Midland Optical

About Our Lab

Founded in 1955

Full Service lab

Midland Optical strives to exceed your expectations in every way. When we say "We Do More . . .", we mean it and back it up with services that go beyond providing quality optical lens products.

Midland Optical is a full service laboratory operating 5 days a week, with our St. Louis location running 24 hours per day,  and 8am-12pm on Saturdays. Our lab is complete with the industry's most advanced digital and anti-reflective coating technologies and surfacing machines. Midland Optical believes that by housing the most up-to-date machinery we can provide the upmost quality and service to our customers.

Leading the Industry

  • Latest technology and lab equipment
  • In-house Varilux, Essilor, Kodak, & Shamir Digital lens processing
  • In-house Crizal AR processing
  • Authorized VARILUX distributor
  • EyeMed and VSP contract laboratory
  • Quick turn-around time: 2.5 days in house
  • Ship over 2700 jobs/day
  • Dedicated customer service available
  • Lab operates 6 days a week
  • In-house marketing
  • In-house I.T. department
  • Specialty frame mount and edging
Woman examining a lab
Man processing lenses down a conveyor belt

Lab Production

Midland is equipped with digital generators, robotic edgers and other state of the art equipment that enables us to deliver most of the latest designs in lenses and coatings. Our skilled employees and equipment also enables us to accommodate the needs of wrap and/or interchangeable lens style frams. Some of our equipment includes:

  • Loh VPRO Generators
  • VFT Orbit generators (for digital cut to polish lenses)
  • Satisloh and Santinelli Robotic Edgers
  • Satisloh Curve Edger
    (For Oakley style frames and interchangeable lens style frames)
  • CNC Optidrill (for rimless mountings)
  • Satisloh MC 380 X AR Coating Machine
  • Satisloh 360 AR Coating Machine
  • Satisloh Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • MEI XDD Bisphera edger
  • Duo Flex Polisher
  • Santinelli Edgers
  • Essilor MR Blue Edgers
  • National Optronics 7E Edger
  • CNC Optidrill (for rimless mounting)
  • Leybold Optics AR Coating Machine
  • MEI 641 Edger with Auto-Loader
  • Satisloh DLP Polishers


1833 Knox Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139
Toll Free (800) 325-3176
St Louis (314) 533-2020

2600 Beverly Dr., #101
Aurora, IL 60502
Toll Free (800) 244-7090
Aurora (630) 820-6800

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