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    Ordering compound prism

    So I received my first prescription with a compound prism. It was prescribed as "2 PD Base Down & Out @ Axis 135 OS only"

    After finding the proper conversion method, I figured out that it was...
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    Will this revolutionize ophthalmic lenses?

    So I just came across this story in google news:
    https://petapixel.com/2019/07/05/goodbye-aberration-physicist-solves-2000-year-old-optical-problem/

    So it looks like they've solved the issue of...
  3. Everytime a frame rep comes in we do a inventory...

    Everytime a frame rep comes in we do a inventory of their line(s) which keeps us pretty current since there's only 2 lines we carry that we don't have a rep, and then a full inventory at the end of...
  4. I can't answer your questions because we haven't...

    I can't answer your questions because we haven't dealt with Maui Jim in over a decade, but I would suggest getting the phone number and your account # for the Lab and calling them to ask your...
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    Our solution is we offer a discount on our...

    Our solution is we offer a discount on our sunglass frames to our cash paying patients. Without going into markups and discount %s you have a price X that you are willing to accept to sell your...
  6. Also, was it a cost consideration to switch the...

    Also, was it a cost consideration to switch the patient from 1.60 to Polycarbonate?
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    I use one of 3 methods 1. The looking at the...

    I use one of 3 methods
    1. The looking at the edge of a light, I'm about a -6 so taking off my glasses give me the magnification, in one part of our optical the fluorescent light cover is a grid...
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    We have one patient, whose father is also the...

    We have one patient, whose father is also the football coach. We had to write a note for the school basically saying that due to the padding in the helmet there was no eyewear that would fit under...
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    So here's Italia Independent's Disney website...

    So here's Italia Independent's Disney website https://italiaindependent.com/en/sunglasses/disney/ and https://italiaindependent.com/en/eyeglasses/disney/. I don't know if you're seeing the same...
  10. Thread: Vba?

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    I would say that VBA is an adequate vision plan...

    I would say that VBA is an adequate vision plan as far a reimbursments. They have an easy to work with customer service and a fairly wide formulary. Their lab system is fairly open (unlike UPMC...
  11. Thread: Vba?

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    It was my understanding that all UPMC employees...

    It was my understanding that all UPMC employees were switched over to UPMC Vision Care (administrated by NVA), but if that's not the case:

    We don't take NVA, but looking at the contract that NVA...
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    Where can I get this?

    I have a pt who is looking at a Cazal. He would like for the Cazal logo to be placed on the prescription lens. Are there any labs that currently do this?
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    What is this lens?

    I am looking at a progressive lens that I can't identify
    In the center of the nasal circle is an X with an E underneath it
    In the center of the temporal circle is an L with the add underneath it....
  14. I get it paid all the time (I just received 2...

    I get it paid all the time (I just received 2 payments today, one for a PA resident and one for an OH resident). The additional application and application fee are annoying and having to carry the...
  15. I can't give you a direct answer because Varilux...

    I can't give you a direct answer because Varilux does not put out a chart with their blank sizes. However, considering the measurements you gave the ED of that frame should be over 65, so its not...
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    How would you prove medical necessity if you find...

    How would you prove medical necessity if you find a code?
    There are only 2 times that medicare considers eyewear medically necessary
    1. pseudophakia (1 time after each surgery, assuming that...
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    I don't have the equations in front of me to know...

    I don't have the equations in front of me to know what % of minification is required but here's a 0.5x and a 0.25x https://ocutech.com/all-products/aids-for-tunnel-vision/
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    Also, I believe on F!#~*^ most of the frames have...

    Also, I believe on F!#~*^ most of the frames have a portion of the end of the temple that is standard metal so that it is possible to adjust the temple ends. I don't remember how much, but it...
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    With that diagnosis and the way it's written I'd...

    With that diagnosis and the way it's written I'd say it's
    +0.00 -1.25 x 180
    +0.00 -0.50 x 180

    And to convert the rest to imperial:
    VA
    Distance OD: 20/20 OS 20/30
    Near OU: 20/30

    VA...
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    I'm digging up this old thread because I just got...

    I'm digging up this old thread because I just got one I wasn't expecting from a hobby. So, I'm also a competitive pinball player and on a facebook group for a league that I am a part of I just had to...
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    The deal was for pay for what you sell and...

    The deal was for pay for what you sell and Marchon will take back the rest, but that assumed that we actually took the offer. Which now seems about as likely as, from the impression I'm getting from...
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    Calvin Klein Eyewear

    So the Calvin Klein eyewear rep stopped into our office today and told us about a special introductory offer that Marchon is running. A no obligation trial for their Calvin Klein frames and they will...
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    Is the patient diabetic? That would be my first...

    Is the patient diabetic? That would be my first guess for that large of a variation in prescriptions.

    As for the patient liking their eyeglasses more at night would be that everyone is (generally,...
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    Is Spectara better or worse than...?

    So, on of the largest employers in the city I'm in has switched their vision plan from VBA to Spectara, We currently do not take Spectara. But we do take Davis, Eyemed, VBA, and VSP. Looking at the...
  25. Actually I believe it's, if you work in the...

    Actually I believe it's, if you work in the industry it automatically disqualifies you from defending your sanity
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