The individual steps in the production of ophthalmic lenses are defined by both state-of-the-art technology as well as precision craftsmanship. MPO® ophthalmic lenses are produced in Glücksburg, Germany, using the innovative freeform technology. The surface of the ophthalmic lens can thus be precisely adapted to the requirements of the wearer of the spectacles. This guarantees outstanding wearing comfort and maximum visual acuity.
RECEIPT OF ORDER
As soon as the order has been received by the optician at Schulz Optische Fabrik, the individual ophthalmic lens is calculated and assigned to the correct base lens (blank). Innovative calculation methods ensure that the individual customer requirements can be precisely taken into account and transferred to the ophthalmic lens.
A protective film is applied to the outer surface of the blank. A block piece is fixed to this. This connection facilitates machine processing.
In this CNC-controlled work process, the optical effect is produced, i.e. the customer parameters are applied to the ophthalmic lens. Here, it is particularly important that professionals operate the machine. A perfect result can only be ensured if the milling machine is ideally controlled.
Immediately after this, the surface of the ophthalmic lens is polished. It is important that the design character of the product is retained in this process. This in turn requires the special know-how of the employees who adapt the special polishing tools precisely to material and surface geometry. A finely coordinated polishing process is also tangible for the wearer of the spectacles as the visual properties of the ophthalmic lens are defined even better.
In this step, the ophthalmic lens is given the seal of quality of MPO®. Although the laser engraving is not visible to the naked eye, it is important to be able to trace where the lens comes from.
The ophthalmic lens is then separated from the block, manually checked by the employees and cleaned by ultrasound. The cleaning is done in several steps with various cleaning agents. The result of this process is a pure, dry, crystal-clear, uncoated ophthalmic lens. After this step, the employees check the ophthalmic lens again.
In the next step, the ophthalmic lenses are dyed in the dyeing tank with the colour ordered. The hard layer is then applied in a dipping procedure. Various compositions or lacquers specifically adapted to the index are used for different materials. After another ultrasound cleaning, the various finish products from the MPO® portfolio are applied in a high-vacuum vaporisation system.