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  1. WISDOM TO START THE DAY.... We all die. The...

    WISDOM TO START THE DAY....

    We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

    Chuck Palahniuk

    To the well organized mind, death is but the next great...
  2. My laugh for the week: A patient tries on her...

    My laugh for the week:

    A patient tries on her new progressive glasses and checks out the reading card and quips" Well I'm sure it's going to take a bit to get used to my Invisalines"
    ...
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    I've noticed many patients wear their "dress...

    I've noticed many patients wear their "dress glasses" on their motorcycle, mowing the lawn, working in the shop, shooting guns, etc. Somewhere in this conversation comes the "duty to warn" topic. I...
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    A few years ago a young boy came in with a deep...

    A few years ago a young boy came in with a deep gouge in the middle of his polycarbonate lenses. He had hit the corner of a glass table. It gave me the chills, because if not for the glasses, he...
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    I think the cat has been out of the bag for...

    I think the cat has been out of the bag for awhile that most optical businesses don't charge for services:

    Where can I get my eyeglasses adjusted for free?
    I purchased a pair of glasses...
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    It's probably just me, but if I walk into an...

    It's probably just me, but if I walk into an optical with accessories laying all over , it looks cluttered and messy. Even worse when someone has Aunt Bessie's handmade eyeglass chains and...
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    I wore +5.00 one eye and plano in the other...

    I wore +5.00 one eye and plano in the other growing up. I also sported an eye patch. I was teased endlessly. I remember my one big eye being brought up quite a bit. Luckily my father got hired by...
  8. Thread: SHAW Lens?

    by smallworld
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    I am also curious to hear what personal and...

    I am also curious to hear what personal and professional experiences members of Optiboard have had with the Shaw lens.
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    So this thread got me thinking. How do your...

    So this thread got me thinking. How do your offices handle requests for repairs, adjustments, and or just "clean my glasses" when the request comes from someone who hasn't purchased eye wear from...
  10. I think it's a very good article. I think it's...

    I think it's a very good article.

    I think it's a very GREAT article!:wink:
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    I'm going to have a prescription patio window put...

    I'm going to have a prescription patio window put in so I can see the pretty birds outside better.
  12. Thread: Artsy stuff

    by smallworld
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    Once I grabbed glow in the dark fishing line and...

    Once I grabbed glow in the dark fishing line and didn't realize it until a patient came back and told me his glasses glowed in the dark.
  13. One of the most embarrassing moments I've had was...

    One of the most embarrassing moments I've had was when I was helping out the front desk by answering phone calls. A mom called to order her son's contacts and I stumbled over my wording of...
  14. Yep, my elbow slipped while measuring...

    Yep, my elbow slipped while measuring progressives and drew green marker down my patient's nose. Her attempt to wipe with a wet wipe only made it worse. She didn't seem very happy when I told her I...
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    I had a walk in person the other day in my...

    I had a walk in person the other day in my dispensary. She asked for help looking for petite frames. I asked who did her prescription, and it wasn't us, so I informed her we didn't take outside...
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    Two different labs and two different anti...

    Two different labs and two different anti reflection coatings. Both were higher level coatings which usually we have no issues with. The only other coating problem I've had recently was a man who...
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    Cleaning your glasses in the shower

    Looking for input. Should you clean your glasses in the shower? I've had two male patients with anti-glare coating issues multiple times and they both clean them in the shower with man soap (zest...
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    I was wrong, he's currently wearing a 58 eye...

    I was wrong, he's currently wearing a 58 eye frame, and he's a +4.50 /+2.25 add. My lab has ran the numbers with frames 57 eye and 56 eye and still gets thickness issues. His vision has changed...
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    He's wearing a 56 eye I believe, but his chief...

    He's wearing a 56 eye I believe, but his chief complaint is they slide down and temples aren't long enough. But I explained with all the weight of those lenses it's not possible for them not to...
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    No, he won't wear 8x45..tried it, no won't wear...

    No, he won't wear 8x45..tried it, no won't wear smaller frame. He came to me stating other opticians aren't well trained. On top of his specific requests, he wants eye med to cover the trifocals,...
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    Did you trial frame the new RX and check your...

    Did you trial frame the new RX and check your near vision?
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    Executive trifocal availability

    I have a patient who wears executive trifocals. His RX is around +5.00 with a +2.50 add. He needs a large frame with long temples. I found a timex frame with 61 eye and 41 B measurement. My lab...
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    I drive for uber, will have to look into Amazon...

    I drive for uber, will have to look into Amazon Flex.
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    Amazon should buy Uber. Uber has ubereats and...

    Amazon should buy Uber. Uber has ubereats and uberpackage delivery services. Using all independent contract workers to save payroll cost. Then Amazon could use Uber's self driving vehicles for...
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    Ha Ha! Especially when you stand on one foot,...

    Ha Ha! Especially when you stand on one foot, close one eye, and point to something out of the corner of your eye three feet away and claim it's blurry.
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