3D Printing for Lenses and Frames

3D Printing for Lenses and Frames

September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sands Convention Center - TBD

The world of 3D Printing has arrived in ophthalmics. During this course, you will be introduced to the optics of 3D lens printing, including the 'ink' used, and it's optical properties like Index of Refraction, Abbe Value, Specific Gravity and more. Processes of Manufacture will be outlined, describing how the lenses are made. In addition, this course will show examples of 3D Lenses, as well as 3D frames. The future of 3D eyewear is vast, and the opportunities are endless.


  • Laurie Pierce



    Hillsborough Community College

    Ms. Pierce is an Instructor in the Opticianry program at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Laurie is a graduate of Newbury College's...


  1. ABO Yes
  2. AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  3. COPE No
  4. Florida State Board of Opticianry No
  5. Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical Yes
  6. Florida State Board of Optometry No
  7. NCLE No
  8. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  9. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  10. New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  11. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  12. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic No
  13. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate Yes
  14. Orals No
  15. TQ-CEE No
  16. Therapeutic No


  1. Track
    Innovation Series
    OptiCon - Spectacle
  2. Type of Session Course