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  1. Flip ups would be the best.

    Flip ups would be the best.
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    It's nice equipment, I can vouch.

    It's nice equipment, I can vouch.
  3. You need to know how he's using those. I don't...

    You need to know how he's using those. I don't think many loupes have a "flip-up" function (most kinds I've seen are more fixed, but can loosen a screw and move it around). Therefore I'm guessing...
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    "VLT" = visible light transmission. No, I'm...

    "VLT" = visible light transmission.

    No, I'm trying to say it in "plainspeak". I can further, more simply-yet restate it as this: "Well duh, a 100% effective polarizer ALWAYS looks only...
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    Ok, this is sinking in a little, I think. See...

    Ok, this is sinking in a little, I think.

    See if this is true: "For a polarized filter to be 100% effective, it only has to be about what appears to be 50% "dark" to the observer. Because it is...
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    AHA! ...

    AHA! https://www.optiboard.com/forums/showthread.php/67715-quot-Clear-quot-polarized-lenses?highlight=transitions+vantage

    AHA AHA!...
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    OK, let's have an argument. I thought we...

    OK, let's have an argument.

    I thought we established that polarized filters are only as effective as they are dark. You can't absorb light without a pigment. You can't have a clear-ish...
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    I'm kinda dumb. I had a bunch of really...

    I'm kinda dumb.

    I had a bunch of really great KBCo polar samples...every color and density under the sun.

    But I have a roadblock on understanding the usefulness of Polar A vs. Polar C.
    ...
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    Bring them in to the optical that you got them...

    Bring them in to the optical that you got them from for an evaluation. Best wishes!
  10. Thread: Help!!!

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    Here's a good conceptual. Picture light waves...

    Here's a good conceptual.

    Picture light waves as ziggly things like vibrating string, but very tiny.

    When light is ziggling through space, it's going as fast as it can, because of no resistance...
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    Probably true. And yet, the smudges are there,...

    Probably true. And yet, the smudges are there, anyway, with or without.
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    I'm the least lab-guy on here, but I thought AR...

    I'm the least lab-guy on here, but I thought AR on glass was like <insert offensive joke, here, that means "really tight">.
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    Even so, wouldn't glass with backside AR be...

    Even so, wouldn't glass with backside AR be maintenance free?
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    Hi Drew! What kind of optical do you work in?...

    Hi Drew!

    What kind of optical do you work in?

    I work in a Dr.'s office.
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    Good take, Pariah

    Good take, Pariah
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    I think we're seeing "fun" glasses being a trend....

    I think we're seeing "fun" glasses being a trend. By that I mean that there's a strong sense of eye wear as fashion out there.

    I think the crystal wave has come for about a year at least, and...
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    I'm not trying to be sappy or idealistic, but I...

    I'm not trying to be sappy or idealistic, but I just don't see how good health care can be provided in a retail model.
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    The ugly side of it is that a lot of ODs are...

    The ugly side of it is that a lot of ODs are getting some really high-ball dollars to sell to them (and phase out), vs. the "equity" that would come from a...
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    Ditto on that VSP thing. You may want to call...

    Ditto on that VSP thing. You may want to call VSP and talk to a rep to see the landscape.
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    New year optical-tunities

    OK, I'm going to come up with a 2022 goal for the optical. I need ONE and only ONE thing that I can do to serve needs and make MONEY!

    Here are some candidates for the ONE thing:

    A. More AR...
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    I really enjoy talking about the industry with...

    I really enjoy talking about the industry with you all, and I even enjoy the trolling.

    If there's no problem with me being too "spammy", I'll continue to post in order to keep the conversations...
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    This is a big trend. I hear about it an awful...

    This is a big trend. I hear about it an awful lot.

    It seems they pay big bucks to the owner, retain the staff and doctor (for as long as they can take it/contractually obligated) and try to make...
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    Hey! Thanks!

    Hey! Thanks!
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    Hee hee, I have to agree. Not that this is...

    Hee hee, I have to agree.

    Not that this is more than an opinion, but here it is:
    1. A very low number of people reject eyeglasses for chromatic aberration.
    2. I don't think it's valid to compare...
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    I thought Ryser's Rule was: "I don't always wear...

    I thought Ryser's Rule was: "I don't always wear progressives, but when I do I'm tipsy anyway, because it's cocktail hour..."
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