Optical Service Center: Lab Tour
Go behind the scenes of our largest facility, the Optical Service Center, and get an inside look at how digital and non-glare lenses are made.
1. Welcome to the Walman Optical Service Center (OSC)
Meet two of our Six Sigma BlackBelt certified production line managers and learn what makes the OSC unique!
2. Introduction to the lab
Take a step into the lab and get an overview of the different production lines at the OSC.
3. Customer Service and Lens Stock
See how jobs get started, from the electric transmission the OSC receives from all Walman Optical branches to the steps needed to get the lenses into trays and ready to process.
4. Auto Taper and Blocking
There are a few steps needed before the prescription can be cut into the lens to ensure lenses aren't scratched in the manufacturing process. Watch Joe give blocking lenses a try!
5. Generator, Polisher and Swarf
Now that the lenses have been "trayed up" and prepped, see how the prescription gets added.
6. Inspection and Shipment
Now that the prescription has been cut, lenses get checked prior to getting shipped out or sent to the on-site non-glare facility.
7. Non-Glare Introduction
Learn about the quality controls in place to produce the highest quality non-glare lenses.
8. Non-Glare Processing
Step inside the non-glare facility and get an overview of the process.
9. Non-Glare Hard Coat & Curing
Take a look inside the machines that apply the non-glare coatings.
10. Non-Glare Vacuum Chamber
Check out the final steps in the non-glare process.