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    It is cool. As a photographer, however, I...

    It is cool.
    As a photographer, however, I respectfully reserve my opinion.
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    Crown glass should be immersed in potassium...

    Crown glass should be immersed in potassium nitrate @570F . PGX In sodium nitrate @842F.
    I’m thinking that the incorrect salts are being used for the material.
    When I ran a lab that processed...
  3. Thread: Reverse Slab

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    Rule of thumb least minus/most plus - reverse...

    Rule of thumb
    least minus/most plus - reverse slab - BD ^
    most minus/least plus - standard slab - BU ^
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    Every lab should have an old school manual...

    Every lab should have an old school manual blocker. CAD blockers are great for bread and butter RXs. But for high RX/prism, nothing beats a manual blocker. AIT, Coburn, whatever.
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    Are you providing POWs, or relying on avg...

    Are you providing POWs, or relying on avg calculations?
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    :bounce:

    :bounce:
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    Well, we support Virginia. It’s a licensed...

    Well, we support Virginia. It’s a licensed state. Just know that we have less issues with Maryland opticians, and MD is not a licensed state.

    I really believe that minimum ABO should be at...
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    +1

    +1
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    I understand the need for not splitting prisms. ...

    I understand the need for not splitting prisms. We have specialists that work with traumatic brain injuries, and yoked prisms are a constant.
    My rant is about ABOCs that can’t understand, nor...
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    Today’s opticians

    PSA…Rant coming.

    ABOC doesn’t know that a lenticular RD seg is a bifocal, and that it’s not available in HIP. That was yesterday.

    Today, same ABOC. Orders 3BD and 5 BD. I request info...
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    Therein lies the conundrum. Zero innovation. ...

    Therein lies the conundrum. Zero innovation. Eshilux continues to buy out innovative mfrs to dumb down the competition.
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    Barry is correct. There is a price to be paid...

    Barry is correct. There is a price to be paid for easy.
    Too often, the OD that owns a dispensary falls for BO marketing, without due research. Not saying that it’s true for the handful of ODs,...
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    1. Dark tints allow less light to pass through,...

    1. Dark tints allow less light to pass through, increasing its perceived reflectivity.
    2. Sunlight is much more intense than indoor light in terms of lumens. 127K lumens vs 1600 lumens per 100W...
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    I haven’t worked on a Coburn finer/polisher for...

    I haven’t worked on a Coburn finer/polisher for close to 2 decades. But, if memory serves me well, there is a 2-1/2”, or so, nut underneath that requires a spanner wrench. You will most likely need...
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    What Kwill said.

    What Kwill said.
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    Time to lower the thermostat for a minute. ...

    Time to lower the thermostat for a minute.
    Large wholesale labs are pretty much all automated, with auto edgers. However, they do have quality and maintenance teams that test and tweak the...
  17. The Individual 2 has multiple modalities. What...

    The Individual 2 has multiple modalities. What is the issue, which modality did you order, what is the pt discomfort? The ID2 comes with a steep price. Perhaps it’s more of a price issue?

    if...
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    Average cost. Labs add for steps, drills, custom...

    Average cost. Labs add for steps, drills, custom bevels. x-xx is contracted pricing. Many independents don’t have contracted pricing.
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    The right person. The right edger. The right...

    The right person. The right edger. The right consumables.
    Say your average edged/mount charge is $xx/pr to include basic metal/zyl, step, and drill.
    Your practice sells 75 pr/wk. Your...
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    Prentice Pro 9000 is on to something. I’ve...

    Prentice Pro 9000 is on to something. I’ve worked in retail and revenue based optics for too many decades. Both sides of the glass.
    Spiffs encourage overselling.

    The better approach is to...
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    depnds on the mirror, but more on the grey...

    depnds on the mirror, but more on the grey spectrum. Even with a back side ar, the backside reflection is nearly intolerable.
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    Ya. Tabco is a good resource. All of our vendors...

    Ya. Tabco is a good resource. All of our vendors provide this data, so we can program LMS and/drill edgers. It’s the POFs that require labor hrs to properly plot, esp the notch/nut n bolt one...
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    If the drill frame was sold at one of our...

    If the drill frame was sold at one of our locations, no charge, as it’s built into pricing.
    We do charge for POF 3 piece, as there is additional labor involved in plotting holes properly. Some 3...
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    Go to a hobby store and purchase Testors. ...

    Go to a hobby store and purchase Testors. Cheaper and easier to use than paint pens.

    Then again, edge coating was a fad, primarily designed to “fix” poorly edged polarized lenses.
  25. No worries. Until we eliminated the Access over...

    No worries. Until we eliminated the Access over 7 years ago, and went to IOT Office, I had to send daily reminders on how to enter RX and PDs for the Access to our front line opticians. I definitely...
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