Contact Lens Blocker and Cutter

Block contact lens blanks and cut lenses to specified diameter.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Contact Lens Blocker and Cutters do?

Blocks contact lens blanks and cuts lenses to specified diameter, using jeweler’s lathe and handtools: Immerses laps I in molten wax and embeds lens in wax or presses two-faced adhesive tape into depression of lap, using rounded tool, and affixes lens to tape. Trims excess tape, using knife. Positions lens and lap assembly in blocking device. Presses plunger to center and fasten lens to blocking device. Mounts blocked lens in chuck of jeweler’s lathe. Turns crank and observes gauge to set cutting tool for specified diameter. Starts lathe and turns handle to feed cutting tool into lens. Removes cut lens from lathe and smooths burrs, using emery cloth. Places laps in container of solvent to remove tape or wax residue before reuse.

Should I be a Contact Lens Blocker and Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Blocker and Cutter, Contact Lens, Contact Lens Blocker, Contact Lens Cutter, Contact Lens Manufacturer, Lens Cutter

    How to Become a
    Contact Lens Blocker and Cutter

    Most Contact Lens Blocker and Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hgaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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