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  1. Thread: Cheaters

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    Yup I've always hated the random grab bag of...

    Yup I've always hated the random grab bag of leftovers you have with premade readers, so I stopped selling them years ago too. If people just want cheap, I tell them to go anywhere or Amazon. But if...
  2. Thread: Cheaters

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    Alibaba....

    Alibaba.
  3. Thread: Axis query.

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    Exactly. Writing 10.0 is just begging to be...

    Exactly. Writing 10.0 is just begging to be misinterpreted as 100. It should be written 010.
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    Anti-fog works by lowering surface tension of...

    Anti-fog works by lowering surface tension of water droplets so they "wet" the lens, i.e. spread out over the lens instead of beading up. Ironically that is exactly the opposite of what good...
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    Gloves would be the only perfect alternative. You...

    Gloves would be the only perfect alternative. You could use soft cloth "dispensing" gloves after washing and lotioning, that should be good for keeping lotion off lenses in the short term, but the...
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    Oh nice that is a good looking one, thanks!

    Oh nice that is a good looking one, thanks!
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    Who makes the best classic browline frame?

    I'm looking for the original browline style frame for a customer. I am ordering in several variations of the original, Ronsir Zyl, but I'd like to see a few more options that people might know of. Of...
  8. Thread: Abo

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    Working now.

    Working now.
  9. Thread: Essilor lenses

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    +1 Everything NAICITPO said. That crazing...

    +1 Everything NAICITPO said.

    That crazing looks like a glazing mistake, someone pushed the center of the lens to glaze or unglaze, bent the lens, that cracked the AR. Even looks like a thumb. I...
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    I agree with you doc, used to do Maui for years...

    I agree with you doc, used to do Maui for years but since dropped them. Back in the day they were doing cutting edge stuff that most opticians weren't doing. But now all those technologies are widely...
  11. Thread: Labs

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    I only recommend Midland Optical...

    I only recommend Midland Optical. We've been using them exclusively for 20 years. Not the cheapest, not the fastest, but the best. I've dallied with a dozen other labs over the years, including the...
  12. The lens markings are the reference point for...

    The lens markings are the reference point for blocking progressives, freeform or otherwise. My autoblocker detects the markings only when blocking, ignoring lens power. There is nothing I could do...
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    This isn't the best sales approach, but then I...

    This isn't the best sales approach, but then I agree with my peers here that we are not salespeople anyway. I open with price. It just makes sure the customer and I are having the same conversation....
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    Just a tiny bit more than the Comfort W2 and the...

    Just a tiny bit more than the Comfort W2 and the same as Physio DRx.
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    I've switched all my Comfort DRx/W2/Physio DRx...

    I've switched all my Comfort DRx/W2/Physio DRx wearers (26 pairs dispensed so far) to the Max with no issues. It's a fine replacement for all those (I still use DRx designs occasionally just for the...
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    I try very hard to stay away from tinting because...

    I try very hard to stay away from tinting because most the time I order something special it does not turn out as expected, and it's a huge hassle to redo or customize if you do high quality AR and...
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    Important: Liz is getting a huge boost because Saks is gone...

    Liz is getting a huge boost because Saks is gone and Liz will take it's place in the lineup. I'm happy with it too, more modern than Saks and lots of petite options. I'm going to have to find a LOL...
  18. Midland Optical (https://midlandoptical.com/) in...

    Midland Optical in St. Louis is my favorite, been happy with them for twenty years.
  19. Thread: VSP and me

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    Any lab, even exclusively VSP labs, will send you...

    Any lab, even exclusively VSP labs, will send you uncuts. The IOF pays you more to compensate for you doing the edging work, but will only pay for Plexus-sourced FSV. If you edge a surfaced lens VSP...
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    I like the service center idea as well. Servicing...

    I like the service center idea as well. Servicing at a dealership is partially to make some incremental income off the service, but I imagine the real purpose is to maintain connection with the...
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    A couple years ago VSP changed the savings...

    A couple years ago VSP changed the savings statement to be unavailable until after a claim is submitted, and ever since then the pricing system is completely broken and inaccurate. All PRICED claims...
  22. In the prem tier 2 I don't think anything beats...

    In the prem tier 2 I don't think anything beats Comfort/DRx, but I would go with Robert and up to tier 3 for Physio/DRx. It was a contemporary design with the GT2 and my problem-free premium...
  23. Thread: Crizal Rock

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    Aha, so that's the excuse for the dubious and...

    Aha, so that's the excuse for the dubious and experientially false claim of certain AR makers that their product was "as scratch resistant as glass." Bring on the sand!
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    Lensman11 is correct, and it is precisely to...

    Lensman11 is correct, and it is precisely to protect their dip chemicals. An AR without the dip coat substrate should be fine, therefore anything other than Crizal or Duravision.
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    This has always been the case. Look at the fine...

    This has always been the case. Look at the fine print on the bottom of the lens enhancement chart it states that.
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