Vision Monday's TOP LABS – 2016 (in alphabetical order)

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Carl Zeiss Vision Laboratories

Founded: 2000
HQ.: San Diego, Calif.
No. of Locations: 16
No. of Employees: 860

Key Executives: (North America) Jens Boy, president; Steve Mitrakos, senior vice president retail; Claude Labeeuw, vice president marketing; Ulrich Schneider, director Rx operations.
Owner: Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Trade Names: Carl Zeiss Vision—B&W, Carl Zeiss Vision—California, Carl Zeiss Vision—Cumberland, Carl Zeiss Vision—Georgia, Carl Zeiss Vision—Great Lakes, Carl Zeiss Vision—Iowa, Carl Zeiss Vision—Kansas City, Carl Zeiss Vision—Kentucky, Carl Zeiss Vision—North Central, Carl Zeiss Vision—Northeast, Carl Zeiss Vision—Northwest, Carl Zeiss Vision—Siouxland, Carl Zeiss Vision—Southeastern, Carl Zeiss Vision— Texas, Carl Zeiss Vision—Virginia
Key Markets: Nationwide
2016 Est. Net Sales: $158 million
Rx Sales: $143 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 10,250
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 25%

Comments: Zeiss brand lenses and coatings, Zeiss Individual 2, PhotoFusion by Zeiss, Duravision Platinum by Zeiss, Duravision BlueProtect by Zeiss, DriveSafe lenses, SOLA and AO lenses.


www.zeiss.com/lenses


Cherry Optical Inc.

Founded: 1999
HQ./Main Lab Location: Green Bay, Wis.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 47

Key Executives: Adam Cherry, Lynn Cherry, Joe Cherry.
Owners: Adam Cherry, Lynn Cherry, Joe Cherry
Trade Names: Cherry Approved, Safety Optix, Independence, Quantum HD
Key Markets: Worldwide
2016 Est. Net Sales: $11.8 million
Rx Sales: $11.4 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 600
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 30%

Comments: Offers a wide scope of training and educational services for independent, private practice optometry, such as “What’s New University.”

Proprietary products include Truly Unlimited No-Fault Warranty Policy. Services and programs include Assure Ability and Safety Optix.

www.cherryopticalinc.com


Digital Eye Lab
(a division of ABB Optical Group)

Founded: 2007
HQ./Main Lab Location: Hawthorne, N.Y.
Number of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 130

Key Executives: Angel Alvarez, CEO; Scott Pearl, managing director; Vince Monaghan, VP of manufacturing.
Owner: ABB Optical Group
Trade Names: Digital Eye Lab
Key Markets: National
Est. Net Sales 2016: $40 million
Rx Sales: $40 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,950
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 48%

Comments: Proprietary products include Digital Master Series, Digital 5.0, Claris AR, Claris Plus AR, Claris bluDEFENSE, SECTOR, CURVE, bluDEFENSE Lens Materials. Services and programs include Unity Enabled Lab, Shamir Glacier fabrication, DEL Rewards Program, EZCONNECT.


www.Digitaleyelab.com


Diversified Ophthalmics Laboratory Group

Founded: 1977
HQ./Main Lab Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
No. of Locations: 13
No. of Employees: 89

Key Executives: Ronald Cooke, president/CEO; Daniel Woebkenberg, VP sales and marketing.
Owner: Closely held corporation
Trade names: DLAB, DO Southeast, DO Washington, OptiSource, PureSite, Salt Lake Optical, Summit Optical, TriOptics, Firestone Optics
Key Markets: Ga. Idaho, Ill., Ind., Kan., Ky., La., Mo., Mich., Mont., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., Wash., Wis., W.Va.
2016 Est. Net sales: $32.8 million
Rx Sales: $16.2 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,230
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 33%

