Mobile opticians` equipment
The bending unit – this wooden box contains a complete opticians` workshop.| © Martin Aufmuth

Mobile opticians` equipment

The entire equipment for the production of the OneDollarGlasses fits into a wooden box with outer dimensions of 30x30x30 cm. Inside there is the bending machine as well as all the necessary equipment and tools for the production of the glasses.

Such a bending unit costs around 2,500 €. With one bending unit three to four OneDollarOpticians can work simultaneously. The production capacity of a bending unit ranges from about 20,000 to 50,000 glasses per year.

The bending unit always remains in the possession of OneDollarGlasses/registered society but is provided to the OneDollarGlasses opticians for free. The OneDollarGlasses opticians engage themselves to lead a patient register, by which we can verify the actual productivity as well as the selling price.