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How does an optician make the lenses for eye glasses?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Factory made

Lenses in most optical shops are ordered in the correct prescription or made on site with computer driven machines.
The optician then marks the optical centers, cuts them in a machine called an edger to fit the frame, and then adjusts them to the patients head.

In brief: Factory made

Lenses in most optical shops are ordered in the correct prescription or made on site with computer driven machines.
The optician then marks the optical centers, cuts them in a machine called an edger to fit the frame, and then adjusts them to the patients head.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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