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  1. I have not been on here for a while. But I saw...

    I have not been on here for a while. But I saw it going around FB last night. Quite upsetting.
  2. Thread: Hi everyone!

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    Heard the horrible news via FB this morning. So...

    Heard the horrible news via FB this morning. So sad to hear. The industry and world has lost a great person.
  3. Thanks Chris and hope everyone has a good one. ...

    Thanks Chris and hope everyone has a good one.

    Hoping to hide from everyone for about three days.
  4. Poll: I have to say, this is the cleanest discussion of...

    I have to say, this is the cleanest discussion of stripping I have ever read. And the first without pictures.
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    Great find

    Great find
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    Just to give some background. The government...

    Just to give some background. The government here used to pay for all eye exams (you got them once a year under 20 and over 65, and twice between). They stopped covering between 20 and 64 (with the...
  7. We need to get these economies away from the fake...

    We need to get these economies away from the fake economies. Housing bubbles, trickle down effect bubbles, internet bubbles, etc. The only way we can do that is to encourage the entreprenuerial...
  8. Poll: My lenses rarely, if ever craze. If they do, it...

    My lenses rarely, if ever craze. If they do, it tends to be in the warranty period (usually first 6 months. It would have to be a defect). After that, they tend not to craze, because they are just...
  9. I once had someone drop off a pair of glasses...

    I once had someone drop off a pair of glasses that they found in one of our cases on the other side of town. We were able to do a search in our system for the frame and then narrow it down to the...
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    Poll: Exactly. I made the mistake and have no problem...

    Exactly. I made the mistake and have no problem with eating the cost because of it. But I was a little disappointed that it was not rejected or someone did not call to verify.
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    Poll: yeah, but that really does not happen today. ...

    yeah, but that really does not happen today. These were CR-39 so we know they just surfaced them.
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    Poll: I am kicking myself in the butt, because I made...

    I am kicking myself in the butt, because I made an error this week. When I was on RX Club, I did the right with a plus cyl and the left with a minus (I did not convert. I just accidentally did it...
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    Been using that for about 6 years. Very...

    Been using that for about 6 years. Very successful. I would guess takes about 10 minutes from start (begin heating) to finish (lenses are inserted).
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    Poll: No. Though, for Stock Club and Medical Services,...

    No. Though, for Stock Club and Medical Services, they demand minus cyls. If it is plus, that is how I enter it into the computer and verify the order.

    It is very simple to convert, but errors...
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    To hire an optician and keep things going would...

    To hire an optician and keep things going would just add to the stress of the family. Thing is, we are a town 800km away from another major Canadian centre, so a lot of people just do not want to...
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    I should say, my immediate boss has been...

    I should say, my immediate boss has been fantastic. My CEO, on the other hand, has been brutal. When I am taking care of my mother, my father, their employees, the guy buying the business, our...
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    Say what you want about the Evil Empire, but they...

    Say what you want about the Evil Empire, but they helped keep my father afloat many years ago, and they have helped keep me afloat during the last two months.

    Thanks guys. Good advice so far.
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    Closing a Store

    Have any of you closed up a store before by going out of business?

    - How long did you give it from the decision to close date?
    - When did you stop selling?
    - Did you do any going out of business...
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    Believe it or not, my father's recovery has been...

    Believe it or not, my father's recovery has been remarkable. He had the worst possible brain aneurysm. Right now, his only issue is his short term memory and some heart issues. He is getting...
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    I think an easier way to measure is ease of...

    I think an easier way to measure is ease of clean. Since we are cleaning hundreds of lenses a year, it is something that we are relatively exposed to.
  21. These sound like the fitting marks.

    These sound like the fitting marks.
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    Scary. We all talk about government bureaucracy,...

    Scary. We all talk about government bureaucracy, but these insurance companies seem to be more bureaucratic.
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    Fezz is Chuck Norris? Actually, that makes a...

    Fezz is Chuck Norris?

    Actually, that makes a lot of sense.
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    He is back in town. He arrived Monday. They had...

    He is back in town. He arrived Monday. They had him in ICU. They have removed his tranch and trying to get him to eat orally. They had him taking a few steps and using the bathroom.

    He looks...
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    Father may be flown home tomorrow

    Father may be flown home tomorrow
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