Transitions Optical Names 2011 Transitions Academy Awards Finalists

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By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced the three finalists for the 21st annual U.S. Lab of the Year award: Optical Prescription Lab, Soderberg Ophthalmic Services and Toledo Optical.

A four-time Transitions Optical Lab of the Year finalist, Optical Prescription Lab is a family-run lab headquartered in Pelham, Ala. that provides premium optical products to eyecare professionals throughout the southeast.

Based in Minneapolis, Soderberg is a two-time Transitions Optical Lab of the Year winner, and has 15 locations that provide eyewear products, manufacture contact lenses, distribute refractive and diagnostic instruments, and design innovative industrial eyewear programs.

Toledo Optical is a family-owned and operated wholesale optical laboratory located in Toledo, Ohio that is committed to fabricating quality, customized optical products for eyecare professionals. Toledo Optical was named Transitions Lab of the Year in 2003, 2006 and 2010.

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