Comments: Full service labs with ophthalmic lens and RGP manufacturing capabilities. 2012 and 2005 Transitions “Lab of the Year.” Transitions Platinum Elite Laboratory. Transitions Heritage Lab. Authorized Varilux distributor. VSP contract lab. Signet Armorlite partner lab. Operates in-house Crizal coating center. AR branded products includes PureSite Preference Platinum. Free-form digital surfacing, including PureSite Digital lenses, Essilor lenses, Kodak lenses and Shamir lenses. Specializes in premium lenses. Proprietary products include PureSite Lenses, PureSite Digital, PureSite Preference AR, Practice Maximus Elite HER. Services and programs include Transitions with AR Programs, Frames Travel Programs, Seminars, Loyalty Program, Perfect View, DBAN, Eye to the Sky. Offers eyeglass and contact lens packages, Perfect View frame-and-lens value packages, certified continuing education seminars and staff training. Markets PureSite brand of stock lenses. On-line and electronic ordering. Remote frame tracing. Member of The Vision Council, The Vision Council Lab Division and AR Council. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013 LabTalk magazine’s top ten Web Site of the Year. 2009 top Web Site.

www.divopt.com


Essilor Laboratories of America (ELoA)

Founded: 1996
HQ./Main Lab Location: Dallas, Texas
No. of Locations: 134
No. of Employees: 6,895

Key Executives: Steve Nussbaumer, President Essilor Lab Group; Mike McCollum, SVP Lab Operations; Mike Nathe, SVP Regional Management; Paul Owston, VP Lab Network Sales.
Owner: Essilor International
Trade Names: 21st Century Optical; ABBA Contact Lens; AccuRX Inc.; Advance Optical; Apex; Aspen Optical; Balester; Barnett & Ramel; Bartley Optical; Beitler-McKee Optical; Bell Optical Labs; Bristow Optical; Brothers Optical ; Central One Optical; Cherry Optical; Classic Optical; Collard Rose Optical; Crown Optical; CSC; Custom Eyes; Dash Lab; DBL Labs; Deschutes Optical; Duffens Optical; Dunlaw Optical; e.magine; East Coast Ophthalmic; Elite Optical; ELOA Boston; ELOA New Jersey; Empire Optical; Epic Labs; Eyecare Express; Focus Optical; Future Optical FL; Gold Optical; Gulf States Optical; Heard Optical; Hi-Tech; Homer Optical; iCoat; IcareLabs; Jorgenson Optical; Interstate Optical; Kosh Ophthalmic; LensTech; Meridian Optical; McLeod Optical; MGM Optical; Midland Optical; Milroy; NEA Optical; New City Optical; Omega Optical; Omni Optical Lab; Optic Blue; Optical Suppliers Inc.; Optical Supply; Opti-Craft; Optogenics of Syracuse; Pech Optical; Perferx Optical; Plunkett Optical; Precision Optical Company; Precision Optics; Premier Optics; Professional Opthalmic Labs; Reliable Optics; S&G Optical; Select Optical; Southern Optical; Spectrum Optical; Sunstar Optical; Sutherlin Optical; Tri-Supreme; Truckee Meadows; Twin City Optical; Vision Craft; Winchester; WOS Optical; Katz & Klein; Lenco; Opti-Port, LLC; Manhattan Lens Express; Prescription Optical; Sunland Optical; The Lens Connection
Key Markets: Local and National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $1,428.5 million
Rx Sales: $1,382.8 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 84,500
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 30%

Comments: Proprietary products include Varilux Lenses, Crizal UV Anti-Reflective Coatings, Definity Lenses, Kodak Lenses, Shamir Lenses, Xperio UV Polarized Lenses, Opti-Fog Lenses, Transitions Photochromic Lenses, Sharpview Anti-Reflective Coating, Airwear Lenses, LiteStyle and Ultra LiteStyle Lenses, Eyezen+ Lenses. Services and programs include PracticeBuilder, MarketBuilder, ECP University, Pair 50, Doctor Driven Process, Essilor Edge, Office Partnership Training.


www.essilorlabs.com


Expert Optics

Founded: 1979
HQ./Main Lab Location: Shorewood, Ill.
No. of Locations: 2
No. of Employees: 95

Key Executives: Greg Ruden, president; Don Ruden, CEO; Bob Pommier, director of laboratory operations; Bob Hughbanks, manager of training and education.
Owner: Greg Ruden
Trade Names: EXPERT BEST, EXPERT DNA, ESSENTIAL, ELITE, ELITE C, EXTREME, RELIEF, TWEEN
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net sales: $20.9 million
Rx Sales: $ 20.3 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 815
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 25%

