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    Optical24/7- I'd picture it as a very basic...

    Optical24/7- I'd picture it as a very basic eyeglasses fully covered plan with medicaid type almost no options and payments at what we now accept. Patients can upgrade as they see fit.

    Internet...
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    And our lack of political comments being accepted...

    And our lack of political comments being accepted here regarding our industry. (Even if it's the next big thing- here it is a no-no.)

    Would a single payer national plan pay doc's more for a...
  3. [WRT progressive lens technology, I believe we've...

    [WRT progressive lens technology, I believe we've hit a brick wall constructed of the physical laws of the universe. The next step will probably be electroactive, pharma, or biological based...
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    And it's all the opticians fault since the exam...

    And it's all the opticians fault since the exam gave him great vision and the MD sure as heck isn't going to go "My Bad";)
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    Actually the big money from what I understand is...

    Actually the big money from what I understand is in the medical side which they nibble away at to the Ophthalmologists chagrin.
    I think they do lobby on a state level but with national healthcare...
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    Maybe this: ...

    Maybe this:

    https://www.warbyparker.com/prescription-check-app

    And this:

    https://www.cvs.com/content/optical

    And things like this:
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    Welcome to Optiboard Picky1. :biggrin: ...

    Welcome to Optiboard Picky1. :biggrin:



    Old thread revival alert to others.
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    I wonder what would happen if OD's and...

    I wonder what would happen if OD's and independent labs nationwide banded together and committed 50 cents of each VSP job to form a professional lobbying group to try to claw back some say in the...
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    Can someone remind me of their original slogan? ...

    Can someone remind me of their original slogan?

    I think it went "By Optometrists for Optometrists".

    After a pitch to my Doc's who signed up early on (paper only) I remember one coming in saying...
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    Here's the Big Bang to come (right now we're in...

    Here's the Big Bang to come (right now we're in the first millisecond):

    https://www.cvs.com/content/optical
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    This is the kind of story where I'll miss Mr....

    This is the kind of story where I'll miss Mr. Ryser's search and post skills.

    Quick google shows no hard news. Uillean- is this just Optidirt for now?
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    As you keep digging.....on dispensing maybe get...

    As you keep digging.....on dispensing maybe get an Essilor progressive verification tape and position the hole over the pupil and see if distance is clear and only blurs when the rest of the lens is...
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    When in a hole STOP DIGGING!!! Put the latest...

    When in a hole STOP DIGGING!!!

    Put the latest re do lenses in a tray. Tell her we'll give it one more try- After a week call her and tell her these are spot on but because of rx changes must be...
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    Self delete. Ooppss vertical!

    Self delete.

    Ooppss vertical!
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    Let the hijack continue- Many many years ago my...

    Let the hijack continue- Many many years ago my friend was helping an elderly lady and while free hand holding the frame rammed the screwdriver blade through his index finger and when he pulled it...
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    Seiko does this in many of their titanium frames-...

    Seiko does this in many of their titanium frames- I believe to help keep them from binding and yes- they are a bear to replace.

    I wet the barrel with my fingertip then touch it to the wafer thin...
  17. Remember when the Comfort used to be minimum fit...

    Remember when the Comfort used to be minimum fit height of 22 turned into 18mm in the 90's(?) when big frames got narrower.

    When Essilor declared the Comfort could now be fit at 18 minimum several...
  18. These questions are debated and answered in...

    These questions are debated and answered in several threads and in great detail, in the General Optics Forum of OptiBoard at the of the page "Hall of Fame".

    Here's one of them from a few years...
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    Anyone know the salt solution in a pool as...

    Anyone know the salt solution in a pool as chlorine cutback? I know these pools are very popular in the south and I have not heard of dried salt (it's now a rock!) causing issues- but I see the...
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    Quality related to breakage. Very unforgiving but...

    Quality related to breakage. Very unforgiving but this was also a number of years ago.

    Quality, service or price- you can have one or two but not all three.
  21. Here's a possible deep pocket behind this (and...

    Here's a possible deep pocket behind this (and for a while now):

    https://news.kochind.com/news/2017/koch-opposes-occupational-licensing-regulations
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    I had a lot of issues with I-Deals sun collection...

    I had a lot of issues with I-Deals sun collection fwiw.
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    Welcome back! :dance: Now start paying it...

    Welcome back! :dance:



    Now start paying it forward to the new generation who can't afford a few bucks a month and subscribe to the gold standard of optical forums (even if they do let me post)....
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    For the record I made up the "rule" and Chris...

    For the record I made up the "rule" and Chris never objected to it. Actually, I think he kind of got a kick out of it.
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    I choose to celebrate a long life well lived. ...

    I choose to celebrate a long life well lived.

    From a post I made many years ago:

    Ryser's Rule...

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