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  1. I feel like Darryl just died again...But good...

    I feel like Darryl just died again...But good luck MO in your new career...
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    Josh Abbott Band; "Amnesia"

    Fellow Texan, Josh Abbott was just on "The Texas Music Scene" (TV show) this last Saturday night playing this song, and just posted it to YouTube, 2 days ago. The whole band meshes together well. If...
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    Leon Redbone; passed away at only 69 years of...

    Leon Redbone; passed away at only 69 years of age. A real, one of a kind. He knew his 'thing" and stuck with it, never chasing modern fads. This song may be called; " Please Don't Talk About me When...
  4. Exactly. Back in my old cataract lens surfacing...

    Exactly. Back in my old cataract lens surfacing days, we had charts for how much to compensate the back curve to account for the induced magnification of thick plus lenses and any back vertex...
  5. As Robert stated, the back vertex is where the...

    As Robert stated, the back vertex is where the power of a lens is measured. AK, if you are referring to lens thickness needing to be accounted for, it's compensated at the manufacturer/surfacing lab...
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    God bless you Chris. You’ll not soon be forgot...

    God bless you Chris. You’ll not soon be forgot...
  7. He’s in California, the land of endless...

    He’s in California, the land of endless regulations. Poly is a carcinogen there ( I think your state’s prop 65?). You probably have to get some kind of hazardous waste permit. I’m sure there are...
  8. Your brain is fine Robert, it’s I that had to...

    Your brain is fine Robert, it’s I that had to much vacation fun! You were correct, 1.25 imbalance. Saying that, you are also correct that a 1.25 imbalance is seldom an issue, closer to 2.00 and up...
  9. There shouldn't be 1.25 D vertical imbalance with...

    There shouldn't be 1.25 D vertical imbalance with only a +.75 difference in power at 90. Did you check prism imbalance at the PRP? I say they are made incorrectly.
  10. I'm sure I posted this someplace on OB, but...

    I'm sure I posted this someplace on OB, but apparently not here....

    This was a number of years ago. I was working a Saturday by myself, all my help out. I was 8 deep in the dispensary, people...
  11. Hi Warren, yes, NY accepts the CCP and requires...

    Hi Warren, yes, NY accepts the CCP and requires it if you go the apprenticeship route. That's why I suggest Will enroll now. it's not unusual to take 2 years to complete it. Starting now will enable...
  12. Hi Warren, good to see you posting. I'll differ...

    Hi Warren, good to see you posting. I'll differ with you a bit on Texas being one of the lower Optician wage states, especially compared to NY. I've seen plenty of Opticians, right here on Optiboard...
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    Yes. If possible, hand grind the chip out and...

    Yes. If possible, hand grind the chip out and re-temper. (re-temper both or there will be a color difference for quite a while).
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    I’m sure it’s location dependent, but you may be...

    I’m sure it’s location dependent, but you may be leaving money on the table. I run 3 locations, I’ll use the one I work out of for examples. I buy cases because we occasionally make special frame...
  15. Become your own lobbyist, and go to...

    Become your own lobbyist, and go to Sacramento....often. Get the rep chair of the committee in charge of state healthcare to be your best friend. (i.e. visit him/her often), and keep hammering your...
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    Don't make the mistake I made when I ordered...

    Don't make the mistake I made when I ordered mine....I forgot to adjust the power for the vertex!:stomp:
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    Well wishes Chris. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Well wishes Chris. Hope to hear from you soon.
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    To expand on the above; 1 D of prism will...

    To expand on the above; 1 D of prism will displace the pupil 1/3mm. With 6D of horizontal prism the pupils are displaced approx 2mm total. With split the displacement is 1mm each eye, if not split...
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    That’s what I asked in my original post. Was the...

    That’s what I asked in my original post. Was the prism split with previous pair/new pair? Pupils can get “used” to deviating with habitual wear. If not and or split habitually, switching from one or...
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    When you say yoked do you mean split?

    When you say yoked do you mean split?
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    I know this may seem trivial, but was his...

    I know this may seem trivial, but was his horizontal prism split previously/ this time? Prism will move the image but also move the pupil. His eye muscles may be used to moving x amount....
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    It sounds like the patient is diplopic. Does the...

    It sounds like the patient is diplopic. Does the patient have prism prescribed? Use the occluder switch on the top of your pupilometer and measure each eye, one at a time.
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    Welcome to OB 7984. I've not seen nor taken your...

    Welcome to OB 7984. I've not seen nor taken your particular practical, but just a few thoughts;

    Unless the test called for a specific near PD distance, you would normal measure at 40CM's ( roughly...
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    1.60 has way more tensile strength than 1.67....

    1.60 has way more tensile strength than 1.67. Better abbe value too. Definitely trivex for drills, with the appropriate Rx.
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    Sounds like opportunity to me doc... " I'm sorry...

    Sounds like opportunity to me doc... " I'm sorry Mr. Smith, but I can't use your insurance to fill your new Rx. They do not allow the accuracy I prescribe by."
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