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    I do not disagree at this point, so long as it is...

    I do not disagree at this point, so long as it is a real apprenticeship and not just cheap labor. An associate degree seems to be too extensive a requirement for opticians (note little o). There is...
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    In Pennsylvania and most states, the arduous...

    In Pennsylvania and most states, the arduous requirement to use the title Optician is a pulse! That is what is called "apprenticeship" in the US! There are those who take it seriously and have the...
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    Thank you DRK but the Guild of Prescriptions...

    Thank you DRK but the Guild of Prescriptions Opticians of America had very strict rules. An Optician could not be associated with a refractionist at all. It remained that way for many years, but the...
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    If I may, since I am quoted here, respond a bit...

    If I may, since I am quoted here, respond a bit to this very old post.

    Two things.

    First ABO/NCLE has made great strides in the last decade, and have vastly improved their testing, their...
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    Righteous Brothers!

    Having had the privilege of performing at a number of shows both with Bobby Hatfield, the outstanding vocalist and performer featured in this hit, and his partner in the Righteous Brothers, the great...
  6. Thank you, John! Your ongoing work is always...

    Thank you, John! Your ongoing work is always excellent!
  7. This is an outstanding addition, John! In my view...

    This is an outstanding addition, John! In my view of the world, Opticians must expand their professional scope, and often we forget Low Vision as an avenue to advance ourselves. I hope people will...
  8. As always, John, this is exceptional. Thanks to...

    As always, John, this is exceptional. Thanks to you and Laramy K for the great work!
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    Steve, I am sorry you had to go through this but...

    Steve,
    I am sorry you had to go through this but pleased to hear you had positive outcomes! The information you have provided here is important, and you offer sound advice.........it does pay to...
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    Excellent addition to this topic, as usual, Sir!...

    Excellent addition to this topic, as usual, Sir! Thanks for always making a difference!

    Happy New Year, old friend!
  11. Congratulations to all of those that played a...

    Congratulations to all of those that played a role in this process, but especially to John, who is always a strong leader for Opticianry! To my dear friends Shirley, Tom, and others I have...
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    Unless there have been recent changes, no state...

    Unless there have been recent changes, no state mandates any formal education to be an Optician in the US. Rhode Island did a few years back, but it is my understanding now that the requirement was...
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    14974 Thanks, Steve. I am posing here another...

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    Thanks, Steve. I am posing here another photo of my old band. You will note a black Sax player in that photo. His name is Maceo Parker. All JB fans know who Maceo is! He often calls for him in...
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    Thanks, Brother! We'll find another place one...

    Thanks, Brother! We'll find another place one day! So many players are having to play for what they can get. It is a shame. We play maybe 50 times a year, and will double that in 2022 if all...
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    As one of those "OLD" musicians, we much prefer...

    As one of those "OLD" musicians, we much prefer timeless! I am so pleased to again be recording and playing very regularly, despite recent health concerns! If anyone is in Myrtle Beach this coming...
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    If the patient is not symptomatic leave it alone....

    If the patient is not symptomatic leave it alone. If she is experiencing some degree of diplopia, or even disorientation at near, then it is might be considered. What is the approximate age?
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    Brent is one of the brightest young men in this...

    Brent is one of the brightest young men in this industry. You should like him and continue to review the material on blue light. I agree with most here, but I also believe in Brent. He would not...
  18. My very best wishes for great success. I...

    My very best wishes for great success. I encourage all my friends in your area to attend. With both you and Jackie there, I know it will be enjoyable and a great learning experience.

    Keep doing...
  19. Judy, spending time with you would be a...

    Judy, spending time with you would be a worthwhile investment of time. I encourage those who need CE to take advantage of this opportunity! Thanks for always being there for Opticians!
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    It went through an expedited process and has now...

    It went through an expedited process and has now been fully approved. We often complain about the largess of the government and being slow to act. This time they moved quickly and its still not...
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    WHO and CDC have indicted many times that new...

    WHO and CDC have indicted many times that new strains of this virus will develop and that just as we are seeing in the Delta variant, these new strains are expected to cause even more harm so we need...
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    Two excellent posts! Vaccination has saved us...

    Two excellent posts! Vaccination has saved us from previous issues, like Polio and others. It is the way to grab ahold of Covid now and we must do as Uilleann asks us to do above. Be sure to protect...
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    You can help them find other employment if they...

    You can help them find other employment if they won't cooperate. They have a choice. I strongly support vaccination, and it is important in this current situation with the virus.
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    Poll: Keep on with your PD and Sag Height measurements....

    Keep on with your PD and Sag Height measurements. Consider CL fitting.
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    Poll: And give Opticians little either. That is...

    And give Opticians little either. That is understandable. High school educations, primarily, and little real technical knowledge. ODs took the right path. Opticians stood nd watch and that continues....
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