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    No issues with poly products. I have 3 patients...

    No issues with poly products. I have 3 patients who are all waiting for 7x28 trivex. Told them it could be Jan by the time they come in and they are all happy to wait. Hate to do that. Offered...
  2. yup..all of this.

    yup..all of this.
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    Local independent lab, only 7x28 clear...

    Local independent lab, only 7x28 clear affected... Essilor lab can't seem to get a clear SV -3.00 trivex and said they're all BO indefinitely! It's insane.
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    I had to order an insurance order with an essilor...

    I had to order an insurance order with an essilor lab. They told me all Trivex is back ordered indefinitely. My local lab has no problem except 7x28, which they are saying is bo until end of Oct,...
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    Important: With the exception of the whole Cindy Crawford...

    With the exception of the whole Cindy Crawford thing, that's good to know. I have an appointment with my Rep 10/20 and I was planning to swap out my remaining CH for the new stuff. Thanks for the...
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    First time I had one that was that far off, I...

    First time I had one that was that far off, I thought I was going crazy! Now I know... it's not me!
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    Yes. Yes. Yes. I've seen some crazy stuff. I...

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I've seen some crazy stuff. I saw a -11.00 in a reader frame that fit really low and the PDs were so bad she had to push them way off to the side to see.
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    I only do a roll as necessary (around NP arms if...

    I only do a roll as necessary (around NP arms if needed). I hate the ring and think that the roll with polish adds horrible glare. It's easy to add it, but can't be removed. If a patient mentions...
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    Yup, totally. Just had someone scream at me...

    Yup, totally. Just had someone scream at me because we are by appointment only. (a change from pre-covid times). The patient I was with (who had an appointment) was shocked at how horrible the...
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    Since covid I ALWAYS use rubber gloves. I even...

    Since covid I ALWAYS use rubber gloves. I even sanitize those as needed too. Saves my hands incredibly. Then I will use hand sanitizer once in a while at work but since my hands are in the gloves,...
  11. Thread: Cold-calls

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    Poll: We do board allocation here. It works quite well...

    We do board allocation here. It works quite well and reps don't take over. A new rep stopping by is ok if only to drop off their card or paper information. I tell them if I'm interested we will...
  12. Thread: New 1 On Me

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    That's awesome! He must be involved in a lot of...

    That's awesome! He must be involved in a lot of food fights! :cool:
  13. Thread: New 1 On Me

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    ok... you got us... What is it??? Curious minds...

    ok... you got us... What is it??? Curious minds want to know!
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    Nope. We don’t have to have their frames. We...

    Nope. We don’t have to have their frames. We don’t use their lab. We just do what we always do and use our local lab. It’s easy to submit but billing is not as straight forward as I thought. I used...
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    I work in ophthalmology too and am the only...

    I work in ophthalmology too and am the only optician working in the optical shop. Sometimes it is really nice to be off to the side. While I complain that optical is often forgotten, there are...
  16. Thread: New 1 On Me

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    The way you posted makes me think it can't be...

    The way you posted makes me think it can't be lawn care/ mowing. Animal related? Precocious puppy?
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    Back in the day I used to do report cards for my...

    Back in the day I used to do report cards for my reps and frame lines. It had everything on it from the very simple...return phone calls and shows up on time... to the quality of frames and...
  18. I've tinted polarized before. Just makes them a...

    I've tinted polarized before. Just makes them a little darker, which I like. Once, when I was no longer working in the lab and requested this, the guys spray painted my lenses black and sent them...
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    Actually.... in the state of PA, Governor Wolf...

    Actually.... in the state of PA, Governor Wolf signed a bill that says the insurance can't require you to use their lab/materials. We just got a contract with Davis for us to use our own frames and...
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    I've had that happen when the compensated Rx was...

    I've had that happen when the compensated Rx was quite different from the prescribed rx. I know that those numbers from my lab are computed by the program and not just typed in by an employee so I...
  21. +1 me too!!! Thanks John!

    +1 me too!!! Thanks John!
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    That's Great! Congratulations! I really love...

    That's Great! Congratulations! I really love watching the videos. I've been in this field since 1995 and I still learn stuff with your videos. They also help with training the newbies. Keep 'em...
  23. Wow! That guy is angry and bitter. Someone get...

    Wow! That guy is angry and bitter. Someone get him a therapy dog quick!
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    Poll: I am the only optician here and I am part time,...

    I am the only optician here and I am part time, so when we reopened we came back as appointment only. We were hoping to be able to see walk ins, but we have a small office and being short staffed it...
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    It was cheaper for us to get from our local lab...

    It was cheaper for us to get from our local lab due to shipping. We don't stock them because we don't use them often.
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