In-office finishing

May 2016 In-office finishing

Benefits of In-Office Edging

Edging ophthalmic lenses has come a long way from hand edging glass lenses on ceramic cutting wheels; the newest revolution in edging systems is the development of automated, multi-axis, computer-controlled routers that can accurately match the bevel of the lens to the frame groove. Some models can drill, edge groove, polish, pin bevel, and even engrave lenses. While the up-front cost of these systems may be expensive, they can save your office money in the long run while increasing revenue.

October 2013 In-office finishing

Compute the Benefits of an In-Office Finishing Lab

Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, of EyeLux Optometry in San Diego, describes how an in-office finishing lab provides the advantages of lens finishing with a faster turnaround time, lower cost, fewer redoes and better control over quality.
July 2013 In-office finishing

In-House Lens Fabrication: Compete Successfully With Large Optical Retailers

An in-house lens fabrication system enables the independent optometrist to compete with corporate eyecare retailers by offering parallel speed and convenience—with economics that favor your practice.
April 2013 In-office finishing

Polished Lens Edges, Friend or Foe?

Finishing lenses for semi-rimless and drilled rimless frames presents a unique issue. As an Optician, you are caught between choosing to polish or not to polish your lens edges, but have you stopped to consider both of your choices?
January 2013 In-office finishing

The 2013 Annual Resource Guide

The capabilities of the in-office laboratory grow more sophisticated each year. Dispensers are taking advantage of new technologies in tinting, edging, tracing, surfacing and even casting to produce high-performance lenses for their increasingly discriminating patients.
June 2012 In-office finishing

Gain a Competitive Advantage: Multiple Ophthalmic Lens Edgers

Having multiple ophthalmic lens edgers in house gives you an "edge" over competing optical retailers. You capture major cost savings—and provide patients with a wow factor when they get their new eyewear the same day as their exam.
May 2012 In-office finishing

All-In-One, As Option 1

When making a choice to do one's own finishing many offices have a small space and want to walk before running. The considerations for any owner of an optical practice when choosing the right equipment are the right edger, blocker, tracer, drilling capability, the space required and the ease of use.
May 2012 In-office finishing

Non-Edging Practices, A Profit Opportunity

Edging in-house can save you thousands of dollars in lab fees each month, as the chart below shows. These savings can more than offset the monthly costs for purchasing and operating the equipment.
November 2011 In-office finishing


If the frame has dirt in it, the tracing can be off and the lens can be cut off-size or with gaps.
November 2011 In-office finishing

L&T Tips: Edger Basics

Whether an upgrade or a new installation, dispensers consider an in-office finishing lab for three reasons — to improve their bottom line, to improve the speed of delivering eyewear to their patients, and to maintain a consistent level of quality on that eyewear.

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