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    Dark Drawer Treatment

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    [QUOTE=Turd Ferguson;50497
    I also hope there's a place in hell for the ones who use "positive" and "negative" for plus and minus, or who read a script backwards, starting with the cylinder power.[/QUOTE]

    I feel the same way about newbie weathermen who use positive and negative for temperatures ,... but I digress.
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    Bows...had a few PT's and one employee call the temples bows... never heard of it till like last 6 months.

    AKA... "Legs" "Arms" "Ear things" Legs make me chuckle...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Bows...had a few PT's and one employee call the temples bows... never heard of it till like last 6 months.

    AKA... "Legs" "Arms" "Ear things" Legs make me chuckle...
    Almost as good as when people call nosepads "eye pieces." Like they sit right on your eyeball.
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    Lens Squib

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    Tempross.
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    No explanations/definitions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
    Lens Squib
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    No explanations/definitions?
    Tempross is a trade name for air hardening of ophthalmic glass lenses. I remember ordering glass dress eyeglasses as Tempross 2.2mm (CT), industrial as Tempross 3.0mm or 3.2mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
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    Tallboy,

    I've always called this an axis plier, or axis alignment plier. Squib is journalism and legal jargon though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Tallboy,

    I've always called this an axis plier, or axis alignment plier. Squib is journalism and legal jargon though.
    Interestingly enough, I know a few LC people who call rimless compression mounting "squibs"

    I googled squib and found out its another word for muggle in Harry potter or a miniature explosive device

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml43 View Post
    ...another word for muggle in Harry potter or a miniature explosive device
    That's what I thought!
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    Squib, also a bed for squid hatchlings. Jacques Cousteau
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Tempross.
    As I recall the term "Tempross" was used by AO to distinguish a finished stock Tillyer 58 MM crown glass lens with a center thickness of 2.2 MM. I don't recall if it was a Trademark or used by other lens ophthalmic manufacturers. It also became a common term on Rx lens order forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
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    We call ours Mr. Twisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    As I recall the term "Tempross" was used by AO to distinguish a finished stock Tillyer 58 MM crown glass lens with a center thickness of 2.2 MM. I don't recall if it was a Trademark or used by other lens ophthalmic manufacturers. It also became a common term on Rx lens order forms.
    This says it was a "process", but as you say, using an AO blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRS View Post
    Saddleback
    You've out-jargonized almost everyone here with that one, and it's still being done (plus tooling).

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    We call ours Mr. Twisters
    A common pet name in the state of Oklahoma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Tallboy,

    I've always called this an axis plier, or axis alignment plier. Squib is journalism and legal jargon though.
    I always called it axis plier also, but an oldschool optician from Texas whom I worked for about 2 years called it the squib so that stuck for me.

    Now calling compression mount pliers squibs is just ridiculous Since when did they do compression mounts at LC anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
    I always called it axis plier also, but an oldschool optician from Texas whom I worked for about 2 years called it the squib so that stuck for me.
    Sounds more like old fool than old school, or they were havin' a little fun with ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post

    Now calling compression mount pliers squibs is just ridiculous Since when did they do compression mounts at LC anyway?
    not the pliers, the actual compression mount. the pliers they call squib pliers, lol.

    LC has always done compression mounts. But they don't like to.

    costco and walmart are the ones that won't touch drill mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml43 View Post
    not the pliers, the actual compression mount. the pliers they call squib pliers, lol.

    LC has always done compression mounts. But they don't like to.

    costco and walmart are the ones that won't touch drill mounts
    Oh when I worked there all their drill mounts were with screw bushings, maybe they have started the compression since I left!

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    "my glasses arent working so did the lab grind em right?"

    this annoys me to no end

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    "Trim the Flak" To trim and otherwise remove the excess material from a recently cut lense. Also, to polish the edge of a lense.
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