Comments: Key U.S. distributor for eye-safe blue light filtering screen covers for digital devices.

www.expertoptics.net


Eye-Kraft Optical

Founded: 1954
HQ./Main Lab Location: Saint Cloud, Minn.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 54

Key Executives: Floyd Lehne, president; Michael Moeller, treasurer; Jason Sharpe, vice president.
Owner: Patricia Negaard
Trade Names: DSL, Eyelite, Eyelite Poly
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $8.9 million
Rx Sales: $6.5 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 585
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 1%

Comments: Full service, VBA-approved lab.

www.eyekraft.com


FEA Industries

Founded: 1984
HQ./Main Lab Location: Morton, Pa.
No. of Locations: 3
No. of Employees: 72

Key Executives: Chrystal Colflesh, general manager; Chris Heeney, operations manager; William H. Heffner, IV, IT and marketing.
Owner: William H. Heffner, III
Trade Names: Independence AR lenses, Eagle free-form lenses, HD bifocals, Constitution free-form
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $14.2 million
Rx Sales: $13.9 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,730
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 86%

Comments: Proprietary products include Eagle Lenses, Independence AR Coatings, NuanceRT, Serenity HEV.

www.feaind.com


Hoya Vision Care

Founded: 2000
HQ./Main Lab Location: Lewisville, Texas
Locations: 42
No. of Employees: 1,400

Key Executives: Barney Dougher, CEO; Jason White, CFO; Gregg Fowler, VP sales and marketing; Rick Tinson, VP, inventory control; Kraig Black, VP information services, Mike Dougher VP technology and operations; Don Dakin, director of sales analysis; Greg Hicks, OD, director of professional affairs; Anne Marie Lahr, OD, director of education; Carson Utech, area sales director, Western region; Travis Labreck, area sales director, Eastern region.
Owner: Hoya Corporation
Trade Names: Hoya Atlanta, Hoya Asheville, Hoya Baltimore, Hoya Birmingham, Hoya Boise, Hoya Buffalo, Hoya Chicago, Hoya Cleveland, Hoya Columbus, Hoya Dallas, Hoya Denver, Hoya Eugene, Hoya Greenboro, Hoya Hartford, Hoya Houston, Hoya Iowa, Hoya Knoxville, Hoya Largo, Hoya Las Vegas, Hoya Lewiston, Hoya Los Angeles, Hoya Minneapolis, Hoya Michigan, Hoya Mississippi, Hoya Mobile, Hoya Modesto, Hoya New Orleans, Hoya Phoenix, Hoya Portland, Hoya Salina, Hoya San Antonio, Hoya San Diego, Hoya Seattle, Hoya St. Louis, Hoya Corporate, Hoya IMC Central, Hoya DFW Distribution Center
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $355 million*
Rx Sales: $337 million*
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 14,500
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 20%

Comments: Hoya Vision Care is a nationwide network of full-service labs with high performance proprietary freeform lens designs and patented anti-reflective coating technology. Proprietary products include iD Free Form Series: My Style, In Style. LifeStyle2 Harmony and Clarity, LifeStyle and Single Vision; iD Screen; Space and Zoom; Array Free-Form Series; iQ Free Form Series: Summit ecp iQ, Summit cd iQ, ST28 iQ, Single Vision; Amplitude Free-Form Series; Distortion Free Optics - Free Form Vision System; Performance Designs: Summit ecp, Summit cd, GP Wide; New Media Optics: SYNC BKS, SYNC, TACT BKS, TACT. Proprietary lens materials: 1.70, Eyry, 1.67 Eynoa, 1.60 Eyas, 1.53 Phoenix, 1.50. Proprietary Lens Coatings: Super HiVision EX3, Super HiVision, Recharge EX3, Recharge, HiVision, View Protect, Diamond Tint UV. Sensity photochromic; Spectagle Pro automated measuring and advanced demonstration; Hoya DF optics in partnership with Advantek; Hoya in Partnership with Frameri interchangeable frame designs. Services and programs include Empower U educational program.

