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    You want to block 100% of light up to what?...

    You want to block 100% of light up to what? 520nm? That is going to be a very strongly tinted lens. There is a whole lot of things that don't make sense in your question.
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    Ding, ding ding. If you are going to go cheap, go...

    Ding, ding ding. If you are going to go cheap, go all out and get as much margin as you can.
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    I think most don't do it by default and it does...

    I think most don't do it by default and it does need to be a rather unique fitting and power to make it worth doing.
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    Minus lenses can be prism thinned and do benefit...

    Minus lenses can be prism thinned and do benefit in certain situations. I moderate to high minus power with a low fitting height can be thinned with base down and a high fitting height with base up. ...
  5. Sounds like the perfect government program. How...

    Sounds like the perfect government program. How to turn a $100 dollar pair of glasses into an $800 dollar pair of glasses.
  6. The problem with a flat dollar amount like an...

    The problem with a flat dollar amount like an $800 dollar prepaid card for glasses is that providers will try and figure out how to get as much of that $800 dollars as possible. Cheapest frames and...
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    Uh no. There are plenty of indy labs. This sound...

    Uh no. There are plenty of indy labs. This sound a like an ad for ABB Optical.
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    It did actually. It was for the OD that worked...

    It did actually. It was for the OD that worked for me.
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    Yup. Kodak called it the "anti-fatigue lens"....

    Yup. Kodak called it the "anti-fatigue lens". Base in near only progressive. I used it for a grand total of 1 patient ever.
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    Well you would need to know exactly what range of...

    Well you would need to know exactly what range of wavelengths cause Transitions to react, I don't. We all know it UV causes is it to react, but does it stop at 350-380-400nm? Then you would need to...
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    I don't know. Is it, doctor?

    I don't know. Is it, doctor?
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    Because it is anti-scientific nonsense presented...

    Because it is anti-scientific nonsense presented in a medical setting. If BS isn't called out when it is BS they will just keep piling on more. Pretty soon we will all need special IR flash mirrors...
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    But humans have always been exposed to "bad blue...

    But humans have always been exposed to "bad blue light" (I think you meant 400-450) from being outside. Vision Ease states that 15 minutes spent outside in full sun is equivilent to 10 HOURS of...
  14. I certainly do not know that OVVO frames vary in...

    I certainly do not know that OVVO frames vary in size. I just made new lenses for a patients frame, without having the frame, that I originally made in 2018. The lenses fit perfectly. How could a...
  15. This is entirely an issue with your lab of choice...

    This is entirely an issue with your lab of choice and not OVVO. Frame brand is irrelevant. It's not like the stainless/titanium frames are shrinking over time.
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    Maybe ask Optiboard meember Brent McCardle, he...

    Maybe ask Optiboard meember Brent McCardle, he seems to be selling the blue flavored koolaid. https://www.2020mag.com/ce/blue-light-lenses-with-more

    When the industry is granting CEs for a...
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    I've never used Spectangle but I have been using...

    I've never used Spectangle but I have been using an Optikam Pad for a little over 8 years. It works great for me. But, it is just a tool, and it is only as good as it's operator, it's not automatic...
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    Except they don't make money from eyewear sales....

    Except they don't make money from eyewear sales. They are not an eyewear company. They are not any different than any other "disruptor"(I hate that word) company. Gain market share by giving away...
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    For well over half a century eyeglasses have been...

    For well over half a century eyeglasses have been fashion devices, and fitting flattering frames to patients has been a required skill set for opticians. To say we would be better off if we stopped...
  20. Transitions lenses are a comfort device not a...

    Transitions lenses are a comfort device not a replacement for a dedicated pair of sunglasses. Also if it is very hot out, transitions lenses will not get as dark.
  21. Why not just tint the lenses darker? It's a much...

    Why not just tint the lenses darker? It's a much simpler fix. I've done at least a dozen this year to 90% and the people that wanted super dark loved them. Category 3 "general purpose lens or shield,...
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    I've gotten a few Trivex FT28s last month from...

    I've gotten a few Trivex FT28s last month from indy labs. Nothing else in trivex though, no 7x28s or FT35 etc.
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    How many is too many. 1. It boggles my mind...

    How many is too many. 1.

    It boggles my mind that these companies are still paying and sending outside sales reps all over the place. I have a few reps I like, but I rarely see them, and they...
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    3 below sounds terrible. I suppose we should...

    3 below sounds terrible. I suppose we should clarify what fitting parameter we are talking about. The fitting cross. I assume the people saying 3 below are talking about the 180 layout marks on a 4...
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    Poll: I think you have made a gross underestimation of...

    I think you have made a gross underestimation of what an optometrist does, and an equally massive overvaluation of a tech.

    Even speaking strictly about the refraction, between a tech/OMD and and...
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