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    I forgot to say that FlexSys makes taking...

    I forgot to say that FlexSys makes taking physical inventory a breeze. Just go through and scan the barcodes. Then you can print a list of everything that didn't get scanned, or things you scanned...
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    I have ordered tinted glass without backside AR...

    I have ordered tinted glass without backside AR (only a couple tines) from Luzerne successfully. Usually the patients who are insistant on glass are older men who want it for the scratch resistance...
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    2022 Frame Trends - What's Hot?

    We've got a lot of appointments with frame reps coming up, so I thought it would be fun to get a feel for what's selling, and what the trends are for frames right now.

    I'll start. Our demographic...
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    A, B, C. and D are all great. Most people do not...

    A, B, C. and D are all great. Most people do not have a pair of prescription sunglasses, which is just crazy to me. UV protection is important, and it should be encouraged more during the exam....
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    Yeah. For me, eyecare / opticianry is my job, not...

    Yeah. For me, eyecare / opticianry is my job, not my passion, so I would never think of having an optical related tattoo. That doesn't mean I don't want to be the best I can be, but honestly, if I...
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    We use FlexSys / FlexOptical. It serves our needs...

    We use FlexSys / FlexOptical. It serves our needs as a smaller practice. There is the capability of sending lab orders electronically through the app but my employer has decided not to use that...
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    When they bought out my old employer, I thought...

    When they bought out my old employer, I thought back then that the culture change was terrible. Went from greedy to even greedier. Can't imagine how much worse it could get now. From like 2016 - 2019...
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    The Porsche P8695 is pretty flat - not completely...

    The Porsche P8695 is pretty flat - not completely flat but pretty dang close. It's a wire sunglass frame.

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    Sounds like MyEyeDr has some competition then....

    Sounds like MyEyeDr has some competition then. That's their modus operandi.
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    Now THAT would be quite the racket! Fit every...

    Now THAT would be quite the racket! Fit every poker enthusiast in town with mirrored lenses. Then, get into to poker yourself - but go glasses free, because, you know, you're an honest guy and you've...
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    Lol! Sometimes you think you have the perfect...

    Lol! Sometimes you think you have the perfect plan... You may have saved him a lot of money in the long run by tipping him off!
  12. I was one of those random people off the street!...

    I was one of those random people off the street! Lol. I get it though. I only know what I know from seeking advice from more experienced veterans in the field and teaching myself all I can, as well...
  13. I never know how to answer questions like that,...

    I never know how to answer questions like that, because everyone is different and some people are more sensitive to changes than others. Some people seemingly notice a single degree change of axis...
  14. Thread: Vuity

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    Front desk at my office is already getting calls...

    Front desk at my office is already getting calls about whether we "have" it or not. I'm skeptical only because we can't seem to get patients to take their AREDs, artificial tears, and COAG drops...
  15. Better work on your third eye so you can...

    Better work on your third eye so you can psychically predict the patient's out of pocket. All these insurances seem to make it complicated on purpose. Why can't it just be - okay we pay X amount for...
  16. There isn't much to choose from for the specialty...

    There isn't much to choose from for the specialty noes pads that aren't screwed in. I know you can get pads that are silicone with a pocket of air inside, like a pillow, but I think those are limited...
  17. Thread: Cheaters

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    We get ours from Ron's Optical. Not super cheap...

    We get ours from Ron's Optical. Not super cheap but our MD wants us to carry "good quality" readers to sell to the post-cataract patients who don't need prescription glasses anymore. Ron's Optical...
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    So people are walking around with blue light test...

    So people are walking around with blue light test kits now? Good grief.
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    I have yet to encounter an MD who writes their...

    I have yet to encounter an MD who writes their scripts in minus cyl, but I am sure trying to keep the patients here may be some motivation. I'm not going to complain about anything that deters an...
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    Important: New York has an Esquire line that is very...

    New York has an Esquire line that is very modestly priced but pretty good quality. Our New York rep suggested we try them and they have done well for us. We mostly carry Kasperek's Camelot and Pure T...
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    I don't mind transposing RXs, but as someone who...

    I don't mind transposing RXs, but as someone who works for an MD who prescribes in plus cyl, we have issues when our patients take their scripts elsewhere to be filled. Sometimes the person taking...
  22. I kind of agree with Andrew. The parent can...

    I kind of agree with Andrew. The parent can obviously do whatever they want and of course they make the calls, BUT if they want their money to be well spent and for the kid to actually want to wear...
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    Honestly, we haven't been sanitizing frames. My...

    Honestly, we haven't been sanitizing frames. My employer feels it's sufficient to just ask patients to use hand sanitizer before handling the frames. So far no one has licked a frame... yet. Now, we...
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    Wow. Out of curiosity and for better...

    Wow. Out of curiosity and for better understanding I googled how many microns the thickness of paper is - and it's an average of 100 microns. Obviously I knew a coating would be much thinner than...
  25. In my opinion, working with kids is a lot easier...

    In my opinion, working with kids is a lot easier than adults when it comes to the optician role. Now, being a ophthalmic tech for a pediatric office - heck no. The moment those dilation drops hit a...
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