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  1. Had a walk-in come in for an adjustment with...

    Had a walk-in come in for an adjustment with those wirey, spiral-spring nosepads. I was way too new and ended up straightening those fool things out far, far too much--an example of continually...
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    Howdy Dave! Welcome to Optiboard. I don't...

    Howdy Dave! Welcome to Optiboard.

    I don't have that certification myself, but after having worked that side of the fence in the past--I think it sure couldn't hurt. Some of the most valuable CE...
  3. Does this really belong in the 'General Optics &...

    Does this really belong in the 'General Optics & Eyecare' folder? Might we move it to 'Just Conversation?'
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    100% agree with Tallboy. Notify the appropriate...

    100% agree with Tallboy. Notify the appropriate lens rep of this story. If s/he's worth his/her paycheck, you'll be getting some fast apologetic phone calls along with a credit for your 2nd lens...
  5. I'm told the Comfort W2, Physio W3 only go up to...

    I'm told the Comfort W2, Physio W3 only go up to 3.50 add, but the new X goes up to a 4.00. (Haven't dispensed it personally yet.) For this patient, I get the feeling going up to a high-grade...
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    ROFL this thread has made it to my favorites...

    ROFL this thread has made it to my favorites list.


    How about the 'Crying Indian' from the 70s anti-pollution ad? ("...Some people have an abiding respect for the best possible optics of...
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    Great notes, jp. I'd give Pk's strategy 3:1...

    Great notes, jp.

    I'd give Pk's strategy 3:1 odds of doing the trick with regard to mitigating her head-lift complaint. The fact that her [reading] acutities in her old specs drop atrociously...
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    Well, I liked the bit about frame fitting: ...

    Well, I liked the bit about frame fitting:

    "While these numbers can all be important in finding the right fit for your face, it never tells the full picture. As stated earlier, the way the frame...
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    Jedi, that is one classy site! "Well done"...

    Jedi, that is one classy site! "Well done" doesn't begin to cover it. Outstanding!
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    Great posts! (Mine's only mildly...

    Great posts!

    (Mine's only mildly amusing...probably only to me.)

    "Think of your vision like arms. Since your eyes have 'short arms,' they need that handle extender to reach across the room.
    ...
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    Thanks Robert, this patient historically 'winks'...

    Thanks Robert, this patient historically 'winks' to read. How much of the diplopia is from vertical imbalance and how much from anisiekonia, I'm not sure and didn't think to investigate at the...
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    I think you're right, George. I'd love to hear...

    I think you're right, George. I'd love to hear there's some hope of dodging aniseikonia, but I don't think I'm going to get it. Wherever the line is, I'm sure I've passed it with this patient.
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    Limits of a slab-off

    Robert, you're gonna love this one:

    I have an aniseimetrope whose vertical imbalance is over 9D/cm.

    I've read that a slab off can effectively address 5D. The lab is assuring me that a slab-off...
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    I have no illusions of perfect, and I'm not...

    I have no illusions of perfect, and I'm not concerned about the vast majority of powers 5D & under. However, on days when the powers are 7+ (or today for me, 9.25,) we live in a world where people...
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    I'll happily take some clinical studies that...

    I'll happily take some clinical studies that support that conclusion as well.
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    Vertex distance & population statitstics

    Is anyone aware of any studies on vertex distances measured at the phoropter?

    I most often read 13 or 14. ODs I know personally reflexively say the 'average' is 12 or 12.5. In either case, I...
  17. I think it depends on the diagnosis, ak. Most of...

    I think it depends on the diagnosis, ak. Most of the time it should wash out, the prism thinning on each lens will offset each other and the net prism differential (even if vertical) should still...
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    I agree with lensman that the problem wavelength...

    I agree with lensman that the problem wavelength is probably quite specific; blocking out "all green" might get the job done, but not sure how easy that is to do short of a pretty stark magenta tint....
  19. Thread: Totality

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    Nicely done, gentlemen!

    Nicely done, gentlemen!
  20. Thread: Eclipse Goggles

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    LOL Now I have the tune in the my head with the...

    LOL Now I have the tune in the my head with the background singers singing "total eclipse of the sun! ....ba-Dooo!"

    Since we have another one of these in a few years with the totality tracking...
  21. Thread: Verifications

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    lol you're overthinking it, partner! .02 x...

    lol you're overthinking it, partner!

    .02 x 6.50 = 0.13

    ---> Passing is 6.37 to 6.63

    Go drink some coffee! ;P
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    Thank you Gentlemen!

    Thank you Gentlemen!
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    Executive Near PDs

    So a search on "executive" gives me a lot of suits and politicians...(thank God Steve nixed the politics here.) Rather than wade through 20 pages trying to find that needle in the haystack, I'm...
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    I'd +1 you, Tallboy, but the webware says I like...

    I'd +1 you, Tallboy, but the webware says I like you too much already.

    Great post--if you happened to be able to rustle up some comparative photographs, I'd love to see them.

    I use Sapphire...
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    99.99% of the time, the problem is retail in...

    99.99% of the time, the problem is retail in nature. The patient was oversold/"built up" around the phrase "no-glare," which is a ridiculous expectation. The only solution here is prevention and...
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