Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

The Benefits of an On-Site Eyeglasses Laboratory

by Hugh Larson

Have you ever experienced the frustration of waiting weeks for your new glasses to be ready? Or perhaps you've had to deal with the inconvenience of sending your glasses off to a separate lab for repairs. Optometry offices with an on-site laboratory offer their patients several advantages over sending prescriptions and repairs out of the office.

Convenience and Efficiency

Convenience is key when it comes to getting new glasses or having them repaired. With an on-site laboratory, your optometrist can quickly and easily create custom lenses that fit perfectly in your frames. This means you can get your new glasses faster without having to wait weeks for them to be shipped from an off-site lab. Additionally, if you need adjustments or repairs, having an on-site lab means you can have them done while you wait, saving you time and hassle.

Quality and Accuracy

Another advantage of an on-site laboratory is the ability for your optometrist to closely monitor the quality of your glasses throughout the entire process. When lenses are made off-site, there is always a risk of errors or discrepancies in the prescription. By having a lab right in the office, optometrists can ensure that your glasses are made accurately and according to their specifications, giving you peace of mind.

Better Communication

In addition to quality control, having an on-site laboratory allows for better communication between you and your optometrist. If there are any issues or concerns with your glasses, they can be addressed immediately without the need for back-and-forth communication with a separate lab. This direct line of communication ensures that any problems are resolved quickly and efficiently, resulting in a better overall experience for you as a patient.


Having an on-site laboratory also gives you more flexibility when it comes to choosing frames and lenses for your glasses. Since everything is done in-house, optometrists have more options available to customize your eyewear to suit your individual needs and preferences. Whether you want specialty lenses or unique frame styles, having a lab on-site means that almost anything is possible when it comes to creating the perfect pair of glasses for you.

Choosing an optometrist with an on-site laboratory can greatly enhance your eyewear experience by providing convenience, quality control, improved communication, and greater customization options. Next time you need new glasses or repairs, consider choosing a practice with their own lab to ensure that you receive top-notch service and high-quality eyewear tailored specifically to your needs.

For more info, contact a local company like West Bay Eye.


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.