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  1. Safilo Adensco has taken over Aristar in our...

    Safilo Adensco has taken over Aristar in our dispensary, they are great stainless steel frames and fly off the shelves, we retail for $170. Charmant Titanium Perfection frames and Blackfin frames...
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    This is so far in the "unnacceptable" category of...

    This is so far in the "unnacceptable" category of lens finishing it is making my stomach hurt thinking about it.
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    Amen. We always provide the patient with any and...

    Amen. We always provide the patient with any and all RXs they get during an exam. Are there really places that don't?

    Hubble can jump in a lake.
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    I also have a client who takes her lenses to have...

    I also have a client who takes her lenses to have magic tints put on. I have not had this issue yet, but after 3 years of magic tints she is starting to think that maybe they charge too much money. ...
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    It definitely does, poly by far is the most...

    It definitely does, poly by far is the most durable polarized lens (glass excluded)

    Even patients who I use trivex for their clear lenses I will sometimes use poly for their sunwear depending on...
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    Coatings in general have really improved across...

    Coatings in general have really improved across the board in the last 5 years, application, adherence etc. 1.74 does seem to be better than it used to be if it is done by people that know how to do...
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    Haven't had one of these yet. Only thing similar...

    Haven't had one of these yet. Only thing similar I have had is one or two "bigshots" who do everything through their assitants (including payment - they just leave after an appointment and the...
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    Vision Ease Novel and Novella are the two best...

    Vision Ease Novel and Novella are the two best reasonably priced grinders in my experience and I have had success moving varilux patients into them. I also will use the Shoreview sometimes for...
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    Possibly the stupidest thing I have heard of in a...

    Possibly the stupidest thing I have heard of in a long time.
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    Trivex and Poly modern polarized lenses have very...

    Trivex and Poly modern polarized lenses have very little delamination in my experience regardless of processing, much better products than 10 years ago imho. (At least with the manufacturers I use)
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  11. they always use prism thinning like that

    they always use prism thinning like that
  12. check face form, panto and vertex distance. PAL...

    check face form, panto and vertex distance. PAL design and PDs. I'm interested that a quarter difference cyl and sph in the OD took her from 20/40 to 20/20, its perfectly possible though
  13. I knew someone with some Brains would win the...

    I knew someone with some Brains would win the arguement there eventually!
  14. Either Germany or Japan for all 1.74 Zeiss...

    Either Germany or Japan for all 1.74 Zeiss Individual.
  15. Don't get worried, expect it.

    Don't get worried, expect it.
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    Chicks dig guys who know how to hand bevel...

    Chicks dig guys who know how to hand bevel lenses. Even wives get a kick out of it.
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    every santinelli since the 9000 was released has...

    every santinelli since the 9000 was released has the setting I believe
  18. the idea did not come from a dispensing optician,...

    the idea did not come from a dispensing optician, I'll tell you that much!!! It's one of the dumbest decisions I have seen in my life. Especially when you think of the *type* of person who...
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    In a world of "designer italian frames" whose...

    In a world of "designer italian frames" whose eyewire sizing can be off still, it is a great skill to be able to step up and hand edge to bring it down when your edgers FC mode wouldn't even come...
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    double post

    double post
  21. yes I have had that issue and I stopped using...

    yes I have had that issue and I stopped using zeiss after that starting being the way they did things. Its a shame and an incredibly strange decision.
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    They definitely were raising reimbursements...

    They definitely were raising reimbursements (though they called it a "savings" it was extra money added to the check. And that extra money was doubled if you bought enough of their mar**** frames...
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    Its a fine line they draw between their...

    Its a fine line they draw between their "non-profit" and for profit arms. I'm sure its all a house of cards with finely drawn lines between them.
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    Actually that is exactly what VSP had been doing...

    Actually that is exactly what VSP had been doing for the last 5 years or so, it wasn't enough so they are doing this now - much of the reason is the massive waste of money they are realizing the...
  25. Yup mostly mid range stuff and mostly 50 and 52...

    Yup mostly mid range stuff and mostly 50 and 52 eye for the women and 52 and 54 for the men. Have a petite or big head? Sorry not for you.
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