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.

ABB Optical Group Acquires Diversified Ophthalmics and MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics

By Staff
Friday, October 21, 2016 5:10 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, a leading distributor of optical products, is acquiring Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc., a privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and its partner company MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics, based in Brentwood, Tenn. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Four Suppliers Create Unique ‘Dispensing Pavilion’ at American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:21 AM HAUPPAUGE, NY – Four companies have joined forces to create a unique “Dispensing Pavilion” at this week’s American Academy of Ophthalmology’s meeting in Chicago. Fashion Optical Displays, FastGrind International, Santinelli International and ClearVision Optical have come together to create the special exhibit.

Egma Ceases U.S. Operations

By Staff
Friday, October 7, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Egma LLC, a lens company and wholesale laboratory located here, announced Wednesday that it is ceasing its U.S. operations.

Satisloh Appoints Steele Young Vice President, Business Development and Key Accounts

By Staff
Monday, October 3, 2016 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.— Satisloh North America has appointed Steele Young as vice president of business development and key accounts.

Vision Monday, 20/20 Magazine Host Eighth Annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

By Staff
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the eighth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Schneider Names Jeff Endres Director of Consumables Products

By Staff
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:27 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines announces the addition of industry veteran, Jeff Endres, as director of consumables products.

MEI Opens New Corporate Headquarters

By Staff
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:21 AM BERGAMO, Italy—The new corporate offices of MEI, a manufacturer of machinery for processing ophthalmic and sunglass lenses, officially opened the weekend of Sept. 24, 2016.

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 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.