September/October 2014


Bisphera Industrial Edger for Ophthalmic Lenses


Santinelli Expands Optical Tools & Supplies Catalog

Santinelli International is introducing over 20 new products in their new catalog supplement for tools and supplies. Highlights include an “anvil style” bench block, a spring hinge tool kit, a screw-extractor set, plus replacement temples, bridges and nose pads for today’s popular  frame styles.

 The new catalog supplement is available upon request and is also accessible in an e-mag version via the company’s Website at To request the full catalog or the new catalog supplement, email

New Deblocking Pliers from Western Optical

The new line of Deblocking Pliers from Western Optical Supply are designed to fit hubs that measure 12mm round, 15mm round, 15.75 x 12mm and 15.5 x 14.25mm. Match up the dimensions  of the raised hub on your block to the inside dimensions of the plier jaw (stated with each plier style).  As various edgers use blocks from a range of suppliers, matching dimensions is the best way to determine the plier that is suitable for the job. Every plier has a tension screw to adjust the grip on  the block. The Deblocking Pliers #2001, #2002 and #2003 can be seen on the Western Website, where you can watch a live demonstration (Western Optical LIVE! page 21).