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    So still a bit OT for this board, but I wanted to...

    So still a bit OT for this board, but I wanted to add to the idea I alluded to above. A collapse in the oil industry (and therefore the world economy) may not be caused by a shift to renewables - it...
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    Back in April 2019, Mark Carney (the Canadian who...

    Back in April 2019, Mark Carney (the Canadian who was heading the Bank of England) along with 33 other Central Banks, wrote an open letter to the world about the risk a sudden devaluation of the...
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    You can't time the stock market they say, and you...

    You can't time the stock market they say, and you really can't. But with values at almost all-time-highs, why would anyone want to be even more greedy with the Dow at 29000++? It was clear last...
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    There may be even bigger issues stopping...

    There may be even bigger issues stopping optometry from existing in 2035. Without exaggerating, "modern" society "as the locals know it" may not even exist at that point. You can argue it already...
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    This isn't going well.

    Essilor/Clearly Injunction Appeal Update

    In an effort to protect Ontario patients, the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the College of Opticians of Ontario initiated a legal proceeding...
  6. OK - but I could get your $700 product for about...

    OK - but I could get your $700 product for about $250 easily, online.
  7. What about Warby? Are they selling something...

    What about Warby? Are they selling something similar to what LC sells, for multiples more?
  8. Optimensch. Your posts are a morass of...

    Optimensch. Your posts are a morass of pre-conceived notions, prejudices, and defensiveness. Like - how about this?



    I was at Yorkdale on the weekend and the LC seemed pretty busy. If someone...
  9. Perhaps, although the journalist makes no mention...

    Perhaps, although the journalist makes no mention of the associations in the article. It is probably true he wouldn't have an issue with discount brick and mortar discount opticals, nor would he have...
  10. optimensch: I'm going to mention that you seem...

    optimensch: I'm going to mention that you seem to be conflating two different issues.

    The article is a "hit" on Luxottica. It's not a hit on other entities that may have the "same" business...
  11. You're taking the title out of context. The...

    You're taking the title out of context. The context is as follows:

    “There is no competition in the industry, not any more,” he told me. “Luxottica bought everyone.

    This is the scope of his...
  12. Are online sales part of the eyeglass industry?...

    Are online sales part of the eyeglass industry? He clearly mentions a cheaper alternative.

    “You can get amazingly good frames, with a Warby Parker level of quality, for $4 to $8,” Butler said.
    ...
  13. It's about Luxottica. Can you show me where he...

    It's about Luxottica. Can you show me where he mentions Warby? I see it once, when he says this:


    “You can get amazingly good frames, with a Warby Parker level of quality, for $4 to $8,” Butler...
  14. I'll admit I tried reading a few of your stream...

    I'll admit I tried reading a few of your stream of consciousness posts, but it was clear it was going to take an effort I wasn't willing to make, so I stopped.

    What I will say though, gets back to...
  15. Your argument that the article is bunk seems to...

    Your argument that the article is bunk seems to rest on the premise of semantics. Replace "monopoly" with the words "insufficient competition" in your post and see if you still agree with what you...
  16. Convenient for you to ignore my earlier post. ...

    Convenient for you to ignore my earlier post. Here it is again:

    Perhaps you and I are reading something different when we read the article. To me, the the author is reporting about rip-off...
  17. I'm also going to opine that I don't think you...

    I'm also going to opine that I don't think you would do very well in a basic test of reading comprehension.

    The title of the article is: How badly are we being ripped off on eyewear?

    I...
  18. Perhaps you and I are reading something different...

    Perhaps you and I are reading something different when we read the article. To me, the the author is reporting about rip-off mark-ups on glasses in the retail environment. His explanation for this...
  19. Some would say that a would-be customer walking...

    Some would say that a would-be customer walking into a mall-based retail environment will not encounter a lot of non-luxottica options to buy eyewear.

    A non-competitive monopoly does not...
  20. How badly are we being ripped off on eyewear? Former industry execs tell all

    From the LA Times. March 5, 2019

    https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-glasses-lenscrafters-luxottica-monopoly-20190305-story.html

    Charles Dahan knows from first-hand...
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    I got something in the mail today. My sense is...

    I got something in the mail today. My sense is that this "invite" has been mailed to all ODs and OMDs across Canada. Given their target audience, some general MDs may have been targeted as well.
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    >Seven per cent of online shoppers (consumers who...

    >Seven per cent of online shoppers (consumers who make purchase online), who need vision correction, currently buy their glasses or contact lenses on the web. This percentage is expected to rise to...
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    Somewhat tangentially related to this thread. ...

    Somewhat tangentially related to this thread.

    Amazon's US sales to match Walmart's within three years, JP Morgan predicts...
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    There is this. ...

    There is this.

    https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/29-1041-optometrists
  25. Is online refraction a game changer for optometrists?

    This is apparently becoming a bigger and bigger issue in the U.S. First, some background. The main player is currently Opternative. My understanding is that they are the refraction service that...
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