Seiko proprietary products include Seiko Superior, Seiko Surmount, Seiko Supernal. Supercede II, Superior SV, Seiko SV HD, Seiko SV Wrap and Seiko Atoric (LX). Proprietary lens materials: Hi-Index 1.67 and Hi-Index 1.74; Proprietary lens coatings: Super Resistant, Super Resistant Blu; special programs include Seiko EliteDiamond Tint UV, Suntech photochromic. Special Services/Programs include HHP (Hoya Honors Program).


www.ecpally.com

*Vision Monday estimates


Identity Optical

Founded: 2012
HQ./Main Lab Location: Normal, Ill.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 55

Key Executives: Peter Kimerling, Dan Stevens, Adam Rosengren, Nick Williams.
Owners: Harlan Hankins, Chad Wolenhaupt
Trade Names: Identity Optical, a division of Acuity Optical Labs
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $7.9 million
Rx Sales: $7.9 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 780
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 16%

Comments: Proprietary products include LifeScape progressives, Titanium AR, Office Space, Serenity NOW, Thermicore HC.

www.identityoptical.com


Laramy-K Optical


Founded: 1989
HQ./Main Lab Location: Indianola, Iowa
No. of Locations: 2
No. of Employees: 26

Key Executives: John Larson, general manager
Owners: Janet Benjamin, John Larson, Keith Benjamin.
Trade Names: Integrity, Optician Works
Key Markets: Worldwide
2016 Est. Net Sales: $5.2 million
Rx Sales: $5.1 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 320
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 100 percent

Comments: Family owned and operated. Proprietary products include Integrity Series including full back side progressives and AR coatings. Services and programs include opticianworks.com updated ABO study guide and practice test along with information on many subjects with new videos to be added constantly. Producing on-site AR coatings for 16 years including flash mirrors in blue, gold and silver. Two Schneider lines providing on site freeform lenses for eight years including Integrity line of lifestyle lenses. The website has been in LabTalk’s top ten since 2007. Laramy-K acquired OpticianWorks.com and retained John Seegers as director of education and will continue adding new content. Full access is complimentary for Laramy-K customers.

www.laramyk.com


Luzerne Optical Laboratories

Founded: 1973
HQ./Main Lab Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 220

Key Executives: Jack Dougherty, president; Lorraine Dougherty, VP; Neil Dougherty, GM; John Dougherty, VP purchasing.
Owner: Dougherty family
Trade Names: TheraBlue, TheraBlue Sun, iFit Dispensing System (iFDS),CrownView, FreeFocus, FeelSoft Plasma Treatment, BlueScreen, Polar365, SightStar, PhotoFashion, DuraCurve, Crizal Easy UV, Crizal Alizé UV, Crizal Avancé UV, Crizal Sunshield UV, Crizal UV with Optifog, Crizal Prevencia, TD2, Teflon, Advantage, Carat and Foundation XT, EVC-enhanced visual clarity, Zeiss PureCoat, Teflon Elite, Zeiss Allure, Unity
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $42.5 million
Rx Sales: $41.2 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,300
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 44%

Comments: Family-owned and operated lab; offers wide range of exclusive promotions, customer incentive and educational programs. Has field-consultant force offering practice development, business reviews and private consultations. Leading producer specializes in processing all major brands of free-form progressive lenses in-house. Offers digital iPad based iFit dispensing system. Manufactures TheraBlue, FreeFocus, SightStar, Polar365, PhotoFashion, Camber, Crossbows, Varilux, Zeiss, Definity, Transitions, Essilor, Shamir, Kodak, Hoya, Polycore, Optima, Pixel Optics, Kaenon, Seiko, UNITY, Vision-Ease, DriveWear premium lenses and difficult Rx’s. Offers frames, frame/lens package programs, Chemistrie eyewear, stock lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear, soft contacts, low vision and pharmaceuticals. Operates in-house AR facilities producing EVC–enhanced visual clarity, Crizal Easy UV, Alizé UV, Avancé UV, Crizal Sunshield UV, Crizal UV with Optifog, Crizal Prevencia, TD2, Zeiss PureCoat, Teflon Elite, Teflon, Zeiss Allure, Zeiss Super & Gold ET, Advantage, Carat, Foundation XT, Unity: Classic/Plus/Elite UV, Kodak Clean&CleAR UV, and Mirror coatings. Award-winning in-house gas perm contact lens facility produces custom DuraCurve aspheric GP’s. Offers complex wrap Rx sunglass finishing services. Provides advanced remote ordering with RxWizard, Visionweb, Paradeyes and Eyefinity software via the web. Vendor lab for BLOCK and most major buying groups. VSP & VBA approved lab.

