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    That's been going on for a while and I suspect is...

    That's been going on for a while and I suspect is working well for VSP as many of us do not read codes on service report printouts for correct lens charges let alone track frame price changes that...
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    The hijack is complete...

    Thanks Dr McDonald for the post and passionate clarification. I should have mentioned how old your post was.

    The Catch-22 we face is it takes money to organize but we cannot organize as none of us...
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    Concerning ABO/NCLE Post #11 by Dr. McDonald ...

    Concerning ABO/NCLE

    Post #11 by Dr. McDonald

    "Mr. Baker,

    You are correct, but we actually have no significant organizations equipped to fight for us. We have the ABO/NCLE with all the...
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  5. See if you can buy one on e bay. Seriously ...

    See if you can buy one on e bay.

    Seriously

    I've never tried to repair one.

    I think these designs are because frames are made as much as possible using robotics these days.

    Can anyone...
  6. We found use #18! In 1968, Apollo...

    We found use #18!



    In 1968, Apollo astronauts took it into orbit to secure their tools in zero-gravity.
    Physical therapists use it for rehabilitative therapy of hand injuries.
    It can also...
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    Same with me on an Altair Zeiss frame just now.

    Same with me on an Altair Zeiss frame just now.
  8. Cutting a big hole in the bottom of the pumpkin...

    Cutting a big hole in the bottom of the pumpkin doesn't count.
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    As others experience this and the new private...

    As others experience this and the new private equity companies all say they are not Essilux owned ask if the are "Partnered with" the Big E.:wink:
  10. These days I'm forever touching up minus lenses...

    These days I'm forever touching up minus lenses at the top shoulder when they are cut like this to allow me to heat just the hinge areas and bend the frame to correct the splay.

    It usually lasts...
  11. "As for that infant who had cataract surgery and...

    "As for that infant who had cataract surgery and whose urgently needed eyeglasses were delayed, I ultimately was able to obtain them in a more timely way through a philanthropic organization that...
  12. Prison made medicaid eyeglasses article...

    This is from a California MD who did find a charitable organization to help a newborn born with cataracts.

    How many of us know how important getting glasses without delay is for infants like this?...
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    Sounds like a vision therapy OD. I also can't...

    Sounds like a vision therapy OD. I also can't shake the feeling that mom and dad can't accept the lack of straight A's is something other than effort by adorable Muffy. So we give them glasses to...
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    "If another frame is wholesaling at "Y" and is...

    "If another frame is wholesaling at "Y" and is NOT fully covered, but then changes to "Y-$5" and becomes fully covered, then we'd lose profitability because we get reimbursed less by the patient on...
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    You do see the money you will lose with VSP if...

    You do see the money you will lose with VSP if the wholesale cost changes a dollar and the frame is now no longer covered. Right?

    I long for the good old days when everyone knew frame prices...
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    Use the prism reference points as a guide and after cutting the fresnel to the lens shape truncate it a few millimeters below those points as you can always make it vertically shorter with more...
  17. You need to fill in the whole rx and why you want...

    You need to fill in the whole rx and why you want to do this.

    Are you really in optics?
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    I think they are busy and as corporate employees...

    I think they are busy and as corporate employees would find our sandbox difficult to "play" in, as cats often briefly visit. :giggle:

    That said try visiting the Hall of Fame thread and read...
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    Mandatory after hours on work/life balance are my...

    Mandatory after hours on work/life balance are my favorite meetings. :giggle:
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    Thanks guys. My "plan" was to a year from now...

    Thanks guys.

    My "plan" was to a year from now become part time as I ease into full retirement by the time I'm 70.

    That's probably changing.

    I'm stubborn when told I have to do things...
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    "An increase of a 0.25 in the sphere and decrease...

    "An increase of a 0.25 in the sphere and decrease 0.25 in the cyl.

    Management insists we make the sale to the fixed income widow.

    Should we?"

    Just a reminder for those skimming the thread.
    ...
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    But the pressure to not do this (as the...

    But the pressure to not do this (as the refractionist should have!) is still there.

    And I'm almost always working with a dilated pupil.
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    Ethics in today's opticianry...

    We all see it.

    An increase of a 0.25 in the sphere and decrease 0.25 in the cyl.

    Management insists we make the sale to the fixed income widow.

    Should we?

    I'm inclined these days to say...
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    Drilled rimless V2799 $85 Grooved rimless $30 ...

    Drilled rimless V2799 $85
    Grooved rimless $30

    If managed care drilled lenses only assembled by me additional $20 non dis-countable.
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    "How can you go out on the optical floor and show...

    "How can you go out on the optical floor and show the fairer gender your style-oriented frame fashions?"

    I'll ask first what they want their glasses to do.

    Rarely do they say high fashion as...
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