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    I did not say that I disagreed with that statement! (I do)

    I said that Essilor might disagree with that statement!

    Just like they might disagree with, "is not clear in its unactivated state."



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    Quote Originally Posted by John@OWDC View Post
    I did not say that I disagreed with that statement! (I do)

    I said that Essilor might disagree with that statement!

    Just like they might disagree with, "is not clear in its unactivated state."


    They may well disagree with me, but I'm an experienced Optician who now reps for an independent lab. My reputation is the only currency I have and I don't waste it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Canty View Post
    They may well disagree with me, but I'm an experienced Optician who now reps for an independent lab. My reputation is the only currency I have and I don't waste it.
    I haven't seen one but I've heard somewhere they transmitted roughly 95%. Does that sound accurate?

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    I'd have to measure a pair. I know I replaced mine because I was not comfortable with the un-activated tint. My guess would be more like 90-95%. I'll let you know.

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    Aaaaaannnnnnnnddd, back to the thread.
    This one kills me every so often...
    Patient: "I like this frame. But does it come in this color?"
    Me: "Why yes, it does."
    Patient: "Oh, and does it come in this size? Ya' know what, can I get it in a different shape? Maybe plastic instead of metal?"
    Me: "Well how about this frame that is in this color, size..."
    Patient: "No thanks. I really like this first frame."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java99 View Post
    My mother was helping me do inventory, and by that I mean she was trying on all the frames. This woman has worn glasses since about 1960 and has been listening to my optical gripes since 1998. She puts on a Vera Cruz frame with the Komen pink ribbon on the demo lens. "I like it but I can't see through the ribbon, do I have to have it on there?" Unreal. I just stared at her and kept scanning frames.
    On that same vein I have ladies who are upset that they DON'T get the Vera Bradley crystal on their lenses like the demos.
    ~~ There's a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer wants to eat ~~

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    I need help from a fellow Ancient Alien..... In Los Angeles cir 1970 the optical biz was dominated by my ex-boss Russell Stimson/Superior Optical Co.and another big shot who sold out to US Steel. If my decaying memory serves me the name sprague pops up. Who is still alive who can help me refresh? Thank you. Alan

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    Yes. I had several pair. I was fortunate to know John Davis at AO at the time. So, I got a few pair. However, as I recall, the Army bought the entire inventory and no more was sold.. But, what do I know? They were exceptional before they delaminated. The had all kinds of attributes, though. I still believe they would be incredibly useful in reducing visual fatigue especially at night....that is when you didnt see two of everything from internal reflection. Great lens!!!!!

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    Leave it alone ....you'll probably spend it he wont have a leg to stand on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    I haven't seen one but I've heard somewhere they transmitted roughly 95%. Does that sound accurate?
    i think I've read that regular Transisiton lenses are about 95% with AR. And I could swear I remember reading Xtractive has a 17% tint when it's unactivated. I have a sample of the Vantage and it looks very similar to the Xtractive.

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    Confused

    no so much stupid as ballzy
    a walk in asked me to order a rayban style for him, so he could try it on, before he purchased it on overstock..just to make absolutely sure he liked it..
    i told him SURE I WILL!!!, infact let me OVERNIGHT IT FOR YOU!!

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    PD Measurements

    Do I measure the pupillary Distance for a customer requiring Plano

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    a backwards image phenomenon

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    If things appear backwards in the mirror, why arn't they upside down?
    They are upside down. You're sitting on your head!!!!! You need to stand up before you get a terrible headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Do I measure the pupillary Distance for a customer requiring Plano
    Accordig to my calculations your customer is eventually going to become presbyopic. If you dont take the PD now, you, too, will turn presbyopic, in which case if you try to take a PD when that happens, you wont be able to see your PD ruler yourself and it will then become a case of the blind leading the blind!!!!

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    Never mind. It was George Spratt.

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    "I never do anything to my glasses. they go right into my case and then I leave it on the dash of my car since I only need them to drive!!"

    okay maybe not a stupid question ... but seriously. Just had that conversation last week
    "what i need is a strong drink and a peer group." ... Douglas Adams - Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy

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    OMG OMG ... Someone just now just came in and asked me "Do I need glasses?" This is the first time we have met.

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