I’m thinking that the greatest advantage to Smithoptics’ lens serialization is that the company can use manufacturing info to defend themselves from a lawsuit by my executors after my killer’s bullet penetrates my eyeball right through their circum aural optical protectors. As our Armed Intelligentsia point out below, serialization’s real value: the company can evaluate post-incident protection, trace down any faults or problems and issue a specific recall if needed. And identify areas that may need improvement. Looks like old-fashioned QC’s days are numbered. So to speak.