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    Here in Washington state, less than two hours...

    Here in Washington state, less than two hours away from the epicenter of the largest grouping of COVID-19 deaths in the country, there's hardly anyone out.

    My clinic is an ophthalmology practice...
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    14611 No definitive analysis has been...

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    No definitive analysis has been conducted on assessing light transmission or lens transparency with the new coating, but as Uncle Fester suggested, CORONAZAL© is the best in the market at...
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    Much like the optical shop, the lab is not bound...

    Much like the optical shop, the lab is not bound by contracted amounts from those discount plans, which means the lab, even if it offers a substantial discount on multiple pairs, will do so on their...
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    Okay, but I'm failing to see how this has...

    Okay, but I'm failing to see how this has anything to do with EYEZEN+ being 'clearly' a progressive. I can understand your frustration in how opticians could be entering the wild west of shooting...
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    Is it? I don't think anti-fatigue lenses,...

    Is it? I don't think anti-fatigue lenses, regardless of manufacturer, progress from a distance to intermediate to reading prescription with marginal astigmatism away from the progressive corridor. ...
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    Is that a recent change? In my state, Medicaid...

    Is that a recent change? In my state, Medicaid used to cover all ages, but there was a change in state law a few years back (2009? Maybe?) that decreed only juveniles (that is, patients under the...
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    Well, after much deliberation and wait, the...

    Well, after much deliberation and wait, the patient came in late last week and picked up her newest set of high-fashion spectacles. The verdict? The patient seemed pretty happy with everything, all...
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    Taken directly from the Vision Council website: ...

    Taken directly from the Vision Council website:



    Not sure if I'd be so bold as to proclaim poly as "distortion-free". Also not sure if the information that you've heard is marketing fluff from...
  9. Back about five or six years ago, I was managing...

    Back about five or six years ago, I was managing a small surfacing & edging lab that sent out its AR or specialty tints. Had a patient walk into the optical that had recently suffered a traumatic...
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    What exactly were the improvements made? Was...

    What exactly were the improvements made? Was this from one particular supplier? And which supplier said this?
  11. Maybe the doctor gave that add for some...

    Maybe the doctor gave that add for some accommodative relief? I know that prescribing a small add to children as a means to slow myopia progression is a pretty common practice, but that wouldn't...
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    I ordered a digitally surfaced in-house PAL from...

    I ordered a digitally surfaced in-house PAL from our lab. If you're familiar with IOT designs, I ordered their private label version of the IOT H45.



    The patient is not newly anisometropic. ...
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    My apologies for wording that kind of oddly (I...

    My apologies for wording that kind of oddly (I was in between patients but wanted to get this posted quickly). I am measuring the lenses at the PRP but the OS shows base-down prism instead of base...
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    Prism Thinning

    Optiboarders, an order I recently received from one of my labs has me curious about the miracle of prism thinning.

    I know why prism thinning is implemented in the surfacing of various lenses, but...
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    Tint affecting lensometer reading?

    Just wanted to pose this question to my esteemed colleagues-in-arms.

    I had a patient that came in earlier this week asking for a progressive lens design and a light (~25%) yellow tint added. The...
  16. That made me laugh.

    That made me laugh.
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    Important: We do pretty well with the Silhouette SPX full...

    We do pretty well with the Silhouette SPX full rim, Legends, SPX Illusion, etc. but I would exercise a word of caution on the 1560 models. I think it was the 1563 or 1564 (or both), but we had to...
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    Important: In my clinic, Aristar (their budget line) does...

    In my clinic, Aristar (their budget line) does pretty well, as does the Pure Titanium. Elle is a decent line as well. We used to carry aWear, but had issues with many of their frames being broken...
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    That's some pretty steep pricing at a position...

    That's some pretty steep pricing at a position without dimension. Are the schools that good? Whole Foods nearby? Bifrost access?
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    $120 For Transitions (Gen 7, Gen 8, Style...

    $120 For Transitions (Gen 7, Gen 8, Style colors), Sensity

    $130 For Transitions XtrActive, Vantage, Sensity Dark

    $200 For Drivewear
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    Well said. Especially if you cold-called those...

    Well said. Especially if you cold-called those providers, what they said could very well be lip service and/or just being nice on the phone. As an eternal optimist, I'd rather hope that's not the...
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    During the first week of my apprenticeship, I was...

    During the first week of my apprenticeship, I was dutifully shown on how to measure segs for progressive lenses, trying to take into account various factors like seeing if the patient changed their...
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    Important: While I can't speak for your rep situation, I can...

    While I can't speak for your rep situation, I can second the frustration on back-orders for Safilo Elasta frames. Models that were always in stock suddenly taking 2-3 months to become available...
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    I just called my regional Maui Jim rep and she...

    I just called my regional Maui Jim rep and she stated that the Maui Jim labs do still carry poly lenses (I think that's the Maui Evolution© line, but don't quote me on that).

    I asked for...
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    That depends. Does either one come with fries?

    That depends. Does either one come with fries?
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