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    Hi Guys,

    Long time listener, first time caller. My wife is an optometrist and we're looking to set up an in office lab for her. Will the laboratory require FDA registration? What if we source our lenses internationally, will we be considered importers, therefore requiring FDA registration? Which domestic suppliers do you recommend for purchasing lenses? What about Frames? Which labs do you recommend for edging progressives.

    Dentally yours,
    Arifinator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arifinator View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Long time listener, first time caller. My wife is an optometrist and we're looking to set up an in office lab for her. Will the laboratory require FDA registration? What if we source our lenses internationally, will we be considered importers, therefore requiring FDA registration? Which domestic suppliers do you recommend for purchasing lenses? What about Frames? Which labs do you recommend for edging progressives.
    dentally yours,
    Arifinator.
    Short answer
    FDA for a lab: No
    FDA for importing: probably Yes
    We sell a broad range of finished SV and multifocal lenses and if you want to process lenses in house we can help there also www.superoptical.com

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