Do old -style opticians cut lenses on premises [OT]


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Jaxx

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Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
 
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Adrian

Jaxx ([email protected]) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying
:
Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Not sure what it's got to do with cars, but...

If you want somewhere that makes 'em onsite, that's FAR more likely to be a
big chain one-hour place than a small indie. They'll send the order away.

Thought about these online retailers?
 
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Dave Baker

Jaxx said:
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Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?
No



Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Lenses are made by specialists. Look under Optical Goods Manufacturers and
Wholesalers in yell.com
--
Dave Baker
www.pumaracing.co.uk
"Why," said Ford squatting down beside him and shivering, "are you lying
face down in the dust?"
"It's a very effective way of being wretched," said Marvin.
 
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raden

Jaxx <[email protected]> said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician finishes off the lenses

How else are they going to get a good fit in the frame ?
 
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Chris

Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician certainly does (single shop, not a chain). Fascinating to
watch and the glass dust is weird
 
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SteveH

raden said:
Jaxx <[email protected]> said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician finishes off the lenses

How else are they going to get a good fit in the frame ?
The lab supplies the frame and lens....
 
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News

Jaxx <[email protected]> said:
Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Here (NE Scotland) our optician sends the frames away for the lenses to
be fitted.
 
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raden

SteveH said:
raden said:
Jaxx <[email protected]> said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician finishes off the lenses

How else are they going to get a good fit in the frame ?
The lab supplies the frame and lens....
Not in my local opticians they don't

Finishing off lenses is hardly rocket science
 
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raden

Chris said:
Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician certainly does (single shop, not a chain). Fascinating to
watch and the glass dust is weird
Glass ?
 
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Mad Ad

Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Inhouse would be unusual, theres normally an optical manufacturing unit
somwhere that the vast majority of opticians in your area will use- I worked
in one for a while, they service chains and indies alike.

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tony

Mad said:
Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Inhouse would be unusual, theres normally an optical manufacturing unit
somwhere that the vast majority of opticians in your area will use- I worked
in one for a while, they service chains and indies alike.

Ad
frames - italian, lens - a dispensing wholesale optician who buys them
in or as is own workshop but can be frank smith in an old draughty
factory who does work on the side for people who dont want to pay to see
an optician!
 
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R D S

raden said:
SteveH said:
raden said:
In message <[email protected]>, Jaxx <[email protected]>
writes
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to
shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?

My optician finishes off the lenses

How else are they going to get a good fit in the frame ?
The lab supplies the frame and lens....
Not in my local opticians they don't

Finishing off lenses is hardly rocket science
Your optician will certainly not fabricate the frame or the lens.

As for finishing not being rocket science, please enlighten us.
 
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R D S

Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
Its a bit of lottery...

Some do their own, on crap equipment that should have gone down with the
ark.
Some are well skilled and use decent gear.
Some send to a lab who have crap equipment, and staff who couldn't give a
shit.
Some send to a lab who have state of the art gear and discerning techs.
 
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Chris

really fine but sort of clings together

I guess I also had memories of people being killed by being fed powdered
glass in old detective books.
 
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Chris

raden said:
Chris said:
Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
My optician certainly does (single shop, not a chain). Fascinating to
watch and the glass dust is weird
Glass ?
Yeah - when I watched (a few years back) most lenses were still glass. I
still wear glass lenses where possible
 
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raden

[QUOTE="R D S said:
Not in my local opticians they don't

Finishing off lenses is hardly rocket science
Your optician will certainly not fabricate the frame or the lens.

As for finishing not being rocket science, please enlighten us.
[/QUOTE]
We know you supply lenses - we had a thread about it a while back

The question was

"Do the old style optician shops usually cut the lens to fit the frame
actually ON THE PREMISES?"

I have some spectacles here if you need to borrow them
 
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Graybags

Jaxx said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test eyes
and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame actually ON
THE PREMISES?
I do.
Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses to shape
something which would usually be done by some external company that
probably supplied the lenses?
It varies. I would guess that about 20% of independent optometrists
(opticians) have their own glazing machines. The others will generally send
away to local or national labs.

Graybags
 
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Alex Coleman

raden said:
Chris said:
[off topic]


Regarding the UK ...

Do the old style optician shops (one-man-&-receptionist who test
eyes and dispense specs) usually cut the lens to fit the frame
actually ON THE PREMISES?

Or, in the case of these small opticians, is cutting the lenses
to shape something which would usually be done by some external
company that probably supplied the lenses?

My optician certainly does (single shop, not a chain).
Fascinating to watch and the glass dust is weird
Glass ?
Yeah - when I watched (a few years back) most lenses were still
glass. I still wear glass lenses where possible
The cracks in glass are better quality, I guess? :)
 

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