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  1. Thread: Wwyd?

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    Ah yes. Those cell phones kicked the people...

    Ah yes. Those cell phones kicked the people selling Smart Mirrors to the curb.

    I opened a bottle of champagne the day the Smart Mirror fried its motherboard and stopped working. I thought is was...
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    So I had a long career as a Little O. I made a...

    So I had a long career as a Little O. I made a boat-load of money and got respect from everyone. Just like the Big O, and the Middle O. :bounce::bounce:

    I'll be here all week folks. Try the...
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    I just find it difficult to believe the number of...

    I just find it difficult to believe the number of patients (victims) that clustered in that area of the state. BTW, +.50 add Executives were an "ordered blank" for AO labs. Not our branch. We...
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    When I was brand new in the industry, working in...

    When I was brand new in the industry, working in a wholesale lab we had an OD that constantly ordered Executive bifocals for kids: -.25 sph., with a +.50 add. Being young and naive, I asked our...
  5. I would have gone crazy without an edger. There...

    I would have gone crazy without an edger. There were days when hiding out in the lab was the only thing that kept me from killing someone.
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    Barrry, I agree with you. But not for free. ...

    Barrry, I agree with you. But not for free. ​For many years I owned an independent location. Then I took a Mon - Fri job at a medical practice. A pt. told me how disappointed he was that we closed....
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    Everyone thinks it's the other guy's industry...

    Everyone thinks it's the other guy's industry that's screwing them over. My barber was always asking me about the eyeglass sales at Walmart, Target, LC, etc. Never occured to her to come to me. ...
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    Important: "4. For Transitions and photochromic lens...

    "4. For Transitions and photochromic lens demonstrations during the sale and during the dispense"

    When people came in complaining that their Transitions didn't darken, I'd take two LEAP pads and...
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    Important: "6. The magic trick - I have seen this mentioned...

    "6. The magic trick - I have seen this mentioned on other threads. When you have a patient who is complaining about glasses and you cannot find a single thing left to adjust or change, tell them you...
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    What are plano RayBans these days? Still glass...

    What are plano RayBans these days? Still glass G-15? Wit or witout AR?

    Wit or witout is a Philly CheeseSteak reference for those of you in Rio Linda. And Rio Linda is a Rush Limbaugh...
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    Where is Don't ask the lab guy? I looked on FB...

    Where is Don't ask the lab guy? I looked on FB but nothing came up. Opticians on FB is sometimes a bit too young for me. Eyeglass tatoos? For Christ's sake, leave work at work. I retired 6...
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    When a speaker started bragging during mandatory...

    When a speaker started bragging during mandatory continuing ed. about being able to surface to 1/100 D, I asked what the point of that was when refractions were done to .25D. Needless to say, he...
  13. If he is going to be able to read clearly out of...

    If he is going to be able to read clearly out of the edge of the lens, can we assume that God has also redesigned his eyes?
  14. When I served several years in corporate optical...

    When I served several years in corporate optical prison, we would have the typical discount shopper load up on CL's during the annual Thanksgiving Day sale. Then they would come back and want to...
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    "When you hear hoofbeats. Think horses, not...

    "When you hear hoofbeats. Think horses, not zebras."
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    Possibly just omitted the bifocal add?

    Possibly just omitted the bifocal add?
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    I had a police officer & a friend who had a .25D...

    I had a police officer & a friend who had a .25D change. The Dr. told him it was minor, I told him it was minor. His reply was that it was his money, his eyes and "damn it order the glasses". When...
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    Larry Crowne from 2011 according to IMDB.com. I...

    Larry Crowne from 2011 according to IMDB.com. I never heard of it. Obviously not quite as successful as Apollo 13.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1583420/soundtrack/?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  19. Thread: New edger

    by waynegilpin
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    Ah yes. The day the new practice manager came...

    Ah yes. The day the new practice manager came into my office asking why I was taking money out of petty cash to buy pantyhose.
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    Luzerne Optical in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

    Luzerne Optical in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  21. There is a fine line between enthusiasm for your...

    There is a fine line between enthusiasm for your product, and a hard upsell. My predecessor at a medical practice pole-vaulted over that line. It took a long time to repair the damage she did.
  22. I worked for a national corporation for a few...

    I worked for a national corporation for a few years. They had various district contests. But, there was always some lame excuse for not awarding the prize. There was only one time when the district...
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    Hadn't finished my coffee. My apologies to the...

    Hadn't finished my coffee. My apologies to the doc.
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    Not a Dr. Never even played one on TV. But 2D...

    Not a Dr. Never even played one on TV.
    But 2D cyl. OD post cat, and only .50 OS pre surgery? Remember, "God doth love symmetry".
    It would be interesting to see the manifest refraction pre cataract...
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    Always under-promise and over-deliver. If you...

    Always under-promise and over-deliver. If you promise seven days and deliver in five, you're a hero. If you promise three and deliver in four, you're a bum.
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