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  1. If all you want is to dispense and if rules...

    If all you want is to dispense and if rules haven’t changed then work for an optometrist, they will have you dispensing within a week with no tuition fees, no exam fees , no life long yearly...
  2. Which is why I wouldn't go to either school. You...

    Which is why I wouldn't go to either school. You need to learn the skills the disrupters learned, therefore go where they went. Don't be defenseless.
  3. [QUOTE=tmorse;563291]I don't think it appropriate...

    [QUOTE=tmorse;563291]I don't think it appropriate to make a recommendation for a school that you have not personally attended.[/

    The pathway to the public acquiring eyewear today has changed....
  4. Neither. Perhaps try :Wharton School of the...

    Neither.

    Perhaps try :Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    some of the most successful people in the optical business and in the world did not go to an optician program trade...
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    Poll: First you need to define “optician”. Many in my...

    First you need to define “optician”. Many in my mind would not qualify for that title, never mind refracting.
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    Start over. Get rid of all existing boards....

    Start over. Get rid of all existing boards. Replace all board members or directors with professional leadership charged with a mandate to accomplish and enforce licensure. Choose directors on their...
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    Having read this I’d say you were on the money. ...

    Having read this I’d say you were on the money.

    The only thing I would add is that the regulatory bodies I’ve seen , bring no value to the table in the form of leadership or vision and yes...
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    Exactly ! They could even succeed without auto...

    Exactly ! They could even succeed without auto refraction if they’d follow through with the rest of your ideas. Well said.
  9. Is this what you are looking for ? Try this link...

    Is this what you are looking for ? Try this link otherwise send a picture and show us what you have someone may recognize it.
    ...
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    The original company that purchased Revo from Lux...

    The original company that purchased Revo from Lux , didn’t they then sell it off again saying it was not a growth driver , so they divested themselves of it ?
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    The revo.com website indicates they sell directly...

    The revo.com website indicates they sell directly to consumers on line - why would a brick and mortar store want to support that attitude ?

    The revo.com website currently says “ Lens replacements...
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    Scribe a straight line across two lenses, don’t...

    Scribe a straight line across two lenses, don’t use a blocker or lensometer. Attach the lens to the block by hand and eye according to the scribed line. If the lens is still off axis then you have...
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    Poll: I do not believe opticians should refract. They...

    I do not believe opticians should refract. They are not ready. They do not have the infrastructure in place.

    Opticians primary objective should be to clean up their regulatory bodies first and...
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    Poll: Speaking , only of Canada, one question begs...

    Speaking , only of Canada, one question begs answering , is there even a need remaining for provincial regulatory colleges ? I’m very doubtful they serve a useful purpose.

    In my opinion they...
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    Poll: There is no leadership or vision amongst...

    There is no leadership or vision amongst opticians. The regulatory bodies I am familiar with once tried and made some in roads but even there, in my opinion they had no idea what they were up against...
  16. I quit buying NA frames in favor of Italian made...

    I quit buying NA frames in favor of Italian made frames but the reason was not price, as I paid more to buy Italian product than I was paying for North American. Likewise it was necessary to raise...
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    Man goes to a job fair in Toronto, at the optical...

    Man goes to a job fair in Toronto, at the optical booth he explores the possibility of becoming an optician. The man asks the regulator manning the booth, “What job security is there if I become an...
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    but if he hired me, he wouldn’t need an answer...

    but if he hired me, he wouldn’t need an answer because I would have already edged and mounted the lenses, maintained the edger, trained the staff ....
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    Would I be able to feed my family, pay a mortgage...

    Would I be able to feed my family, pay a mortgage on a nice home and have money left over for vacation and toys if I let you hire me ?


    If I started selling 2500.00 single pairs of hi tech...
  20. Your regulatory College isn’t quite what most...

    Your regulatory College isn’t quite what most think it is. You are wasting your money and license fees if you believe opticians are the only ones who can dispense into Ontario. The closer truth is...
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    That flexibility is important for now then. ...

    That flexibility is important for now then.

    I hope you will have the opportunity to work in other practises before graduating where you can experience the benefits of Optikam and POW dispensing...
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    Tell that story of yours to Elon Musk (Tesla)...

    Tell that story of yours to Elon Musk (Tesla) Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and hundreds of other entrepreneurs Del Vecchio (Luxottica), Warby Parker, Zenni, Thomas Edison, Ford, I wonder if they would agree...
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    In reality, you are not limited by the Drs. You...

    In reality, you are not limited by the Drs. You are only limited by yourself and your decision to stay with those Drs . That is the sad part.
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    I’ve never used the Optikam system, however I’ve...

    I’ve never used the Optikam system, however I’ve used other Position of Wear systems. Knowing everything you can about POW lenses and measuring systems will add value to your business.

    However,...
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    The problem is, that as old school opticians, you...

    The problem is, that as old school opticians, you were erroneously led down the garden path to belief that “you can’t do this, it’s illegal “, however you are all now learning that your years of...
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