Sunday, November 26, 2023 2:00 AM
NEW YORK—Each year, millions of Americans suffer severe eye injuries and even blindness associated with workplace accidents. According to 2023 Bureau of Labor statistics, there were 18,510 eye-related injury or illness cases that resulted in at least one day away from work in 2020, leading to an incidence rate of 1.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:59 AM
The shift to provide workers with better protection on the job has been felt at Hoya. The SafeVision by Hoya
program has seen a post-COVID surge in growth as employees head back to in-person manufacturing jobs. “There has been a significant shift across a multitude of industries to ensure that workers are well-protected while on the job, even across many job functions where safety eyewear has not been historically required,” said Bruce Scott, vice president of Hoya Global Safety and Hoya wholesale division.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:58 AM
has been a pioneer in prescription safety eyewear for more than 25 years. The USA Workforce Collection and recently added Hudson Safety Line feature plastic and metal frames for men and women with tasteful styling and fashionable colors, something that has continuously driven business growth.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:57 AM
Safety launched the Corporate Safety Rx program in 2023 to meet the needs of their industrial customers and expand their customer base.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:53 AM
Ensuring the environmental health and safety of employees is one of the key drivers behind Walman Optical’s
Industrial Safety Program.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:52 AM
The U.S. safety glasses industry was valued at just over $903 million in 2022, making it a vital part of any eyecare provider’s bottom line. Wiley X
safety eyewear has seen strong year-over-year growth and demand with both key partners and eyecare providers.
Sunday, October 22, 2023 12:58 AM
Growth strategies are often counterintuitive. For many optometrists, throwing a wide net to catch as many patients as possible may seem like the wisest idea, but there are plenty of specialized practices today that beg to differ.
Sunday, July 23, 2023 2:00 AM
WILKES-BARRE, Penn.—Mergers and acquisitions over the past 25 years have reshaped the wholesale optical lab business in the U.S., yet some family-owned, independent labs remain vital, despite competition from corporate-owned labs. Luzerne Optical Laboratories is a notable example.
Sunday, July 23, 2023 1:59 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eye-Kraft has built a reputation around service and independence. As a result, the St. Cloud, Minnesota-based optical lab has seen a steady growth in business since it first opened 65 years ago. The lab has undergone several expansions over the past decade, installing their first AR coating facility in 2015. Nearly 10 years later, the lab has seen such an increase in demand that they have once again had to expand their coating facility to accommodate a growing customer base.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 2:00 AM
Mankind has been grappling with the problem of presbyopia ever since people started living long enough to experience it. We are roughly 750 years into the era of reading glasses, 250 years into the multifocals era, 70 years into the progressive lens era, and 20 years into the customized progressive lens era. With all of these advancements, and particularly the explosion of technology in the past few decades, eyeglass dispensers and wearers might be forgiven for expressing some cynicism about claims of new advancements in the cause of clearer vision for presbyopes and their aging eyes.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 1:58 AM
It seems that nearly every year, contact lens manufacturers are trying to innovate and release new products to market, and this year is no different. Many of the products that have either recently launched or that are soon-to-launch are targeted at the growing presbyopic population.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:30 AM
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.—Every company’s growth journey is unique, but for Superior Optical Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, it’s an impressive story marked by Service-Disabled Veterans support, 400 percent revenue growth in the past five years, and a recent expansion effort that has quadrupled capacity through state-of-the-art automation. Today, Superior Optical Lab is on the forefront of the industry—fueled by focused leadership, a strong presence within the Veterans Administration (VA) and ECP communities, and the powerful, behind-the-scenes Schneider Modulo One technology.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:29 AM
WITCHITA, Kan.—When Mark Nordyke and Richard Huynth combined their experience and expertise to build a new wholesale optical lab in Wichita, Kansas, they believed they would hit a home run. Today, less than two years after opening their lab, Optical Resources Group services about 200 accounts nationally and is fast becoming one of the leading wholesalers in the Midwest. In the wholesale lab business, that’s certainly a homer.
Friday, January 27, 2023 8:30 AM
Every company’s growth journey is unique, but for Superior Optical Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, it’s an impressive story marked by Service-Disabled Veterans support, 400 percent revenue growth in the past five years, and a recent expansion effort that has quadrupled capacity through state-of-the-art automation. Fortunately, two local financial partners saw great potential for the lab’s future—and had the right mindset and qualifications to make it happen. Today, Superior Optical Lab is on the forefront of the industry—fueled by focused leadership, a strong presence within the Veterans Administration (VA) and ECP communities, and the powerful, behind-the-scenes Schneider Modulo One technology.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:39 AM
Some of us can remember a time when video could only be seen on the living room TV, and viewing options were limited to whatever the local stations were showing. Now it’s everywhere, and anyone with a smartphone is a budding videographer. One of the benefits of this proliferation of video capabilities is that almost anyone with can share their message with the world—and they usually share it on YouTube.