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    There is another possibility. Is the Rx written...

    There is another possibility. Is the Rx written as 3.0 BI OU meaning 6 diopters total or for three diopters total? Miscommunication sometimes happens.
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    You did it right. May be an adaptation issue,...

    You did it right. May be an adaptation issue, particularly if there was a change in prism.
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    Time for an update. Saw oncologist after return...

    Time for an update. Saw oncologist after return of symptoms. Had a biopsy last week. Lymphoma is back. I start a new chemo regimen next week.

    Gary
  4. Thread: Seco 2015

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    I had a PET scan a few days ago and an...

    I had a PET scan a few days ago and an appointment with my oncologist tomorrow. If everything looks good, I'll be at SECO. Getting a group together would be great.
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    I'll be there as well.

    I'll be there as well.
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    The book is a compilation of material by Mike...

    The book is a compilation of material by Mike DiSanto, Diane Drake, Randall Smith and Bill Underwood. The NAO frequently has their material on sale at the major meetings. I picked my copy up at the...
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    I've often wondered this as well. I proctored a...

    I've often wondered this as well. I proctored a great class put on by Professor Ed August at a POF meeting a couple of years ago. It was about frame construction and what differentiates a good...
  8. Thread: Honest Feedback

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    Take the tests. What you learn will be far more...

    Take the tests. What you learn will be far more valuable than the piece of paper. I can't say with certainty that my ABOM led to higher pay, but it did give me instant credibility with my current...
  9. Thread: ABO Advanced Exam

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    ABO Advanced Exam

    Has anyone taken the ABO Advanced exam recently? I'm putting together a CE course on Advanced Optical Math and want to be sure I cover all the math required for the exam.
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    Today I undergo my stem cell transplant. It's...

    Today I undergo my stem cell transplant. It's gone extremely well so far. The preliminary chemo was not as tough as expected.

    About two to three weeks of recovery before release.

    I'm ready to...
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    My stem cell collection is complete. It only took...

    My stem cell collection is complete. It only took one day. The nurses said it often takes as many as five days. I get a break now through Thanksgiving and check back in on December 1st for the tough...
  12. Thread: Name that Frame!

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    The lenses should work with the 7799. The 7799 is...

    The lenses should work with the 7799. The 7799 is a much better design than the 7395. The stress point on the hingeless temple is much more stable. Nowhere near the breakage level we would see with...
  13. Thread: Name that Frame!

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    Hard to tell from the pic. The 7799 is the...

    Hard to tell from the pic. The 7799 is the current version of that Silhouette hingeless style. It is flat across the front of the temple with a distinct angle where the bend occurs. This may be the...
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    Hello Fezz! Sorry for the late reply. I start...

    Hello Fezz!

    Sorry for the late reply. I start the process of an autologous stem cell transplant this week. They'll collect my stem cells and store them. Then I'll get a bit of a break. I check...
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    This is what the doctors are taught. It's called...

    This is what the doctors are taught. It's called MPMVA. Maximum Plus for Maximum Visual Acuity.

    It gives most patients their best vision. However some patients will not tolerate their full plus...
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    I've had one patient get it. He loves it. He...

    I've had one patient get it. He loves it. He frequently goes from indoors to outdoors and back. He thinks he has a little higher contrast when he comes indoors before they've faded than he does with...
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    Another agreement with Steve here. Postcards are...

    Another agreement with Steve here. Postcards are the way to go with an offer. Follow up the sale with a personalized hand written thank you card.
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    System for Ophthalmic Dispensing is copyrighted....

    System for Ophthalmic Dispensing is copyrighted. You can buy 2nd editions for under $30.00.
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    We use them here with very few problems. Many...

    We use them here with very few problems. Many sizes are available.

    http://www.solobambini.com/
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    I'm not even trained as an apprentice. Shortly...

    I'm not even trained as an apprentice. Shortly after I entered the field in the late eighties I took and passed the ABO and NCLE exams. I passed both but it made me realize how little I knew, so I...
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    You can get it on the POF website. You get...

    You can get it on the POF website. You get several free hours if you are a member (5 if memory serves correctly). There is a charge if you are not a member.
  22. Thread: Abo history

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    I understand that they have recently reworked the...

    I understand that they have recently reworked the ABO-AC exam. It is now given at computerized testing centers and the management topics that have been pretty controversial in recent years have been...
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    We have had people come in and buy glasses for...

    We have had people come in and buy glasses for their DMV test and return them immediately after passing the screening. If we know it ahead of time, we tell them no returns on this order.
  24. Thread: I passed!!!!

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    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
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    I missed it too. Happy belated Steve! Thanks...

    I missed it too.

    Happy belated Steve! Thanks for what you do for us here.
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