Seiko to Sublicense Free-form Progressive Lens Patent to IOT

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:30 AM MAHWAH, N.J.— Seiko Optical Products of America announced that it has agreed to sublicense its ’470 patent to Indizen Optical Technologies (IOT), a leading designer of spectacle lenses.

Shamir Debuts Rapid Service Lab Concept for Local ECPs

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM PHILADELPHIA—In an effort to help local eye-care professionals compete with online eyewear vendors, Shamir has developed a new approach to providing prescription laboratory service that is predicated on delivering lenses in three hours or less.

Zeiss Northwest Lab Completes Major Upgrade, Celebrates With Grand Re-Opening

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyecare professionals from throughout the western U.S. visited the Carl Zeiss Vision-Northwest lab on March 20 to celebrate the completion of Zeiss’s two-year, $4 million upgrade of the facility

Essilor Instruments Intros New Management Team, New Products at Expo

By Staff
Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO—As part of a global growth initiative, Essilor Instruments has reorganized its U.S. operation to strengthen its presence and operational efficiency. The new organization is introducing itself at International Vision Expo East.

Shamir Debuts Rapid Service Lab Concept to Service Local ECPs

By Staff
Friday, March 28, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—In an effort to help local eyecare professionals compete with online eyewear vendors, Shamir has developed a new approach to providing prescription laboratory service that is predicated on delivering lenses in three hours or less.

Hoya Vision Care Opens Lab Near Phoenix

By Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:24 AM TEMPE, Ariz.— Hoya Vision Care is expanding its prescription laboratory network by opening of a new lab in Tempe, Arizona, near Phoenix.

Santinelli Debuts New Xtrimer SE-1 5-Axis ‘Milling’ Industrial Edging Platform

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is releasing its all-new Xtrimer SE-1 industrial edger featuring dry cut lens edging technology.

Coburn Technologies Announces New Express Logistics Center

By Staff
Monday, January 20, 2014 12:21 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.— Coburn Technologies announced the construction of its new Express Logistics Center at their headquarters here.

Santinelli Intros Compact, Economical Edging Station

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is introducing its most compact and economical lens finishing system to date, the LE-700 Edging Station.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013

By Staff
Monday, December 16, 2013 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 5th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year.

Robertson’s Royal AR Coatings Protect from UV and HEV Blue Light

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM

ATLANTA, Ga.—Amid rising concern over the dangers of exposure to ultraviolet radiation and HEV blue light, Robertson Optical is introducing Royal AR, a new line of anti-reflective coatings that protect the eyes by reflecting this potentially harmful spectrum of light.

Ophthalmic Industry Still Targeted by California’s Prop 65, Vision Council Says

By Staff
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc. continues to serve 60-day notices against retailers, distributors and manufacturers of sunglasses for alleged violations of California's Proposition 65, according to a warning from The Vision Council to its members.

Essilor Instruments USA Launches All-Inclusive Digital Tracer/Blocker

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 PM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Iness T, the industry’s first tracer/blocker featuring Essilor Instruments’ proprietary OST system for accurate optical shape tracing, made its North American debut earlier this month at Vision Expo West.

Quantum Offers Safe, Economical Etching Material

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:18 AM Product: FusionEtch
Top Line: AR laboratories etch lenses to provide the foundation for a reliable AR coating.
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