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    [Disclaimer- Essilor employee] Hi Andrew, ...

    [Disclaimer- Essilor employee]
    Hi Andrew,

    Transitions XTRActive Polarized will be available in a 1.67 blank- at the very least in SFSV format (so you'll be able to make a SV or FBS formatted lens...
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    [Disclaimer- Essilor Employee] I've seen some...

    [Disclaimer- Essilor Employee] I've seen some samples of the Transitions XTRActive Polarized, and they are impressive (IMO). The lenses get very dark outdoors (I am somewhat light sensitive and I...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) You are 100%...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) You are 100% correct on the source. Saint-Gobain supplied the alumdum. For some reason I thought it was 14 instead of 12, but my mind tended to wander during those...
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    (Disclaimer Essilor Employee) The specific type...

    (Disclaimer Essilor Employee) The specific type of alumdum used in the original Bayer Test is no longer available. For some time there was a single provider of the particular type of alumdum that...
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    You should be able to order Sharpview on that...

    You should be able to order Sharpview on that lens. As mentioned earlier, it comes down to the type of hard-coating on the lens- some hard-coats and hard-coating processes are compatible with tints,...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) I had a chance to...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) I had a chance to give my Crizal Rock no-glare lenses a pretty good workout this week in the woods around Broken Bow, Oklahoma. I've been trudging around setting up...
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    Sorry it took so long to see your post, but...

    Sorry it took so long to see your post, but fortunately you received an excellent (and completely accurate) answer.

    You can get a tint with Sharpview AR, but the Crizal process has elements that...
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    Yes. Way over-simplifying, but myopes tend to...

    Yes. Way over-simplifying, but myopes tend to prefer a somewhat harder design and hyperopes tend to prefer a softer design. Also the amount of ADD power requires different progressive profiles (the...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor employee) Apologies for the...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor employee) Apologies for the length of what follows, but I've been working with the communication of Varilux Comfort Max for almost two years, and the design represents a true...
  10. Thread: Eyezen +4

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    (Disclaimer - Essilor employee) Optically...

    (Disclaimer - Essilor employee)
    Optically speaking, an Eyezen+ does share some of the characteristics of a progressive lens. Functionally speaking, it is not a progressive lens.

    Optically, a...
  11. To Don and Quig's points, check your ANSI Z80...

    To Don and Quig's points, check your ANSI Z80 standards to determine if the lens falls within standards (at only 2-3 degrees off, it should unless the patient has considerable cylinder).

    If the...
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    You can usually use a lens clock to ascertain if...

    You can usually use a lens clock to ascertain if a surface is aspheric (you just can't measure the true curve of the lens), because the reading on an aspheric surface will alter somewhat from center...
  13. Hello bta89, For opticians, being qualified as a...

    Hello bta89,
    For opticians, being qualified as a speaker involves the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). As our national certification organization, they oversee the continuing education process...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) Gold Star for...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    Gold Star for Julia- Eyezen+ is available in +0, +1, +2, +3, and- as of July- +4. As she indicated, their respective amounts of accommodative relief (plus power)...
  15. I had the pleasure of heading a task group for...

    I had the pleasure of heading a task group for the Vision Council that included Carrie, so I'm happy to say we are well acquainted! :)
  16. Are there any young CE speakers out there?

    (Disclaimer- I am employed by Essilor of America)

    As I travel around to state association meetings, Vision Expos, etc., it occurs to me the CE speakers in our industry are getting well, kinda old...
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    Great video! I positively hate having to replace...

    Great video! I positively hate having to replace 8-liner- would have loved having a video like this early in my career (of course, early in my career YouTube didn't exist ;^).
  18. (Essilor Employee) Essilor is currently...

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    Essilor is currently experiencing a shortage in the supply of some Thin & Lite 1.74 lenses, due to a fire that occurred at one of our manufacturing facilities. There was no lab...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) Just wanted to...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    Just wanted to make one clarification. Varilux Physio does provide better optics to the patient compared to Varilux Comfort, because Varilux Physio has lower levels...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) A lot of good...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    A lot of good points have already been made. I agree with the main point all of the previous posts are driving towards:
    Whenever a previously happy wearer...
  21. (Disclaimer- Essilor employee) Great review-...

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    Great review- your experience pretty much matches my own with the lenses.
    Just an FYI, the mirror color that seems to be least noticeable inside is the red. You...
  22. To Pete, what study changed your mind on damage...

    To Pete, what study changed your mind on damage from device induced blue light?

    The abstract of the study that put me squarely on the side of "yes, we need to reduce exposure to blue light" can be...
  23. Hi Chris, Actually, the debate on blue on...

    Hi Chris,
    Actually, the debate on blue on Optiboard has been pretty civil and well thought-out relative to some other discussions I've seen... Frankly, the approach some manufacturers have taken...
  24. I totally get where you're coming from... a very...

    I totally get where you're coming from... a very large percentage of the consumer-facing images being used to discuss blue light seem to involve an ominous blue glow emanating from some sort of...
  25. I've seen roundtables where experts have...

    I've seen roundtables where experts have suggested we may never see a long-term study on the effects of blue light, mainly because of the difficulties associated with following a large population...
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