Lens Mounter II

Mount prescription eyeglass lenses in metal, plastic, or combo frames.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lens Mounter IIs do?

Mounts prescription eyeglass lenses in metal, plastic, or combination frames, using handtools: Examines eyeglass prescription to determine style, color, and size of frame. Inspects lenses to detect flaws, such as pits, chips, and scratches. Holds and turns lenses against grinding wheel to remove flaws. Assembles eyeglass frame and attaches ornaments, shields, nose pads, and temple pieces, using pliers and screwdrivers. Drills holes in lenses for mounting on rimless frames, using diamond drill. Immerses plastic frame rims in hot salt solution to soften rims or stretches rims, using hot, metal cone. Inserts and aligns lenses in frame. Verifies frame dimensions and alignment of lenses, using protractor, ruler, and straightedge. Turns lenses in frame to correct alignment, using padded pliers. Immerses plastic frames in cold water to set plastic around lenses. Tightens screws to hold lenses in metal frames. Examines lenses under polarized light to detect stress caused by overtightening screws and adjusts screws as necessary. Heats plastic frame bridge and bends frame according to prescription specifications, using fingers and handtools. Immerses plastic frames in dye for specified period to color frames. Solders broken metal bridges and replaces damaged temples to repair frames, using soldering iron and handtools. Cleans and polishes finished eyeglasses, using cloth and solvent. May be designated according to type frame mounted as Metal-Frame Inserter; Plastic-Frame Inserter; or according to part assembled as Trim Mounter II.


Should I be a Lens Mounter II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lens Cementer, Lens Maker, Lens Mounter, Metal-Frame Inserter, Trim Mounter II

    How to become a Lens Mounter II

    Most Lens Mounter IIs 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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