Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:13 PM
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 U.S. meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:18 AM
HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y.—Santinelli International
announced that Denise Bafundo has joined the company as senior marketing director.
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies is expanding its Cobalt line of lens generator with the addition of the Cobalt NX.
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:45 AM
They say there’s nothing new under the sun, but sunwear-savvy optical businesses selling color enhancing lenses are beginning to see things a bit differently. The emerging trend of color enhancing sunwear goes beyond tints and mirrors to proprietary technologies that are specific, scientific amplifiers of visual experience, from boosting colors of everyday outdoor stimuli to improving performance for sports and various activities.
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:44 AM
Following 10 years of research and development, which included three National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR-funded studies conducted at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, EnChroma eyewear emerged in 2010 as a specialty eyewear for the alleviation of red-green color blindness.
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:43 AM
Mark Changizi, entrepreneur and evolutionary theoretical neuroscientist, originally created O2Amps eyewear—now sold under the name Vino Optics—to cure what he refers to as “health blindness,” or the inability to detect a person’s blood oxygenation levels, which give insight into a person’s physical and emotional state.
Friday, March 24, 2017 12:24 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International
(Reuters: ESSI.PA) has taken several steps toward finalizing its proposed merger with Luxottica announced
on Jan. 16, 2017.
Monday, March 6, 2017 12:27 AM
HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision
has promoted Barry Lannon to the position of director of lab operations.
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM
is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To kick off its new Quality Manufacturing (QM) series of edgers, National Optronics is introducing the QM-X3, a tabletop dry edger that features the engineering and cutting-edge technology used in industrial edgers, but at a price point normally associated with tabletops.
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Following a plan it announced in mid-2016, Warby Parker has opened its first company-owned optical lab, a 34,000-square-foot facility in the Rockland County area of New York State.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:27 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care
announced that is has acquired Pinnacle Optical, a full-service wholesale laboratory in Birmingham, Ala.
Monday, December 19, 2016 12:23 AM
STUTTGART, Germany—The Zeiss Group
reported record revenue and earnings for its 2015-16 fiscal year on Friday, and cited “improved competitiveness” for its operational success.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:27 AM
MUNICH, Germany and SHERIDAN, Wyo.—German eyewear manufacturer Rodenstock GmbH
, a leading global manufacturer of lenses and eyewear, is entering the U.S. eyewear market in January 2017 with its own sales subsidiary.