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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...
  5. Thread: Slab Off

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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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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    Folks, Several here are mentioning things...

    Folks,
    Several here are mentioning things finding the "true power", and vertical position, etc. But on a test like this, you must respond to the question as written. In this case it is simple. No...
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    Folks, Several here are mentioning things...

    Folks,
    Several here are mentioning things finding the "true power", and vertical position, etc. But on a test like this, you must respond to the question as written. In this case it is simple. No...
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    The ABO uses extensive psychometric analysis of...

    The ABO uses extensive psychometric analysis of questions to assure they are objective. No trick questions. But you are correct in one regard, it needs to specify monocular or binocular. I suspect it...
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    Folks, objective tests like this are the best way...

    Folks, objective tests like this are the best way to make examinations most objective. If this question tripped up anyone, they need to go back and learn a bit more. Because it is objective (there is...
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    My response was a simple version of your well...

    My response was a simple version of your well written description and intended for the OP, not you. I know you understand this very well, but they did not and I just made it simple. Not intended to...
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    Nothing at all tricky about this question. What...

    Nothing at all tricky about this question. What is the power at 180? -6.12 D. 1.50 (.25) = .37. -6.50+.375 = 6.125 or on optical terms -6.12D. It is an Rx for ONE EYE, so you would use 2 mm as the...
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    Find the power in the horizontal meridian...

    Find the power in the horizontal meridian (0-180). Then simply use Prentice's Rule to find the correct answer, P = hD.
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    Chris is missed by us all. Thanks for mentioning...

    Chris is missed by us all. Thanks for mentioning him, Andrew.
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    Happy Birthday, Steve. Thanks for all you do.

    Happy Birthday, Steve. Thanks for all you do.
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    The OP did not ever mention home address, only...

    The OP did not ever mention home address, only the license number the boss required on the tag. Others that followed mentioned it, and I strongly agree with you that personal contact information...
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    Maybe we need a special security force to be sure...

    Maybe we need a special security force to be sure the top secret professional numbers don't get out! This sounds like I might have underestimated it. Could be a national security issue. Us...
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