UPDATE: OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
Rochester Optical Laboratory is committed to keeping our employees and customers informed and updated with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring the daily developments and following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Governor of New York State. We are dedicated to continuing to serve your needs during this difficult time; however, the safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority. That being said, we will be making some changes to our operations.
The Lab is taking extraordinary caution, closely balancing the need to isolate with the fact that we have been deemed an “essential service” by New York State, and the United States government, while providing our customers with the products and services they need to serve the community.
In addition to the sales team, all non-manufacturing employees, i.e. Customer Service, the majority of Retail employees, Training staff, Engineering, etc., have been instructed to work from home until we feel confident that we are through the main spread of the virus as communicated by various Government entities.
In order to balance these needs, we have created additional space in our buildings, as well as moving half of our lab staff into a separate location, to allow individuals to spread out further and have minimal contact with others to halt the possible spread of infection. In addition, beginning Monday (3/23), we will begin operating on an alternating three-day schedule, in which roughly 60% of our normal staff will be present at any given time. While, as an “essential service”, we were not mandated to make these changes, we felt it was in the best interest of our employees, their families, and our community to do so.
Extra cleaning procedures have been put in place in the lab such as:
- Wiping down machinery, stations and work areas before and after working.
- Employees are required to wash their hands prior to working and after working.
- Employees are encouraged to wear gloves at all times.
- Our building maintenance team is thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting every day.
For the moment, Rochester Optical is continuing to operate, albeit at a reduced output due to staffing restrictions mentioned above. We will continue to work as diligently as possible to get jobs out with the quality and service that you expect. Please bear with us, as we are all navigating this together, and we are all doing our best. Should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Customer Service at (800) 820-6616.
Information and policies continue to change almost by the hour, and as further changes become necessary, we will continue to communicate with our customers, employees, and community. We wish everyone the best and feel confident that we will all get through this challenge together.
All our best and stay safe!
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We provide a wholesale solution for eyecare providers across the nation. Our full-service optical lab has the latest machinery for manufacturing a wide variety of innovative eyeglass products. With exclusive free form lens designs, custom edging and custom-made prescription lenses, we also offer extended ranges for ROMCO finished lens products with FREE next-day shipping. So you can rest assured that we will handle any job with expert quality, service, and care.
Our stock facility houses a vast selection of prescription glasses lenses for all your needs. The 20,000 square-foot building also houses eyeglass frame manufacturing, storage, and government projects.
We are currently the largest in-stock warehouse for extended and super-extended ranges for Polycarbonate Finished Single Vision Lenses and are well-equipped to handle any size job. Most of our stock consists of ROMCO stock lenses, in CR-39, Polycarbonate, Polyshade85, Poly AR, 1.60, 1.67, Photochromic, semi-finished, and single-vision blank lenses.
Our ROMCO selection of prescription glasses lenses can help put money back in your pocket; by ordering through our stock warehouse, you save time and money! As one of the leading wholesale eyeglasses manufacturers, we have the inventory to fit your budget and fulfill your needs. Save money and time by choosing in-stock items from our state-of-the-art optical lab. In addition to ROMCO prescription glasses lens products, we also hold stock of other well-known lens brands. Take advantage of our fast, convenient ordering and ask us about free, next day shipping!
RO offers a vast selection of optical lenses, including:
- Rochester Optical Free Form Lens designs
- Office & Computer lenses
- Single Vision
We also carry lenses from many well-known prescription lens makers, like Shamir, Hoya, Seiko, and more.
WHAT ARE FREE-FORM LENSES AND WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT?
All free-form lenses are digital, but not all digital glasses lenses are free form.
A conventional eyeglass generator is capable of only cutting simple curves, meaning that the measurement of the curve is the same across the entire surface of the curve. Digital lens processing uses generators capable of cutting complex curves on the back surface of the lens. A complex lens curve is one in which the measurement of the curve changes across the surface of the curve. A sphere would have a simple curve, whereas an apple would have complex curves.
Free-form lens design is the process of using complex back surface curves to create a more accurate eyeglass lens design, whether it be for a single-vision design having much less peripheral distortion or to create an entire progressive design on the back surface of the prescription lens. These designs allow for more customization and personalization of the lenses, giving optical patients a lens that is made specifically for them. Prescription glasses lenses are no longer made to 0.10 or 0.12 diopter increments that are “close enough.” Patients can now have custom glasses lenses designed to take into account how the frame fits on their face, the ideal shape of the frame, and are made to 0.01 diopters of accuracy.
Rochester Optical’s line of free-form lenses includes the following:
- RO Versatile – Comparable to Shamir Autograph II, Hoya Array, and Seiko Supernal
- RO Digital – Comparable to Shamir Spectrum and Seiko Succeed
- RO Achieve – Comparable to Shamir Workspace, Autograph II Office, and Computer
LENS COATINGS AND TREATMENTS
All of our lens coatings and treatments are formulated to provide UV protection and offer your patients the clearest vision possible.
We are happy to offer a variety of coatings at Rochester Optical, such as Anti-Reflective Coatings (or Anti-Glare Coatings), Dip coatings and more. *I may add an ad later that shows our coatings*
CUSTOM LENS ORDERS
Our team is happy to create a custom lens order for you! From custom-shaped prescription lenses, edging, tints, and custom drill mounts; even custom bifocal lenses! We will always try to help you achieve your ideal prescription eyeglass order.
At Rochester Optical, we know that you have many popular glasses frames to choose from, and we are happy that you are interested in learning more about our eyeglass products! We have our own glasses frame brands, including Hi-Society, Montreaux and Rochester Optical frames. We also carry many different glasses frame designs by famous manufacturers that cover a wide selection of prices to help your customers and your bottom line as an eye care center. We are here to help you succeed in your business, one new glasses frame at a time. So, if you’re hunting for that perfect high-quality glasses frame with a great margin or you’re a business in need of tactical eyewear or safety goggle inserts, we are your one-stop shop when it comes to wholesale eyeglasses. To learn more about our wholesale glasses frame packages and frame options, click on the logos below or contact us today!
We do provide safety eyewear for you or your employees! With our Vision Protection Plan you can choose which safety eyewear package will be the best fit for you. Contact us today and ask for our safety catalog!