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.

Coburn Ikuvu Ltd. Opens New Office in Danyang, China

By Staff
Friday, May 23, 2014 12:18 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Ikuvu Ltd., a new joint venture between Coburn Technologies Inc. and Ikuvu Optical Equipment Co. Ltd., is opening an office in Danyang, China. This new office will store spare parts and aftermarket consumable items for local customers, and be a central hub for the company’s service in China.

Santinelli Presents at Nidek’s 17th Annual International Summit

By VM Staff
Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International was one of three Nidek lens edger distributors who presented at Nidek International’s 17th Annual Summit meeting in Milan, Italy in early March.

Essilor Acquires iCoat, a Prescription Lab and Coating Specialist

By Staff
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:24 AM SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.— Essilor announced yesterday that it has acquired iCoat, an independent prescription laboratory based here that specializes in the development and licensed sale of thin-film deposit and coating technologies for premium optical equipment.

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.