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.

Schneider Relocates to New North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines North America has relocated to a new, much larger facility. The 30,000 square-foot facility in Frisco, Texas nearly triples the space of its previous location, allowing the company to keep ahead of current and future growth.

Laramy-K Optical Acquires OpticianWorks.com and Launches New Website

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:27 AM INDIANOLA, Iowa—Laramy-K Optical, an Indianola-based independent wholesale lab, has acquired 100 percent interest in the optician training website OpticianWorks.com.

Jeff Hopkins Joins GSRx as Marketing Director

By Staff
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:27 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—GSRx, Inc., an independent wholesale lab located here, has appointed industry veteran Jeff Hopkins as marketing director.

EGMA Ramps Up Production in New Dallas Lab

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—EGMA is ramping up production at its new Dallas laboratory, which provides high-quality, full-service distribution of complete eyewear, lenses, frames and instruments. EGMA will preview its own branded lenses as well as the Rodenstock lenses and frames next month at International Vision Expo New York.

Jeanie Intros Gem Cut Turning Tool

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM WAYZATA, Minn.—A new addition to Jeanie Premium Products’ extensive line of diamond tools, the Gem Cut Turning Tool offers precise cuts, extended tool life and the same benefits as natural diamond, but with more consistency in the quality and number of cuts for the end user, according to Jeanie. This item, along with the company’s natural diamond and JP Gold Diamond, cover all the individual lab preferences.

Latest Santinelli Edger Incorporates Advanced Features, New Styling

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is expanding and updating its popular LE line with the addition of the LE-1200 model, which features advanced technology and a new look.

Signet Armorlite Launches Retail Initiative in Indianapolis

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—With the launch this month of six Kodak Lens Dr. Tavel locations in the Indianapolis, Ind. metro area, Signet Armorlite is implementing the next phase of its new U.S. retail initiative.

Essilor Acquires Wholesale Lab Superior Optical

By Staff
Monday, March 14, 2016 12:30 AM OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.—Essilor has strengthened its wholesale laboratory with the acquisition of Superior Optical, a mid-sized lab in Ocean Springs, Miss. that services customers throughout the Southeast.

Identity Optical to Expand Production Capacity With New Coating Facility

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM NORMAL, Ill.—Wholesale lab Identity Optical is preparing to break ground on a new coating facility here that will more than triple its current AR coating capacity. The 6,000 square foot expansion will house multiple AR chambers, a dip coating line, a state-of-the-art clean room and a Rotlex FFV high-resolution lens mapper.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear Partners With Solidar to Launch Rx Program

By Staff
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—On March 1, Red Bull Racing Eyewear will debut its new Rx program featuring specialty, high performance prescription lenses created by Solidar Optical Laboratory.

Services to be Held for Robert E. Duffens

By Staff
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:18 AM TOPEKA, Kan.—Optical laboratory pioneer Robert E. Duffens of Topeka passed away February 23 at age 92. Duffens was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Salina, Kansas to Robert F. and Lena Duffens.
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