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    Which PAL do you currently use the most?

    Since my three week return to the industry and being around for at least a few more weeks, many new lenses have come out. I was wondering what PAL you use the most?

    I have been using the Definity the most during the last few weeks.

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    I like the Definity and the Definity Short a lot but the reading area seems a little on the small side. My current favorite is the Physio Short. My favorite AR is Crizal Avance. It's the only AR I have ever seen that truly stays clean for a long time. It's also very scratch resistant.

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    I like the Natural. We rarely have a complaint, even when fit at 18.
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    We love all the Hoya Freeform Lenses at our office. Our patients love the vision they get from the lenses,and since Freeform is the future of lens technology we have found that we have no need to use anything less than the best and newest that we can offer our patients. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfiller View Post
    I like the Natural. We rarely have a complaint, even when fit at 18.
    I remember years ago this lens was recommended with a 24 fit height.

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    I've had a lot of success with the ID Lifestyle, peripheral distortion is very minimal, wide channel, patients love it, they seem to like the Physio too but, not as much, I've worn the Comfort, Definity, Physio plus most of the older Essilor and Sola designs and the Hoya is my favorite by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfiller View Post
    I like the Natural. We rarely have a complaint, even when fit at 18.
    Since we are in the budget category, I have to say I prefer the Ovation over the Natural.

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    The best vision I have ever received from a progressive has been with Ziess Individual.

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    I like the Zeiss Individual best, but use the GT23D the most.

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    We use the Seiko Supercede almost exclusively here. When we get into lenses where I use Hi Index lenses or Trivex, the go-to lens is definitely the Seiko Surmount. I've got many "wows" from it and have never had anyone disappointed. Both internal free-form lenses.

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    I have just joined Optiboard and just reading some of the discussions. I am intrigued by this progressive lens discussion, such a variety of preferences. Does it really come down to being very knowledgeable about specific brands and understanding that specific design and fit?

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    In my experience, being knowledgeable about specific brands, designs and fits is key to fitting properly, and its also key to giving the patient the best vision possible with his/her specific rx. How will we know how the lens will perform if we don't understand it's design? There are about 591 different progressive lens, and I think it's wise for opticians to be familiar with or at least be aware of what different progressive designs will do with any given rx. :)

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    Welcome Calif Newbies!!!! OVS &Psychobablr7

    Eventually OVS....we learn which lenses work best for plus or minus, and are comfortable visually, and in cost, for our clients. It's nice to be able to say........"There's a lens for that....":p

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    Thank you for the warm welcome Uncut :D

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    Varilux Physio and Seiko Succeed along with their short versions. On occasion Physio Enhanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by OVS View Post
    Does it really come down to being very knowledgeable about specific brands and understanding that specific design and fit?
    Yes. We don't have one frame to fit every patient, I don't think we should expect something different from our lenses? Yes, its more work to study lenses and get beyond the marketing hype, but your patients will truly love if you fit lenses with the same thought and consideration you do frames. Lenses are harder to analyze and learn about though, require a deep knowledge of physics and some willingness to experiment, and most imporantantly, the willingness to turn off the marketing hype. But in the end you will have the sastifaction of thousands of happy patients and knowing you are an expert in your field.

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    Shamir Autograph II Fixed designs. Mostly Fixed 15mm. If you need a slightly longer corridor/softer progression, Fixed 18mm. You can get it in any lens type you can think of that comes in a SV blank. Also compatible with just about every AR coating since the lab can use any blank they want.

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    GT2, GT23D and Zeiss Individual

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    Big Smile Great Analogy for explaining progressive lens designs to optical consumers

    Quote Originally Posted by uncut View Post
    Eventually OVS....we learn which lenses work best for plus or minus, and are comfortable visually, and in cost, for our clients. It's nice to be able to say........"There's a lens for that....":p
    This is perfect, optical consumers will get it! At least those with smart phones will. Thanks for making us laugh too!

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    I have recently fit several hyperopic presbyopes in the surrmount lens with tremendous results! We use other seiko lenses, but my overall favorite "fit most" lens is the zeiss individual. Shamir does deserve mentioning, I use the fixed autograph and attitude lenses often along with the spectrum lens, which is Shamirs most recent.

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    The Definity came with extra mid-range rx right below the reading area, it is a good choice for wearer such as golfer (this is what they purposely designed for), and i believed frames with a bigger B size is strong recommended. Putting them into small frames is just a wast because u will cut out most of all the extra mid-range rx at the bottom. I am fitting most of my patients with New Comfort, they are working great.
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    Hoya Amplitude as of late. not expensive and well recieved by patients. For digital, I like Rochester Optical In house, Laramy-K's lens and Shamir Autograph 2.
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    I like the Shamir Autograph II. It gives excellent side vision with distance viewing and super good near vision. I can also do computer work as long as I want through the intermediate portion.

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    Huge hoya fan. I do mainly lifestyles with a growing percentage of "id instyle" lenses. Lately, we have done a lot of shamir as well, but I'm having issues with thickness with them.

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