Hand Lens Polisher

Hand polish optical elements.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Lens Polishers do?

Hand polishes optical elements, such as lenses, prisms, and optical flats, to finish element or remove defects, using jeweler’s rouge, polishing cloth or device, precision measuring instruments, and jeweler’s lathe: Examines surface of element to detect defects, such as stains and scratches, and measures element to determine amount of finish required, using precision measuring instruments. Rubs rouge onto chamois, using jeweler’s rouge stick, or onto polishing device mounted on workbench, using sponge. Rubs chamois over surface of element or oscillates element against polishing device to remove defects from element. Mounts element on spindle of jeweler’s lathe, starts lathe, and holds rouge-coated chamois against element to finish element. Verifies dimensions of finished element, using precision measuring instruments, and examines elements to ensure all defects have been corrected, using magnifying glass. Cleans finished elements, using lens cleaning solution, cloth, and paper.

Should I be a Hand Lens Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Contact-Lens Polisher, Lens Finisher, Lens Grinder and Polisher, Lens Polisher, Lens Polisher, Hand

    How to become a Hand Lens Polisher

    Most Hand Lens Polishers 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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