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    "Splayed" temples

    Often I receive High Myope jobs with frame temples splayed or stretched beyond the actual frame size kinda like this \ 0 0 /. I believe there is a beveling process to help eliminate this. Can anyone help enlighten me on this. Much appreciated.

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    For zyl frames I use a variable bevel, cut rear bevel slightly longer (0.2mm) so lens material is not pushing the rear edge of the eyewire out. Also helps to match the bevel curve to the curve of the frame

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    En lieu of what Alex said which I also agree with, doing a slight step bevel on a hand wheel or sanding a slight step into the lens with wet, fine sandpaper will also work.

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    There have been occasions when I've used a Hot Fingers device and pushed the hinges deeper on a zyl frame to eliminate the splaying. You've got to know what you're doing, though!

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    just remember if you are paying a wholesale lab to do this for you, expect to pay for it. That is not wholesale robolab work, it is custom benchwork that will cost money if you aren't going to do it yourself (that is if you can find a lab that even knows how to do work anymorel

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    You should be anticipating this before you close the sale and do a combination of the following: pick another frame that isn't as curved; order a steeper base (last resort); educate and prepare the patient that their rx will require flat lenses to be thin and will likely stretch the frame out; have an experienced person edge the lenses to apply all the techniques mentioned previously. As Tallboy mentioned if you are partnered with a robolab wholesaler there's a high chance you're just getting the job back cut in auto mode.

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    You need a good independent lab that still knows how to handle these mountings, and will be properly processed the 1st time around. There are less of us around by the day!!

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