I am pretty sure most consumers who wear glasses have no idea how or what process is involved to put lenses into our frames in order for us to see. I mean lets face it, buying a pair of frames without the lenses is practically useless. Unless of course you are buying them just for fashion purposes which some people do, just as an accessory.
I for one had no idea the process was so involved. Like almost all consumers, I just buy my frame from my local independent optician and I will see them again in about 2 weeks complete with lenses. What happens in those two weeks? Where do my glasses go and how on earth do those lenses end up in my frame? Have you ever asked yourself those questions? I have and that is why I went to investigate!
Call me a glasses geek for wanting to know but I just think that side gets missed out. Picking the right frame is important but I guess the most important thing (that actually helps us to see) are the lenses yet no one ever questions it or wants to find out more. I am now convinced that picking the right lenses is just as important as picking the right frame.
Yesterday the lovely guys at KentOptic very kindly invited me along to their glazing house and showed me their world. I was genuinely very excited about it and it really opened my eyes to the amount of work goes into it. The whole list of processes just goes on! I have done an interview with the manager there and of course took lots of pictures for you guys to see but the full write up will be coming your way end of Sept and it should be a very interesting read. There will be lots of information to take in so be prepared guys but it is highly fascinating! Keep a look out-ok 😉
I just wanted to say a massive thank you once again to the lovely guys over in KentOptic who have very kindly taken time from their busy schedule to show little ole’ me around. I really did have a great time 🙂 Please invite me back to play again!