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  1. Exactly! Is there any area in optics where...

    Exactly! Is there any area in optics where Essilux isn't involved? I struggle to think of one.
  2. I thought Ray Ban still had those? I'd check...

    I thought Ray Ban still had those? I'd check there first.
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    +1
  4. That's a fun idea.

    That's a fun idea.
  5. I worked in an office that did this. They made...

    I worked in an office that did this. They made the contest goals completely unrealistic. One contest was to have the office sell an Rx and plano pair of sunglasses every day for 3 months. During...
  6. I was not aware of the big E having association...

    I was not aware of the big E having association with contact lenses... was I wrong? Do they own part of CL too? As if the EssiLux thing wasn't bad enough... branching out in to the CL area wouldn't...
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    After a year, I brake down the tray. Frame gets...

    After a year, I brake down the tray. Frame gets demos and back on board and the lenses go in a baggie. Deposit is kept because lenses were made. Insurance is kept because lenses were made. ...
  8. I have an in house Camber lens... LOVE me my...

    I have an in house Camber lens... LOVE me my Camber lenses!
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    I guess I've been lucky? I worked in an office...

    I guess I've been lucky? I worked in an office that sold over 400/year. You could count on fingers how many would come back broken and almost all of those were years old (4/5+). Occasionally...
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    +1 100% I am an optician. NOT A SALESPERSON!

    +1 100% I am an optician. NOT A SALESPERSON!
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    So in our case, the ones we make are for our...

    So in our case, the ones we make are for our pre-op patients who are not in these very long. We purposely make them super cheap because they will be tossing them once they have surgery. We only use...
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    I have created a "lens menu" for my patients. I...

    I have created a "lens menu" for my patients. I have an extra page that has lens designs in different colors so patients can see the difference between a digital and conventional progressive and a...
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    I'm really surprised that this is an issue. I've...

    I'm really surprised that this is an issue. I've never had many broken silhouettes. Although last week I had one that was mangled by a dog. I do keep extra, discs on site (in a gun color so it...
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    most doctors won't tell you what the refracting...

    most doctors won't tell you what the refracting vertex is on the rx, so you pretty much have to play a guessing game. I would say in most cases you're ok, but if you note the fitting is not...
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    Just spoke to my lab rep and she said it's...

    Just spoke to my lab rep and she said it's because these lenses are from Essilor and Essilor is having back order issues. Currently only Essilor makes Trivex 7x28, but Trivex bifocals can be sourced...
  16. This is a good question and coincidentally came...

    This is a good question and coincidentally came up at a good time. I have found that some cleaning wipes have a lot of alcohol in them and can ruin the finish on zyl frames. I have also heard, but...
  17. Thread: Frame ID

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    You can tell they're OTC readers by the hinges.

    You can tell they're OTC readers by the hinges.
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    Does anyone know of any independent optical labs...

    Does anyone know of any independent optical labs that aren't small? Are there any left? The little guy can't compete. I've had Essilor lab reps come in and offer free progressives for a month. ...
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    +1 100% agree

    +1 100% agree
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    Noooooooooo!

    Noooooooooo!
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    Terrible. Glad you could fix them for her. ...

    Terrible. Glad you could fix them for her. Nope... not much training anymore. It really is a sad state. Another thing is a large amount of turn over lately. People aren't there long enough to...
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    IF we bring in a certain medical assistance...

    IF we bring in a certain medical assistance insurance, I was thinking of carrying special frames just for those plans. Not sure yet, but yes, I would do "under the counter" as well. I would have...
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    How do you handle warranties with a discontinued...

    How do you handle warranties with a discontinued frame or are they sold without warranties?
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    Just curious... would you be putting these frames...

    Just curious... would you be putting these frames on your board for all to see or just bringing them out for certain insurance situations?
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    Hmmm. I'm not sure about "not covered." I...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure about "not covered." I thought there was something where it was covered due to the power difference? I could be wrong but I thought that was the case?
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