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    So I gotta say, via more unconventional methods,...

    So I gotta say, via more unconventional methods, the scratch resistance is pretty spectacular. I used and abused this thing and there's not so much as a mark on it. Not even minor. I think the...
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    If we all had deep enough pockets, I think the...

    If we all had deep enough pockets, I think the way to go would be having multiple machines from different manufacturers for their different strengths.
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    As a follow up, they are NOT yet available...

    As a follow up, they are NOT yet available through ABB
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    While the Briot is nice and less expensive for...

    While the Briot is nice and less expensive for the more modern features, Santinelli hands down for reliability and lifespan. Every machine has pros and cons. And while I prefer a 7EX to anything...
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    Sooooooo you know how they said it won't be...

    Sooooooo you know how they said it won't be available for another 3 months, only in Ray Ban RX? Yeah it's already available through Nassau OOGP. Says in stock and ships immediately. There's also a...
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    From what I understand from our rep, they're...

    From what I understand from our rep, they're replacing Avance with Rock. Interested to see how well it really holds up. End of the day, like Lensman11 said, nothing is scratchproof. Really wish...
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    Haven't had any Trivex on back order. Including...

    Haven't had any Trivex on back order. Including bifocals and trifocals from private lab. Solidar if you wanna give them a call
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    At the end of the day, everyone needs a good...

    At the end of the day, everyone needs a good laugh. And I thoroughly enjoyed the plussed blue-roll :giggle:
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    You know.....this is one of those where you start...

    You know.....this is one of those where you start reading, and reading, and it's not until you go to reply that you realize the thread is 15 years old........with that said. Canche, your best answers...
  10. Quig is spot on. Every edger requires a skilled...

    Quig is spot on. Every edger requires a skilled technician. Too many things going on that they won't have a clue about. If you're really wanting to have your lab provide the lenses, I would suggest...
  11. Just remembered a story about an optician I...

    Just remembered a story about an optician I worked with. Jefe's story made me think of it. In a boutique, and any time we had those pesky Ray Ban glass lenses, we had different ways of tackling...
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    Well sure, the first month are free. But then...

    Well sure, the first month are free. But then you're paying two to three times the cost more than anyone else's priceline
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    I guess the better question to lead with is, how...

    I guess the better question to lead with is, how did it craze to begin with? Sounds like he heated it up to reshape the curve so the coating wasn't stressed. If you catch it in time, it's possible....
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    It's really sad to see, but this is more and more...

    It's really sad to see, but this is more and more commonplace. The squeeze from managed care absolutely impacts the business side for us. But at the same time, a lot of places are focusing more on...
  15. Can you peek under that panel on the left side,...

    Can you peek under that panel on the left side, the one right under the chuck arm? Normally I'd say there's a piece of something stuck somewhere. But the wheel message is concerning. Do you guys have...
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    Actually, if you don't mind looking through the...

    Actually, if you don't mind looking through the catalogue. Europa's Scott Harris. The Vintage line has several. There's two I'm picturing off the top of my head but I couldn't even begin to tell you...
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    They have a couple really close. The Atticus...

    They have a couple really close. The Atticus (half rim) and the Savant for the titaniums. They have others shapewise in acetate as well.
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    O_o Umm. Have you tried Ghostbusters or an exorcist?? lol That is -really- odd. Do you have the safety bevel on, polish on? CR-39 should have taken like 120 seconds. What kind of lens was it that...
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    Anglo American should have some good ones. Also...

    Anglo American should have some good ones. Also check Hackett Bespoke and Barton Perreira
  20. Have you had any issues with sizing before the...

    Have you had any issues with sizing before the issue started? A few things to check, and you probably already have. Open up the hood, remove the hose and make sure there's no debris caked up or...
  21. Sand blasted, like it's covered in poly swarf? Or...

    Sand blasted, like it's covered in poly swarf? Or sand blasted like the coating has been blasted? Depending on what edger you're using, and given you're in California so I believe you have to dispose...
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    Europa for the Elements line would be a good...

    Europa for the Elements line would be a good option. As is I-Deal Optics for Focus and Casino. I would even go as far as to suggest using them for some packages as well. That can help out for less...
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    Safe bet is on Array VL. Honestly, if you have...

    Safe bet is on Array VL. Honestly, if you have access to them, I would upgrade them into the idLifestyle 3s. But the Array VL was usually solid for us
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    :giggle: You're not wrong there Fester. My...

    :giggle: You're not wrong there Fester. My practice back in NC dropped Spectera first of the year because of this change. And we dropped Superior back in 2020 for the same thing. Ultimately not worth...
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    Sounds like either an Array or an Amplitude. The...

    Sounds like either an Array or an Amplitude. The 7 would be anything higher than 1.67. Possibly a 15, but the V makes me think it's Array VL.
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