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    They could if they wanted, just like a provider...

    They could if they wanted, just like a provider could if they wanted lower their retail fees to be the same as insurance fees, but they would make no money. Additionally, labs don't give a price list...
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    Yup labs accept lower profit in exchange for the...

    Yup labs accept lower profit in exchange for the "promise" of higher volume offered by being part of the insurance network, same trade-off providers make.

    The insurance becomes the middleman. They...
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    Yes thank you Nikolay, all true stuff. Plus...

    Yes thank you Nikolay, all true stuff.

    Plus the actual study that found zero benefit Comparison of Pedestrian Detection With and Without Yellow-Lens Glasses During Simulated Night Driving With and...
  4. Tom Davies can absolutely do any size or shape...

    Tom Davies can absolutely do any size or shape bespoke titanium, I've done them. They have a more restricted tier of modification MTO "made to order" which is what you're describing, but their true...
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    Yup. Ten years ago we used to have all that...

    Yup. Ten years ago we used to have all that stuff, but maintaining inventory was a pain and the profit is meager because you're always spending half the revenue just to restock. And I had no...
  6. Shuron http://www.shuron.com/, similar to...

    Shuron http://www.shuron.com/, similar to Artcraft in making very traditional eyewear, STATE Optical https://stateopticalco.com/ for a super modern luxury acetate maker.
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    I haven't seen this brand, but I have seen...

    I haven't seen this brand, but I have seen several 3D printed frames from other companies (Roger Bacon and Monoqool). All very similar, the material is durable and light enough, but looks and feels...
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    It's of course *possible* to run edged lenses...

    It's of course *possible* to run edged lenses through the Crizal process, but they're not supposed to (partner labs fudge the rules a bit, sometimes for the better!). The problem your going to run...
  9. It's not just blank size you're running into. Yes...

    It's not just blank size you're running into. Yes that's going to be an issue with that frame, but especially for dual-sided designs like the X which are very restrictive. Plus Essilor will not allow...
  10. Just bought one on Indiegogo. For $35 I can't...

    Just bought one on Indiegogo. For $35 I can't pass the opportunity to play with it!

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eyeque-visioncheck-world-s-1st-automated-eye-test#/
  11. Right Quig. It is simple, but not easy. Just like...

    Right Quig. It is simple, but not easy. Just like losing weight, saving money, etc. Everyone's always looking for quick fixes, easy things to do to make great gains. Well, there are no quick fixes,...
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    And if you are charging for custom measurements...

    And if you are charging for custom measurements but not taking/supplying them, VSP is still taking their chargeback cut, the lab is still being paid, and you are being paid by the patient. The only...
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    They will make a Fit with default measurements.

    They will make a Fit with default measurements.
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    The Design is also only available in two fixed...

    The Design is also only available in two fixed corridor, min fit heights 17 and 14. Fit is a full variable corridor from 14mm+.
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    Yup, love this. Now the whole blue light...

    Yup, love this. Now the whole blue light discussion/argument is a non-issue for me. All my customers get blue light protection at no charge and with no perceptible effect, like UV protection. If in...
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    If it's not detectable without extraordinary...

    If it's not detectable without extraordinary inspection measures, its not a problem. This is materials production, not mathematics, perfection is impossible. Look closely at the paint on a brand new...
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    One would think. Cynically, from the Eyemed...

    One would think. Cynically, from the Eyemed perspective every minute their system is down is another minute they aren't paying anybody. Maybe the IT guy is getting a promotion.
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    Yes, pupil height is what we measure, fitting...

    Yes, pupil height is what we measure, fitting height is what we fit. Most of the time the two are the same, but from time to time we all alter fitting heights from measured pupil heights.
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    Agreed, we all could by finding the best-price...

    Agreed, we all could by finding the best-price vendor and using entry-level product. But we generally don't because, first, when restricted to lowest-cost entry-level product, I can provide nothing...
  20. I do drop fitting heights from time to time on...

    I do drop fitting heights from time to time on finicky myopes and suns, but it is true this is throwing off the entire lens design. On cheap lenses, do what ya gotta do to make it work. But on even...
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    Avalon Eyewear. Good cases, very moderate...

    Avalon Eyewear. Good cases, very moderate imprinting cost. New Jersey. www.avaloneyewear.com
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    Thanks for the link Epstein. And thanks for this...

    Thanks for the link Epstein. And thanks for this thread, I was uninformed and missed this as well!
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    Seems more designers are getting savvy to the...

    Seems more designers are getting savvy to the failure of the traditional spring hinge design. Like Morel, IC Berlin and OVVO leverage the flexibility of titanium alloys and stainless steel to get the...
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    They are available in US now (launched July 16)....

    They are available in US now (launched July 16). Here's the US site https://www.transitions.com/en-us/ and here's the B2B trade site where you can order demo kits...
  25. I wouldn't go that far, that's accusing our labs...

    I wouldn't go that far, that's accusing our labs of attempting to intentionally mis-bill us, which I don't think is the case. Sure it could happen, but if that is really the case DEFINITELY get a new...
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