CR Surfacing is Australia’s market leading independent optical lens manufacturer, located in Melbourne, Victoria. Since established in 1976 as a small family business, history has seen us grow to employ over 50 Australians in a state of the art environment, working with the latest technologies and cutting-edge equipment. Never losing sight of our humble beginnings, our core values remain commitment, integrity, independence and innovation.
- Our lenses are fitted and quality-assured by trade qualified optical technicians
- Our profits and taxes stay within Australia
- We reinvest in the latest technologies
- We support Independent Optometry Practices across Australia
- We keep manufacturing in Australia, supporting local jobs
- We care for the environment – our waste management system saves over 500,000 Litres of water per year
- We are giving back – through donations and volunteer work, we are helping communities in need See Better around the world
- Located in Australia, we provide quick turnaround times and uninterrupted delivery
“CR Surfacing has been great to deal with and the support Todd gives us is second to none- he knows his stuff and nothing is too much trouble. We have always been well received when talking to anyone at the lab and likewise at the lab nothing is too much trouble. The lack of hype belies the excellence of their lenses. They value having a good relationship with us and it works.”
For independent optometrists, high quality service and product are key components for maintaining a successful business model in the face of ever growing competition. We are fortunate that CR Surfacing have invested heavily in cutting edge technology, producing lenses of outstanding quality, right here in our own backyard. A tour of their laboratory was impressive not only for the vast array of technologies available, but for the professional and … read more
Independent Optometry has never been under greater pressure. From the market pressures of Corporate Optometry, challenging economic pressures balancing profitability and quality and now the effects of this global pandemic.
In these times, I have found the staff, services and products of CRSurfacing to be a strong partner in navigating these turbulent times. The advantages of CRS are manifold. The most important of which is that they are Austra … read more
CR Surfacing provide great value for money, product and service. We are thrilled to be able to support an Australian Made and Owned business and our patients love that, too. CR Surfacing provide great support to us as an Independent Optometrist from great customer service and social media marketing.
Big shout out to all the gang at CR Surfacing and their Focus on Australia campaign. We jumped on board early and love the concept and the support for independent practices.
What a fantastic team! You are all such lovely people. Your unwavering support for us as practitioners, for our patients and our profession as a whole, both on an everyday basis and in such an important event as ICBO, is very much appreciated!”
What an amazing effort by our local lens laboratory, CR Surfacing!! This is one of the many reasons why we believe in shopping local and love that we provide our customers with Australian Made lenses. Great job team, you’ve done us proud.
Best lab and turnaround is amazingly quick. Thank you.
Providing jobs to locals and providing first class products for the Australian public. We love to say our lenses are Australian made!!!
CR Surfacing employs an amazing team which we all love to deal with. We can hear their smiling faces on the end of the phone ready and waiting to help us. Proud to say we use and support an Australian business.
Now, more than ever, we need to support the companies who are making the best products here, employing Australians and supporting other Australian businesses and communities.
The care and attention to detail from the laboratory to minimise the edge thickness, using blending, chamfering and polishing techniques is amazing.
The new Perfection series multifocal stands head & shoulders above anything i have worn before.
What does CR Surfacing mean?
CR comes from the technical term CR-39, the special material that the first plastic optical lenses were made of in 1947, a much safer and lighter alternative to glass lenses. CR Surfacing was the first independent optical laboratory in Australia, that supplied plastic optical lenses, in an era when people were glass lenses in their spectacles. We take pride in the company’s innovative core as we maintain our investments in cutting-edge equipment and the latest technologies.
Where can I buy CR Surfacing lenses?
CR Surfacing lenses are exclusively available from Independent Optometry practices. Type in your location and find your nearest optometrist here
Can I order my lenses directly from you?
No. As a wholesaler, we do not supply our lenses directly to the public. Our lens descriptions do not replace the eye test and personalised dispensing that is vital to customise the lens solution for your eye condition and visual needs. Our high-quality products require professional eye examination and dispensing to provide unparalleled visual performance.
What is blue light? How does it affect my vision and what can I do protect my eyes?
Approximately one third of all visible light is blue light, a high-energy light that has a number of biological effects, including on the eye. Blue light penetrates all the way to the retina and can damage the light-sensitive cells and can increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Although not all blue light is bad, as it helps boost alertness, memory and cognitive function, the harmful wavelengths can be filtered out with Satin Blue coating, providing maximum comfort and protection for your eyes. Read more information here