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  1. Not always magical... This happened to a...

    Not always magical... This happened to a colleague. A woman entered the store with a pair of glasses in urgent need of adjustment. She hadn't bought them there, and the optician told her that there...
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    I assume this is more common in countries with...

    I assume this is more common in countries with open casket wakes and the like? Here, most opt for cremation, and the burials are closed casket in the majority of cases. As for glasses ordered but not...
  3. Just a wild stab in the dark...

    Just a wild stab in the dark...
  4. My prediction is that Essilor will buy at least...

    My prediction is that Essilor will buy at least one other company...
  5. Yeah, I've seen it, and it looks a bit odd from...

    Yeah, I've seen it, and it looks a bit odd from the outside. I avoid it for ordinary prescriptions.
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    What would be really sweet is the ability to scan...

    What would be really sweet is the ability to scan the face of the wearer and print a frame with a 100% fit over the nose.
  7. Thread: Oakley.

    by Varangian
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    I've only handled one RX Oakley order, but let's...

    I've only handled one RX Oakley order, but let's say that their Irish lab (serving Europe) doesn't instill any confidence...
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    Started as a lab assistant back in 1981 when I...

    Started as a lab assistant back in 1981 when I was 16. This was when Skaga (Scandinavian Eyewear) had a small RX lab. I tinted lenses (CR 39 and mineral), made patterns and performed other basic...
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    I think you are on to something there. Does she...

    I think you are on to something there. Does she use the near segment when cutting hair, or does she use the distance part? If she has the customer at, say, 20", then an add of 2.50 is a bit too much....
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    Is this a new lens, or Hoya EasyView sold under...

    Is this a new lens, or Hoya EasyView sold under another name?
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    I use pretty much the same method. An 0.8 or 1.0...

    I use pretty much the same method. An 0.8 or 1.0 drill bit (preferably the former), carefully checking where the "pin" goes so that the hole doesn't end up off-center, and a soft needle as a rivet....
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    Maybe the OD confused polarized with...

    Maybe the OD confused polarized with photochromatic, as photochromatic mineral lenses score pretty low in the UV department.
  14. Thread: French RX

    by Varangian
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    A French prescription without + cylinder? Hey,...

    A French prescription without + cylinder? Hey, they are catching up with the rest of the world!
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    In Sweden, we have refracting opticians. An...

    In Sweden, we have refracting opticians. An optician has finished a three-year course on university level, with the option to study another year in order to obtain an MSc. A few have an MD degree....
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    Not sure in that particular case, but if you are...

    Not sure in that particular case, but if you are on sick leave, you get 80% of your wage + whatever comp your union might offer through an insurance. Hospital care is nominal (already paid for...
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    I met a colleague once who had adjusted a...

    I met a colleague once who had adjusted a customer's new frames. The customer was rather unwashed behind the ears, and the colleague had a small cut on her finger. She came down with a case of blood...
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    I have some 20 or so pince-nez and other antique...

    I have some 20 or so pince-nez and other antique frames (early 1800's - early 1900's) in my collection, plus I used to make medieval-style frames for reenactors many years ago.
  19. I'm not opposed to new ophthalmics... ...

    I'm not opposed to new ophthalmics...



    ...I'm opposed to things that don't work properly.
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    I used the Antifatigue lens for about five years...

    I used the Antifatigue lens for about five years before going fully progressive. My own experience is positive, and I prescribe both AF and Hoya's Easyview with positive results, from age 13 to 45....
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    Not really. I decided that I wanted to be an...

    Not really. I decided that I wanted to be an optometrist/optician when I was 15, started working when I was 16, and apart from a stint in the army, I haven't looked back. Sometimes I've fantasized...
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    The chain I work in have a three-month warranty...

    The chain I work in have a three-month warranty if the customer isn't happy with his/her purchase. If the new frame is more expensive, they only have to pay the difference. We have very few problems...
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    I've encountered the problem with reflections...

    I've encountered the problem with reflections before, and in those cases I've offered to remove the polished flat edge, aiming for a satin finish instead. That would solve the problem without the...
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