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    https://www.latestbuzztoday.com/en/products/cleani...

    https://www.latestbuzztoday.com/en/products/cleanix/advertorial?disclaimer=ADVERTORIAL&cop_id=xtxlw&aff_id=6005&txid=10244f226d7d2b872cb97e6d63285d&offer_id=4810&show_timer=%7Btimer%7D&linkout=%7Blink...
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    As I recall, many years ago, (late 1940's) my...

    As I recall, many years ago, (late 1940's) my barber had this new gizmo on the counter in his shop. It looked like on of these toaster ovens with a window on the front and a blue light inside.He kept...
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    Coronavirus and UV

    As society hunkers down in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, people are taking stringent precautions to keep themselves from catching the disease,...
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    I suppose that you can contact the State Insurance Commission. Lotsa luck with that one but it will not cost you anything. You can also sue the bastaads. Lots luck with that one too. It will cost you...
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    I retired back in 2002 so I ain't showing them...

    I retired back in 2002 so I ain't showing them nothing. However, if I were still in the business this would be the straw that broke the camels back. I would send everyone home, turn off the lights...
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    Absolutely correct. I did hundreds of them by...

    Absolutely correct. I did hundreds of them by hand on a 7" diamond wheel and Dremel tool. Old school opticians cut their teeth on stuff like this. That's the difference between an Optician and a...
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    In all my years in the business I never...

    In all my years in the business I never encountered anyone who cleaned or disinfected their displayed frames. So, whats the big deal today.
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    As long as the eye-care Mafia can "wet their...

    As long as the eye-care Mafia can "wet their beak" everything is cool. Just do what you are told and you can get some crumbs.
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    Coronavirus and your supply chain

    Having been retired from the business for some time now I am wondering if you have experienced any disruption in the supply chain from China due to the coronavirus.
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    Guild of Perscription Opticians

    Back in the day

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    In as much as your power supply is an off the...

    In as much as your power supply is an off the shelf component, there are a few electronics supply houses in Fort Myers. Bring the defective power supply in to them. They may have a duplicate...
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    Exactly. And, wastes taxpayers money.

    Exactly. And, wastes taxpayers money.
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    The "gold standard" was, and still is, the PD...

    The "gold standard" was, and still is, the PD rule and muscle light.
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    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time...

    No tariffs on American made goods. Might be time to start making frames and mountings here in the USA.
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    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years...

    As CR-39 lenses age they deteriorate. A few years ago I came across some + spheres that had been peacefully sleeping in a box in my garage since I retired in 2002. Took a +2.00 out of its envelope...
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    Optical Business in the Ukraine

    An interesting article from our brothers in the Ukraine.
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    M wife has one in her sewing basket.

    M wife has one in her sewing basket.
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    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will...

    Any business is worth what a willing buyer will pay. That being said you can list the assets (equipment and inventory) and provide the tax returns for the previous three years. This may be a starting...
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    Optical Textbooks to download

    If things are slow in your office and the boss ain't there you might enjoy downloading some of these old optician books. You might even enjoy reading them.
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    Build yer own. ...

    Build yer own.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXaW6O9yiVk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJPgNBEIv8
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    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior...

    Kevin, you must be young whipper snapper. Prior to the mid sixties the vast majority of ophthalmic frames sold in this country were made right here in the good old US of A. My first job, at 16 years...
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    Zeiss - Finest kind.

    Zeiss - Finest kind.
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    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is...

    Kindly refer to the original post. A "tumbler" is often used in the manufacture of polymer ophthalmic frames. It is a rotating drum in which frame components and various abrasives are used to rough...
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