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The Magic of Onsite Finishing Labs: Get Your Single Vision Lenses in a Flash in Medicine Hat

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We all know the feeling of waiting for our new glasses to arrive. You’re excited, you’ve been through the whole process, eye exam, selection, decision on lenses. Then, waiting- it can be a bit of a drag, especially if you’re in a hurry or your old glasses are on their last legs. Never fear! We too, have the need for speed, and because we have an onsite finishing lab, and we have prioritized stocking a wide variety of single vision prescriptions we are often able to come to the rescue! By having our lab right there in the store, you can skip the waiting game and get your single vision lenses made on the spot. It’s like having a personal lens-making craftsman at your service!

So, how do these onsite finishing labs work their magic? Well, once you’ve chosen your frames and lens type, the lab technicians swing into action. They take your prescription and carefully cut and shape the lenses to fit perfectly into your chosen frames. Lenses come to us precoated with the most popular coatings, like anti-glare or scratch-resistant treatments, to enhance the durability and performance of your lenses, and although we cannot carry all strengths, we do have most prescription lenses right here at our fingertips. It’s like a tailor-made fit for your eyes!

Now, you might be wondering if the speed of an onsite finishing lab compromises the quality of the lenses. Fear not! Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and skilled technicians who ensure that every lens meets the highest standards. They double-check the prescription accuracy, lens thickness, and overall quality before giving them the green light. So, you can have peace of mind knowing that your lenses are top-notch, even with the quick turnaround time.

Having a lab right here at 20/20 is convenient but our lab tech’s are one of the unsung heroes of the eyewear world. They make the process of getting single vision lenses a breeze, allowing you to walk out with your new glasses on the same day. So, next time you’re in need of a quick eyewear fix, check us out- with our onsite finishing lab, and in stock single vision lenses. You’ll be amazed at how seamlessly they transform your prescription into stylish, high-quality lenses in no time!

Written by Lindsay Nelligan

Lindsay was born and raised in Medicine Hat. She got her start in the optical industry when she was just 17 years old and fell in love with it. She started at 20/20 Vision Care in 2001. Currently, the optical manager, Lindsay loves working with patients and staff. The ever-changing optical industry is the perfect fusion of science and fashion that is always exciting to her! Being a mother of five keeps her busy when she is not here at the store.

Being a mother of five keeps her busy when she is not here at the store.

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