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67pc Convex Concave Plastic Lens Lot Blanks Ophthalmic Lenses Craft Sculpture Fine Artist Supplies Divider Curtain Jewelry Pendant Ornaments

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Nalco Optical Prescription Lenses 71mm.
Most are convex, the ones with the negative numbers as the number on the left side of paper sleeves are concave. The higher the number, the more dramatic the curve.
67 packaged 71mm (2 3/4") perfectly round polycarbonate (shatter resistance) discs.
These date from the 1970's-80's. Made in Thailand.
Original packaging.
To see 23 full sized photos of this lot, see my Flickr album, copy and paste this link in your browser: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9xrFcu

These are unused glass lenses perfect for ophthalmic lab work, a creative fine artist or sculptor.
You can make very cool lamp shades out of these round pieces of curved lenses.
Things like glass curtains, room dividers, Christmas tree ornaments, suncatchers, lamp shades, hurricane lamps, possibilities are endless.
Go on Pinterest and see what inspiration you can find there.
Plenty has been made with these.
The last photos are just several examples of what you can make with these lenses.
They are not part of this listing.

Polished edges. They're all round.
Reflects light in a very cool way. I have hundreds more if you're interested message me.
These blanks were initially cut, ground and polished to fit into eyeglass frames.
So the manufacturing attention to the edges was not important.
May have a rim chip here and there. Some may be perfect. It's how they are as these were typically cut into other shapes for eyeglass prescription wear.
You will find probably most all the lenses have smooth edges, some may have teeny flea bites on the edges.
Depending on what you'll be using to frame these into your craft, this may OR may not be a significant factor to you.

Please enlarge the photos so you know what you're getting.

If you have any questions about this lot, please send me a convo.
These are NOT contact lenses and are no use to the average person who wears glasses.
For labs, craftspeople or artists only.

I do have thousands more by different manufacturers if you're interested in a bulk listing.

15oz and will ship at the 1lb. Priority Mail rate.

Do what you want, wear what you like...that's what I'm here for.

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No. Please read my 'Shop Policies' for exclusions. However my eyewear is returnable unless noted in its description.

No. Please read my 'Shop Policies' for exclusions. However my eyewear is returnable unless noted in its description.


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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Small domestic items are shipped either First Class Mail or Priority Mail, and include delivery confirmation.
I will require signature confirmation over insurance. Insurance is bullshit. I want to know the package got in your hands so I will require signature confirmation on most orders over $75.
I do ship internationally. If I do not have any rates listed for your country, convo me, and I will let you know what it is.


Payments

Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days (depending on whether your purchase is made on a day when I'm working at The Worthy Pause Charity in Bayside NY. I work there on Tuesdays and cannot get to the post office on that day. NEED IT SOON? Convo me. I ship 3-4 times a week.
I only ship to the address which is the one on you've provided to Etsy. If your PAYPAL address is not the one you want me to ship to, please take a few moments to add this new address to your PAYPAL account. You can have many 'SHIP TO' addresses, registered with them. This provides seller/buyer protection for the both of us, when shipping to the address on the PAYPAL payment.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
Only eyewear is returnable for a purchase price refund within 14 days of receipt UNLESS specified otherwise in its listing.
All other vintage items are final sale.

I include approximate measurements for everything I sell. Do your homework, and never assume something will fit, without measuring first. If it's about color? Monitors display differently from one household to the next, and when I color proof, the photos uploaded onto the ETSY website, are close to accurate. If color is crucial to your purchase, please email me. I describe to the best of my knowledge, and what I think is important to make the sale a successful one for both parties. If I have missed something that you need to know, PLEASE email me prior to placing your purchase. My observations, and opinions on the same item, may or may not differ from what you would expect. Need more pictures? CONVO me, and I will get them right out to you when I can get the oportunity to do so. If a week goes by, and you do not get any, ask me again, I probably forgot ;-)

I guarantee my descriptions to be as close to accurate as possible. If I leave out a significant fault I will pay all shipping fees upon the item's safe return to me. In regards to vintage clothing, a small spot, snag, hole, wrinkle, or pull, does not constitute misrepresentation. I mainly sell vintage, previously owned itemst hat may not be perfect( unless I am sure that they are) and have had a life before ETSY whether it was in someone's closet, or on someone else's body, or in someone else's SMOKING household. Do not buy vintage if you are not flexible with it's stated condition. I do look over each item as carefully as possible. My home is a non smoking home. All items I purchase from estate sales, having an odor are deodorized or drycleaned. If there is an odor I will say so. Though it is hardly my intention we all make mistakes. I make every attempt to resolve all issues as happy customers are returning ones.

