Optical Laboratories Association Announces 2008 Awards of Excellence Nominees

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FAIRFAX, Va.—The Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) released its list of nominees for the 2008 Awards of Excellence in 13 categories. Final winners will be announced at the OLA 2008 in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8.

DRESS FRAMES
Jill Stuart JS005 - New Colors, Eyewear Designs
Vera Bradley - VB3011, McGee Group
Mount Eyewear SL-A, Tuscany Eyewear
Randy Jackson 1003, Zyloware Corporation

SAFETY FRAMES
Orange County Chopper Rebel, AO Safety
A-2 Model 600 SpringGuard FlexTitanium, OnGuard-Hilco
TR309S, Uvex by Sperian

SPECIALTY FRAMES
Vera Bradley - VB3505S, McGee Group
Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer Cuidado, Nouveau Eyewear
Via Spiga 410, Zyloware Corporation

CHILDREN'S FRAMES
Vera Bradley – Emily, McGee Group
Nickelodeon SpongeBob Squarepants LOBSTER, Nouveau Eyewear
Bocci 296, Tuscany Eyewear

LENS DESIGN
Varilux Comfort 360, Essilor of America
Hoyalux iD Lifestyle, Hoya Vision Care
Image Wrap Decentered Design, Younger Optics

LENS MATERIALS AND TREATMENTS
Crizal Avanc'e with Scotchguard Protector, Essilor of America
Grip – Phased Hydrophobic Layer, Satisloh North America
Transitions VI, Transitions Optical
Coppertone HEV Polarized Sunlenses, Vision-Ease Lens
Polycarbonate Drivewear Activated by Transitions, Younger Optics

MARKETING
Transitions VI Marketing Campaign, Transitions Optical
Coppertone Polarized Lens-Retro Mktg. Collateral, Vision-Ease Lens
Drivewear Activated by Transitions Informational Videos, Younger Optics

SURFACING EQUIPMENT
OTB 80 CNC-A, OptoTech Gmbh
VFT – Ultra, Satisloh North America
CCP Swift Polisher, Schneider Optical Machines
AV4000 Auto Lens Verifier, Visionix

SURFACING MATERIAL & TOOLS
HD-360 Polish, DAC Vision
Pink Supreme Pad, Gerber Coburn
Pristine/LP2 Polish, Practical Systems/Baikowski International
Versi-Tray Lab Tray, Precision Tool Technologies
Auto Flex, Satisloh North America

FINISHING EQUIPMENT
7E HLP Edging System, National Optronics
LZF II Edging Deblocker, Precision Tool Technologies
LT-1000 Tracer, Santinelli International/NIDEK

FINISHING MATERIAL & TOOLS
Job Bob, Digital Vision
SecurEdge® Plus Blocking Pads, Optisource and Practical Systems
Precision Oval Edging Blocks, Precision Tool Technologies

LENS TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
BPI RGB Spectrometer Color Analyzer, BPI – Brain Power America
Syrus III A/R Unit, Leybold Optics USA
EZ Coater, Quest Optical
Magna-Spin, Satisloh North America

ACCESSORY PRODUCTS
Shield Lens Protection System, Hilco
Just Match-it Expandable Clip-ons, I-Concepts Optical
Bocci Reader #2, Tuscany Eyewear