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  1. Horopters measure the amount of Horus in lenses. ...

    Horopters measure the amount of Horus in lenses. You can get ahoric lenses, but I find they have a lot of Ra in them then
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    I know in one of John's OpticianWorks videos on...

    I know in one of John's OpticianWorks videos on office lenses, he recommended waiting until a patient was at about a +2.00 add before giving the office lenses a harder look. Before that and I think...
  3. Thread: Prism PAL

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    I once had a doctor tell me how it was literally...

    I once had a doctor tell me how it was literally impossible to measure prism in PALs. They were then dumbfounded when I explained it was explicitly called a prism reference point and that's how you...
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    We are no longer requiring masks in the office. ...

    We are no longer requiring masks in the office. That said, if a patient comes in wearing a mask, we'll mask up for them without asking (they've already visually made the statement that the feel more...
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    You guys wanna know what's FUN*? Doing COB...

    You guys wanna know what's FUN*? Doing COB claims on the modern eclaim!

    *Fun not guaranteed, fun not available in most offices
  6. Thread: OTC dispenses

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    We also switched from open door to appointment...

    We also switched from open door to appointment only following COVID. As mentioned above, holy crap it helps streamline pickups and gives you a sense for when people are coming in. It also helps...
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    Man, from a provider standpoint, Spectera and...

    Man, from a provider standpoint, Spectera and Davis aren't great. From a consumer's standpoint, however, it probably seems pretty solid. Let's look at a poly Varilux X with Sapphire and...
  8. Thread: Night glare issue

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    Ok, so what is it DriveSafe actually does, then? ...

    Ok, so what is it DriveSafe actually does, then? Is there any difference between it and a standard or free-form lens of the same material? Is it all down to just their AR? We're an Essilor office...
  9. Thread: Night glare issue

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    To proceed a little further upon this topic, I am...

    To proceed a little further upon this topic, I am somewhat interested in the Zeiss DriveSafe lenses, but we don't have a Zeiss lab we work with. Are they just AR lenses w/ a little tint in them? ...
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    Yeah, all the Crizal ARs have that backside UV...

    Yeah, all the Crizal ARs have that backside UV add-on charge (eyemed does this as well, but they just have the one UV charge). I've just taken to adding it to the order, whatever. The real deuced...
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    Important: Lulu Guiness has some fun stuff, and I use it as...

    Lulu Guiness has some fun stuff, and I use it as an option for my "Ladies with Large Noggins" fits. Brendel is a line that I love the stylings of, and we do ok with it, but might be a slight...
  12. Thread: Dispensary Ideas

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    Sure, I love seeing their looks of abject terror...

    Sure, I love seeing their looks of abject terror as I bend their frames in half. I just wish frame warmers weren't so comparatively expensive for being fancy hairdryers so I could get one at my...
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    Digital PAL Add calculations?

    Hey all, I just got a Camber job in (Walman's Power Plus branded one). It's got all the digital conversion values on the order sheet, looks more or less fine, until I get to the Add power. Pt is...
  14. Wait, Star Trek IV is real?!

    Wait, Star Trek IV is real?!
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    Liz Claiborne is like the platonic ideal of...

    Liz Claiborne is like the platonic ideal of "middle-aged lady who will pay a little bit more but doesn't want anything wild". Anne Klein channels that same energy. I also do well with with...
  16. Thread: The death of SVNO

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    Not to be a dick about this, but how often are...

    Not to be a dick about this, but how often are you getting patients who would A.) want that full spectrum of lenses; and B.) be willing to pay for it? I absolutely talk up office style lenses (and...
  17. Thread: Sanitizing Frames

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    We've been using UV sanitizers. That said, the...

    We've been using UV sanitizers. That said, the main method of transmission for COVID isn't through touch, so while I try to get each and every one in there, I'm not stressing if I miss one or two...
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    Yeah, I looked at that previously. This isn't a...

    Yeah, I looked at that previously. This isn't a case of those markings being too light, they are straight up absent. The X is pretty easily read, so I should be able to pick up SOMETHING of any...
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    We requested the X from our lab, and they made it...

    We requested the X from our lab, and they made it the exact same way, so I guess it WAS a Varilux X. Was just really strange that it didn't even have reference markings in the lenses, or an add...
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    PAL with virtually no markings?

    We had a patient in who has the strangest lens, and we're all stumped what it could be. There is an add of SOME sort in there, which I read at ~ +1.25. But the jump/distortion in that zone is super...
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    I actually got some for myself, both the Eyezen...

    I actually got some for myself, both the Eyezen and the Power Boost from Walman. The first set I got, I honestly can't say I noticed it much, unless I really tilted my head and tried looking in the...
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    Dang, we just call the lab we send our VSP orders...

    Dang, we just call the lab we send our VSP orders to and say "I need to do a scratch warranty for patient XXXXX," no screwing around with remake authorizations needed. We do nearly everything with...
  23. Thread: Crizal Rock

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    Four and a half months since posting this thread,...

    Four and a half months since posting this thread, I'm ordering the first set for a patient today. His last pair is messed as heck, so I'm hoping he'll be over the moon with these ones
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    Man, at my last shop we used just some small...

    Man, at my last shop we used just some small totes in a drawer with the patient order rubber-banded around the case. Set them in alphabetical order (or date received order, or whatever floats your...
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    Not only that, but then you run into competing...

    Not only that, but then you run into competing with yourself on whatever your profitable PALs are. And the attendant trouble-shooting. And the people saying "Well, can I get that lens, but pay...
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