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    Hello.

    I need glass 46-50mm round tinted plano beveled safety lenses to put in vintage eyeglass and goggle frames.
    AO, Willson, Kings, Welsh and the like.

    I could learn to make them. I know nothing about lens crafting nor do I have the equipment. I am considering this if all other options fail.

    I could buy them from a source. Occasionally we find them but not many nor with any consistency. When we do find them the price is always great. Need more.

    I could hire the job out. Haven't found the right place at any price that fits our budget.

    This seems like such a simple desire but difficult to actualize.

    Any help or direction would be most welcome. You guys are the experts. I beseech your advice with gratitude.

    Thank you.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by swartgm View Post
    Hello.

    I need glass 46-50mm round tinted plano beveled safety lenses to put in vintage eyeglass and goggle frames.
    AO, Willson, Kings, Welsh and the like.

    I could learn to make them. I know nothing about lens crafting nor do I have the equipment. I am considering this if all other options fail.

    I could buy them from a source. Occasionally we find them but not many nor with any consistency. When we do find them the price is always great. Need more.

    Thank you. Gary
    Depending on how many you require, your best source would be a local dispensing optician. The wholesale suppliers won't sell to you unless you're a "reseller" of these products.

    Good luck.

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    See my response in one of the other threads you posted on the same issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swartgm View Post
    Hello.

    I need glass 46-50mm round tinted plano beveled safety lenses to put in vintage eyeglass and goggle frames.
    AO, Willson, Kings, Welsh and the like.

    I could learn to make them. I know nothing about lens crafting nor do I have the equipment. I am considering this if all other options fail.

    I could buy them from a source. Occasionally we find them but not many nor with any consistency. When we do find them the price is always great. Need more.

    I could hire the job out. Haven't found the right place at any price that fits our budget.

    This seems like such a simple desire but difficult to actualize.

    Any help or direction would be most welcome. You guys are the experts. I beseech your advice with gratitude.

    Thank you.

    Gary
    Gary you'll want to speak with Mike Aurelius (user name MikeAurelius) at Aura Visual Concepts, Inc. Best glass-only lab in the country (IMO).

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