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.

Warby Parker Opens First Fully Owned Optical Lab in New York State

By Staff
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.

Hoya Vision Care Acquires Pinnacle Optical

By Staff
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.

Zeiss Group Reports Record Revenue and Earnings for 2015-16 Fiscal Year

By Staff
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.

Rodenstock to Launch New U.S. Sales Subsidiary in January

By Staff
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.

Satisloh, Weima Sign Exclusive Agreement for Lab Waste Disposal Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:15 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh signed an exclusive worldwide distributor agreement with Weima GmbH that brings Weima’s briquetting technology to the ophthalmic manufacturing market.

Essilor’s Nine-Month Consolidated Revenue Rose 7.8 Percent

By Staff
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue totaling €5,306 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2016, up 7.8 percent from year ago at constant exchange rates, 5.5 percent as reported and 3.8 percent like-for-like.
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