IFB Solutions Will Be First to 3D-Print Lenses, Using Luxexcel’s Platform

By Staff
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30 AM TURNHOUT, Belgium—Luxexcel and IFB Solutions are preparing to commercialize the 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, a technological feat that is an industry first.

Applied Thermal Control, a Lab Equipment Maker, Is Acquired

By Staff
Monday, September 4, 2017 12:27 AM WHITWICK, Leicestershire, U.K.—Applied Thermal Control (ATC), a U.K.-based manufacturer of scientific instruments and control technology, has been acquired by Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI) Group.

Coburn Names Jason Arnold as Director of Lab Works

By Staff
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.

Essilor, Luxottica Report Antitrust Process for Proposed Merger ‘Advancing in All Jurisdictions’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:33 AM MILAN and CHARENTON-le-PONT, France—Essilor and Luxottica reported that the combination of the two companies “continues to progress, with the antitrust process advancing in all jurisdictions.”

Schneider’s DigiCon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
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.

Santinelli International Hires Denise Bafundo as Senior Marketing Director

By Staff
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y.—Santinelli International announced that Denise Bafundo has joined the company as senior marketing director.

Coburn Intros Versatile, High-Precision Lens Generator

By Staff
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.

FDA Exempts Optical Lenses From Unique Device Identification (UDI) Labeling Requirements

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has exempted optical lenses from the scope of its Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulations, according to an announcement Tuesday by The Vision Council.

New Sun Lenses That Make Colors Pop

By Catherine Wolinksi, Contributing Editor
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.

Lenses That Alleviate Color Blindness

By Staff
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.

Solutions for ‘Health Blindness’

By Staff
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.

Essilor Merger With Luxottica Progresses

By Staff
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.

Barry Lannon to Head Zeiss Lab Network

By Staff
Monday, March 6, 2017 12:27 AM HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision has promoted Barry Lannon to the position of director of lab operations.

Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor 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.

Optronics’ New Compact Edger Offers Industrial Features at Tabletop Price

By Andrew Karp
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.
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