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  1. I concur with this assessment. I've had an easy...

    I concur with this assessment. I've had an easy time dispensing the LifeStyle Indoors flavor to patients that expressed greater need for intermediate/near work. I did have one patient that...
  2. As far as I know, most Metlife plans contract...

    As far as I know, most Metlife plans contract with VSP. On the list of managed care discount plans, I'd say going from Versant to VSP is an upgrade in customer service at least.
  3. Are you referring to the Hoya Safety lab in...

    Are you referring to the Hoya Safety lab in Minnesota? If so, I have the email address of a customer service rep from that location that works. I too have difficulties getting a hold of them by...
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    Hoya's iD Lifestyle series has a very similar...

    Hoya's iD Lifestyle series has a very similar design to the Definity, and I have little problems dispensing that to patients. The LifeStyle 3 comes in three designs (Indoor, Urban or Outdoor) and if...
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    That was my nickname in college.

    That was my nickname in college.
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    The change in VSP reimbursement has been...

    The change in VSP reimbursement has been postponed until January 1, 2021.
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    Based on the diamonds being used for the...

    Based on the diamonds being used for the Progressive markers, I'd guess it's an X-CEL Freedom ID, but that's just an educated guess. Is it by chance a glass lens? I know the Freedom ID is the go-to...
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    If the patient has VSP insurance, it sounds like...

    If the patient has VSP insurance, it sounds like it could be the Unity Via Plus, that's my best guess.
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    We here at Optiboard are a cultured group. We...

    We here at Optiboard are a cultured group. We prefer 'derričre' as a synonym for 'butt'.
  10. That's all I really need to take away from this. ...

    That's all I really need to take away from this. And somehow, I need to incorporate this into my everyday vernacular with patients.

    "Sir, you're right, that's not a bad option, but THIS lens is...
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    Hilco has a 'Polarized Filter Tester' available...

    Hilco has a 'Polarized Filter Tester' available if you have an account with them.
  12. Transitions XtrActive always has a slight tint,...

    Transitions XtrActive always has a slight tint, even indoors, but only ~5-10% and will darken to a 30-40% tint even behind a windshield.

    Drivewear is polarized and never clear - the color changes...
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    IOT lab near me?

    I was welcomed with the news that the owner of the main lab I use just announced his retirement and his assets are going to be assimilated to a nearby Essilor lab. The closing lab in question was...
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    This is news to me. I work with a Hoya lab here...

    This is news to me. I work with a Hoya lab here in the states and I've never even heard of Enroute before. Just looked through my most recent Hoya reference guide from earlier this year and I see...
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    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread, but I...

    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread, but I distinctly recall the VSP rep I used to work with at my last job telling me about the benefits of the "cascading variable base curves" of their PLX...
  16. I do what I can :D

    I do what I can :D
  17. Wait, Shamir has teats? How did I not notice...

    Wait, Shamir has teats? How did I not notice this?!
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    This probably explains why one of my labs has SV...

    This probably explains why one of my labs has SV Hi-Vex 1.56 lenses priced less than trivex.
  19. I bit. I left a few words as a comment to her...

    I bit. I left a few words as a comment to her Facebook post, hopefully it leads to some constructive dialogue.

    To find it faster:
    ...
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    A very low-tech hack to prevent fogging that I...

    A very low-tech hack to prevent fogging that I learned from an optical Facebook group: tissue. Take a Kleenex or about 4 squares of TP (if you're able to spare it) and fold it a couple of times...
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    Here in Washington state, less than two hours...

    Here in Washington state, less than two hours away from the epicenter of the largest grouping of COVID-19 deaths in the country, there's hardly anyone out.

    My clinic is an ophthalmology practice...
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    14611 No definitive analysis has been...

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    No definitive analysis has been conducted on assessing light transmission or lens transparency with the new coating, but as Uncle Fester suggested, CORONAZALŠ is the best in the market at...
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    Much like the optical shop, the lab is not bound...

    Much like the optical shop, the lab is not bound by contracted amounts from those discount plans, which means the lab, even if it offers a substantial discount on multiple pairs, will do so on their...
  24. Thread: Eyezen +4

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    Okay, but I'm failing to see how this has...

    Okay, but I'm failing to see how this has anything to do with EYEZEN+ being 'clearly' a progressive. I can understand your frustration in how opticians could be entering the wild west of shooting...
  25. Thread: Eyezen +4

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    Is it? I don't think anti-fatigue lenses,...

    Is it? I don't think anti-fatigue lenses, regardless of manufacturer, progress from a distance to intermediate to reading prescription with marginal astigmatism away from the progressive corridor. ...
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