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    I posted a similar suggestion a few years ago and...

    I posted a similar suggestion a few years ago and the response was far less receptive. I believe the title was "State of our profession" Today I see a more incouraging response. Perhaps things have...
  2. Very blunt and to the point. I admire such...

    Very blunt and to the point. I admire such sarcastic honesty. The point of no return has left the station along time ago. Education is an investment in yourself. I hope any young person who is...
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    Frequent hand washing to protect yourself and...

    Frequent hand washing to protect yourself and clients. Wipe down instruments between clients i.e. pupilometer, keratometer, slit lamp and etc.
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    Juggling customers

    In a perfect world customer flow would come through our doors in an orderly fashion. Unfortunately it could be dead one moment and insanely busy an hour later. Some traffic ends up leaving with out...
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    Ask questions to determine clients needs. Is it...

    Ask questions to determine clients needs. Is it their primary pair, for business (occupation) or liesure? Will rx limit size? Choices are funky, bold, minimilst,retro, conservative , vgeometric and...
  6. I had brake fluid mark up the instrument display...

    I had brake fluid mark up the instrument display on my motorcycle. After rubbbing vigoursly with tooth paste for a few minutes the cloudy marks were no longer visible. It would probably work on old...
  7. Lenses are the key to success as there are...

    Lenses are the key to success as there are unlimited choices for frames. I have not seen a recent collection of Rodenstock frames. They used to be more of a conservative line with both mid to high...
  8. Rodenstock progressives used to be the first...

    Rodenstock progressives used to be the first choice when Standard Optical the retail division of Imperial Optical were still in business. Imperial had the largest lab service in the country. They...
  9. It was about time that one of the regulatory...

    It was about time that one of the regulatory bodies challenged them in court. Unfortunately the decision did not go in our favour. What can we do next? There is a two tier dispensing system where...
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    I would probably forget a PAL solution. If the...

    I would probably forget a PAL solution. If the client is a good candidate then contact lenses and readers would give the best visual acuity. If not or as a back up solution then a myio- disc in hi...
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    You can buy a dental trap from a local medical...

    You can buy a dental trap from a local medical lab supplier and have that connected to the edger and the drain. This will protect the environment and most likely meet local codes. Depending on your...
  12. Thread: Insurance

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    Accepting 3rd party billing is a business...

    Accepting 3rd party billing is a business decision . It depends on your location, clientele and competition. You may have no choice when it comes to Veteran Affairs, First Nations and MCSS but there...
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    That is a large lay-off and painfull for their...

    That is a large lay-off and painfull for their families and communities. Unfortunately this has happened several times, most notibaly with the collapse of Imperial and then Standard optical. With...
  14. If I remember correctly it was the governing BC...

    If I remember correctly it was the governing BC Liberal party that ammended the laws to allow internet dispensing that now effects all of North America and other countries. Guess who was one of their...
  15. I do not see how we can draw any conclusions from...

    I do not see how we can draw any conclusions from this. Just legal wrangling and more income for the lawyers. A quick decision is not in their best interest. I know of a few people that after a...
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    Years ago a veteran technician/ custom frame...

    Years ago a veteran technician/ custom frame maker took me down the street to a jewellery supply store. They use similar tools from the same manufacturers for significantly less money i.e. ultrasonic...
  17. Did you check there head office in Quebec and...

    Did you check there head office in Quebec and talk to the national sales and service manager. That answer does not sound acceptable, maybe there is no parts available in Canada but what about France....
  18. When you have vision problems such as blurred...

    When you have vision problems such as blurred vision it could be neurological as well. If it is the early signs of a stroke with prompt attention the better the outcome and less damage. I am not...
  19. Sorry to hear about your mother. I personally...

    Sorry to hear about your mother. I personally believe that the optometrist did not act properly but there were other options. When it comes to signs and symptoms effecting your vision it should be...
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    The oldest edging equipment I have seen was...

    The oldest edging equipment I have seen was collecting dust in the basement so I inquired what it was. The veteran optician explained that when all lenses were glass and the frame eye shapes were...
  21. My favorite is when someone walks the perimeter...

    My favorite is when someone walks the perimeter of your frame displays containing several hundred choices in 10 seconds and then asks " is that all you have?":rolleyes:
  22. Many re-do's can be eliminated by paying...

    Many re-do's can be eliminated by paying attention to detail. I had the pleasure of working for a small independent when I was training to be an optician. When ever we had a new client we would...
  23. We had this happen before. The client could not...

    We had this happen before. The client could not see probably with new glasses. Compared them with old glasses and there was a 90 degree difference on the cyl. Explained our findings to the client and...
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    Strategy for on-line competition

    I believe that most people want to try on several frames in front of a mirror before making a purchasing decision.The last thing we need is to become a show room for on-line and discount competitors....
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    Good question on which I can only guess. It could...

    Good question on which I can only guess. It could be costs as someone would have be a moderator to keep it civil. We did have a forum on the national level with the Canadian Opticians Association but...
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