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    2017 Ranking of the Top Independent Labs

    I thought I would add this for those who haven't seen. We've lost 3 labs since last year, which is unfortunately keeping with the current trend. Hang in there and congrats to those still making the list!!

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    Choose an independent lab so that you can keep your independence.

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    Blue Jumper Choose an independent lab so that you can keep your independence.....................

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    Choose an independent lab so that you can keep your independence.


    They are also the top targets for a takeover as seen by the other side .................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    They are also the top targets for a takeover as seen by the other side .................................
    That makes the ones still independent all the more respectable!
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    What's surprising is how large some of these IND labs are. Labs of that size are unable to handle the level of customer service that smaller practices need. They are no better equipped than the large corporations. What North America needs is a network of labs that can handle 100 to 200 JPD efficiently in strategic regions while balancing the intricate duties of superior customer service.

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    Redhot Jumper The last time we saw this concept was in the 1970s ...........................

    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Insight View Post

    What North America needs is a network of labs that can handle 100 to 200 JPD efficiently in strategic regions while balancing the intricate duties of superior customer service.

    The last time we saw this concept was in the 1970s and it most probably will never be reinvented anymore.

    Not enough money in it and too small for today's high speed equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Insight View Post
    What's surprising is how large some of these IND labs are. Labs of that size are unable to handle the level of customer service that smaller practices need. They are no better equipped than the large corporations. What North America needs is a network of labs that can handle 100 to 200 JPD efficiently in strategic regions while balancing the intricate duties of superior customer service.
    I've had wonderful experiences dealing with customer service through Cherry and Identity both. I get a 'family oriented' feel from both companies and enjoy working with their staffs. ABB / Digital Eye Lab, not so much, but maybe that was just the regional reps.

    I would think a lab only doing 100-200 JPD would have a very hard time staying afloat though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    The last time we saw this concept was in the 1970s and it most probably will never be reinvented anymore.

    Not enough money in it and too small for today's high speed equipment.
    You could be right Chris.

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    I thought Walman (formally Rite Style) is partially owned By Essilor????

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_Garza View Post
    I thought Walman (formally Rite Style) is partially owned By Essilor????
    http://www.walmanoptical.com/about/history

    Essentially an employee owned (ESOP) company. I use their satellite lab in Oak Creek Wi., taking advantage of same day courier service. Norbert Tausch and staff are first-rate, and that's working with plenty of Rx prism and double digit dioptric values that I send their way on a fairly routine basis. Strongly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    They are also the top targets for a takeover as seen by the other side .................................
    "Top targets?" What other targets could they possibly have?
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