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  1. Tell me about working for the Veterans Administration as an Optician

    What is your day like, plus and minus, etc.
    Thx
    Philip
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    Ill grab my vistometer and measure +/- from the...

    Ill grab my vistometer and measure +/- from the standard 12mm all day if need be. Let me get my McABO hat on....
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    I can fill your .12D all day at Costco....why the...

    I can fill your .12D all day at Costco....why the hate?
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    More like 15K pair per day....

    More like 15K pair per day....
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    You mean VSP MES Spectera Davis Vision...

    You mean
    VSP
    MES
    Spectera
    Davis Vision
    Superior
    and another 3 or 4?
    Yip it does lower the patients out of pocket at Costco.
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    You are right and I'm just full of BS. Three...

    You are right and I'm just full of BS. Three times today, I had to go through this same BS roundabouts explaining why a local Big Pratice wanted an EXTRA $100/140 for their Trivex option on a...
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    So you say we have a 20% return rate? Dude,...

    So you say we have a 20% return rate? Dude, Damage and Destroy or D&D better be under 2% or you will be looking for a new job. One way to pump up your $ is productivity. Do you sell two pair per...
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    Maybe to recoup R&D at a faster pace. The...

    Maybe to recoup R&D at a faster pace. The manufactures cost per lens is fixed unless they crank volume. They can pay for the R&D, assembly line faster with quantity...not selling a few to mom and...
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    Again, what make you think its not the top of...

    Again, what make you think its not the top of the line product bought in the millions of quantity? Do you have the access to that type of pricing from the head of Essilor or x company? Just...
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    How do you know the exact lenses and A/R that we...

    How do you know the exact lenses and A/R that we are using? Please tell each manufacture and type, etc.

    It would be nice to have a 1.74 lens, but our 1.67 works pretty darn good. Why sell...
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    Dr what do you charge for Driveswear poly...

    Dr what do you charge for Driveswear poly progressive with A/R?

    It's $170 here unless we have a $30 off promo going on sunglasses .
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    In this area 70% of the homes are second homes...

    In this area 70% of the homes are second homes for snowbirds. We also feature some of the best golf courses in the world, major polo ponies and some of the most exotic cars in the world. Oh yes and a...
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    I work for Costco. I find it very interesting...

    I work for Costco. I find it very interesting when almost all of the local OD/MD office employees come in wearing scrubs and buy contacts and glasses from me. Yes I asked them why. Number one answer:...
  14. Thread: Costco

    by Pdarnall
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    At the end of the day it's the same results;...

    At the end of the day it's the same results; helping people see. Every Optician I know wants the patient to be happy with a new pair of glasses.
    You might as well get paid for your time and...
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    I have recently started to wear disposable...

    I have recently started to wear disposable gloves. Cheap insurance...
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    Failed.... UPP is a non-starter.

    Failed.... UPP is a non-starter.
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    Step #1) Degree from an accredited school. Step...

    Step #1) Degree from an accredited school.
    Step #2) Pass legislation to require #1.
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    Be the Rock Star at the top of the mountains. ...

    Be the Rock Star at the top of the mountains.

    If you worked at the right place:
    Two hours of your time might be worth $45 to $75.
    Full benefits for you and your family.
    No Dr to praise on a...
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    "Laurie, please take our voice to this meeting...

    "Laurie, please take our voice to this meeting and tell them that we only want professional graduate opticians from colleges to ensure that we actually have a future and that we will not settle for...
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    "If you are leaning...you should be cleaning"

    "If you are leaning...you should be cleaning"
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    Love polarized lenses and I ride 10K miles or...

    Love polarized lenses and I ride 10K miles or more per year.
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    "I want the Old Guy to help me...' I'm 47......

    "I want the Old Guy to help me...' I'm 47......
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    Need Chrome Hearts Dismembered frame front

    Hey Folk,
    I have a pt that says we ground the nose pads off his old zyl frame! I see the frame on eBay for about $300. Any ideas on how I can get just the front?

    It's a Chrome Hearts Dismembered...
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    Yes. One was a low minus the other a plano. Mom...

    Yes. One was a low minus the other a plano. Mom had to get both of them the same pair of glasses.
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