An optical mechanic prepares prescription lenses for a new pair of glasses

Optical Mechanic

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Occupation snapshot
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