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    Playing Favorites

    OB has a diverse group of individuals who have a wide range of responsibilities. I thought it might be interesting to list our favorite and least favorite tasks!

    Fave: Buying frames -I love spending company money on pretty things

    Least Fave: Coating! I hate that I can ruin a perfect and sometimes very expensive lens as soon as I try to add the hard coat. It is soooo discouraging
    Have I told you today how much I hate poly?

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    I'll play!

    F: Back when I worked lab, I inherited this ancient lens groover, that no matter how you clamped the lens you HAD to stabilize it with your finger as it rotated. Hated the thing, but after a while it became its own meditation. Like a Buddhist mudra. [Demonstrates by holds his right fist with proximal phalanxes facing front while index finger points left in a state of geometric perfection.]

    LF: Ruining a $200 lens on that stupid groover when my concentration failed me.


    Man, I inhaled a lot dust thanks to that thing. I can still remember the difference in taste between aerolized lens material powders....

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    F: Grinding saddlebacks on glass for dive masks and hand shaping custom patterns

    LF: Finding air bubbles on said diving mask after being extremely careful during clamping and having to start over.

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    F: Buying different sporty, colorful glasses at cheap rates but good quality.

    LF: Working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILBarry View Post
    F: Buying different sporty, colorful glasses at cheap rates but good quality.

    LF: Working.
    Is this in reference to a specific line? Sounds like a dream!
    Have I told you today how much I hate poly?

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    F. Taking a lens down by hand and having it look great.
    LF. (Back in the day) Chem temping lenses and having the power go out overnight.

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    F: Making 3 pc. specs that resemble facial jewelry

    LF: Tinting (We are inundated by "it has to look EXACTLY​ like the demo" pat's.)
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    F: Fitting glasses and they fall into place perfectly, and they see perfectly!

    LF: Customer commenting they can't see, even before the glasses are all the way on their face.

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    Easy, the High and Lows are in contact lenses:

    F: Teaching a 12 year old with +7,00 correction and hearing "it's a little bit complicated", and then suddenly see them succeed to handle the lenses with their tiny fumbly fingers :)

    LF: Arguing why there is not Toric lenses in all ax directions. Having a multifocal contacts user see 20/20, read on their iphone and still complain that the acuity sucks. Having a Contact Lens learner NOT listen to you for 40 minutes straight when they keep doing the same mistakes while inserting/removing the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfiller View Post
    LF: Tinting (We are inundated by "it has to look EXACTLY​ like the demo" pat's.)
    Hate this! I explain that it's like trying to replicate an Easter egg.
    Have I told you today how much I hate poly?

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    Favorite-Believe it or not I LOVE to organize my frame boards and get all my little children neat, clean and organized.
    Not so much-Kindly and patiently explaining yet again to a myopic engineer how progressives and/or office glasses work. They listen and think that doesn't apply to them and then they come in and say "I have to turn my head." No kidding! That's why I spent my life force at the front end educating you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quince View Post
    OB has a diverse group of individuals who have a wide range of responsibilities. I thought it might be interesting to list our favorite and least favorite tasks!
    Finding solutions.
    Almost as good as sex.

    Accounting.
    I'd rather take out the trash.
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    F: I have two favorites, I love it when a patient goes with the first frame I hand them. Especially if we try on several more pairs. I love it when I am able to resolve issues for people. I like solving problems.

    LF: Doing frame returns. Paperwork is super boring,

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