www.LuzerneOptical.com


MJ Optical

Founded: 1988
HQ./Main Lab Location: Omaha, Neb.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 41

Key Executives: Marty Hagge, Matt Hagge, Mike Hagge, Morrie Hagge.
Owner: Mary Hagge
Trade Names: None
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $6.7 million
Rx Sales: $5.7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 460
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 40%

Comments: Proprietary products include MJFP frame program, Titanium drill mount frame and lens program, safety programs, W Frames and Lenses, glass surfacing. Services and programs include IM house AR, computerized drill mount and drill mount edger, Digital SV, digital progressives (Platinum HD), contact lenses

www.mjoptical.com


Nova Optical Lab

Founded: 1996
HQ./Main Lab Location: Orangeburg, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 90

Key Executives: Jeff Duncan, president, Nassau Vision Group; Neil Rosen, vice president of operations.
Owner: Essilor of America
Trade Names: Nassau Vision Group
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $16.6 million
Rx Sales: $16.6 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,170
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 80%

Comments: Nova Optical Lab is a division of Nassau Vision Group. Proprietary products include Shoreview Digital lenses, Shoreview Digital Advanced lenses, AR Triumph+, AR Synergy Crystal UV. Services and programs include surfacing, in-house AR coating, finishing, online ordering, same day shipping. Offers 24- to 48-hour processing of select proprietary products with in-house digital and AR lens capabilities.


www.nassau247.com


Optical Prescription Lab


Founded: 1977
HQ./Main Lab Location: Pelham, Ala.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 23

Key Executives: Brian Conley, director of operations.
Owners: Sherry Pugh, CEO; Danny Pugh, president
Trade Names: OPL
Key Markets: Ala., Ga., Tenn., Miss., Fla., Ky., Ark.
2016 Est. Net Sales: $5.7 million
Rx Sales: $5.4 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 350
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 30 percent

Comments: The only independent lab still operating in Alabama, Mississippi and North Florida. Offers in-house digital processing, in-house Crizal processing center. Products include Shamir, Seiko, Varilux digital lenses manufactured in–house. Other products include Hoya, UNITY, BluTech and Carl Zeiss. Transitions Lab of the Year in 2011 and 2013. Voted “Best Customer Service” in Southeast by independent marketing group.

www.opticalprescriptionlab.com


Precision Optical Group

Founded: 1992
HQ./Main Lab Location: Creston, Iowa
No. of Locations: 4
No. of Employees: 160

Key Executives: Lance Christensen, Judy Hodge, Warren Herron, Bob Sypniewski.
Owner: Mike Tamerius
Trade Names: P.O.G. Labs, OptiCote, CRX Labs
Key Markets: National, Canada, South America
2016 Est. Net Sales: $23.6 million
Rx Sales: $17.8 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,100
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 60%

Comments: Full-service lab with custom coating facility. Proprietary products include FOG Free, Tzovorite AR, Zero Glare AR, 4-You Digital. Offers industrial safety program.

www.poglabs.com


Robertson Optical Laboratories

Founded: 1958
HQ./Main Lab Location: Loganville, Ga.
No. of Locations: 3
No. of Employees: 115

Key Executives: Calvin W. Robertson, Jr.; Kelly R. Bowling; Calvin “Chip” W. Robertson, III; Glenn Hollingsworth, director of lab operations; Danny DeVito, VP of sales and marketing; Chuck Bohler, lab manager.
Owners: Calvin W. Robertson, Jr., Kelly R. Bowling, Calvin “Chip” W. Robertson, III
Trade Names: Robertson Optical Laboratories, Robertson Optical Laboratories of Columbia, Robertson Optical Laboratories of Greenville
Key Markets: Southeastern U.S.
2016 Est. Net Sales: $20.6 million
Rx Sales: $20.3 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,550
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 33%

