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    I am at a loss as to why every order with prism...

    I am at a loss as to why every order with prism would take longer. That seems crazy to me. I understand if it is a uniquely high amount and an odd order but every order with prism? Something...
  2. We do limit. but just as previous posters have...

    We do limit. but just as previous posters have mentioned...they can still take rx and get it filled elsewhere. It's not very regulated. They need to get examined every year, but I've seen patients...
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    Yes Yes Yes... this drives me insane. I always...

    Yes Yes Yes... this drives me insane. I always warn people about cheeks touching. All I can think of is glasses steaming up and marks on your face. YUCK! My patients are always warned... if they...
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    I would agree... this would be the most likely...

    I would agree... this would be the most likely situation since SV slab is more rare
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    I don't take it personally. I go over everything...

    I don't take it personally. I go over everything with my patients before ordering. I explain lens types digital vs conventional, materials etc. Sometimes they need to digest the info and talk the...
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    Yes! I had a little old lady who always wanted a...

    Yes! I had a little old lady who always wanted a JP on her OD lens. Eventually we ran out of Js and Ps and had to carefully peel them off and reuse them. HA!
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    I had a patient yesterday that had a .25 change...

    I had a patient yesterday that had a .25 change in one eye. She also had a significant cataract in that eye. The OD was recommending surgery but the patient didn't want it yet so the OD told the...
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    I had a concussion patient that had severe...

    I had a concussion patient that had severe migraines following a car accident. I know this is different but maybe this will help.... we did a FL-41 tint and it was so successful she actually was...
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    Important: Krystle, I do the same thing with #5. I have a...

    Krystle, I do the same thing with #5. I have a form that is a color chart that shows the difference between conventional progressives, digital progressives and even camber. I also have included FT...
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    This is the kind of stuff I talk about with my...

    This is the kind of stuff I talk about with my coworkers. Having worked in the lab... I've seen things! It always amazes me the stuff that "opticians" will order. ABO doesn't always mean good. I...
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    Anything the OD recommends will increase sales. ...

    Anything the OD recommends will increase sales. I had an OMD that told everyone to ask for the "Kodak lenses." He meant the Kodak Unique which at the time was newer and he wore them. Because he...
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    Sometimes if I have a macular degeneration...

    Sometimes if I have a macular degeneration patient with a high add, I will recommend a SV NVO pair (maybe with tint) if they do a lot of close work because they will have a wider viewing area than a...
  13. Thread: Trivex

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    Definitely sure. I called and clarified with our...

    Definitely sure. I called and clarified with our lab (to make sure I wasn't just crazy) ... they have a ton of FT 28 Trivex lenses and have several vendors they can get them from. (Hoya, Younger,...
  14. +1 IF the patient has been using a progressive...

    +1 IF the patient has been using a progressive with the same seg heights and hasn't had problems, I would hesitate to use different segs. I have used different SH in certain situations (like an...
  15. Wow! So beautiful! It makes me miss AZ... used...

    Wow! So beautiful! It makes me miss AZ... used to live in Gilbert.
  16. Thread: Trivex

    by mervinek
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    I just ordered a FT 28 Trivex Trans and was told...

    I just ordered a FT 28 Trivex Trans and was told by my lab (independent not Essilor lab) that it was in stock and that they just got a shipment. I had them set aside 2 pair just in case of breakage...
  17. Yes! Let us know if you've had any success and...

    Yes! Let us know if you've had any success and what you think made it work! Good luck!
  18. Thanks for the thoughtful post! We have many...

    Thanks for the thoughtful post! We have many opticals in this area. In years past we were able to get someone from our local la to help us out, but even they are hiring now. As for our office, we...
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    WoW! That's an incredible shot! Thanks for...

    WoW! That's an incredible shot! Thanks for sharing!
  20. This is a good thread. We are in a similar...

    This is a good thread. We are in a similar situation and it's been very difficult. We do offer competitive pay, great hours, as well as the vacation and benefits that optical 24/7 mentioned but it...
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    So another idea... I've been doing a few of those...

    So another idea... I've been doing a few of those xtra active polarized transitions. They are not avail in a FT but I'v switched people to a digital round seg and that seems to be working out ok. ...
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    I use K-Optical in Hummelstown, PA.

    I use K-Optical in Hummelstown, PA.
  23. Thread: Lens Design

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    +1

    +1
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    This explains a lot. Thank you! I've had labs...

    This explains a lot. Thank you! I've had labs be able to do a simple tint with AR in the past and then other labs say no. Wondered why the other ones refused. (essilor lab, so it makes sense)
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    I've been happy with them. (NW77th is only line...

    I've been happy with them. (NW77th is only line I carry as well) They have more zyls than metals. Zyls hold their shape and seem to be doing well. Made in St Louis is always a good thing. Metals...
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