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  1. Its more likely dull wheels. The spindle has nothing to do with powering the wheels, it only enables them to spin. Call Leo at VSI, Tell him Bender sent you.
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    Santinelli LE 7070

    There is a separate size calibration for rimless on this model. Its in the sizing menu. Bump up your size accordingly.
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    Newbie - Fallon, NV

    I have seen a lot of those for sale. One of my OD friends in town bought one and almost never used it. I think he said he did less than 50 pairs. He says it is cheaper to order uncuts without the hassle. Then he could never resell it for anything close to what he paid. Last I heard it was rotting away in his basement. You can post your equipment for sale for free here on this board. Make room for something you need.
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    Optos is holding us hostage!!

    Yes, Optos is very well known for holding their customers hostage. The recertification for 24K is nothing more than a $500 computer and an hour of tech time. My advice, never do business with them and tell all your collegues about it. These business practices should be illegal.
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    used stand

    Contact Vision Systems Inc. I ordered a couple sets of older chairs and stands for a great price. VSI came in and installed them for free, and my 15 -20 year old stands looked like they were brand new. Ive had them for about 5 years now, and they still look brand new and work perfectly.
  6. I second the nomination. Leo has always been there to help us. I have bought from Vision Systems many times.
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    Auto ref/ Keratometer

    I bought that model from Carl at VSI about 2 1/2 years ago. Its excellent. Never had a single problem with it and its very accurate. I believe the Gilras is made by Huvitz. Highly Recommend!
  8. Why are you selling it, and where are you located?
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    Digital Upgrade for Canon CR 5

    The older CR5 cameras require an upgraded motherboard to convert to digital. You could call Carl or Leo at Vision Systems for advice. They sold me my CR5 and it works great. In fact, I haven't seen better pictures in my life. My CR5 takes better pictures than all of the new cameras I see at the trade shows. Vision Systems should have everything you need to upgrade your camera.
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    The Importance Of Links On Website And Blogs

    Well then, this link is for YOU!!! WWW.THEOPTICALVISIONSITE.COM
  11. I would definitely keep them in poly.
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    I replaced my 599 "which I loved" with a Gilras 7000 last year and its great. I also recently bought a second Gilras for another office. They have been very accurate and dependable since day one. I bought mine from Vision Systems for the same cost as a used 599. Seemed like a no brainer.
  13. I started my career as a lab technician and then became an apprentice. I was able to pass my boards on the first try after 3 years of being an apprentice. Now I own my own store and the Doctor works for me!
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    vsp and in-house labs

    If this is true, now would be a good time to invest in a lab. Why would anyone want to repeal this? Its a great way for the doctor to save money. We have a lab and half of our jobs are VSP. Where did you hear this?
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    New Progressives

    Digitally surfaced progressives are great provided that they are fitted by a top rate optician. There are many factors in fitting these lenses correctly and any optician who was working at McDonalds last month will not get it right.