"More than half of all people in the United States use some type of lens
to correct their vision. How many of these have been able to acquire
handcrafted, form-fitted eyewear?" -- OpticiansForChange.com
George Moody, Optician
"It's time for those who know...to teach those who do not know."
POINTS TO PONDER
For the last few decades our collective
mindset has manifested as, 'Divided we stand...
united we fall.' We must shift to, 'United we stand...
divided we fall,’ as our paradigm. See 1Plus1Equals11.com.
"Opticianry is defined by how well the eyewear makes contact with the patient.
Eyeglass consumers need and deserve the following:
a) Optician-assisted, in-depth lifestyle interview;
b) Optician-assisted, design and selection;
c) Handcrafted, form-fitting eyewear;
d) Free lifetime adjustments and
minor repair services, none of
which are available online."
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED SHAPES AND SIZES
Christian Dior 2056 custom crafted to fit patient
Custom crafted drilled mounting with blue-flash mirror treatment
Classic 1960 Tura alum frame
Custom crafted, grooved lenses and painted
Custom crafted lenses drilled 2mm Down and 1mm In OU
Red marks original nasal-drilled position
Custom crafted drilled nasal Up 3mm and
.5mm Out for higher, wider fitting bridge
Red marks original nasal-drilled position
Custom crafted early to late 70s Cottet hexagonal shaped lenses
Stock Sarah Palin mounting
Custom crafted Sarah Palin mounting
Right lens has 2 red marks showing different drilling positions
Stock Charmant mounting
Custom crafted Charmant mounting with drilled nasal to fit patient
Stock Sillouette mounting
Custom crafted Sillouette - Great for high minus Rx
Top - Original lens shape
Bottom - Custom crafted shape with reduced 'B' measurement to fit patient
Black mark on bottom, right nasal area indicates area
where lens touches patient and needs to be custom crafted
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED AND OCCUPATIONAL EYEWEAR
Eyewires and lenses can be custom crafted for shallower or deeper 'B'
Lenses can be custom crafted for a patient requiring shallower or deeper 'B'
Above, right eye A = 51.5mm, B = 34mm -- left eye A = 50.5mm, B = 37
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED SEMI-RIMLESS
Lenses can be custom crafted for shallower or deeper 'B' to fit patient
Right eye B = 33mm -- Left eye B = 37mm
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED OCCUPATIONAL EYEWEAR
Custom crafted zyl frame
Custom crafted bridge
Custom drilled bridge with adjustable arms and pads added A
Custom drilled bridge with adjustable arms and pads added B
Custom crafted lens displayed on edger data screen
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED TOO-LONG TEMPLE
MOODY'S CUSTOM CRAFTED FORM-FITTING TEMPLE
WITH HANDCRAFTED MASTOID DIP AND WRAP
Bends not apparent when worn
. Note old bend position
. Estimate new bend position
. Straighten and re-bend (3 bends)
a. Make vertical bend just past ear crest
b. Bend temple-end to create mastoid-dip
c. Bend remainder to create wrap around skull
BEFORE temple-end is in out-of-the-box condition,
i.e., it doesn't make contact with the Patient's
whereas the AFTER temple has been form-fitted with
an added handcrafted mastoid dip and mastoid wrap.
It now fits the mastoid bone like a glove since it has
shaped to make full, direct contact with this Patient's
The customized temple-ends become invisible when worn
resultant fit avoids pressure and is extremely comfortable.
Note: This skill cannot be learned virtually, i.e., via lecture or online.
This skill is acquired only by handcrafting the eyewear using direct, face
to face, on the Patient, tactile, touch and feel contact with the Patient. The
availability, knowledge and skilled use of related handcrafting tools is essential.
Also, keep in mind that online merchants are incapable of providing this service.
MINI-CLIPPED STOCK LENSES - USED TO DEMO PATIENT'S RX
Brings back memories
"Opticianry is ultimately defined by how well the eyewear fits the Patient.
Today's issue is the current deficiency in the delivery of eyewear due to
the absence of the craftsmanship and skills required to dispense
form-fitting eyewear to the Consumer. The answer: hands-on
training, hands-on training, hands-on training. It's time for
Opticians who know...to teach those who do not know."