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    Would offering a discount on a second pair of...

    Would offering a discount on a second pair of glasses equal to the value of the exam circumvent the issue? You are not giving a free exam you are giving them a comp in the amount of the exam toward...
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    God help us if we ever get a VAT. THe CA...

    God help us if we ever get a VAT. THe CA franchise tax board is looking for every nickle it can turn up.

    Almst 2/3 of our legislature (Both houses) believe that California does not have a...
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    I got my AAS before refractometry became part of...

    I got my AAS before refractometry became part of the Ophthalmic Dispensing curriculum. I ended up taking 2 semesters of CE sourses in order to learn how to refract..18 CEs total Applied to my...
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    Non Licenced/Licensed

    In my book, anyone who has patient contact other than a receptionist or insurance biller should hold a license or certification in their area of expertise.
    Unfortunately, the OD and MD lobbies...
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    According to the textbook it should be lower...

    According to the textbook it should be lower pupil. My suggestion otherwise would be look at where they are currently wearing his/her trifocals.
    Ed
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    NYS Exam

    I am a former instructor in NY 2 schools in NYC to be exact. Hopefully you were as well prepared as my students with 2 years of formal education. Dont sweat it too much. If you were well prepared,...
  7. Thread: RX help

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    Cost Effective

    You ned something with a high enough base curve...probably a 13 bc minimum. Look through frame facts lens book and see what is available. Younger and Vision Ease have been the companies of choice...
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    Michigan AAS

    Way to Go hopefully a real license is on the way down the pipe.

    I can't say much about California in that department. The CA license is a glorified fee collection system....Prove you passed...
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    Edging unusual shapes

    THe Optronics series can do this with no hassle. The automated polish cycle does leave something to be desired. Auto polish is a great first step you need to finish the job. If polishing CR-39 ...
  10. Thread: RX help

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    High Plus Rx

    In this case no matter whatt you do you will have thickness. Best bet is probably a full field aspheric FT...Probably not a FT-28 more likely a FT-22.
    This Rx looks like a typical aphakic as in no...
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    Re licensure

    In my opinion, any person performing the duties of an optician/ophthalmic dispenser should be carrying the license of the same. If a person is an apprentice optician, they should only be performing...
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    License on premesis

    If I am not mistaken, in NY the spirit of the law is as follows
    Every hour an optical dispensary is open a properly licensed "Ophthalmic Dispenser", "Optometrist", or Physician for a "Registered...
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    most used pliers

    1. Half padded (nylon flat jaw tapered metal)
    2. Fingerpiece or wide jaw angling plier
    3. Nosepad plier....Sadler that fits screw on and snap on pad arms
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    Re RonSir

    It used to be you ordered a front...by proper eyesixe and bridge and then a pair of temples of appropriate length. This frame and many others like it was designed in an age where glasses were made...
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    Malcolm X frame

    Try Artcraft for the clubmaster...essentially the same as the Rayban clubman
    Shuron RonSir?
    Marchon/Marcolin had one similar years ago as well

    Ed
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    Lensometer /NY practical

    As far as the lensometer goes...turn the instrument off when not using it. Bulbs for optical instruments are rather expensive. An inexpensive footswitch is a great bulb saver....step on it it turns...
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    California Optician's registry

    California has no licence per se. It has a fee collection system
    Requirements are
    1. Pass ABO or NCLE
    2. Submit 2 Mug Shots
    3. Submit 2 fingerprint cards...or livescan fingerprints
    4. ...
  18. Focusing lensometer

    1. Put acard or paper on hte lens stop
    2. Turn eyepiece counter clockwise to the stop
    3. Look through eyepiece and turn eyepiece slowly clockwise until the reticle is clear and sharp

    Adjust...
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    ABO Prep

    I am a firm believer in hte TOPS book combined with System for Ophthalmic Dispensing by Brooks & Boorish. If you can get an old set of the American Optical books the ones yellow pink blue and green...
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    It is in effect both

    We have a two part job. We are the pharmacist to the OD and MD filling a prescription for corrective lenses. On the other hand we are selling fashion to the customer who knows little and cares less...
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    Another program bites the dust

    It is unfortunate to hear of another opticianary program dying. THis is a problem for all of us. I am a firm believer in ophthalmic education preferably with a full AAS degree. Opticians are being...
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    Russian speaking optician

    I am sure you will find tons of opticians many are recent grads from both NYCTC and Interboro institute give both schools a call the may have someone for you

    Ed
  23. Camera eyepiece

    You might try something like an old trial case lens....if you are lucky you may find one of the right power in some old dusty box in the back room or basement of an old optometric practic should...
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    Prism at an axis

    Look at a simpler example of this problem and play with it in a lensometer. 1 BU and 1 BO will give you a resultant prism of 1.414 @ 135 BU & BO (1.5 is close enough) Easiest way to lay out this...
  25. progressives and distortion

    I always tell patients that the best vision is right in front of you. I hold the reading card and move it to the side instructing them to follow with their eyes not by turning your head. If it isnt...
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