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    Poll: I'm a professional extrovert, but I cherish my...

    I'm a professional extrovert, but I cherish my alone time as much as anyone I've ever known.
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    I find this to be a huge oversimplification. The...

    I find this to be a huge oversimplification. The price of disinterested ODs who don't keep up to speed on lens technologies is much, much higher, both from a profit standpoint and a patient care one....
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    I suspect what you heard was "Transitions," not...

    I suspect what you heard was "Transitions," not "Trivex," and that is true; photochromic lenses are HEV blockers by accident of design.
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    Chris hated all AR and thought all glare problems...

    Chris hated all AR and thought all glare problems could be solved with tints. Bless him, he is dearly missed, but his antiquated attitudes toward the last forty years of lens designs are not.
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    Looks cool from the front, though.

    Looks cool from the front, though.
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    100%. There is no more powerful tool in optical...

    100%. There is no more powerful tool in optical sales than a doctor who knows how to recommend appropriate product.
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    Super complicated question, and I predict you're...

    Super complicated question, and I predict you're going to get answers all across the spectrum. I dislike spiffs and individual bonuses, but group bonuses can really bring a team together.

    I've...
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    100%. Nothing is more important to your bottom...

    100%. Nothing is more important to your bottom line than patient retention, and trust is a huge part of that. Clawing every penny from every patient is exhausting and doesn't make as much money as...
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    We just got our fitting set. But unless the...

    We just got our fitting set. But unless the blue-light filter also forcibly increases blink rates during computer use, any perceived relief from these lenses is likely imaginary.
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    Zeiss AR lenses have a blue reflex color, so...

    Zeiss AR lenses have a blue reflex color, so their non-HEV backside layer will look blue, just not as mirror-blue as the front.
  11. Ryser's Rule is evergreen, as is the tendency of...

    Ryser's Rule is evergreen, as is the tendency of increasing panto to relieve an awful lot of PAL ills.
  12. I've seen many labs, Essilor and non, adopt the...

    I've seen many labs, Essilor and non, adopt the same policy.
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    Larger round metal frames Enormous rebates for...

    Larger round metal frames
    Enormous rebates for annual supplies of daily contacts
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    Crystal frames Computer-distance lenses

    Crystal frames
    Computer-distance lenses
  15. I worked with an optician once who liked the look...

    I worked with an optician once who liked the look of a clear lens with a flash mirror on the front and AR on the back. Not for all his glasses, just one pair. It was... a choice. Looked really cool,...
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    For the record, patients have a hell of a lot of...

    For the record, patients have a hell of a lot of fun in our office. We have fun people at reception, fun pre-testers, fun opticians, and an amazingly fun doctor. We have 2.5 opticians (I'm the .5...
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    You may be voiding any lens warranty, though.

    You may be voiding any lens warranty, though.
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    When I came back into the industry in 2008 after...

    When I came back into the industry in 2008 after a seven-year absence, one of my first patients was a violinist for the Richmond Symphony. She needed glasses for music stand distance. It was a crash...
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    In addition, the overwhelming majority of those...

    In addition, the overwhelming majority of those exceptions involve patients with highly unusual, and usually quite impractical, office setups.
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    I feel like I should perhaps elaborate on my...

    I feel like I should perhaps elaborate on my first statement.

    I am not licensed. Both the best and the worst associates I've shared workspaces with have been licensed. There is a huge difference...
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    I don't see where he's done that at all. He's...

    I don't see where he's done that at all. He's referred to specific people, as did I, not groups of people with whom he has not worked.
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    It has been my experience that we worry about this persnickety take-advantage-of-the-warranty patient waaaaay out of proportion to the amount of times it actually happens. Just offer the best...
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    Sounds like a job for TRANSITIONS SPLITZ!

    Sounds like a job for TRANSITIONS SPLITZ!
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    A majority of the most aggressively useless...

    A majority of the most aggressively useless people I have had to work with in this business have been licensed.
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    I could not agree more. Making everyone sign a...

    I could not agree more. Making everyone sign a waiver for something that happens once in 500 frames is bad practice. You're sending a message to 499 patients that their frame is not safe with you to...
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