Luxexcel and Automation and Robotics Collaborate on a Quality Control Program

By Staff
Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:27 AM TURNHOUT, Belgium—Luxexcel NV, a 3D print company that can print lenses and Automation and Robotics (A&R), a manufacturer of high-tech measurement equipment for optical labs, are collaborating on a quality control program to ensure that 3D printed lenses will meet industry and user requirements.

Ocuco and EGMA Partner on Lens Design Software and Customized PALs

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—EGMA LLC lab in Dallas and Ocuco have partnered to manufacture progressives utilizing Ocuco’s proprietary software, Contour. Contour’s Adaptive Design Technology (ADT) selects a lens design based on each patient’s unique lifestyle needs, individually adapting the lens for the best possible vision utilizing the selectmylens.com website.

Industry Veteran Bill Hernandez Dies at 87

By Staff
Friday, September 2, 2016 12:18 AM DUNNELLON, Fla.—Bill Hernandez, founder of Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) passed away Aug. 22, 2016 at age 87. He was fondly known by many in the industry and was inducted into the Optical Industry Hall of Fame in 2012.

Zeiss to Redesign Kentucky Operations Center

By Staff
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:24 AM
HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision is planning a major redesign of its operations center here that would significantly expand the facility’s capabilities and the company’s work force.

Luxottica Acquires Key Assets of Exciton, a Lens Technology Company

By Staff
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:24 AM DAYTON, Ohio—Luxottica is acquiring key assets of Exciton, a Dayton-based technology company with expertise in the development and integration of high performance dyes into the medical, electronic and optical industries.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.

Satisloh’s Releases Versatile Multi-Flex Soft Tool Polisher

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh is releasing the automated Multi-Flex soft tool polisher, a workhorse featuring high throughput and innovative design. The unit only uses a single tool for all standard processes, eliminating process steps and complexity.

Top Exec Tells How Century-Old Company Remains Vital

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM Walman doesn’t look a day over 100. In fact, the Minneapolis-based company, which is celebrating its centennial this year, doesn’t look or behave at all like a senior citizen. Although it is the largest independent ophthalmic company in the U.S., and one of the most diversified, Walman is agile and, when necessary, assertive.

Walman Produces Shamir’s Glacier Plus UV

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir Insight announced that its Glacier Plus UV anti-reflective coating is now available from Walman Optical.

VM Takes a Drive With Zeiss

By Staff
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:15 AM BERLIN—Zeiss hosted a group of international guests at a series of events last week in Germany that were tied into the launch of Zeiss DriveSafe, an everyday lens with enhanced vision for driving. Click here to see a slideshow of photos taken by Mark Shupnick, Jobson’s director of continuing education, during the three-day event.
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