Additional policies

Some answers to common questions about eyewear purchases made online.

How do you measure your specs?

https://www.retrofocuseyewear.com/frequently-asked-questions

The above link is a diagram I constructed for my Eyewear site, showing you where I take my measurements so you can compare my specs to yours for a good fitting pair. The temples, also referred to by some as the 'stems' are generally measured from the hinge to the ear tip. The bridge and lens width are measured across the center of the frame. Pupil distance (PD or P2P) is the distance between each of your pupils and ideally you'd like a pair of frames where your eyes are centered within the width of the lenses.

Are these frames suitable for my own prescription?

Many buyers wonder if my vintage frames are suitable for their RX. Simply said, all of my products are unless noted in the 'SPECS' list. Most optical boutiques and opticians will turn down frames that you walk into their establishment with. They will most likely give you reasons that may sound legit to you, but they're really just trying to intimidate you into buying a pair from their selection, saying my frames are not suitable because of a variety of bullshit excuses.

We always recommend ReplaceALens.com. We are not affiliated with them in any way, other than we are a customer of theirs, and a very satisfied one at that. Their prices are fantastic and service impeccable. They never turn down any of the frames we sell and our buyers have emailed us telling us how pleased they were with ReplaceALens and their services. Our frames are guaranteed with a replacement or refund if ReplaceALens damages your frame while they put your lenses into them. No other optician would dare offer such a guarantee.

How do I measure my PD? My optician won't give it to me (or) wants to charge me $50 for it (or) I'm sending my frames to ReplaceALens and they need my PD. How do I get that?

Pupil to Pupil distance, or in ophthalmic terms the 'PD' measurement is the distance between both your pupils. Technicians need this measurement in order to center your prescription within each lens. It is usually referred as a millimeter measurement rather than inches. It can be easily measured at home with a ruler and a second person holding the ruler up to your face resting it on the bridge of your nose with one end of the ruler at the point of one pupil and then measure across to the other pupil. PD measurements are generally in the 58-67mm range (2 1/2" to 2 5/8") and sometimes even at about 70mm (2 3/4"). Despite what your optician would tell you if you do it yourself, being off by a millimeter or 2 will not give you a headache.

When sending in your frames to an online lab, what you would do is put the frames on as you would normally wear them and have a second person mark the existing lenses with a permanent marker making a dot where each pupil lands when that person is looking head on with you. If your frames do not have lenses, place a piece of scotch tape across the entire front of the frame and have that person mark the tape with the dots. Simple. Questions? Just hollar at me :)

How will these look on me if I can't try them on?

Generally, opposites attract :) As a rule, full frames/large lenses look great on long, oval faces, triangular, or pear shaped faces. Horizontal, rectangular frames look best on round or square faces. If the frame has nose pads (95% of the time found on metal frames), those can be gently pried close or further apart which will allow the frame to sit where you want it to on your bridge. Another indicator of how high or low a pair of specs sit on your face, is to note where the bridge is positioned on the frame. If it is towards the middle of the frame, then the glasses will likely cover your eyebrows and sit high on your face. If the bridge is pretty much in line with the top of the frame, the glasses will sit below your eyebrows.

I have big head! .....or.... my head is small/narrow....will these fit me?

It helps if you measure your favorite specs hinge to hinge, and then compare that measurement to the item you have your eyes set on... the hinge to hinge measurement is a good indicator if the frame is the right width for you. The temples (ear piece/stems) should not touch the sides of your head. Then you should measure the length of the ear piece, or 'temple' as it's called in the ophthalmic industry. Average temples measure 140 mm (5 1/2") from hinge to end, including ear curve. Some are 133mm, (5 1/4" long). There are some that are 5 3/4" to 6", but rarely found in over the counter ready made readers. It all depends on the look you want, and what is comfortable for you. But to know these details ahead of time may save you the trouble of future disappointments and returns.

Please read the inside 'hinge to hinge' widths that are provided for the style you like. Make sure you know the hinge to hinge measurement of your OWN glasses when making your decision. Toss me an email if you have any questions.

Desi