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    Eddie Van Halen: Dead at 65... Quite an...

    Eddie Van Halen: Dead at 65...

    Quite an influence on guitarist late 70’ onward. Always pushing the edge of what a guitar can do. ( he wasn’t the 1st to incorporate tapping, but he certainly got...
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    Robert! How did you get a pic of my...

    Robert! How did you get a pic of my cornea-retinal replacement? I initially didnít like the color differences between my right and left eyes, but itís lead to numerous sci-fi film appearances!


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    Steve! I hope you’re having a fantastic Birthday!...

    Steve! I hope you’re having a fantastic Birthday! I raise a Buschkie to you!
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    Thank you Steve for keeping it available while it...

    Thank you Steve for keeping it available while it still is. Too anyone that doesn't know of Darryl Meister; He was one of the greatest optical minds in modern times whom left this Earth way too soon....
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    note to self: contact Washington to collect my...

    note to self: contact Washington to collect my check for not working my land....
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    Neil Young; "Down by the River" '94 Farm Aid...

    Neil Young; "Down by the River" '94 Farm Aid concert.

    Neil was one of the original organizers for Farm Aid. Now, I'm gonna see if he can help me with mine...

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    This is what I like about OptiBoard, always...

    This is what I like about OptiBoard, always something to learn. Thanks!
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    Could you elaborate?

    Could you elaborate?
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    If these were spherical lenses, they would pass...

    If these were spherical lenses, they would pass (there's no power at 180). But if they were aspheric/atoric they would fail (asphric centers would be off 3mm each).
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    What about an old fashioned no line bifocal?...

    What about an old fashioned no line bifocal? Nice, wide distant vision and relatively large reading area.
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    You absolutely can decenter a low power at 180...

    You absolutely can decenter a low power at 180 *spherical* lens for either cutout reasons or thickness considerations. To answer the OP’s question, as Kwill mentioned, if the surfacing lab...
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    Most high index lenses have a higher specific...

    Most high index lenses have a higher specific gravity (heavier) than cr39. 1.60 has about the same as cr. Unless your 1.60 lenses are substantially thinner (less material), than cr, they will weigh...
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    Is Frames Data still relevant (needed)? I haven’t...

    Is Frames Data still relevant (needed)? I haven’t used them in over 15 years.
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    "Crawlin' King Snake Blues" This is the same...

    "Crawlin' King Snake Blues"

    This is the same dude (Justin Johnson), that I posted earlier playing the "Shovel Guitar".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-G33DtsYg8


    Hey Robert, you ever...
  15. I’ve heard many say that insurance is what’s...

    I’ve heard many say that insurance is what’s driven up the cost of optical goods. To a certain extent, I’d agree. But the one factor that has most driven costs up are warranties. It started in the...
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    Yes Doc, almost always use your near reference...

    Yes Doc, almost always use your near reference point ( the seg) when laying out (blocking) any FT lens. Once again, if your lab surfaced your FT correctly, they put the Distance OC out from the near...
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    OMG, that's really a bad joke!...Here's some...

    OMG, that's really a bad joke!...Here's some more!

    Why did the cross eyed teacher quit her job? She couldn't control her pupils.

    Why did the phone where glasses? It had lost all it's contacts....
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    Don, OMD's get zero training in lens fabrication....

    Don, OMD's get zero training in lens fabrication. Plus, Dr. Moore has been here for 10 years...

    Hi Doc. All lined bifocals and trifocals are layed out by the seg using the near PD as reference....
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    There is no law other than stolen goods to keep...

    There is no law other than stolen goods to keep you from selling your excess frames to a retailer or individual. But, keep in mind, selling retail so to speak yourself (ala eBay), you’ll make...
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    Brow, What Texas law are you talking about?...

    Brow, What Texas law are you talking about? Anybody can use the term “Optician”. A pulse isn’t even required. ( I know, I’ve checked)..

    There’s no “optical police”, the only authority is the...
  21. Hi vab, welcome to the forum. What an...

    Hi vab, welcome to the forum. What an opportunity! I can’t answer your licensing question, ( but I’m sure all your time will go towards it). But even if it didn’t, how cool to have a once in a...
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    fwiw, I've used the Shoreview as my bottom...

    fwiw, I've used the Shoreview as my bottom dweller. Never a non-adapt that was the designs fault.
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    c We’ve improvised our Pupilometers by taping...

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    We’ve improvised our Pupilometers by taping a clear plastic paper sheet protector that hangs between us and the patient. Along with our masks we feel a sense of added protection.
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    Glad I could help doc! Just making sure you were...

    Glad I could help doc! Just making sure you were wearing your mask the right way, not like the Lone Ranger...
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    A. Most decent masks have a wire strip you can...

    A. Most decent masks have a wire strip you can pinch around your nose. Pinch it.

    B. Learn to be a mouth breather.
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