How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

by Super User, 5 years ago
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In my next quest, I'm attempting to make a pair of prescription eyeglasses for myself, starting from their natural sources. With some guidance from Dr. Lewis Dartnell, I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass. Then I figured out how to grind the lenses down to the correct curvature to match my prescription. I also made the frames for them out of a tree.

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Here's his video of making my frames:

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