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  1. VSP tariff charge part of Wholesale "Book" Cost?

    Watch your costs! Auto price cost fill in by VSP is not keeping up.

    Example- Charmant Ell 13419 is filling in as $8 less than actual Frames Data list price.

    This can have a big effect on...
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    Unfortunately they do not qualify until the end...

    Unfortunately they do not qualify until the end (by The American Academy of Ophthalmology), but here's an interesting and deep dive article from when protecting retina's from HEV blue light was all...
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    I'm making all kinds of points when I tell...

    I'm making all kinds of points when I tell patients this is a scam.

    AR for better vision absolutely- Blue Light blocking not.

    I work with patients who are often immigrants and some of the...
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    You are a newbie! When they say "Friday" they...

    You are a newbie!

    When they say "Friday" they mean within the next month or two!


    Be firm- Stand your ground and don't let her intimidate you.

    Remedy the problem where you- at worse- break...
  5. Looks like a start to end the trade war is near-...

    Looks like a start to end the trade war is near- or maybe not.

    History and update to Nov. 11,2019:

    https://www.china-briefing.com/news/the-us-china-trade-war-a-timeline/
  6. I agree with Andrew. This is hopefully a soon to...

    I agree with Andrew. This is hopefully a soon to be resolved issue and the tariff dispute on eye wear, once resolved, allows them to quickly go back to their original price.

    I imagine frame...
  7. Except this is what will be making them: ...

    Except this is what will be making them:


    http://www.fretor.com/en/machines-for-eyewear



    Up to 88% of manufacturing jobs are lost to automation- not to where they are made.

    The U.S. has...
  8. Yes we are and I fear when this all gets resolved...

    Yes we are and I fear when this all gets resolved we are not going to see any decrease. Is anyone noticing this- even those "Made in Italy" are jumping up disproportionately to tariffs? (Rumor has it...
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    I'd say at least 10% of the patients we deal with...

    I'd say at least 10% of the patients we deal with have a mental health problem. Mostly it is no big deal but every now and then this comes along so it's really not a trouble shooting problem imo....
  10. You wasted 4.5 years. ...

    You wasted 4.5 years.

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/od/odlic.htm

    Now get started!

    Or move to an unlicensed State and start dispensing.
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    Clariti Smart collection metals are working for...

    Clariti Smart collection metals are working for me.
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    It's my understanding the money is in the medical...

    It's my understanding the money is in the medical for Doc's and if that means taking break even crappy eye glass benefits- so be it.
  13. When your eyeglasses move a tiny fraction of a...

    When your eyeglasses move a tiny fraction of a millimeter any HOA corrected benefit is lost.

    A thread from 8 years ago:
    ...
  14. Most Optiboarder's dismissed the benefit of eye...

    Most Optiboarder's dismissed the benefit of eye glass lenses needing High Order Aberration correction a long time ago when Essilor pushed W.A.V.E. technology on the industry.

    Lasik? Yes.

    ...
  15. In the 70's you were taught lab in optician...

    In the 70's you were taught lab in optician school (Right hand over heart- OSF Class of 1977) by retired B&L lab manager Mr. LaBelle who by touch could tell you the thickness and power, with...
  16. Optical Heritage Museum Southbridge Massachusetts

    Dick Baker will recognize this place in an out of the way town near Boston that a hundred years ago was an optical powerhouse.

    I remember touring it with my school class in the mid 70's and being...
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    Well I guess if you want to establish the pecking...

    Well I guess if you want to establish the pecking order you should challenge him to explain how the outer edge of a lens can cut your face. :giggle:

    Stick up for the other opticians who only pin...
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    1.67 are the worst as far as AR adhesion and heat...

    1.67 are the worst as far as AR adhesion and heat sensitivity imo.

    I use a bead pan for these and always heat around the edges and remove the lenses before working the frame.

    Let me guess- They...
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    Welcome to Optiboard! :smile: Why the feud?...

    Welcome to Optiboard! :smile:

    Why the feud? Has someone been taught it must be done to both sides?

    We routinely did this in the days when the dodo bird was still alive on glass because of...
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    On rare occasion I find this works. Rare being...

    On rare occasion I find this works.

    Rare being the operative word.
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    Check this out with special attention to Robert's...

    Check this out with special attention to Robert's post #8.

    https://www.optiboard.com/forums/showthread.php/61665-What-percentage-are-your-short-prog-vs-others?highlight=Short+long+corridors
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    I suspect a pm to jarralad will bring a fairly...

    I suspect a pm to jarralad will bring a fairly prompt reply with a better explanation of the need to be less than forthcoming on a public forum.

    I like the proposal to get the book and video...
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    Posted previously. One of the many deep...

    Posted previously.

    One of the many deep pockets pushing this:

    https://news.kochind.com/news/2017/koch-opposes-occupational-licensing-regulations
  24. "Why are you beating your head against the wall?"...

    "Why are you beating your head against the wall?"

    "Because it feels so good when I stop!"
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    I like Post #18 but the rx didn't change so...

    I like Post #18 but the rx didn't change so search past postings here with the search word "reflections". Your situation gets talked about quite a bit.
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