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    Very interesting, you are always quick to chime...

    Very interesting, you are always quick to chime in but nothing to offer but sarcasm!
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    Robert, Not sure if you are injecting sarcasm...

    Robert,
    Not sure if you are injecting sarcasm concerning filing away the Z87 designation. If not, and you are referring to safety frames, I do not believe safety frames can be altered in any fashion.
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    You obviously do not know very many if any...

    You obviously do not know very many if any optometrist. Since i happen to work at a school of optometry and work closely with future optometrists, I find them very intelligent and well trained, far...
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    from what i have read and understand, the process...

    from what i have read and understand, the process is different than 3-D printing frames. The 3-D printed lenses use droplets of monomer to create the lens and i believe there is a lab in one of the...
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    Is it on all materials, or mostly high index?

    Is it on all materials, or mostly high index?
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    I agree, you should quote the price of the lens...

    I agree, you should quote the price of the lens including A/R. We use package pricing which helps take the sticker shock off. when you package your lens options to include A/R, photochromics etc..,...
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    Many states now have this law in effect. In...

    Many states now have this law in effect. In Alabama we can use any lab that is approved as a VSP provider lab. As far as reimbursements, they have not changed, whatever amount you are now being...
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    Another option is to look at areas where you...

    Another option is to look at areas where you would like to increase. Such as, do you need to increase the number of A/R sales or possibly photochromic sales, do you want to increase the number of...
  9. they may suck, but have to admit they kept it...

    they may suck, but have to admit they kept it light and fun.
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    While it may be basic, if you are new to the...

    While it may be basic, if you are new to the field, welcome. First you need to know the distance your client is sitting from their computer. Have them measure that distance and from that you can...
  11. See what makes the independents successful and...

    See what makes the independents successful and emulate them. It can be done.
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    If you have an in-house finishing lab, you are...

    If you have an in-house finishing lab, you are allowed to process SV but according to the VSP guidelines you must order the finished lenses from VSP.
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    Opal Cadet GT

    Opal Cadet GT
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    I loved the Opal Cadet!!!!

    I loved the Opal Cadet!!!!
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    those were the days.

    those were the days.
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    thanks, I will check with them.

    thanks,
    I will check with them.
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    Prism Compensated segs

    Does anyone know if prism compensated FT segs are still available. I contacted X-cel but it seems they no longer make it.
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    this is old school opticianry, not seen much...

    this is old school opticianry, not seen much anymore. unfortunately, many of todays frame materials don't allow for such old school techniques.
  19. If i'm not mistaken, the newest Shamir PAL lens...

    If i'm not mistaken, the newest Shamir PAL lens allows for custom insets as well.
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    prism thinning in FT's?

    prism thinning in FT's?
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    .5mm doesn't seem like that much and we must...

    .5mm doesn't seem like that much and we must remember that ANSI standards are a guide line which benefits the processor more than anyone else. You are assuming that the PD you took is spot on without...
  22. speaking of back in the day, i used a cutting...

    speaking of back in the day, i used a cutting wheel attached to a flexible shaft motor which was a mainstay in most offices. i could place the groove at any position and depth needed. i even grooved...
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    Dive Masks

    Does anyone have a reputable source for outsourcing prescription dive masks?
  24. The farther your patient views from the OC the...

    The farther your patient views from the OC the greater the chromatic distortions will be. Tallboy is correct, if the trivex is in an aspheric design and the poly lens provided is in a spherical...
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    To answer your initial question. Generally...

    To answer your initial question. Generally speaking, a hard design lens is one that has equal or greater amounts of unwanted cylinder to add power and a soft design has less unwanted cylinder to add...
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