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  1. US Optical is selling out to Essilor... again? ...

    US Optical is selling out to Essilor... again? after Optoengics? Strange. Do you have a date? More info?
  2. Its in chaos. Terrible turn around, and...

    Its in chaos. Terrible turn around, and statements. A few weeks ago all the job listing for Hoya America in the Texas distribution facitiliy, switched to Seiko America. Which tells me they don't...
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    anytime there is a new color shift, in any color,...

    anytime there is a new color shift, in any color, and poly is the lens, change it. Chromatic aberration may appear differently to different people, or may simply result in fuzziness or eye strain. ...
  4. Skew is a natural occurrence in any change in Add...

    Skew is a natural occurrence in any change in Add power, there is nothing that can fix that except to remove the add. The eye and brain adapt eventually.

    I still remember when we all switch from...
  5. What do you mean... "high resolutions"? why do we...

    What do you mean... "high resolutions"? why do we need to protect against them?
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    I wouldn't consider the "S" 100% free-form...

    I wouldn't consider the "S" 100% free-form personally, it has a MINUS add power on the front (yea, strange I know) that is either cast or generated. Ostensibly, this will create base down and out...
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    Essilor has for years only made incremental...

    Essilor has for years only made incremental improvements... its still a reading emphasized design, that keeps the reading wide in every add power, but at the expense of the intermediate and the...
  8. You know those are now mostly Lux brands, except...

    You know those are now mostly Lux brands, except for Liberty Sport and Maui Jim?
  9. Just like always, the right hand will write a...

    Just like always, the right hand will write a check to the left hand...
  10. No, there won't be any statements because no...

    No, there won't be any statements because no legal department wants to play their hand at this time. Both Essilor and Hoya have suspended their Rewards program quietly. VSP sent out a notice to...
  11. This is being investigated as well...

    This is being investigated as well...
  12. The Sunshine Act requires transparency when any...

    The Sunshine Act requires transparency when any medical equipment manufacturer gives money or items of value to any medical provider. This has been increasingly an issue with the sudden increase in...
  13. All About Vision acquired by Essilor... ...

    All About Vision acquired by Essilor...

    http://www.visionmonday.com/latest-news/article/essilor-acquires-allaboutvisioncom-1/

    http://www.allaboutvision.com/
  14. the greatest trajedy of Essilor is how poor their...

    the greatest trajedy of Essilor is how poor their progressive really are. They are just now adding features to their lenses that Rodenstock had in 2002, and Zeiss, Shamir and Seiko all had by 2004. ...
  15. Brothers Optical in Southern California has been...

    Brothers Optical in Southern California has been absorbed into the Borg collective.
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    we were the first lab in the US to bring in Hivex...

    we were the first lab in the US to bring in Hivex 1.56, and their UV++ in 1.56, 1.60 and 1.67. The material is terrific. The only issues we have faced is that the hard coat around the end sometimes...
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    its cheaper than Trivex, its thinner than Trivex,...

    its cheaper than Trivex, its thinner than Trivex, it has a higher Abbe than Trivex, and its as light as poly and its safety approved. I would reverse the question and ask why would anyone continuing...
  18. I do too, she was wonderfull... sniff, sniff

    I do too, she was wonderfull... sniff, sniff
  19. You cannot overcome larger size frames with...

    You cannot overcome larger size frames with anything, frame choice is even larger factor than material. The thickness of lens begins to increase at a geometric rate relative to the size, which means...
  20. VSP to cut all frame reimbursements 20% unless you sell $6k a year in Marchon/Altair

    Does everyone know that VSP will soon cut ALL your frame reimbursements 20% unless you sell at least $6k a year in Marchon and Altair frames? This is retribution for so many practices dropping VSP...
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    This will depend on the base material, the hard...

    This will depend on the base material, the hard coat, and its reaction to the ionization of the AR process (assuming an inonized and not sputter AR machine) and degassing. Although AR process can...
  22. Great post Dr. McDonald, I have long advocated...

    Great post Dr. McDonald, I have long advocated the business aspects of Opticianry have been terribly neglected. Your wording on this is quotable.
  23. Yet why is this an issue only for Opticians? ...

    Yet why is this an issue only for Opticians? Optometrists and even Dental Assistants who lack federal oversight are thriving.
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    the problem is that colored photochromics are far...

    the problem is that colored photochromics are far more talked about, than are sold. Bell Optics did this 12-14 years ago, and although it generated a lot of excitement that didn't translate into any...
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    A huge study has been recently released, finding...

    A huge study has been recently released, finding the blue light from hand held devices or CFL is unlikely to cause damage to the eye even after prolonged exposure.
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