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    Idea Anyone have some dispensing experience with the Solidar Elite Series PALs?

    I just heard about them

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    I wonder if they in any way related to Quest Specialty Lab, which is also located in Largo, FL..

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    I have used them I think 2 - 3 times for exceptionally challenging Rx (one was progressive about minus 10 with 10 diopters cyl, another was progressive with 4.50 add). Worked very well, much better than expected, albeit in limited sample size. Solidar is a specialty lab that competes with Quest.

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    so far, so good with last 6 pals

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    I've done 3-4 of them with no complaints from patients but we stopped using solidar because they charge us $25 to ship every job and will not accommodate other shipping options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Camblor View Post
    I've done 3-4 of them with no complaints from patients but we stopped using solidar because they charge us $25 to ship every job and will not accommodate other shipping options.
    Do labs usually charge more to ship to Hawaii or to non-Oahu parts of Hawaii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefe View Post
    Do labs usually charge more to ship to Hawaii or to non-Oahu parts of Hawaii?
    Not the ones we give our business To. Solidar wouldn’t budge on offering us USPS shipping, nor would they combine more than one order per shipment so $25 extra per job was a deal breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Camblor View Post
    Not the ones we give our business To. Solidar wouldn’t budge on offering us USPS shipping, nor would they combine more than one order per shipment so $25 extra per job was a deal breaker.
    I understand why you feel that way. It seems unreasonable.

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