Schneider Relocates to New North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines North America has relocated to a new, much larger facility. The 30,000 square-foot facility in Frisco, Texas nearly triples the space of its previous location, allowing the company to keep ahead of current and future growth.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear Partners With Solidar to Launch Rx Program

By Staff
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—On March 1, Red Bull Racing Eyewear will debut its new Rx program featuring specialty, high performance prescription lenses created by Solidar Optical Laboratory.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.

Satisloh’s Releases Versatile Multi-Flex Soft Tool Polisher

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh is releasing the automated Multi-Flex soft tool polisher, a workhorse featuring high throughput and innovative design. The unit only uses a single tool for all standard processes, eliminating process steps and complexity.

Top Exec Tells How Century-Old Company Remains Vital

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM Walman doesn’t look a day over 100. In fact, the Minneapolis-based company, which is celebrating its centennial this year, doesn’t look or behave at all like a senior citizen. Although it is the largest independent ophthalmic company in the U.S., and one of the most diversified, Walman is agile and, when necessary, assertive.

Walman Produces Shamir’s Glacier Plus UV

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir Insight announced that its Glacier Plus UV anti-reflective coating is now available from Walman Optical.

VM Takes a Drive With Zeiss

By Staff
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:15 AM BERLIN—Zeiss hosted a group of international guests at a series of events last week in Germany that were tied into the launch of Zeiss DriveSafe, an everyday lens with enhanced vision for driving. Click here to see a slideshow of photos taken by Mark Shupnick, Jobson’s director of continuing education, during the three-day event.

Santinelli Debuts New Finishing System

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is introducing the Lex-1200 Lens Edger and Ice-1200 Blocker, two new finishing machines that incorporate functions that enable ECPs to process the latest lens and frame designs. At the heart of the two units is an advanced high-curve tracer, featuring a unique mechanical design which includes a variable fulcrum stylus, keeping its axis-angle perpendicular to any frame curve.

Shamir Promotes Richard Weiss to Vice President of Technologies at InoTime

By Staff
Friday, October 16, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight has appointed Richard Weiss as vice president of technologies for its North American InoTime laboratories division.

MEI Relocates U.S. Operations to Larger Facility

By Staff
Friday, September 25, 2015 12:18 AM WOOD DALE, Ill.—MEIsystem, the Italian company known for introducing milling in ophthalmic lens edging, has moved its U.S. operations to a new, larger facility in Wood Dale, Ill.

Zeiss Launches New DuraVision AR Coating Family

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To provide patients with protection against blue light, VSP Optics Group is launching Sharper Image TechShield lenses.

FDA Removes One Company From Its ‘Red List’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Import Alert 86-07 by removing the Chinese company, Wenzhou Summer International, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

Schneider Showcases Innovative Technologies at Digicon

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:56 PM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines presented its latest innovations in ophthalmic surfacing, finishing, cleaning and coating and analyzed trends in lens processing technology at the Digicon Europe 2015.

Satisloh Expands Portfolio for Alternative Alloy Blocking Process

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—After introducing a green alternative to the traditional alloy blocking process in 2014, Satisloh expanded its portfolio of blocking and deblocking machines and was honored with Germany’s Federal Ecodesign Award.

MEI Begins Construction of New Headquarters, Slated to Open in 2016

By Staff
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:21 AM BERGAMO, Italy—Lens processing equipment maker MEI has begun construction of a new company headquarters in Ponte San Pietro, near Bergamo, a few miles from its current premises.
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