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    I just spoke to my lab and they said it really...

    I just spoke to my lab and they said it really needs to be at 80-90% density in order to guarantee the therapeutic properties. The tint itself is more expensive and not a standard tint charge....
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    To be honest, I had never heard of it and had my...

    To be honest, I had never heard of it and had my lab send me a sample before I met with the patient. (The patient had called asking for it as it was recommended by the neurologist). So the lab sent...
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    I've been doing this for decades and just found...

    I've been doing this for decades and just found out about the FL-41 last year. I was shocked that I had never heard of it. That being said, I had a TBI patient with chronic headaches and it helped...
  4. Thread: Axis query.

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    I worked in a practice with 2 ophthalmologists...

    I worked in a practice with 2 ophthalmologists (owners) and 1 optometrist and they all wrote in minus cyl. I now work in a practice with 1 ophthalmologist (owner) and 2 optometrists and they write...
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    Important: OMG! HA! I almost spit out my coffee! As far...

    OMG! HA! I almost spit out my coffee! As far as Westgroup, We already carry the Evatik line and it is great! That's the price range we are looking at.
  6. Thread: Cheaters

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    I hate ordering readers. How to know what to...

    I hate ordering readers. How to know what to order or how many to order? I always end up getting stuck with a bunch of all one power or all women's frames when I need men's etc. I was hoping to...
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    That's just crazy. You would think the local...

    That's just crazy. You would think the local police would be willing to drive through the lot nightly. Keep an extra eye on it.
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    Important: Any suggestions for men's frames? I am looking...

    Any suggestions for men's frames? I am looking for a average price to higher end classic men's frame line. (considering nautica?) I am looking to replace a couple of lines where I have had no rep...
  9. Thread: Axis query.

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    nope. 3 digit number. like 180; 090; 005 etc

    nope. 3 digit number. like 180; 090; 005 etc
  10. Thread: Cost of Goods

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    +1 I do an annual review when new price lists...

    +1 I do an annual review when new price lists come out.
  11. Thread: Cost of Goods

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    I can tell you that I keep track as much as I can...

    I can tell you that I keep track as much as I can with things. So for instance if I know this quarter is a bit slower than usual, maybe I'll wait a week to place a stock frame order if it means it...
  12. Thread: Cost of Goods

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    ***Fortunately the cost of the accountant doesn't...

    ***Fortunately the cost of the accountant doesn't come out of my numbers! Whew! :rolleyes:
  13. Thread: Cost of Goods

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    I couldn't tell you. I don't get the total. My...

    I couldn't tell you. I don't get the total. My office manager gets everything and it goes to the accountant. I just handle the day to day stuff. I see the statement from our lab because I have to...
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    Wow! That's awful. Do the break ins occur at...

    Wow! That's awful. Do the break ins occur at the same time? Can you get a cop to do a drive by or maybe park out there for a night to see if you can catch the guy in the act? I usually say not to...
  15. Thread: Cost of Goods

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    Doesn't matter. It's the cost you have to be in...

    Doesn't matter. It's the cost you have to be in business. We also include rent, paychecks, etc. It's all costs. The payment from our patients minus the costs of everything it takes to run the...
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    Well technically it is the goods we are selling...

    Well technically it is the goods we are selling so it should count, right? As far as not being in a buying group, we do get a discount from most of our vendor to offset that. I'm confused as to why...
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    We are one of few offices not in a buying group. ...

    We are one of few offices not in a buying group. Our cost of goods is everything we order from cleaner to lab to each frame company. Anything optical related is our cost of goods. We are totally...
  18. +1 It is a balance between making the kid happy...

    +1 It is a balance between making the kid happy and the parents happy. Just like the rest of the population... some parents are great and some are jerks...some kids are great and some are jerks. ...
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    Stunning!

    Stunning!
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    While I don't think you're going to get covid...

    While I don't think you're going to get covid from a surface, the frames are on your face and the mask makes them fog up with your breath. We clean the pupilometer, why not clean the frame too. We...
  21. HA! Yes!

    HA! Yes!
  22. We give out our cleaning cloths... FOR FREE!

    We give out our cleaning cloths... FOR FREE!
  23. We use K-optical so not Essilor owned and no...

    We use K-optical so not Essilor owned and no middle man. All local. For us, they are so close they hand deliver!
  24. So we just got a Davis contract where we can use...

    So we just got a Davis contract where we can use our usual outside lab. So far it's going well. A bit of a rocky start with programming the correct numbers into our computer but so far it's working...
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    No issues with poly products. I have 3 patients...

    No issues with poly products. I have 3 patients who are all waiting for 7x28 trivex. Told them it could be Jan by the time they come in and they are all happy to wait. Hate to do that. Offered...
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