optical center


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optical center

[′äp·tə·kəl ′sen·tər]
(optics)
A point on the axis of a lens so that, for any ray passing through this point, the incident part and the emergent part are parallel. Also known as pole.
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An open corner cube consists of three mutually orthogonal mirrors; its optical center is at the common apex.
However, when I had my downtown shop and was selling many scopes and offering free installation, I found it necessary to remove as many as eight or more scopes a year from their fixed mounts and install Redfield or Buehler mounts which have windage adjustments to compensate for variations in action drillings and optical centers of scopes.
Among the enhancements made to the units were completely remodeled pharmacies and optical centers.
The sale will include Eckerd's 47 Visionworks optical superstores and 29 Eckerd Optical Centers in six states.
To underscore the health care aspect of its optical center, Payless will position the 1,000-square-foot sections at the front of each store adjacent to the pharmacy.
Bruno's apparently likes what it sees in optical centers.
Well established optical centers in Southwest Florida.
Optical centers are gaining increasing selling space near pharmacy departments as Wal-Mart demonstrates its dedication to being a total health care destination center for consumers.
WalMart has rounded out its health care offering over the past few years with the addition of optical centers to more of its stores.

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