Italian Manufacturer Mei Opens Facility in Brazil

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM SAO PAULO, Brazil—Mei, the Italian manufacturer of milling equipment for optical labs, has opened a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil to better serve customers in South and Central America.

OptoTech Opens Center for Ophthalmic Optical Machinery in Wisconsin

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—OptoTech, a leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lens processing and precision optics equipment based in Germany, is significantly expanding its presence in the U.S.

Dynamically Digital Finishing

By Barry Santini
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:01 AM Where’s the pattern for this frame?” Even opticians with just a few years experience in a finishing lab will remember this question all too well. Those were the days when lens finishing was a simple affair, with glass lenses still comprising a fair percentage of the lab’s weekly orders.

Marchon’s Lab Provides Accounts With One-Stop Shopping

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Frame manufacturers typically distribute their products through optical laboratories, but seldom if ever own and operate a lab themselves.

Mei Opens Facility in Brazil

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM SAO PAULO, Brazil—Mei, the Italian manufacturer of milling equipment for optical labs, has opened a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil to better serve customers in South and Central America. The facility, the company’s first in South America, houses a sales office, warehouse and demonstration area.

Quest Vision Makes Glass Lenses a Specialty

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM LARGO, Fla.—As the market for glass lenses has declined in recent years, many optical laboratories have abandoned processing prescriptions in glass. But that situation has created an opportunity for Quest Vision Care, a specialty lab located in Largo, Fla. that is looking to fill that niche.

Qspex Launches Its Same-Day, Personalized Delivery Model in Puerto Rico

By Staff
Monday, November 03, 2014 12:24 AM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— QSpex Technologies is introducing its new rapid delivery eyewear service in Puerto Rico.

Larry Clarke Is Named President and COO of Satisloh AG

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:27 AM BAAR, Switzerland— The Satisloh Group has appointed Larry Clarke as president and chief operating officer of Satisloh AG, effective Oct. 1.

Citing Growth in Independent Sector, Hoya Will Boost Production Capacity at its Main U.S. Lab

By Staff
Friday, September 26, 2014 12:30 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Citing growth in the U.S. eyecare market, Hoya Vision Care North America is expanding its production capacity at its main lab near Dallas.

QSpex to Open Service Centers Offering Same-Day Prescription Service

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:30 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.— QSpex Technologies is launching a prescription eyewear service model designed to provide rapid delivery of finished eyewear within local markets.

New Lab GS-Rx Lets Independent ECPs Leverage Global Sourcing

By Judith Lee
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Independent labs are facing challenges from all fronts, and so are independent eyecare professionals.

Essilor’s John Carrier is Guest on August 6 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 04, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. –John Carrier, president and CEO of Essilor of America, will be the featured guest on the Aug. 6, 2014 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Essilor Launches New Generation of Optifog Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor is launching a new and improved version of its Optifog lenses. Patients no longer need a special liquid to activate the anti-fog property on the lenses weekly. Instead, patients will be able to clean and activate Optifog lenses at the same time with the Optifog Activator Cloth.

US Optical Launches New Technologies and Products

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.— US Optical recently installed a 1200-DLX AR coater and a VFT-Orbit lens generator, both manufactured by Satisloh.

Ocuco Opens First Office in China

By Staff
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:21 AM SHANGHAI— Ocuco has opened its first office in China, which is located in the Nanjing West Road area of Shanghai. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to China, led by Ireland’s minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, Richard Bruton.
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