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    america's Best Progressives

    Does anyone know what brand they use for progressives. Can they get premium digital free-form if a pt wants ?

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    Yes and yes! I'm not sure what you are looking for here? Maybe you can expand on your question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quince View Post
    Yes and yes! I'm not sure what you are looking for here? Maybe you can expand on your question?
    What is their default progressive? Are premium lenses like Varilux X available and t what price ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quince View Post
    Yes and yes! I'm not sure what you are looking for here? Maybe you can expand on your question?
    OK. What brand (design) progressive have they bought to be their house progressive ? Short corridor or long? Old design like VIP or new supplied by Essilor, Zeiss, IOT or other ?

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    By the way, America's Best is the name of a low cost chain optical if that isn't universally known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcoach5 View Post
    By the way, America's Best is the name of a low cost chain optical if that isn't universally known.
    Gotcha! Never heard of America's Best. Now your question makes sense though. Sorry I don't have anything helpful to add. The techs there should have the info you need.
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    Looking at the graphics on their site, it leads me to believe that they are Zeiss OEM, perhaps tweaked exclusively for AmBest. Of course, I could be wrong, of which I seem to be more often than not lately.

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    If AB is using FF PAL’s, I would bet Augen. They have the lowest click fees out there.

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    So if they are using an Augen progressive, what is the feedback from patients on that lens ?

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    They’re big in Mexico and South America. As far as FF PAL’s, all designs are homogenizing. Everyone is working with the same tools in their tool box.

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