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    As an optician you have shown that you have a...

    As an optician you have shown that you have a pulse and can sign your own name. As an Optometrist you will also have to prove that you have a brain.
  2. Thread: Glass Lenses

    by rbaker
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    Recycle them with all of your old beer bottles.

    Recycle them with all of your old beer bottles.
  3. Eye care industry rejoices in new study findings

    Study Blames Disturbing Rise In Teens Who Need Glasses On Excessive Screen Time


    BIRMINGHAM, England — So many people, especially young people and teenagers, spend a significant period of time...
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    Chances are that it is an off the shelf...

    Chances are that it is an off the shelf component. If you can remove it and get the part number you can probably get a replacement real cheap.
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    Ryser's Rule implies the answer to the question...

    Ryser's Rule implies the answer to the question "whose expectations are to be managed?"

    That is to say, do we try to satisfy the customers expectation of good functional vision with a minimum of...
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    It all depends on the Rx. My first Add was a...

    It all depends on the Rx.

    My first Add was a +1.25 and my amplitude of accommodation was sufficient until I hit +2.00 some time later. When I first went into a multi-focal it was either a FT or an...
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    And then put him in a FT-28 or 35. I speak from...

    And then put him in a FT-28 or 35. I speak from personal experience.
  8. Thread: Just Wondering

    by rbaker
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    Just Wondering

    We all know that some folks are legally blind, that is visual acuity less than 20/200.

    What the heck in illegaly blind?
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    You have perfectly enumerated the reasons that...

    You have perfectly enumerated the reasons that the phoropter was invented. That being said, I would look for an old AO trial lens set. If you can find one it will cost you a pretty penny but will be...
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    No !

    No !
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    Lotsa luck.

    Lotsa luck.
  12. Thread: Squeaky-creaky

    by rbaker
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    You might also consider bacon grease. The only...

    You might also consider bacon grease. The only drawback is that you will attract every cat and dog for miles.
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    Eye drips to desolve cataracts

    Lets see how this brainstorm works out.

    https://www.the-open-mind.com/goodbye-surgery-scientists-made-eye-drops-that-dissolve-cataracts/
  14. If I foolishly came out of retirement and wanted...

    If I foolishly came out of retirement and wanted to get into asset management (inventory) I would investigate using RFID chips on my frames, lenses, cl's and anything else that I wanted to track.
  15. Thread: Where's Chris?

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    I lived in Naples Florida before moving back to...

    I lived in Naples Florida before moving back to Oregon and enjoyed spending some time with Chris on his winter hiatus down in the swamp. He was a "real" Optician, formally trained, and a good...
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    A recycling system will probably serve your...

    A recycling system will probably serve your needs. Get yourself a plastic 5 gallon pickle barrel, a small water pump from a garden supply store and some plastic tubing and you are in business. Line...
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    The Gold Standard is a muscle light and a metric...

    The Gold Standard is a muscle light and a metric ruler.
  18. Thread: Getting chippy

    by rbaker
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    Yes

    Yes
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    I would move the chiller out of the orifice and...

    I would move the chiller out of the orifice and in with the compressor. Get some of that foam rubber pipe insulation to do the job right.

    Keep cool.
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    Crown Glass

    Crown Glass
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    Consignment stock is usually frames and lenses...

    Consignment stock is usually frames and lenses legally owned by one party, them, but held by another, you, meaning that the risk and rewards regarding to the said stock remains with the first party...
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    Don't get too excited abut most of there...

    Don't get too excited abut most of there products, Most folks clean their glasses with toilet paper (no matter what you tell them) while taking care of business. Carry just a couple of these items,...
  23. Thread: SHAW Lens?

    by rbaker
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    Sorry Oscar = lack of sleep on my part. Google...

    Sorry Oscar = lack of sleep on my part. Google this: "AOTechnicalReport1967DesignofIsekonicSpectacles.pdf" and it should take you there.
  24. Thread: SHAW Lens?

    by rbaker
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    Here is some background info on how to design...

    Here is some background info on how to design iseokonic spectacle lenses straight from the horses mouth.
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    Manual Lensometer, Lens Clock, Calipers, PD...

    Manual Lensometer, Lens Clock, Calipers, PD Stick, a decent light source and coffee. lotsa coffee.
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