Digital Eye Lab Expands Operations
HAWTHORNE, N.Y.—Digital Eye Lab, the five-year-old prescription lab
division of contact lens wholesaler Optical Distributor Group, has
significantly expanded its production capabilities. The lab recently
added a third line of Satisloh digital surfacing equipment, as well as
an automated conveyor system.
The new equipment has enabled Digital Eye Lab to step up production
to nearly 900 Rx jobs per day, according to managing director Scott
Pearl, who noted that he is planning to install a fourth surfacing line
early next year. It has also improved the speed and efficiency of the
workflow. “We now offer overnight turnaround on most jobs, even
AR-coated progressives,” said Pearl.
Digital Eye Lab, which only produces digitally surfaced backside
lenses, has also expanded its menu of lens designs. “We use lens designs
from six different suppliers, including Shamir, Indo, Seiko and our own
Digital 5.0 brand,” said Pearl. “It’s a nice blend of products.” The
lab also produces anti-reflective coating under its own ClarisHD brand.
To complement Digital Eye Lab’s product line, Optical Distributor
Group has added an extensive range of stock lenses which it sells
through its Spectacle Lens Supply division.
| Scott Pearl with the lab’s new Satisloh Duo-Flex polisher.
|| An AR technician gets ready to coat a batch of lenses.
| A stack of job trays carries lenses to a National Optronics ES-4 industrial edger.
|| Digital Eye Lab’s recent expansion included the installation of a Satisloh VFT-Orbit surface generator (l) and an automated conveyor system (r).