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.
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?
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.
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.