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  1. Thread: Clip ons!

    by Joe Zewe
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    Uncle Fester- Still here at Chemistrie Eyewear...

    Uncle Fester- Still here at Chemistrie Eyewear and no plans to sell.
  2. Thread: Brooks Bros.

    by Joe Zewe
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    I doubt Luxottica will ever drop the Brooks...

    I doubt Luxottica will ever drop the Brooks Brothers license as BB is owned by Claudio del Vecchio who is the son of the principal owner of Luxottica.
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    Videos Services

    What video service do you use to show videos to patients in the waiting room or exam room? This is something we have looked into and was wondering which are the most popular and the perceived value...
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    The glascrew is a lab in the Netherlands and they...

    The glascrew is a lab in the Netherlands and they make the Chemistrie clip. http://www.glascrew.nl/

    If you have an edger capable of drilling and would like to make them inhouse, then contact...
  5. This magazine is very well done. Interesting...

    This magazine is very well done. Interesting articles and content with some creativity and humor throughout. Bill did a great job.
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    We wholesale readers and computer readers (blue...

    We wholesale readers and computer readers (blue AR coating) both with 1.56 index lenses and an AR coating along with a neoprene case and cloth. They are very nice lenses that also clean up easily. ...
  7. Thread: PD/Schmeedee

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    It looks like they just received some funding...

    It looks like they just received some funding including participation from optical industry leaders. ...
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    It is a gray area and as we know this has been...

    It is a gray area and as we know this has been debated endlessly on optiboard.

    The big difference today is people are staring at a bright LED light sources 24 inches from their eyes and it is has...
  9. I have seen demos that demonstrate the UV...

    I have seen demos that demonstrate the UV reflection off the backside of a lens.
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    What is generically referred to as 1.56 index...

    What is generically referred to as 1.56 index lenses and Conant's hivex lenses are two different things. Hivex happens to be a lens material with an index of 1.56. They also sell "1.56 index"...
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    Interesting comment regarding the fact that it is...

    Interesting comment regarding the fact that it is the FTC looking at these regulations.

    See the link regarding the function of the FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/what-we-do I would think...
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    Most lens companies make claims like, "blocks 40%...

    Most lens companies make claims like, "blocks 40% of the blue light" without providing a transmission chart so you can see transmission rates at specific portions of the spectrum.

    When you...
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    Happy Birthday Steve!

    Happy Birthday Steve!
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    Another good source is the Vision Council's...

    Another good source is the Vision Council's Digtial Eyestrain Report which also include credible references and sources.
    ...
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    Chris, I continually see your many posts touting...

    Chris, I continually see your many posts touting Alexa.

    Alexa rankings often do not reflect the success of a site. In fact, Alexa rankings mean very little for start-up websites or even...
  16. At one of the recent overseas optical shows, I...

    At one of the recent overseas optical shows, I saw the Mitsui lenses that block transmission up to approximately 420nm as compared to the typical 380 to 400nm. I believe they are called MR8++ or...
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    It would be helpful if the manufacturers of these...

    It would be helpful if the manufacturers of these lenses offered a graph that shows the transmission percentages from 380nm through 500nm. When numbers are thrown around like "blocks 25% of blue...
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    The head tilt issue and narrowness of the...

    The head tilt issue and narrowness of the progressive corridor is why we came out with the Chemistrie Blue add power lens layers. They work great and I wear them whenever I am using a computer. I...
  19. This article is referring to "New Look" the UK...

    This article is referring to "New Look" the UK clothing retailer, not New Look Eyewear, the large Canadian optical retailer.
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    Thanks all for the feedback. We will be...

    Thanks all for the feedback. We will be adjusting our pricing to $150 for a basic set of clips.

    I am out of town dealing with a personal matter today so I will not responding to PMs through...
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    We don't dictate retail prices. We provide...

    We don't dictate retail prices. We provide pricing feedback based upon what we see in the market and every market is different. Most of our ECP customers buy Chemistries through a lab and the lab...
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    Then change the tense to "is". Our focus with...

    Then change the tense to "is". Our focus with Chemistrie will continue to be the independent unless business dictates otherwise and I do not see this changing. But we are a tiny business in a big...
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    I don't consider it a feather in our cap. I am...

    I don't consider it a feather in our cap. I am just stating a fact. Our strategy for the Chemsitrie business has been to focus on distribution through independent ECPs. Corporate chains were not...
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    We sell Chemistrie through wholesale labs and...

    We sell Chemistrie through wholesale labs and retailers who can edge our product. We do not sell through corporate chains. Unfortunately, since our distribution is limited by the reach of the labs...
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    It will be interesting to see Reed's audit...

    It will be interesting to see Reed's audit results for show attendance. The awful weather probably hurt attendance. Most of the vendors I spoke to thought attendance was down. Although everyone is...
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