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Optical Mechanics operate machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fit lenses to spectacle frames.


  • selects and assembles optical elements for instruments and fits them in position
  • scrapes, files and laps mount of instrument to align optical elements
  • centres, focuses, adjusts and calibrates instrument on standard targets
  • anchors lenses and other optical elements with adhesives or retaining ring.

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