Looking at labs: What counts when choosing a lab

Ophthalmic lenses
To accompany the 2019 Lab Directory, Sean Rai Roche speaks to practice owners about what labs they use for their lens needs

Why do you use your current lab? Is it because of the service they provide? Or is it just what you have always done? Below you will find a number of practitioners and practice owners explain why they use certain labs, and what factors they consider most important when deciding who to go for.

Providers and products

‘I have always been drawn to the large companies for lenses and glazing, which is weird in a sense because I come from a tiny lab background and I’m very independently minded,’ says Jonathon Foreman, director of Observatory and Wardale Williams Opticians in the South East of England. ‘I will need to reflect on that.’

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