Comments: Offers CZV Customized lenses, Shamir Freeform lenses, Seiko Freeform lenses, Kodak Freeform lenses, Authorized Unity distributor, Younger Optical Camber lenses and ROL Coze Freeform lenses. On-site AR coating facilities providing Royal AR coatings, RB Tech, InvigorEyes, Zeiss coatings and in-house mirror coatings. Distributes CZV, Shamir, Seiko, Signet Armorlite, Vision Ease, Younger, Hoya, Essilor and other major lens brands. Approved VSP, VBA, VCP contract labs. Offers frame and lens packages, specializing in three-piece mounts, complex wraps, Chemistri Custom Clips. Member VCA. Offers online ordering and job tracking. 2016 Unity Independent Lab of the Year.

www.robertsonoptical.com


Rochester Optical


Founded:
2001
HQ./Main Lab Location: Rochester, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 75

Key Executives: Peter Balash, Barbara Welty
Owner: Patrick Ho
Trade Names: Smart Solutions, Smart GOLD, Smart Frames, PolyShade85, High Society, Montreaux Eyewear and ROMCO
Key Markets: Worldwide
2016 Est. Net Sales: $13 million
Rx Sales: $7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 600
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 50%

Comments: Proprietary products include Smart GOLD lenses for Smart Glasses, RO Digital Free Form Lenses, Ole Diamante AR coating, PolyShade85 Sun Lenses. Services and programs include supplying state and federal agencies, ECPs and corporate customers with optical eyewear necessities.

www.rochesteroptical.com


Three Rivers Optical

Founded: 1969
HQ./Main Lab Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 68

Key Executives: Mary Ann Zappas, Joe Seibert, Steve Seibert.
Owner: Seibert Family
Trade Names: none
Key Markets: Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast
2016 Est. Net Sales: $18.8 million
Rx Sales: $18 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,525
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 45%

Comments: Operates in-house Crizal coating facility. Produces Essilor and Shamir Freeform lenses as well as Varilux, Zeiss, Crizal, See More Easy Clean top coat. Transitions, and proprietary TR O Seg bifocal and TR O SEG in all resin materials. Offers private label Discovery brand progressive lens and See More Valuehd and See More ICU backside fully digital progressives.

www.3riversoptical.com


US Optical

Founded: 2008
HQ./Main Lab Location: East Syracuse, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 140

Key Executives: Ralph Cotran, Ron Cotran, Robert Cotran.
Owners: Essilor of America
Trade Names: Fastest Lab in America!
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $41.0 million
Rx Sales: $41.0 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,300
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 60%

Comments: Proprietary products include Ultimate HD, Advanced HD, Wrap HD, PC HD, SV HD, SVWrap HD, PC HD and Digital AR coating. Offers Varilux S series, Comfort and Physio digital HD and traditional lenses; Zeiss, Hoya, Shamir, Seiko, Kodak, Crizal, Purecoat, Optifog Prevencia, Blutech, Duravision Silver, Thin Wrap.

www.usoptical.com


VSPOne Optical Technology Centers

Founded: 1972
HQ./Main Lab Location: Sacramento, Calif.
No. of Locations: 15
No. of Employees: 1,200

Key Executives: Don Oakley, president; Edward Morris, senior vice president sales; Joe Maris, senior vice president lab operations; Swen Carlson, vice president west region; Danny Singer, vice president East region.
Owner: Vision Service Plan
Trade Names: VSPOne Columbus, VSPOne Sacramento, VSPOne Dallas, VSPOne Fort Lauderdale, VSPOne Tampa Bay, VSPOne Olympia, VSPOne San Diego, VSPOne Hawaii, VSPOne St. Cloud, VSPOne Los Angeles, VSPOne Denver, VSPOne Baltimore, VSPOne New York, VSPOne Charlotte, VSPOne Houston, UNITY PLx, UNITY PLxtra, UNITY PLxpression with CASCADE TECHNOLOGY, UNITY PLxtreme, and Ethos Progressive Lenses, UNITY SVx Single Vision, UNITY SVxtra Single Vision, UNITY SVxtreme Single Vision, UNITY CVx and CVxpression Computer Lenses, UNITY Performance Coatings, TechShield and sunsync light-reactive lenses.
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $292 million
Rx Sales: $275 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 15,000
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 15%

