Request for Answer Clarification by
02 Sep 2006 22:19 PDT
I would like to follow up with you to update the status of this item.
I am now a fully functioning and growing company doing business within
the US and China. I have basic capability up and running however I
need to expand my capacity to meet the demands of the market.
Regarding the reply, I followed up with Goang Ru of Taiwan. This
company does not produce OEM lines of eyewear, cannot provide
prescription eyewear, and is not interested in producing our requests.
I have visited China three times in the past 6 months. To make a long
story short, I contracted representative Hank Zhou of Bright Vision
for 500 Titanium Eyeglass Bridges. Ar Mr. Zhou's request, I filed US
FDA Medical device Forms 2891 and 2892 with the US State Dept, as a
complimentary gesture. Representative Zhou then accepted my full
payment in advance and delayed for over one month. After being given
an extremely resilient original bridge to duplicate 100% the same, Mr
Hanks Zhou then delivered sub-standard product that was very soft,
like a paperclip, which he claimed were titanium. He now refuses to
deliver the products I have paid for. This misadventure cost my
company over $1500 USD, in addition to time and travel expenses. So
much for a trusting business relationship! To be fair, I have met and
done business with another Chinese company I did not meet through
Google and I had similar results. I've made a lot of errors, and I've
leared a lot about the manufacturing process.
I am not interested in using a broker because of their fee is much
higher than Google's.
For further clarification, I am seeking three separate things.
#1. Eyeglass "component" manufacturer(s), a company that produces, by
the tens-of thousands, miniature parts for eyeglasses such as
Eyewires, Screws, Hinges, and Nose-Pad arms. This manufacturer
supplies Eyeglass Frame factories with a stock of minature components.
Eyeglass Component manufacturer will fabricate and produce
custom-designed parts based on patent-pending designs. The custom
miniature components go to:
#2. Eyeglass Frame factory(s) and integrated into OEM-Design eyewear -
steel, titantium, and plastic. Eyeglasses Designs done in USA and
forwarded for production. We then purchase and place this frame
inventory on hand in the Lens finishing laboratory (#3).
#3. High-volume optical lens finishing laboratory(s), currently
producing over 1000+ Pairs of prescription eyewear per day for local
clients, including surfacing, finishing, polishing, edging and
mounting in the frames. This laboratory is capable of producing and
processing Polycarbonate, Hi-Index, and Anti-Reflective lenses.
Optical finishing laboratory must be big enough to add 100 orders to
the daily production, and ship them complete within 24 hours, to be
Ideally these laboratories would be based in Japan AND in Chinese
Cities such as Shenzhen, Whenzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
The lens finishing laboratory(s) will receive the lens prescription
and frames data via the website and produce the made - to - order
eyeglasses. These-made-to-order eyeglasses are put together using the
eyeglass frames that we have stored on-hand in the finishing
laboratory. Individual shipping labels are produced by the website,
and applied by the finishing laboratory. We handle all duties and
If you are not able to identify these sources, perhaps a personal
assistant in China would be of help. I travel to China every two or
three months, with a dedicated bilingual assistant, I may be able to
track down these facilities in person.
My website shows photographs of the quality level and designs
necessary to be produced by these three facilities. Images are
located at http://Z-Clips.com/gallery.php