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    Poll: I think you have made a gross underestimation of...

    I think you have made a gross underestimation of what an optometrist does, and an equally massive overvaluation of a tech.

    Even speaking strictly about the refraction, between a tech/OMD and and...
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    That may be the best way to do it depending on...

    That may be the best way to do it depending on the rest of the Rx, acuities and fitting parameters. I wouldn't say it's outright wrong.
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    I get my parts for pad arms(along with other...

    I get my parts for pad arms(along with other things) though McCray Optical outside of Toronto. I like the S-bend arms and have them in different lengths. The instructions on that page are pretty spot...
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    Add some pad arms to the frame.

    Add some pad arms to the frame.
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    Should we be worried? Did you fall down and hit...

    Should we be worried? Did you fall down and hit your head Dick? It's not 1985.
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    Off topic, but chiropractic gained acceptance...

    Off topic, but chiropractic gained acceptance after they shed their pseudo-scientific origins. It wasn't just time and acceptance. It was getting rid of the junk theories and shifting toward medical...
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    I occasionally still do solder repairs but you...

    I occasionally still do solder repairs but you are definitely correct. Unless the frame is real cheap or real old, most of them can't be soldered anymore. You need something like this for titanium...
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    Of course the simplest answer is usually the...

    Of course the simplest answer is usually the right answer. Also one would have guess the Dr would have asked for a Fresnel prism before ordering 20D prescribed prism and crossing their fingers...
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    Well I guess we will disagree there. I don't see...

    Well I guess we will disagree there. I don't see how complimentary adjustments correlates to unlimited warranties. What do you do when someone brings you a 5 year old frame, refuse to adjust it?!?
  10. Thread: VSP and me

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    Break even isn't just about $$$$$$. I would say...

    Break even isn't just about $$$$$$. I would say anyone today that is edging in house(including myself) isn't edging in house to break even dollar wise, or make extra money. The edge and mount fees...
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    Probably the same thing that happens any time a...

    Probably the same thing that happens any time a frame breaks? How would this situation be any different?
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    The best a longest lasting way to do it would be...

    The best a longest lasting way to do it would be to sandblast and powder-coat the frame. It's not something you are going to do yourself if this is the only time you are going to ever do it. I have a...
  13. Here is how I set mine up, which may or may not...

    Here is how I set mine up, which may or may not work for you. I know the Compulink people have told me I don't do it like most for billing. For one thing I don't deal with insurance so I don't care...
  14. Another Sign of the end times, Luxottica and Mazzuchelli

    Luxottica and Mazzucchelli Enter into Collaboration for Sustainable Acetate and for Luxottica Investment of 35 Percent of Mazzucchelli Share Capital
  15. You've never seen a patient with more than 2mm of...

    You've never seen a patient with more than 2mm of difference in pupil heights, never?!? What kind of magical place do you live in with only perfect symmetrical people? Never had a patient with one...
  16. Thread: Trivex

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    Are you 100% sure its Transitions Trivex and not...

    Are you 100% sure its Transitions Trivex and not the Younger poly/trivex laminated abomination?
  17. I might be able to help. Give me an example of...

    I might be able to help. Give me an example of what you want to do. You want to select one thing from the Package box and have it populate all the other boxes for you? I will admit I certainly don't...
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    I hate to be that person, but if you don't know...

    I hate to be that person, but if you don't know how to open a Lindberg frame you shouldn't be putting lenses in it. The tolerances for size, and groove specifications are very specific. The lens...
  19. Thread: Crizal Rock

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    My tinfoil hat theory is that ROCK is just...

    My tinfoil hat theory is that ROCK is just rebrand of the old Armorlite Kodak Clean and CleAR formula Essilor has been keeping in a dusty closet. That stuff was indestructible. Every year a few...
  20. Yes, and be ready, because it will cut very fast...

    Yes, and be ready, because it will cut very fast with a dry wheel.
  21. Thread: Clip ons!

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    Depends on the alloy of SS. Some is magnetic,...

    Depends on the alloy of SS. Some is magnetic, some isn't.
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    There is no lab or lens software that I am aware...

    There is no lab or lens software that I am aware of that will do this automatically for you.
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    Yes Drk. This is laid out and explained in...

    Yes Drk. This is laid out and explained in chapter 20 of Systems for Ophthalmic Dispensing 3rd edition.

    The summary table can be seen here along with the table describing how and when to alter...
  24. Thread: Clip ons!

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    Yes, if you buy them from Chemistrie. I was...

    Yes, if you buy them from Chemistrie. I was pointing out that you can source the parts yourself at a factory level without too much trouble. Bypassing Chemistrie's exorbitant prices.
  25. Thread: Clip ons!

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    Chemistrie. I disagree with all of Fester's...

    Chemistrie. I disagree with all of Fester's downsides, but I would also never dream of selling them if I didn't do in-house finishing.

    If you have in-house finishing and are adventurous, you can...
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