Essilor of America Acquires US Optical, Second Largest Independent Lab

By Staff
Friday, July 29, 2016 10:35 AM EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Essilor of America announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in US Optical, an East Syracuse, N.Y.-based wholesale optical laboratory with around $35 million in annual revenue.

Walman Expands Its Instruments Division With Eye Care Alliance Acquisition

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Walman is expanding its Walman Instruments division through the acquisition of Eye Care Alliance (ECA), an Apex, N.C. company that specializes in the refurbishment, repair and support of advanced technology instrumentation such as OCTs (Optical Coherence Tomography) and automated perimeters.

Satisloh Expands North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh North America recently completed a 13,000 square foot addition to its warehouse here as well as moving its training program into space vacated by another tenant.

Warby Parker to Open Its First Fully-Owned Optical Lab

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.

PSI and Don Company Sign Authorized Distributor Agreement for AR

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:18 AM SEOUL, Korea—The Don Company, based here, has signed Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) as its authorized distributor in North, Central and South America.

California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

Safilo Debuts Prescription Rx Service for Smith Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo Group has launched a prescription program for its Smith brand in the U.S. The program offers simplified proprietary lens and frame solutions.

Vision for the Poor Joins With Optometry Giving Sight to Open Lab in Lima, Peru

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ERIE, Pa.—Vision for the Poor reported that a new optical lab and service is now up and running at the Divino Nino Jesus (DNJ) Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru

Satisloh NA Begins New Canadian Fulfillment Relationship

By Staff
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:27 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.— Satisloh North America is strengthening support for its Canadian customers by partnering with third-party logistics company, Icecorp, in Mississauga, Ontario for consumables inventory and fulfillment.

IECP to Source Lenses from EGMA, Eyewear from A&A Optical

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kansas—Independent Eye Care Professionals  has reached an agreement with EGMA LLC and A&A Optical to manufacture ophthalmic lenses and  eyewear sets for programs administered by IECP subsidiaries.

Bonnie Sericko, a Champion of Independent Labs, Dies at 99

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:21 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Juanita (Bonnie) M. Sericko, a veteran optical laboratory owner who played an influential role in the development of the U.S. lab industry, passed away here on May 24 at the age of 99.

EGMA to Make Iseikonic and Isophoric Lenses Under License From Shaw Vision

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:18 AM DALLAS—EGMA LLC has finalized an agreement to manufacture ophthalmic lenses under license from Shaw Vision Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based company that is the largest supplier of iseikonic and isophoric prescription eyeglass lens technology.

Prop 65 Product Warnings for BpA Take Effect Today in California

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Starting today, optical companies in California must label products that contain the chemical BpA (Bisphenol A) and place signs in workplaces notifying workers if materials they may come into contact with contain the chemical.

Vision for the Poor Joins With Optometry Giving Sight to Open Lab in Lima, Peru

By Staff
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:15 AM ERIC, Pa.—Vision for the Poor reported that a new optical lab and service is now up and running at the Divino Nino Jesus (DNJ) Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru.

Luxottica to Amp Up Lens Manufacturing Facilities to Support More Store Openings

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:33 AM MILAN, Italy—Massimo Vian, CEO of product and operations for Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) said the company plans to increase the number and invest in new lens manufacturing facilities, located near its existing distribution centers.
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