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    Important: 141 is listed as being designed in Portland, OR....

    141 is listed as being designed in Portland, OR. It specifically says designed, so I wonder what the frame lists as far as manufacturing. Also: welcome!
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    Look into Coppertone from Vision Ease if you are...

    Look into Coppertone from Vision Ease if you are looking for top protection in a polarized lens; including blue light protection.
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    Very much looking forward to the day my (current)...

    Very much looking forward to the day my (current) mall closes. That is the only way my shop will make it out. The owner is too comfortable with the current situation to be pro-active enough to move...
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    Important: ++++1 And I'll give the same praise for OWP...

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    And I'll give the same praise for OWP (Metro and Mexx) If I were to start up my own retail, these are the first two companies I would contact.

    Maui Jim, Bellinger, Kliik, and Varvatos...
  5. I've worn most versions of the anti-fatigue...

    I've worn most versions of the anti-fatigue designs- EyeZen, Sync, Acomoda, and the Essilor Anti-Fatigue pucks made for conventional surfacing. They are great for certain applications but not ideal...
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    Oof, I guess I'm in the minority because I like...

    Oof, I guess I'm in the minority because I like both! As someone who always carries at least two pairs, I like the oversized option so I can use them for my suns as well and not have to worry about...
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    I have a pair from Daniel James eyewear out of...

    I have a pair from Daniel James eyewear out of Cape Cod. Very fun fashion but all the downsides are true. Not adjustable, not durable, hard to have a perfect fit for a lens; mine are plano Infinite...
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    Bellinger has metal in their folding cases. This...

    Bellinger has metal in their folding cases. This makes them sturdy while being delicate though is also makes a box of them HEAVY. Not recommended for high shelving. I'm also a fan of the Original...
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    I tried some, as we were given a sample a while...

    I tried some, as we were given a sample a while back, and it worked well. It stayed adherent to the lens opposed to dripping off, like a healthy dose of liquid spray will. That being said, we don't...
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    Agreed. I only made those without AR when it was...

    Agreed. I only made those without AR when it was a same day/ emergency pair. I definitely had issues with warpage if made as thin a possible, due to the curing. I'm glad I haven't had any come back...
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    I wouldn't say I've done a huge amount of 1.70...

    I wouldn't say I've done a huge amount of 1.70 and 1.74, but I spin coated them all. (No dip option available in my lab.) I've never encountered issues from it. Is that something you've experienced a...
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    Buying frames is my favorite part of running...

    Buying frames is my favorite part of running optical, by far. That being said, we have a good set up where whoever is the most passionate about the line gets more say. We don't leave it up to one...
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    ...Oh the things that I was never taught...

    ...Oh the things that I was never taught...
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    If anyone has it, this collection is now worth a...

    If anyone has it, this collection is now worth a pretty penny.
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    John, you've sent me down a rabbit hole, and I'm...

    John, you've sent me down a rabbit hole, and I'm very grateful.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Lens-Surfacing-Handbook-Cli...

    https://www.amazon.com/Lens-Surfacing-Handbook-Clifford-Brooks/dp/0750691867/ref=pd_sim_2?pd_rd_w=R5EUi&pf_rd_p=dde9b612-c71c-4550-8f12-758d90eade9e&pf_rd_r=HXC1N9CQGZS0A84PZT6Q&pd_rd_r=b8c49f0d-2236-...
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    Mythical surfacing text?? I'm listening...

    Mythical surfacing text?? I'm listening...
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    Obviously, striving for the best lens fit is...

    Obviously, striving for the best lens fit is ideal but as for what the optician can do, I am in the habit of showing the patient how the frame will 'stretch' once their RX is inserted. I hold the...
  19. Thread: Stock Lenses

    by Quince
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    I would highly suggest Vision Ease for poly clear...

    I would highly suggest Vision Ease for poly clear and poly AR as well as high index with AR. They offer a material based blue-light filter in those materials plus CR-39, with and without AR but not a...
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    If you work with Safilo, Hugo Boss and Elasta...

    If you work with Safilo, Hugo Boss and Elasta both have the correct sizing but are a little more squared shapes.
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    That's a shame. We carried those years ago, and I...

    That's a shame. We carried those years ago, and I did like them (not so much the rep) but unfortunately we are all out. Good luck!
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    Thanks guys! These are some great additions. CV...

    Thanks guys! These are some great additions. CV Brynn is very close to her needs so I'm going to get one of those in. I'm keeping the other lines in mind for future people (they didn't quite have the...
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    Wide Women's Frames

    Hello all!

    I'm on the hunt for some frame options that meet some very specific requirements. I have a young lady who needs a wide fit but has very prominent cheeks. We are looking for something...
  24. We use Younger Optics for our in house options...

    We use Younger Optics for our in house options and Cherry Optical for all outside lab work. They offer a range of bands and we usually let them pick unless we have need to specify.
  25. Thread: lens calculator

    by Quince
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    Doesn't work for me either. Says the Zip is...

    Doesn't work for me either. Says the Zip is invalid.

    You could try adding it to a cloud based program and share the link? That might work better over different operating systems and generations.
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