Comments: Proprietary include UNITY PLx, UNITY PLxtra, UNITY PLxpression with CASCADE TECHNOLOGY, UNITY PLxtreme, and Ethos Progressive Lenses, UNITY SVx Single Vision, UNITY SVxtra Single Vision, UNITY SVxtreme Single Vision, UNITY CVx and CVxpression Computer Lenses, UNITY Performance Coatings, TechShield and sunsync light-reactive lenses. Service and programs include VSPOne Rewards Program, Second Pair Program, on-site AR including UNITY Performance Coatings, Crizal, Purecoat, Teflon, and Zeiss. In-network digital (customized/freeform) surfacing capabilities producing UNITY, Hoya, Shamir, SOLA, Varilux and Zeiss customized progressives and UNITY digital single vision products. MEI and A&R automated finishing technology. Distributors of Hoya, Seiko-Pentax, Signet Armorlite, Transitions, Varilux, Vision Ease, Younger and Zeiss Products.

www.VSPone.com


Vision Dynamics Laboratory


Founded: 2007
HQ./Main Lab Location: Louisville, Ky.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 75

Key Executives: John Dippold, president; Mike Yager, VP sales; Eric Lindquist, national accounts manager.
Owners: Robert Miniutti, Jeffrey Plank
Trade Names: Vision Dynamics, Vision Dynamics Laboratory
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $11.1 million
Rx Sales: $6.7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 800
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 40%

Comments: Proprietary products include PermaTINT, SunSMART, ClearLIGHT, UltraSUN. Specializes in glass lenses, pre-tinted 1.67, Trivex, polycarbonate, photochromics
.

www.visdynlab.com


Walman Optical

Founded: 1915
HQ./Main Lab Location: Minneapolis/Minn.
No. of Locations: 38
No. of Employees: 1,100

Key Executives: Marty Bassett, president/CEO; Dustin LaValley, VP/CFO; Craig Giles, EVP; Doug Schlauderaff, EVP; Lynn Askew, VP; Derrell James, VP; Bryan Schueler VP; Jobe Sellers, VP; Dominick Splendorio, VP; Jim Weiler, VP.
Owner: Employee-owned
Trade Names: ADO Practice Solutions, ImageWear, Walman Instruments, Nouveau Eyewear, Walman Optical, X-Cel Specialty Contacts, Ultra Optics
Key Markets: National
2016 Est. Net Sales: $350 million
Rx Sales: $175 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 8,600
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 15%

Comments: Proprietary frame brands include Callaway, London Fog, Stepper Eyewear, Betsey Johnson, Revolution Eyewear, Wildflower, Realtree, Van Heusen, Nickelodeon. Proprietary digital lenses including Acclaim, Visionaries, and Tailored-Rite. Proprietary non-glare coatings including Acclaro and Exceed XTC. Proprietary contact lens brands include FlexLens, Altantis Scleral, and Extreme H2O. Ultra coatings, UV/NV, 44R system. Services and programs include digital surfacing and AR capabilities, producing Varilux, Shamir, UNITY, Zeiss, Seiko, and digital house brand lenses on site, as well as Crizal, Zeiss, Sentinel Plus UV, UNITY and house brand AR. Provider lab for both VSP and EyeMed orders. Online Rx order submissions accepted through major portals including DVI RxWizard, Eyefinity and VisionWeb. DONE4YOU customized marketing programs from ADO. Featuring educational seminars Walman U, ADO seminars, and partnering with Transitions and The Williams Group on training and education events. Industry’s largest independent consultative sales force. New tablet and Internet tools include the new SpecTech iPad app and system, Innexus Web site systems, and Rendia media systems.

www.walman.com