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    For those who wish to study and enroll in a more...

    For those who wish to study and enroll in a more comprehensive program, Georgian College in Barrie has an excellent program.
    They will even assist you in a summer placement! For more information...
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    You are correct and I didn't differentiate in my...

    You are correct and I didn't differentiate in my post regarding the funding. Thank you for pointing out my error.
    What is your affiliation with the BC College of Optics?

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
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    Did you forget about the Optician's program at...

    Did you forget about the Optician's program at Georgian College?
    Isn't there a program in Quebec as well?

    http://cat.georgiancollege.ca/programs/opti/

    P.S. I as an employer would not hire a...
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    I Scooped Mr. Cut & Paste!

    Clash over EssilorLuxottica's next CEO heating up!

    https://www.ft.com/con…/62242586-45b6-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3

    See all of it at https://www.ft.com/con…/62242586-45b6-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3
    ...
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    Of course you can invent a name and call it...

    Of course you can invent a name and call it designer but most consumers I would think would rather purchase a Calvin Klein frame (a name that they have seen and bought before in cologne or clothing)...
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    Chris I would like to add one thing. Pricing...

    Chris I would like to add one thing. Pricing would also be dependent of the perceived value of the designer name on the frame.
    Many consumers feel better purchasing a name than a no name brand of...
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    Chris Ryser; Still waiting for an answer as to...

    Chris Ryser;

    Still waiting for an answer as to why you mislead myself and everyone else on this site with your made-up posts with phoney facts and figures.
    #nocredibility
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    Idispense…….I think you know the chances of...

    Idispense…….I think you know the chances of members here pooling funds together to purchase these reports in your last post but thank you for posting.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
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    Chris; Which begs the question why do you post...

    Chris;

    Which begs the question why do you post this crap in the first place (picking numbers out of thin air) if it isn't true and there is no reliable published source behind it?
    Why would you...
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    Chris; It doesn't clear any air at all. ...

    Chris;

    It doesn't clear any air at all.
    Again I ask you to post the link to your assertion that independent opticians market share is 14%.
    Why do you post this stuff if it isn't true?
    Why are...
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    Dear Chris; Again I ask you to verify your...

    Dear Chris;

    Again I ask you to verify your claim that independant optician's market share is 15%. Please reveal your source.

    Many thanks,
    Golfnorth
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    Lensmanmd……..yes I agree and I certainly do 95%...

    Lensmanmd……..yes I agree and I certainly do 95% of my lab business non-Essilor. As for Lux....I only carry RayBan and guess what?
    My business up substantially! Last fiscal was our best year ever...
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    Good morning Chris; Kindly post the link that...

    Good morning Chris;

    Kindly post the link that states that independent opticians market share is 14% at this time.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
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    Chris; Your formula of pricing will reduce the...

    Chris;

    Your formula of pricing will reduce the volume of stores that implement it IMHO. Please note that there is nobody that has publicly stated that they are using this or any similar way of...
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    But do you honestly think they would purchase...

    But do you honestly think they would purchase from you again under those circumstances?
    I don't think so!

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
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    Chris; Don't you think you'll have some pretty...

    Chris;

    Don't you think you'll have some pretty ****** off customers when using your pricing formula who return with a broken frame and are told that since they did not purchase the service package...
  17. Lab Insight...….you are 100% correct on this one....

    Lab Insight...….you are 100% correct on this one.
    Don't forget that the OD should be paying the optician (landlord) a reasonable rent as well.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
  18. If anyone is using a different pricing model such...

    If anyone is using a different pricing model such as the one that Chris has outlined would they mind posting that they are?

    Many thanks,
    Golfnorth
  19. I still believe that the above pricing model...

    I still believe that the above pricing model isn't practical. Could that be why no one has admitted that they have implemented one similar?

    There was a frame company that priced their frames at...
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    Ontario opticians have NOT been deregulated. ...

    Ontario opticians have NOT been deregulated.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
  21. I practice in Ontario and the province has NOT...

    I practice in Ontario and the province has NOT been deregulated.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
  22. Chris; You will not be surprised to hear that...

    Chris;

    You will not be surprised to hear that I do not agree with your above solution or think that it's even workable.
    So we are going to add on AR coatings etc to the base price then add our...
  23. Which brings us back to my post of last week...

    Which brings us back to my post of last week stating that my Essilor rep told me that they were unable at this point to grow Clearly's market penetration.

    Regards,
    Golfnorth
  24. Thread: Clearly

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    Yes I agree Lab Insight......the sky is not...

    Yes I agree Lab Insight......the sky is not falling!
    There are those on this site that have been saying for quite some time that we should all just set up kiosks in malls
    and measure pd's all day...
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    Clearly

    I just had my Essilor rep in for a chat. I don't do any business with them but she still dropped by to say hello.
    She told me that Clearly had 5% of the market (not sure if it was online market or...
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