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    Poll: You're right. When the person who is the...

    You're right. When the person who is the "optician" can actually make more working at the grocery store or a Target (not optical), something is wrong. You're right, we shouldn't be making what an...
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    Poll: I'm in a state where certification and license is...

    I'm in a state where certification and license is not required. Barry is right. Opticians need to know how to be an optician. When opticians get minimal training and are paid minimum wage, you can...
  3. Thread: Teton sunrise

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    Looks so peaceful! Beautiful! Thanks for...

    Looks so peaceful! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos.
  4. Thread: Bear stare

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    Love it! Glad you had a safe distance!

    Love it! Glad you had a safe distance!
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    Important: Just curious if anyone has Draper James or seen...

    Just curious if anyone has Draper James or seen them? Marchon line.
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    Just remember... while it's frustrating, a major...

    Just remember... while it's frustrating, a major clean up can take years.
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    Yes! +1

    Yes! +1
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    I inherited a big mess here. Opened cabinets and...

    I inherited a big mess here. Opened cabinets and found thousands of dollars worth of frames where the reps just sent whatever and the optician just let them. Crazy concept to me since I always...
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    Another thing to remember is that most of these...

    Another thing to remember is that most of these reps do not have a choice if the line is gone. They can't take a line back and refund you. That is why, you need to make sure you have good reps. I...
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    I think everyone has a story like that. We had 2...

    I think everyone has a story like that. We had 2 companies who discontinued their lines, they gave us $ back to keep the frames, which practically paid for it. They were still under warranty for...
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    It's been happening more and more. The other day...

    It's been happening more and more. The other day I was working with a patient when another patient walked in all ticked off complaining that he got his glasses yesterday and there is something wrong...
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    One thing I hate about flexon is when people say...

    One thing I hate about flexon is when people say "I bought these unbreakable glasses and they broke." I tell everyone...NOTHING is unbreakable. Flexon is memory metal for "In Case!" It can still...
  13. Thread: Glass anyone?

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    I'm lucky if I order 1 glass order a year! ...

    I'm lucky if I order 1 glass order a year! Remember if you plan to use the same edger for glass and for another material, you have to change everything out so it doesn't scratch the next set of...
  14. Pretty interesting stuff!

    Pretty interesting stuff!
  15. Thread: Pen for AR

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    Yes! And store it tip down in your pen cup.

    Yes! And store it tip down in your pen cup.
  16. Thread: This is big.

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    I agree it's pretty cool. But is it really going...

    I agree it's pretty cool. But is it really going to make that much of a difference? Yes...maybe a celebrity influencer will help.
  17. Thread: This is big.

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    I don't get it... so it will kill the virus if it...

    I don't get it... so it will kill the virus if it lands on your lenses... but it can still get in your nose and mouth? I don't see this on ordinary eyeglasses as a big selling issue. As Fester...
  18. I know what it's like to be an only optician in a...

    I know what it's like to be an only optician in a busy practice. The last practice I worked at was 2 ophthalmologists and 1 optometrist. They had about 150 appointments on a busy day (which...
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    +1

    +1
  20. Thread: Optical shop

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    I am not an owner, but just thinking of a few...

    I am not an owner, but just thinking of a few things. How is your location? Are there a lot of other optical shops in the area? Do they have an OD on site? Do you think you could work with a few...
  21. Thread: Discounts

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    Great idea! Going to keep that idea in my back...

    Great idea! Going to keep that idea in my back pocket. Thank you for sharing!
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    +1
  23. In my experience I have found that appointments...

    In my experience I have found that appointments in ophthalmology practices vs optometry practices always take longer. OMD schedules are much more full than OD. I suspect some major over booking. ...
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    Thanks! I will look into this. I appreciate the...

    Thanks! I will look into this. I appreciate the advise.
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    We are having some MAJOR issues with Geisinger...

    We are having some MAJOR issues with Geisinger insurance claims and was wondering if anyone else is in the same situation. Until 2022, we have not had any issues at all and now something changed. ...
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