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    So, we don't market ourselves this way (because...

    So, we don't market ourselves this way (because we do NO marketing) but I've come to realize my office is used as a Glasses Service Center. We are an independent optical with a good relationship with...
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    I try and set an expectation for this while...

    I try and set an expectation for this while dispensing. I mention free lifetime adjustments and actually have a number of patients that come in just for lens cleanings (mall zombies mostly.) When...
  3. Thread: Crizal Rock

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    Good to know! I'll take that free credit!

    Good to know! I'll take that free credit!
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    Nicely done. This could make for some really fun...

    Nicely done. This could make for some really fun marketing.
  5. Thread: blue blocking

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    I'm a big advocate of BluTech. In the right...

    I'm a big advocate of BluTech. In the right frame, the tint isn't obvious and it is soooo comfortable. Not blue reflections from coatings and no color disruption from yellow lenses. I wear the...
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    Casinos (i-Deal) are our go to budget option. We...

    Casinos (i-Deal) are our go to budget option. We offer them as the second free pair for BOGOs or a discount on designer lines. They really do have a great selection and are just a durable as some of...
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    I usually only recommend a different design for...

    I usually only recommend a different design for suns for one of two reasons:

    Reason one: they don't want to splurge on their suns- in which I like going with SV or potentially Flat-Tops opposed...
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    We recently got a great deal on close outs of...

    We recently got a great deal on close outs of Airlocks (not sure if they are the same construction as I don't carry Silhouette) but might be worth checking out?
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    I really like the idea of a flowchart-esque...

    I really like the idea of a flowchart-esque approach. I'll be sure to share if I can come up with anything cool. :cool:
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    double post

    double post
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    Cherry Optical out of Green Bay. We have been...

    Cherry Optical out of Green Bay. We have been VERY happy with them. They do outsource for Hoya product which is the only time we tend to run into backorders and delays.
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    Oh no!! I have not run into this yet with my lab...

    Oh no!! I have not run into this yet with my lab but it's good to have a heads-up if it is coming my way.
  13. My advice- discussed with peers- is to use water...

    My advice- discussed with peers- is to use water or a lens approved SPRAY regularly,

    Dawn dish soap for build up on lenses,

    and premoistened wipes (containing alcohol) when traveling/...
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    Maybe a heat issue? I've had issues in the past...

    Maybe a heat issue? I've had issues in the past with tinting 1.67 but don't recall any having AR. Maybe the AR isn't the problem but instead the tinting process?

    I'm not sure how your system is...
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    Trolls, trolls, everywhere! ...

    Trolls, trolls, everywhere!



    Triiiiiiiiibrid. Why is this still not a thing?
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    Thanks for the option, but I'm a New England gal....

    Thanks for the option, but I'm a New England gal. Maine must not be friendly enough for the business man to open up shop. Oh well, looks like my lab days are over!

    Congrats on being a part of...
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    I'm a former surfacing technician. They were...

    I'm a former surfacing technician. They were opening a lab in my area which would have been a dream come true. All I've got up here is Hoya... no thank you.


    Unless you are offering?? :wink:
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    *big sigh I actually had dreams of joining...

    *big sigh


    I actually had dreams of joining them in the potential future (a rep told me they were looking to expand to my area.)
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    I recently had a gentleman who had been going to...

    I recently had a gentleman who had been going to a competitor for years. A new puppy did a number on his Oakleys (Lizard? or similar thin metal semi-rim with Trivex Recharge) and they refused to even...
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    I used the older version of this for years and...

    I used the older version of this for years and mine was probably around long before I showed up. A workhorse with very little maintenance, I wouldn't hesitate to get the used one. I'm not sure what...
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    Important: LOL I noticed this the other day! The dates make...

    LOL I noticed this the other day! The dates make NO sense, even once translated. Mine told me the order wasn't going to be placed until June and not received until July though it was delivered the...
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    The only time we run into this is with glass jobs...

    The only time we run into this is with glass jobs or certain Hoya product, since both of these are outsourced from our regular lab (which is WONDERFUL) and usually ends up getting compensated with an...
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    Important: Just had someone bring in Polaroids from...

    Just had someone bring in Polaroids from elsewhere for adjustment. No metal in the temples so I explained it won't hold, but did my best. Wouldn't recommend from the one I saw. Hinges where all...
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    DRK, I think you are right. I wasn't thinking in...

    DRK, I think you are right. I wasn't thinking in terms of trying to comp for near opposed to distance. Do they use their full reading in their suns? ADD could also be lowered if you are looking for...
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    I understand that there are certain lenses...

    I understand that there are certain lenses specifically made to be utilized for wraps, but you should be able to have your lab run compensated specs for any lens- I did when I ran a conventional...
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