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    This is incredibly rude. As someone who got a BSc...

    This is incredibly rude. As someone who got a BSc FIRST and then took the two year opticianry program at NAIT in Alberta, I would argue that you do indeed need to have a brain in order to become a...
  2. Thread: Nanovista

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    Bump!!

    Bump!!
  3. Thread: Nanovista

    by Trina
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    Nanovista

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have experience with Nanovista frames and high cyl? I'd love to bring the line in but the optometrist I work for is worried that the silicone won't hold the lenses in straight...
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    This question, I believe, was already answered by...

    This question, I believe, was already answered by JuliaG above - it will cause the pt to get used to prism. It's a brain thing, not something that will necessarily cause irreversible damage.

    May I...
  5. Thread: Where's Chris?

    by Trina
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    I'm so sorry to hear this news. I was worried...

    I'm so sorry to hear this news. I was worried that this was what kept him from the boards. RIP.
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    Overstock Frames for Canada

    Are there any frame manufacturers who sell overstock frames to Canada?
  7. Thread: Lonely

    by Trina
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    I take it no one has heard from him?

    I take it no one has heard from him?
  8. Thread: A Puzzle

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    She has always worn a 1.74 index and this is her...

    She has always worn a 1.74 index and this is her first pair of sunglasses. She wants the lightest and thinnest. The B in the ophthalmic is 41 and 39 in the suns.

    She came back today for me to...
  9. Thread: A Puzzle

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    Very dramatic! Raising them doesn’t help....

    Very dramatic! Raising them doesn’t help. Lowering them doesn’t help. Moving them in and out doesn’t help. She can’t see at any distance. Yet every other pair, with all the differences listed above,...
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    Ohhhhhh! I'd never heard that before. Thanks!

    Ohhhhhh! I'd never heard that before. Thanks!
  11. Thread: A Puzzle

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    A Puzzle

    I have a patient whose prescription is:

    -8.00 -0.50 x 073
    -6.50 -0.25 x 097
    ADD +1.50

    She is in a Nikon Emblematic 1.74 for her ophthalmic and an Emblematic 1.67 polar for her suns. She says...
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    What exactly do you mean by "rope-a-dope"?

    What exactly do you mean by "rope-a-dope"?
  13. Thanks for the info but I live in Canada so I...

    Thanks for the info but I live in Canada so I think it'll be tougher to find places who will ship for a good rate. I'll look into it though!
  14. Thread: Bridge shrinking

    by Trina
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    Agreed! This is such a great piece of information...

    Agreed! This is such a great piece of information to store away for later use. Awesome!
  15. Thread: Nikon/Essilor

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    Ouch. Mean!

    Ouch. Mean!
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    How are you able to offer lenses for that price?...

    How are you able to offer lenses for that price? The least expensive bifocals I can find here in Canada are more than $79 my cost.
  17. I have a patient who has been coming in every few...

    I have a patient who has been coming in every few weeks with his frames bent completely out of alignment and the eyewires bent. He swears up and down that he has never sat on them or fallen asleep in...
  18. I am considering getting some budget frames from...

    I am considering getting some budget frames from Alibaba for my business but who's to know whether the quality is equivalent to, say, Superflex?
  19. Thread: Nikon/Essilor

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    How much more can Essilor/Luxottica absorb before...

    How much more can Essilor/Luxottica absorb before we can cry monopoly?
  20. Thread: Nikon/Essilor

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    Nikon/Essilor

    Is it true that Essilor owns Nikon in Canada? If so, why have they not made this common knowledge to optical retailers? Thanks!
  21. Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
  22. I'm a "travelling optician" but I'm not...

    I'm a "travelling optician" but I'm not irresponsible! I've got the license to prove it! Lol!
  23. Thread: AR sales

    by Trina
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    It's more of a case by case thing. 9 times out of...

    It's more of a case by case thing. 9 times out of 10, an individual with a high RX already understands the importance of AR so it's usually a non-issue. The couple of times I've come across it and...
  24. Thread: AR sales

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    Love this! I live in Canada and have worked in 3...

    Love this! I live in Canada and have worked in 3 different opticals. Our AR sales are nearly 100%. What I usually do is quote the lenses with AR included and then explain what is included in the...
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    For what it's worth, I thought it was hilarious!

    For what it's worth, I thought it was hilarious!
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