Lense making

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by James, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. James

    James Guest

    I was offered a job that I will have to learn. Has anyone made
    prescription lenses before? Is is difficult to learn? I think I can do
    it but what is the most difficult part of this. Any step by step links
    I can look at before tomorrow? It's a night shift which I have never
    done before but that won't be a problem. Thanks, James
    James, Jun 16, 2005
  2. James

    Lab Girl Guest

    HI james,

    I am a Lab Manager so I make glasses...I have been doing this for 9
    (almost 10) years. Feel free to email me your questions at

    I hope I can be of assistance to you!!

    Lab Girl, Jun 18, 2005
  3. Hi Angie:

    Is your lab full service (does it surface as well as finish) and do you
    do all materials, including glass? Thanks

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 18, 2005
  4. James

    Lab Girl Guest

    W. Stacey,

    Yes, my lab is a full service lab. I surface as well as finish. We do
    not do glass though. We do all materials except for glass.

    Lab Girl, Jun 18, 2005
  5. Do any of your customers use those frame scanning devices so the frame
    doesn't have to be sent in? How well does it work on "unknown" frames?

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 18, 2005
  6. James

    Lab Girl Guest

    Never heard of that before.....so I guess that means we do not use
    Lab Girl, Jun 19, 2005
  7. James

    Lab Girl Guest

    I have a Gerber Triumph frame tracer. It sound a little bit of the same

    Lab Girl, Jun 20, 2005
  8. That's kind of my take on it. I mean I'd like not having to send in
    frames, but then I also do not want to have to dink around trying to
    insert a lens that's ever so slightly small or a teensy bit large.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 21, 2005
  9. You know, with all the to-ing and fro-ing in this thread, I find it
    astonishing that nobody - lay or professional - has spotted and/or
    corrected the mis-spelling of the word "lens". Or is it that people can't
    be bothered correcting inaccuracies any more? Makes for a GREAT
    professional image ... NOT!


    .... Sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves so the people who are laughing
    at us don't feel too embarrassed.
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Jun 21, 2005
  10. James

    The Real Bev Guest

    It's such a common -- and stupid -- mistake that there's no more point in
    correcting it than there is pointing out the difference between "lose" and
    "loose". Some people are incapable of learning and there's no point in
    wasting time on them.

    Q. What's the difference between Batman and Bill Gates?
    A. When Batman fought the Penguin, he won.
    -- J. Levine
    The Real Bev, Jun 21, 2005
  11. I just assumed it was an alternative spelling, maybe european.
    Whatever, I don't lose (loose?) and sleep over mis-spellings or upper
    case/lower case or punctuations on internet communictations. One of the
    charms of the 'net is the looseness and informality of the chatter.

    After all, who are we trying to impresse?

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 21, 2005
  12. James

    Neil Brooks Guest

    It *is* an alternate spelling (though--as I've said repeatedly--I'm
    not planning to use the 'lense' spelling myself).



    . . . or:


    Personally, I'd be quicker to point out Messr. Hawkins's misspelling
    of "mis-spelling," but that's just me . . . .

    It is said, "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword."
    Neil Brooks, Jun 21, 2005
  13. Incidentally, "lense" is a variant of "lens".

    Personally, I don't correct spelling/grammar in such settings .. it's
    rather rude (and quite annoying).
    silverblue001, Jun 21, 2005
  14. ;)
    silverblue001, Jun 21, 2005
  15. James

    The Real Bev Guest

    French, if anything. Without it it would be pronounced something like 'loNG",
    which is clearly wrong even if it WASN'T a frog who said it.

    Hey, *I* noticed :)
    They list it as a 'variant'. I bet the OED (anybody got a subscription?) is a
    bit less tolerant.
    ....refers to the M-W entry. At least they have the decency to NOT list 'axe'
    as a variant of 'ask'.
    "Every spelling lame shall itself contain at least one misspelling."
    The Real Bev, Jun 21, 2005
  16. James

    The Real Bev Guest

    And with about the same educational value as mud-wrestling with a pig.

    "People are too stupid to realize they are."
    --JoHn DoH KeLm
    The Real Bev, Jun 21, 2005
  17. Quite right, Bev, given some of the comments I have seen. I shall now go
    and have a shower ... and then stick my finger in the light socket.
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Jun 21, 2005
  18. I challenge your assertion, vigorously. [put simply: bollix! :) ]

    Provide, if you please, an authoritative cite supporting your contention
    that the insertion of a hyphen in a word amounts to incorrect (i.e., mis-)
    spelling, in either correct English or the American dialect.


    .... Wrinkled is for prunes! It was NOT one of the things I wanted to be
    when I grew up!
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Jun 21, 2005
  19. Now, now. We need all the intelligencia whe can get here.

    Anyway, getting back to the topic, I've been thinking about those
    computerized frame tracers that supposedly can electronically give a lab
    the *exact* dimensions of a frame for edging purposes, which would
    obviously speed up ophthalmic lens ordering.

    The only way I can conceive of this working perfectly would be if the
    scan of the frame were in 3-D so that eyewire curvature could be a part
    of the formula. Does anyone know if there are such scanners reasonably
    available, or are they just 2-D approximations?

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 21, 2005
  20. James

    The Real Bev Guest

    Actually, upon further reflection, the original poster () appears
    to be a troll.
    The Real Bev, Jun 21, 2005
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