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    Idea Dispensary Ideas

    Hello All!
    We are going to be moving within the next year and looking for unique, creative, most functional, ideas for our dispensary, workstations, repair area etc. Anyone have ideas? What was the most memorable thing you've seen in an office?

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    I like minimizing steps.

    How many here are brave enough to adjust frames right in front of a patient?

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    You’re in Arizona, right? Replace all you chairs with saddles! Talk about memorable!

    I can see you in your dispensary now, “Ok Mrs. Smith, your turn, come sit on the big haus!”









    (your real name isn’t Haus, is it?”)

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    I like minimizing steps.

    How many here are brave enough to adjust frames right in front of a patient?
    Sure, I love seeing their looks of abject terror as I bend their frames in half. I just wish frame warmers weren't so comparatively expensive for being fancy hairdryers so I could get one at my dispensing desk

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    You’re in Arizona, right? Replace all you chairs with saddles! Talk about memorable!

    I can see you in your dispensary now, “Ok Mrs. Smith, your turn, come sit on the big haus!”









    (your real name isn’t Haus, is it?”)

    How about mechanical bulls, while you're at it? That's the best way to test if your glasses are tight enough.
    Krystle

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrystleClear View Post
    How about mechanical bulls, while you're at it? That's the best way to test if your glasses are tight enough.

    Genius! Now that’s​ marketing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrystleClear View Post
    How about mechanical bulls, while you're at it? That's the best way to test if your glasses are tight enough.
    Urban Cowboy line of eyewear….
    I bend light. That is what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juno View Post
    I just wish frame warmers weren't so comparatively expensive for being fancy hairdryers so I could get one at my dispensing desk
    I may not be showing you anything of which you are unaware, but I bought one of these as a backup to my standard Hilco tempmaster and it is incredibly effective. Best for spot heating and fine-tuning adjustments rather than wholesale heating for lens glazing and removal, but absolutely does the job. Cheap, small, makes a cute whining fan noise, perfect for a dispensing table.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099N2LVY8...3Q9WPMD9Z72ZR2

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLiv View Post
    I may not be showing you anything of which you are unaware, but I bought one of these as a backup to my standard Hilco tempmaster and it is incredibly effective. Best for spot heating and fine-tuning adjustments rather than wholesale heating for lens glazing and removal, but absolutely does the job. Cheap, small, makes a cute whining fan noise, perfect for a dispensing table.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099N2LVY8...3Q9WPMD9Z72ZR2
    We just got one of these at my practice, and it works wonderfully

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    [QUOTE=optical24/7;567328]You’re in Arizona, right? Replace all you chairs with saddles! Talk about memorable!

    I can see you in your dispensary now, “Ok Mrs. Smith, your turn, come sit on the big haus!”

    OMG! You all are too funny! I just worry about the liability insurance!

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    Mimosas while you wait to get your glasses to be adjusted.

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    Think outside the cookie cutter optical design furnishing houses like Eye Design. .
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    Completely depends on the look and the feel you want to convey. In many provate dispensaries, you can tell they all ordered from the same boring display company. But spend a bit of time on Google (images mostly) and look up what some of the cooler places have done across the world. Get inspired, and see what fits for both your style and your budget. I think the most appealing designs would be ones I'd like to visit - even if I didn't need to pick up glasses or get an adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    I like minimizing steps.

    How many here are brave enough to adjust frames right in front of a patient?
    I was all thumbs adjusting at the dispensing table until I adopted this method:


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