Lens Centerer

Lens Finisher

Lens Polisher

Minimum 10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Lens Centerer and Edger ( Optical Glass) is expected to perform include:

Locating optical centre of lenses used in precision optical instruments

Grinding lensedges concentric with optical axis

Positioning lens in cement bed in chuck and setting chuck in spindle of lathe of centring machine

Hardening cement to secure lens in position

Inspecting and measuring work frequently as grinding proceeds

Fitting glasses in to frame according to prescription

Proficient in observing revolving lens light reflected from mirror in machine

Well-versed in locating optical centre of lenses used in precision optical instruments, such as telescope, microscope or camera

Adept at moving and positioning lens in cement bed until image remains stationery denoting optical centre found

Knowledge of hardening cement to secure lens in position

Well-versed in grinding edges to specified degree over revolving abrasive grinding stone

Adept in fitting glasses in frame according to prescription

Knowledge of polishing lens

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Good hand eye co-ordination

Manual dexterity

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include stress, undertaking grinding and polishing activity, exposure to polishing paste, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, eye and skin irritation, respiratory diseases, depression and anxiety, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Optical Products Industry in India

Indian optical product industry consists of microscopes, telescopes, binoculars theodolites, photography cameras, sextants etc. Photography camera is one of the fastest growing segments in Indian optical products industry. Initially, photography was restricted to important events and special occasions but with the passing years, due to increase in social activities and enhancement of the social arena, photography has become a hobby, a passion for different age groups.

Indian camera market is anticipated to grow at the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 27% for next five years to reach USD 3 Billion (1675 Crores) by 2017. The major reasons for growth of the camera market will be low penetration, increasing disposable income, increasing social media, increasing tourism, and increase in advertising. On the other side, grey market & substitute products like mobile cameras are acting as restraints to the camera market. However, technological advancements like mirror less camera, 3D camera and increased functionalities like GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc. in the cameras are expected to reduce the substitution effect in the coming times.

Initially, the market of DSLR cameras was limited to professional photographers because of high price and its best picture quality offerings for their profession. But as time passed by and with the rising standard of living, Indians started looking for perfection where DSLR cameras saw its market.

Thus, with the growing demand of cameras, demand for optical lenses and various profession associated with manufacturing of lenses is bound to increase in India

Optical lens manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All schools across India

All ITIs across India

Directorate General of Employment and Training

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise