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    Coronavirus and your supply chain

    Having been retired from the business for some time now I am wondering if you have experienced any disruption in the supply chain from China due to the coronavirus.
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    Guild of Perscription Opticians

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    In as much as your power supply is an off the...

    In as much as your power supply is an off the shelf component, there are a few electronics supply houses in Fort Myers. Bring the defective power supply in to them. They may have a duplicate...
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    Exactly. And, wastes taxpayers money.

    Exactly. And, wastes taxpayers money.
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    The "gold standard" was, and still is, the PD...

    The "gold standard" was, and still is, the PD rule and muscle light.
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    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time...

    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time to start making frames and mountings here in the USA.
  9. Thread: blue blocking

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    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years...

    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years ago I came across some + spheres that had been peacefully sleeping in a box in my garage since I retired in 2002. Took a +2.00 out of its envelope...
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    Optical Business in the Ukraine

    An interesting article from our brothers in the Ukraine.
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    M wife has one in her sewing basket.

    M wife has one in her sewing basket.
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    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will...

    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will pay. That being said you can list the assets (equipment and inventory) and provide the tax returns for the previous three years. This may be a starting...
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    Optical Textbooks to download

    If things are slow in your office and the boss ain't there you might enjoy downloading some of these old optician books. You might even enjoy reading them.
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    Build yer own. ...

    Build yer own.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXaW6O9yiVk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJPgNBEIv8
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    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior...

    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior to the mid sixties the vast majority of ophthalmic frames sold in this country were made right here in the good old US of A. My first job, at 16 years...
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    Zeiss - Finest kind.

    Zeiss - Finest kind.
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    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is...

    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is often used in the manufacture of polymer ophthalmic frames. It is a rotating drum in which frame components and various abrasives are used to rough...
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    If you qo here you will probably find everything...

    If you qo here you will probably find everything you need to run off a few frames at a time: https://rocktumbler.com/ You will probably still need the trusty buffing wheel.
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    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. This is...

    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. This is one of those times.
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    From one Dick to another, how about notating PD's...

    From one Dick to another, how about notating PD's in furlongs and frame sizes in fathoms.That would really frost their pumpkin.
  21. Otoplasty or contact lenses.

    Otoplasty or contact lenses.
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    Go ahead and paint the hinges with phlogiston but...

    Go ahead and paint the hinges with phlogiston but before you jump through a bunch of hoops and waste a lot of time and money you might suggest a consult with a dermatologist.
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    What we have here is a lack of competition. The...

    What we have here is a lack of competition. The Syndicate has squeezed out all the little guys by making them offers that they could not refuse.
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    Sounds like an opportunity for someone to go...

    Sounds like an opportunity for someone to go against the syndicate and open a new lab.
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    As an optician you have shown that you have a...

    As an optician you have shown that you have a pulse and can sign your own name. As an Optometrist you will also have to prove that you have a brain.
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