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    Poll: LOL You nailed it rbaker. You would think that...

    LOL You nailed it rbaker. You would think that after 19 years of this thread running that refracting opticians would be further along then just a dream on a thread out in cyber land by now. I guess...
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    Florida is a licensed state. Florida licensed...

    Florida is a licensed state.
    Florida licensed Optician must be on premises at all times if he owns the practice or if the optician works for large box stores.
    You may work under the direct...
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    I have yet to ever pick up a trivex lens of equal...

    I have yet to ever pick up a trivex lens of equal size, thickness and power and find it to be lighter in weight then poly.
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    Your do realize CompleatEyecare post was made...

    Your do realize CompleatEyecare post was made 05-04-2017 @ 6:14 PM?
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    Using a written Rx to make a pair of eyeglasses...

    Using a written Rx to make a pair of eyeglasses is absolutely useless if one does not use care to make it accurately according to the written Rx. So a written Rx does not necessarily insure accuracy...
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    It's obvious that DRK and I will agree to...

    It's obvious that DRK and I will agree to continue to disagree on this subject. Maybe I am just showing the difference between a licensed Optician vs a unlicensed. I see and understand DRK's point....
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    Negative DRK, negative. "Duplicating is...

    Negative DRK, negative.

    "Duplicating is non-prescription eye wear."

    John Q Consumer walk's into my office with his mangled "prescription" eye wear that he got from his Dr's office 6 months ago...
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    Anyone ever have someone come in with two...

    Anyone ever have someone come in with two different pair of dime store readers, for example, +1.50 and a +2.00 and ask you to duplicate the right lens of one and the left of the other and make them a...
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    Make sure you haven't plowed right through step...

    Make sure you haven't plowed right through step #1 lensometer 101, I am guilty of this.......focus the eye piece of your reading instrument whatever it may be. And then a .25 power difference can...
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    Great question Barry. IMHO I feel the "wrong...

    Great question Barry. IMHO I feel the "wrong axis" is something other then what the Rx called for.
    Now that being said the axis is determined between the patient and the Dr. that is a conversation I...
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    Play them? No, Never! I had to grow up years ago...

    Play them? No, Never! I had to grow up years ago leave the nest get a full time job and start providing for my family. Life is real, it is not a game. Games are for those who are afraid of being...
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    Why are you not looking for a glass polarized...

    Why are you not looking for a glass polarized lens? Gray will cut the brightness of the light, polarization will cut the glare, glass will provide some scratch resistance and the lamination process...
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    Important: Be careful of anything in XL. Very easy to get to...

    Be careful of anything in XL. Very easy to get to many of them on the board regardless of who makes them. There are a few EXTRA LARGE cantaloupes out there but not that many. When I come across them...
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    I will cut the lens a bit larger and then take...

    I will cut the lens a bit larger and then take some off the temporal and nasal side on the hand stone which will make the lens more narrow in the A but it will be deeper in the B.
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    I for sure know I wouldn't. But just for...

    I for sure know I wouldn't. But just for conversations sake........what if the safety markings were removed from the frame? Can you now put dress lenses in it? We all have come across it. Someone...
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    To help cut the confusion I always ask if the...

    To help cut the confusion I always ask if the glasses need to meet "Osha Safety Standards" as in safety markings on frames and lenses.
    Other then that all glasses should be meeting "Dress" safety...
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    There are times that when you do everything right...

    There are times that when you do everything right and the pt confirms that you did everything right when she picked them up, she probably went home and someone else felt that she should not of got...
  18. Sorry, I didn't say anything about poly. That...

    Sorry, I didn't say anything about poly.
    That belongs to the first post of the thread.
  19. Although a excellent move, I know first hand that...

    Although a excellent move, I know first hand that does not solve the problem.
    I had the same problem around 15 years ago, I quit using Life Rx lenses back then. Problem solved.
    But last year I...
  20. Back in those days we only had Glass and emerging...

    Back in those days we only had Glass and emerging CR-39 to work with, so to get the power via feel of the lens, if you had been at it a while and were really good and paid attention to what you were...
  21. Hoya's proper name for their photochromic lens...

    Hoya's proper name for their photochromic lens is Sensity.
    Essilor uses the name Transitions for their photochromic lenses.
    I find though most people tend to call ALL photochromic lenses...
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    Over the years I have had my share of strong Rx's...

    Over the years I have had my share of strong Rx's and I may of put a light pin bevel on the the front I do not recall, but yes I see the benefit of.
    Now if you are concerned about chipping the edge...
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    Why would you even touch the front side of a lens...

    Why would you even touch the front side of a lens after it comes off the edger? The backside yes, but the front............
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    I would spend time looking at the books. Get a...

    I would spend time looking at the books. Get a idea of expenses and how much it has taken in before. What is the market like in the area, what kind of competition is near by. Look at the town its...
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    Nothing at all wrong with Warriors comment, in...

    Nothing at all wrong with Warriors comment, in fact hes right 100%.
    Technicians are taught to do that all the time....refract, use the slit lamp, take fundus photos.
    Now if you want to start...
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