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    +1 I just can't not do AR backside! I ALWAYS...

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    I just can't not do AR backside! I ALWAYS recommend it. The only exception would be something where the frame is more like a goggle and no light can come in from behind , maybe then you can get...
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    Yes! He was always willing to help and explained...

    Yes! He was always willing to help and explained things in a way we normal people could understand it.:smile: I like to think I'm smart...but people like that make me feel dumb as a box of rocks! ...
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    I miss him. I learned so much from him. He was...

    I miss him. I learned so much from him. He was so smart and never looked down at anyone and was just happy to help.
  4. This one I just don't get. If you have a...

    This one I just don't get. If you have a finishing lab... you have to finish the lenses! Hire an educated monkey so you don't have to worry about spoilage on the expensive lenses. Seriously, why...
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    The best OD I worked with was the one who spent...

    The best OD I worked with was the one who spent time learning about the different lenses. You could have a conversation with him if you had a patient who was having problems with their glasses. As...
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    I get it... it is still sales, but don't call me...

    I get it... it is still sales, but don't call me a salesman. I feel like educating the patient makes it a little different. I worked with an optician who sold whatever he could. -0.50 sph? You...
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    You're right about that. I've worked with many...

    You're right about that. I've worked with many ODs that are wanna be Ophthalmologists. That being said, they should still have a clue! Most now don't want to even think about optical. I even had...
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    Davis plans charge $66 drilling fee. Our fees...

    Davis plans charge $66 drilling fee. Our fees are less than that. I think ours are from 1999 too. Prob should be changed.
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    And office size doesn't matter. I've worked in...

    And office size doesn't matter. I've worked in different size offices.
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    Turf war! NOOOOO! If it feels like that, it's...

    Turf war! NOOOOO! If it feels like that, it's time to go. Everyone should work together as a team. If you're all on the same page then it should be a smooth process. ODs are good at ODing and...
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    I love it when the ODs know what they're talking...

    I love it when the ODs know what they're talking about and can make a suggestion of what to discuss with the optician, but then lets the patient know that the optician is the one who will know best...
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    Personally, I just go out and do my best and...

    Personally, I just go out and do my best and always recommend the best and go from there. I don't care about the prices... let the patient tell you what they can and cannot afford. You're selling...
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    God yes. Although everyone likes to be...

    God yes. Although everyone likes to be appreciated. Also... if one person did a great job and the others are slackers, don't reward the whole office. It's lame.
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    Getting the lab data can be very helpful. I...

    Getting the lab data can be very helpful. I strongly recommend this. As far as useful suggestions for better products.... I have a lens menu that I created. It has a lens type section, materials...
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    Yup. I used to work in the lab. Now I am happy...

    Yup. I used to work in the lab. Now I am happy to have the guys to it for me. Please take my money! :smile:
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    Exactly!!!

    Exactly!!!
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    Although a lot of labs have computers to drill...

    Although a lot of labs have computers to drill the holes (especially for companies like Silhouettes) there are still some companies that are a pain in the behind. We do not differentiate and neither...
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    We do not charge additional for a standard bevel...

    We do not charge additional for a standard bevel edge. (Zyl and Metal frames).
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    +1

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    Stinks to be in that situation. Either you do...

    Stinks to be in that situation. Either you do what you feel is right and be a good optician or you bow down and become one of them. I would just do what I felt is best. If they yell at me or fire...
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    I refuse to work in a place like that. If I...

    I refuse to work in a place like that. If I believe an rx is not noticeable, I will tell the patient that. It is their decision to make if they still want to place an order. I worked with a guy...
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    Personally , I liked the one place I worked at. ...

    Personally , I liked the one place I worked at. It was casual, but nice. We wore chinos or skirt and an office supplied shirt of your choice from Land's end. Some people had button down shirts,...
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    I know a lot of people do A La Carte with their...

    I know a lot of people do A La Carte with their charges. That's how we do it. Trivex is x, Drill is x, AR is x, Progressive is x. We do not charge for satin edge but we charge for high gloss...
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    We charge less than that but I found out that...

    We charge less than that but I found out that Davis charge for Rimless Drill was more than what we charge, so I guess the price should go up. Our grooved is the same price.
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    We have a separate drill mount charge. Every...

    We have a separate drill mount charge. Every office I have worked at has had it as a separate charge. It's an extra step the lab has to do so they're going to charge you every time they have to do...
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