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Edger Maintenance and Repair

Refurbished Optical Equipment

We specialize in used National Optronics Edgers, Tracers, and Blockers.  We have certified National Optronics technicians on staff who can answer any of your questions.  We can refurbish your used optical laboratory equipment to make it look like new again.  We rebuild motors, replace bearings, and recalibrate everything to make it run better than when it was new. National Optronics dry edgers are the backbone of a high quality and high volume laboratory and last for years.  If you need are in need of new optical edgers we try to keep refurbished optical edgers in stock, but they tend to go quickly. 

Our Refurbishing of Optical Edgers Include:

  • Replace all bearings and/or belts that can be replaced
  • Clean, paint or powder coat all parts depending on their wear
  • All motors are re-built with new bearings and brushes
  • Brushless motors are rewound
  • Each machine is recalibrated

While Used National Optronics Edgers, Tracers, and Blockers are the staple of what we do, we have also worked extensively with Indo, Essilor Instruments, Edgers, Kappas, Gammas, Coburn, and Santinelli units. Most wet optical laboratory edgers tend to have tracer and blocker combination units or use stand alone blockers. We have worked extensively with Speede Blockers and can calibrate your used optical blockers for you.

Optical Edger And Tracer Maintenance

Routine optical edger and tracer maintenance of your in-house optical finishing equipment is essential for maximizing the life of your equipment. While preventative service calls may still be needed every 6 months to 1 year for major updates and maintenance we recommend the following self maintenance to prolong the life of your equipment.

For Wet Edgers:

  • Clean the the filter and bucket daily or for every 20 pairs of lenses run through the unit.
  • Rinse out the grinding chamber daily (with distilled water) and leave the door open for it to air dry, make sure to check behind the safety plate if your unit has one.
  • Use a small toothbrush to clean off all of the ginding wheels and parts.
  • Avoid using chemicals.
  • Assign a staff member or manager to make sure the maintenance is performed on a regular basis, or keep a log book or journal if more than one person uses the unit or units.
  • For direct water edgers make sure the water and drain are connected properly daily and shut off the water between shifts.

For Dry Edgers:

  • Vacuum out the internal parts of the edger daily.
  • Make sure to check that the hose has proper suction and is free from debris.
  • Empty out the bag and clean off the filter.

For Tracers:

  • Make sure the probe is clean and free of debris and “frame cheese” between each trace.
  • Vacuum out or use compressed air to ensure the tracer chamber is free of screws, wax, or other debris.
  • Following these simple optical edger and tracer maintenance tips will ensure your equipment runs great in between regular service.

Remote Tracers Sales and Service

Remote Tracing Is A Great Solution for You and Your Customers

Do you want to increase your turn time from your lab on EVERY order? Remote tracing may be the solution. Even if you have a finishing lab or full surfacing laboratory, having an in office remote tracer can increase your job quality and turn around time. We have all run into an issue of a lab waiting on a frame before they will start a job, or lenses not cutting out even though you send in the box measurements. Those issues can be solved by utilizing a remote tracer. The process is very simple and takes only a minute or so as you can see from the training videos below. The best part of the whole process is most laboratories will purchase the tracer for you! We recommend tracing every job you send to your laboratory so that you can recall a lens shape, increase the quality of jobs, and save your customers time. Even if you have an in house finishing lab remote tracing can still help. Tracing lenses provides the labs with an exact layout of the lenses that their software can utilize to make a higher quality lens and ensure cut out measurements.

About Our Remote Tracing Equipment

We utilize OMA compliant National Optronics 4T tracers or National Optronics 4Ti tracers for most customers. These units have been completely refurbished, calibrated, and each and every part is working like new.

The National Optronics 4T tracers come with an owner's manual, training videos, VisionWeb remote install software, and all calibration tools. Most of our customers utilize VisionWeb for remote orders, but the tracers are OMA compatible and will work with any remote software.

View or Remote Tracer video tutorials Here

Need to maintain an optical edger or optical tracer? Click here to learn some simple steps to keep your optical edger or optical tracer functioning correctly in between services.

Visit our store to see optical tracers for sale.

Phoropter Cleaning, Service and Maintenance

Comprehensive Phoropter Cleaning

Phoropter Cleaning and service is essential to maintain optical accuracy and proper lubrication. We recommend you schedule a phoropter cleaning every 12 months.  Phoropter cleaning / phoropter service may be needed more often depending on your volume and patient demographics. Our comprehensive phoropter cleaning service includes.

  • Thorough cleaning of all optical lens surfaces.
  • Calibration of all lenses back to factory standards.
  • Adjust, calibrate and lubricate JCC.
  • Clean and calibrate the dial assemblies.
  • Adjust and lubricate the convergence controls.
  • Calibrate PD measurement.
  • Touch up paint 

Why Phoropter Cleaning?

Overtime optics become dirty due to a multitude of reasons. I phoropter most commonly becomes dirtied due to general use.

  • fingerprints
  • fumes
  • makeup
  • environmental conditions

Is Bacteria Lurking in Your Phoropter?

Did you know that bacteria can build up on the inside of your phoropter? Just think of how many times every day your phoropter is used during eye exam, how many patients look through the unit and how many technicians and doctors touch and maneuver the unit. In even just a few months, bacteria can grow as the result of dirt, debris, make-up, eyelashes and other culprits.
These unseen bacteria can work their way into your patients’ eyes, leading to eye infections and other serious vision problems. The last thing you want to do is harm your patients’ vision during a routine eye exam, and you certainly don’t want a lawsuit based on the results of using dirty equipment.

The best way to avoid internal bacteria build-up is to have your equipment professionally cleaned from the inside- out every 12 months. Just a simple external wipe-down won’t be sufficient to remove harmful bacteria.    

Your patients come to your practice trusting that the eye exams you provide are accurate and safe. If you are using a phoropter that hasn’t been internally cleaned and properly calibrated in at least a year, you may not be providing accurate readings for refractive errors and other eye conditions.

Patient misdiagnosis for eye prescriptions may lead to:

  • Additional eye appointments to provide proper diagnosis
  • Patient frustration over having to return to your office
  • Possibility for serious eye problems due to misdiagnosis
  • Decreased efficiency for your staff

Prevent patient misdiagnosis by having your phoropter cleaned by OptiTech USA.

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We Have Your Phoropter Covered

If you are concerned about the time it will take to have your phoropter serviced (and the disruption of your eye exam schedule), OptiTech USA offers a great solution. We provide a loaner phoropter to use while your equipment is being serviced. Here is how the program works:

  1. We send you a loaner phoropter.
  2. We provide a shipping box with a free shipping label to mail us your dirty phoropter.
  3. Our factory-trained technicians clean your phoropter, re-calibrate it and mail it back to you.
  4. You return the loaner phoropter in the provided shipping box. As always, free shipping labels are included.
    Protect your investment! The #1 way to extend the life of your phoropter is by having it regularly cleaned, re-calibrated, lubricated and adjusted inside and out.

View the following video to see the hardwork we do to take the best possible care of your phoropter.

Our Hard Work


Contact Us

Call OptiTech USA today and get the best phoropter cleaning, service and maintenance for your office now!


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About OptiTech USA

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San Antonio, FL 33576

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