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    Essilor Free Form

    What is the least expensive Essilors Free Form lenses in Canada!

    In USA it looks like Ideal is cheapest, not counting Shore lens.....

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    The accolade is the bread and butter of most of the big chains here in Canada but my office doesnt deal with essilor so I wouldnt be able to tell you 100 percent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc17777 View Post
    The accolade is the bread and butter of most of the big chains here in Canada but my office doesnt deal with essilor so I wouldnt be able to tell you 100 percent
    I dont think Acolade is FF lens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LENNY View Post
    I dont think Acolade is FF lens...
    Niether is Shore. Though you can get both with a digital aspheric/atoric back surface. My definition of a FF lens is where the entire progressive design is accomplished using software controlled digital generators. The Ideal is Essilor's low end FF design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Niether is Shore. Though you can get both with a digital aspheric/atoric back surface. My definition of a FF lens is where the entire progressive design is accomplished using software controlled digital generators. The Ideal is Essilor's low end FF design.
    This is exactly what I am looking for in Canada!
    I also believe there is Shore digital, but I still cant get a straight answer from them if its a true FF lens.....

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    No. Shoreview PAL's are molded progressives. Shore View digital are simpling back side produced atoric/aspheric lenses. The difference is digital generating vs traditional generating, similar to the diffence between Accolade and Accolade Freedom. The biggest difference between the two is AF can have a duel add design( front and backside PAL add designs) dependent on fitting height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    No. Shoreview PAL's are molded progressives. Shore View digital are simpling back side produced atoric/aspheric lenses. The difference is digital generating vs traditional generating, similar to the diffence between Accolade and Accolade Freedom. The biggest difference between the two is AF can have a duel add design( front and backside PAL add designs) dependent on fitting height.
    Where can I get the info on Shoreview digital advanced mini and others are not true FF lenses (not made from SV blank)?

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    Do I have questions that Ocuco - LMS software is the best software? Is there any better software than Ocuco? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINH HAU View Post
    Do I have questions that Ocuco - LMS software is the best software? Is there any better software than Ocuco? Thank you.
    I've used this software for 18 years and it is everything you would ever need plus affordable and amazing customer support.

    Some may suggest others such as DVI but in terms of pricing and free form ability I feel it is the best for my lab

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