...
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    I would use a Custom Executive Lens, with a Minus...

    I would use a Custom Executive Lens, with a Minus add on the top. No image jump, wide field of views and full distance. I fit a few Musicians with this, seems to work!

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  19. I was fitting CL's (in New York) and was totally...

    I was fitting CL's (in New York) and was totally at a loss. A patient came back with "trials" for a final re-check. She could not see, claiming they hurt and were uncomfortable. Hmmm...a -1.50...
  20. I was working in an MD's office and we were short...

    I was working in an MD's office and we were short handed, so I helped out with Patient Histories and getting people into rooms. So, "Little Johnny" (5 years old) was with his Mom. He was having...
  21. I agree. LUX, now VSP wants nothing more than...

    I agree. LUX, now VSP wants nothing more than dominance and to CRUSH the independents. As Opticians, we need a stronger voice, as we are always forgotten. I am starting to offer customized lenses,...
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    Contact me (kevinw@eyeVOC.com). I have Specialty...

    Contact me (kevinw@eyeVOC.com). I have Specialty Lenses for Pilots.

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    Pilot Lenses

    Contact me. I have access to specialty lenses made specifically for Pilots. Intermediate TOP, Distance (W. Chemistre Clip), Intermediate Lower and a Near ADD.



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  24. Send the list: kevinw@eyevoc.com

    Send the list: kevinw@eyevoc.com
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    On-Site Services...billing?

    I was speaking to a Patient who started a Hair Service Business, that calls on Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities. She set-up a "Non-Medical" Home Health Agency and bills Medicaid/Medicare...
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