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Making Eyeglasses From Scratch Is NOT Worth It [Video]

This is not a good look.

Prescription glasses are generally pretty expensive, though companies like Warby Parker have made stylish designs more affordable in recent years. So why would someone try and make a pair from scratch? Because that’s what “How To Make Everything” does. It’s right there in the name.

I will say that watching the video below will certainly help you to appreciate the advantages of an industrial society.

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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