MEI Begins Construction of New Headquarters, Slated to Open in 2016

By Staff
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:21 AM BERGAMO, Italy—Lens processing equipment maker MEI has begun construction of a new company headquarters in Ponte San Pietro, near Bergamo, a few miles from its current premises.

Schneider to Host DigiCon 2015 Conference in Germany

By Staff
Friday, April 03, 2015 12:15 AM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines announced that it will host DigiCon 2015, a technical conference for optical laboratory executives, at its corporate headquarters here from June 17 to 20.

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

P.O.G. Enhances Coating Capabilities With Satisloh MX380

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM CRESTON, Iowa—P.O.G. Labs recently enhanced its AR coating capabilities with its purchase of a Satisloh MX380 coater.

Robertson Optical Adds Digital Surfacing Capability to S.C. Lab

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM COLUMBIA, S.C.—Robertson Optical Laboratories, which has been processing free-form lenses since June 2009 through its digital lab in Atlanta (Loganville), Georgia is now producing free-form through its newest digital surfacing lab in Columbia.

Walach Receives Patent for Free-form Bifocal

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LARGO, Fla.—Michael Walach, the president of Quest Optical Specialty Lab in Largo, Florida has been granted U.S. patent number 8,931,898 for a free-form bifocal lens that he designed called the Easy Top.

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:21 AM DALLAS— Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

Spectera Vision Lab Earns ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:18 AM BALTIMORE—Spectera Vision announced that its prescription laboratory, located here, has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS).

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.
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