Monday, September 11, 2017 1:00 AM
NEW YORK—The history of the modern U.S. wholesale business can be summed up with two aphorisms: “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” and “Only the strong survive.” The first one applies to the dozens of labs that, over the past two decades, have been acquired by suppliers. The second applies to the wholesale labs that have remained independent. Both types of labs are represented in Vision Monday’s 2017 Top Labs Report, which ranks the industry’s largest labs.
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30 AM
and IFB Solutions
are preparing to commercialize the 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, a technological feat that is an industry first.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:27 AM
LOS ANGELES—VSP Optics Group announced that the VSPOne Los Angeles optical laboratory has transferred majority ownership to Javan Diaz, Noel Diaz and Keith Grossman, who will operate under the name Simplify Optics
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18 AM
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies
has appointed Jason Arnold as director of lab works for the U.S. market.
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:15 AM
CRESTON, Iowa—Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) visited Precision Optical Group
(POG Labs) here on Aug. 24 on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa.
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Lab Division of The Vision Council announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 18th annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Lab Division of The Vision Council
announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 18th annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West.
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:24 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Essilor
has acquired Team Effort Optical
, a full-service independent optical laboratory based here. The terms of the transaction were not announced.
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:18 AM
OLDSMAR, Fla.—John M. Young, founder of COLTS Laboratories
(Ophthalmic Product Testing Services), passed away in Safety Harbor, Fla., on July 2 at age 76 after a long illness.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM
TEMECULA, Calif.—Lab executives and industry leaders gathered here April 27 and 28 for the 2017 meeting of the California Optical Laboratories Association (COLA). Now affiliated with the Lab Division of The Vision Council, COLA, which was founded in 1957, has provided its members with a venue for education and networking and, since 1981, recognized local lab leaders with its annual Goodfellow Award.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM
FRISCO, Texas—Digicon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous Digicon meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:30 AM
PHILADELPHIA— Alan Frank,
OD, a Pennsylvania independent optometrist has filed a class action complaint “on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated” against Davis Vision Inc.,
/ HVHC Inc.
and their parent company Highmark Health
in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California has recently made changes to its Proposition 65 warning language requirements, which will be mandatory as of Aug. 31, 2018, according to an announcement from the Vision Council