What It Takes to Be a Top Lab

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—What does it take to be a Vision Monday Top Lab? The requirements have changed a lot in recent years, as the wholesale laboratory business itself has evolved.

Top Labs 2012: How the Big Wholesale Labs Measure Up in 2012

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:00 AM NEW YORK—Automation and consolidation continue to affect the outlook for the optical industry’s wholesale lab sector, according to Vision Monday’s newly released 2012 Top Labs Report. The report examines how these powerful market forces are changing the ‘labscape’ for the industry’s largest labs, which in turn impacts the independent eyecare professionals who rely upon the labs.

How the Big Wholesale Labs Measure Up in 2012

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:09 AM

20 Years of Top Labs

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:00 PM It’s September. Time for children to return to school. Time for major league baseball playoffs. And time for VM’s annual Top Labs Report.

Top Labs Show Agility in 2011

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 AM

Methodology

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM To rank the Top Labs, Vision Monday chose only wholesale labs whose primary business is processing spectacle lenses.

The Top 25 Independent Labs in 2010 at a Glance

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM The Top 25 Independent Labs in 2010 at a Glance

Top 5 Labs That Made News in 2010

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM In 2010, the Top 5 Supplier-Owned Lab Networks have continued to expand their market share through mergers and acquisitions as well as by upgrading existing labs with high performance lens coating capabilities, digital surfacing systems and proprietary products.

Top Labs Hold Their Own

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM Although the U.S. optical industry, like the rest of the nation’s economy, remains in a slump, some bright spots are emerging.

Vision Monday's TOP LABS - 2010

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM Vision Monday's TOP LABS - 2010

Labapalooza Hits All the Right Notes at Expo West Debut

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses and Technology
Monday, October 26, 2009 1:25 AM LAS VEGAS—The annual optical laboratory party, Labapalooza,

Labapalooza Hits All the Right Notes at Expo West Debut

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses and Technology
Monday, October 26, 2009 1:22 AM LAS VEGAS—The annual optical laboratory party, Labapalooza,

Methodology

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses and Technology
Monday, October 26, 2009 1:19 AM To rank the Top Labs, Vision Monday chose only wholesale labs whose primary business is processing spectacle lenses.

Methodology

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses and Technology
Monday, October 26, 2009 1:16 AM To rank the Top Labs, Vision Monday chose only wholesale labs whose primary business is processing spectacle lenses.
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