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    I went back to using Surface Saver tape. Not only...

    I went back to using Surface Saver tape. Not only keeps the lens clean but also helps with the wax staying on the lens. Use the washer for blocks only
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    I'm 55, I'll be out of the industry before it...

    I'm 55, I'll be out of the industry before it becomes the standard industry method of production. Currently, too slow.
  3. NW77th by Studio Optyx now has a US factory, but...

    NW77th by Studio Optyx now has a US factory, but they still have Korean and Japenese manufactured frames
  4. Manufacturing of the eyeglasses and turnaround...

    Manufacturing of the eyeglasses and turnaround time. Made in the States or outsourced to Asia?
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    Hey, Miope, thx for your insight, sounds...

    Hey, Miope, thx for your insight, sounds promising.
  6. 1. No rx remakes for incorrect at home exams. 2....

    1. No rx remakes for incorrect at home exams.
    2. Finally, opticians will start charging for adjustments on offsite purchases
  7. According to the info thst comes in with my...

    According to the info thst comes in with my Oakley rx orders, most of the sv are Shamir Attitude done on a KBCo/Sunray lens, an Essilor subsidiary. Nothing special.
  8. Vision works, anyone know whst they use?

    Greetings, have a patient having problems adapting to a new Zeiss Prec. Pure. She said she never had any problems with her Vision Works progressive. Called VW, was told she is wearing their brand....
  9. Thanks Chris. KNow anyone with first hand...

    Thanks Chris. KNow anyone with first hand experience of their designs?
  10. Anyone have info on Novar-tech lens designs?

    Greeting friends-
    Just curious if anyone has any experience using Novar tech lens designs ? Crossbows and IOT are known but I've heard little on how successful Novar designs are, I understand they...
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    Quince- we seem to be living the same life,...

    Quince- we seem to be living the same life, watching stuff come in from outside because they have free form that I could be doing better and cheaper. I have the options mapped out for my boss, just...
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    I'm also irritated by the move. My gut instinct...

    I'm also irritated by the move. My gut instinct is that all non free form progressives will be gone within 5 years by the big 3. Either buy from them, an independent lab or upgrade your own tech to...
  13. Hey, thanks for the followup, much appreciated....

    Hey, thanks for the followup, much appreciated. And my apologies for coming across as a douche last message. I just rec'd some bad news about a friend's health and was taking my anger out on you, I'm...
  14. One good reason ,Steve. I am the lab tech. I do...

    One good reason ,Steve. I am the lab tech. I do all of our surfacing. I know the costs of the products and I know I can provide them faster and cheaper, substantially. No additional hiring, no added...
  15. THx for all the replies. AND, no, 400k was not a...

    THx for all the replies. AND, no, 400k was not a typo. Personally, I'd love to do AR, don't know if I can convince the powers that be. BUt, I agree, it makes total sense to me as well. Just trying to...
  16. free form lab, how much am I looking at $$$ wise?

    Hello-
    First post, 35 year optician lab monkey.

    Looking to get some kind of idea about the price ranges of free form systems out there. I work in a small 2 store practice, owned by 3 doctors. One...
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