Casey Appointed to Walman Board; Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

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.

Rochester Optical Secures ANSI Z87+ Safety Rating for Google Glass Shield

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:24 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester Optical has secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first optical manufacturer offering safety solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 to meet the rating of Z87+, Rochester Optical reported.

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.

Duquesne Brewery Complex to Be Designated as Historical Site

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM PITTSBURGH—With the nomination of the former Duquesne Brewery complex to the National Register of Historic Places, the Beitler-McKee Optical building will become part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Memorial Service Held for Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

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).

Rodenstock Transfers its Canada Business to Plastic Plus

By Staff
Friday, January 09, 2015 12:24 AM TORONTO— Rodenstock, the German spectacle lens maker, has transferred its Canadian business to Plastic Plus Ltd., a leading Canadian optical lab and lens supplier, effective Jan. 1.

#WONDERWOMEN

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:10 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Executive Suite

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:09 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Rising Stars

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:08 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Mentors

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:07 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.
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