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.

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.
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