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    Funny subject. I keep a bunch of sizes, shapes...

    Funny subject. I keep a bunch of sizes, shapes and materials on hand. On rare occasions I will put them on “upside down” for a nose shape that fits it better. I once had a customer that didn’t like...
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    OD’s don’t refer unless they don’t take a...

    OD’s don’t refer unless they don’t take a particular insurance for eyewear. I believe the only thing you can offer them legally in return for the referral is to treat their patient well. There seems...
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    I also use Care Credit. Not a bad program. My...

    I also use Care Credit. Not a bad program.

    My credit card system is from Square and they sent an email regarding a buy now pay later option yesterday. Sorry but I glossed over it so I don’t have...
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    I have an optical shop. Do your research on your...

    I have an optical shop. Do your research on your target customer and their buying trends and insurance coverages. You would need something unique or special to attract customers to come to your...
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    DRK is on the money about servicing the patient...

    DRK is on the money about servicing the patient not the plan. Our retail optical takes Eyemed. It isn’t the worst vision plan out there. Seems like the profitability is limited. They require you to...
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    If I remember correctly you must edge the lenses...

    If I remember correctly you must edge the lenses oversized and really heat Optyl. Otherwise the lenses will be loose before too long. Optyl returns to its original shape with heat which seems like it...
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    Hi, You might try Capri Optics Simply Lite...

    Hi,

    You might try Capri Optics Simply Lite line. Also Tuscany has an extensive rimless collection and they sell parts which is a great idea to have on hand because cannibalizing frames is time...
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    Poll: Good point, unfortunately

    Good point, unfortunately
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    After 20 years in a low income area and dealing...

    After 20 years in a low income area and dealing with Medicaid and various Medicare plans I have sampled most of the popular budget companies. Every company selling budget frames has a few lemons that...
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    Try looking into the Somo line of stock lenses...

    Try looking into the Somo line of stock lenses available through ABB. Quite affordable and very decent quality. Many materials and coating options.
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    Good topic. We buy hard cases by the hundreds and...

    Good topic. We buy hard cases by the hundreds and if you don’t go through them quick enough the glue dries and the inside lining pops up. Then we have frames that come with cases (which sometimes...
  12. Your question is a good one, especially in these...

    Your question is a good one, especially in these uncertain economic times. I have used “budget friendly” products in our low income area for 20 years. Having a collection of low cost frames on hand...
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    I had a physics professor prove to me that...

    I had a physics professor prove to me that antireflective coatings do not allow more light pass through a lens. I will admit I really didn't fully grasp the math he used but the concept stayed with...
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    Thanks for the input. I have tried most of the...

    Thanks for the input. I have tried most of the mentioned options. Seems like each company has a few duds mixed in with surprisingly decent frames in this pricing tier.

    Regarding being able able...
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    Budget Frame Lines

    Hi,

    Just wondering what you kind folks use for low end insurance frames. Mostly for Medicaid types of plans. I have used companies like Value, Capri, Clariti. Thought I'd network and see if there...
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    Sorry to hear about your 4T issues. I would...

    Sorry to hear about your 4T issues. I would strongly suggest you call for tech support. This happened to my edger a few years back and it turned out that the cable connecting the tracer to the edger...
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    SD Eyes is great. Also try Hands of Time Eyewear....

    SD Eyes is great. Also try Hands of Time Eyewear. Decent quality Italian frames at a nice price.
  18. Well, the picture does say it was from Expo East....

    Well, the picture does say it was from Expo East. After spending hours on your feet listening to tired sales pitches I am sure my expression was about the same.

    Seriously, I commend all the folks...
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    Hi, I just got audited for 4 claims as far...

    Hi,

    I just got audited for 4 claims as far back as 2017. 3 of them were frame only orders and one for contact lenses. They are probably nosing around gathering data to further squeeze profits from...
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    Thanks for the tip. I did consider Logo but I...

    Thanks for the tip. I did consider Logo but I think it is a smaller boutique company.
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    Help locating frame

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    Hi gang,

    I am trying to identify this frame. If anyone knows the exact model or something very similar I would be very grateful. Hope all is well out there!
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    Wfruit, I sent a personal message. Please...

    Wfruit,

    I sent a personal message. Please respond, thanks.

    That is a lot of glass jobs. The lab I use farms theirs out; maybe you do them?
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    Thanks for leads. You guys are the best! As...

    Thanks for leads. You guys are the best!

    As for "normal" optics; Uganda is very dusty and people can't afford to keep replacing their glasses due to scratches. They also don't have the legally...
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    lens surfacing equipment

    Hi,

    I have a friend trying to to equip his optical shop in Uganda with a surfacing lab. Problem is that they use 90% glass and most, if not all, new generators sold only cut plastic materials. ...
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    Optronics 4T Tracer Problem

    Hi all,

    Anyone know of a good lab equipment repair tech in the CT area. I have a 4T tracer that is down and appears to need some TLC. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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