how to reduce lens spoilage in your in-house laboratory

The number of premium lens products sold continues to climb.  This is a good thing for optical dispensaries.  These lenses are more expensive however than the ones we sold just a few years ago.  The result is that each lens spoiled in your in-house finishing laboratory costs you more than ever, making spoilage a major concern to be addressed.

An article in 20/20 Magazine’s, Lenses and Technology;

Veteran lab managers estimate approximately two-thirds of lens spoilage occurs during the finishing process. Lab technicians being poorly trained, jobs being rushed through and insufficient attention to detail are the most common causes of spoilage.

The most effective ways to prevent and reduce finishing spoilage are basic and obvious—proper training and adherence to set protocols. Here are some basic protocols that will help prevent spoilage at the various finishing stages.

To read the entire article, which includes specific recommendations for reducing spoilage, click here.

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About Arthur De Gennaro

My friends call me Art. Welcome to my blog. In this space you’ll find information and comments on the ophthalmology world, the optical industry, the hearing industry and medical practice management. My intent is to provide information you can use to improve your business and your own performance. Please visit often and feel free to join the discussions by leaving comments.

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