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CHESTERFIELD, Va. – A Southside eyeglass maker is laying off dozens workers.

Carl Zeiss Vision next month will cut 73 employees at its Chester optical lab. Affected employees of the North Kingston Avenue operation received a 60-day notice of the impending layoff Thursday, said company spokesman Jeff Hopkins.

The lab, which sits at 13017 N. Kingston Ave. just off Interstate 295, makes prescription eyeglass lenses.

It will remain open but will take on a new role that will require fewer workers, said Hopkins, senior manager of customer communications at the company’s North American headquarters in San Diego.

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