Video Visionaries Sharpen Focus on Labs

By Jeff Hopkins / Contributing Editor
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.

Singer Optical Lab Enters Third Generation of Ownership

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:38 AM EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Singer Optical Co. (www.singeroptical.com), a 74-year-old independent laboratory located here, has transitioned to its third generation of Singer family ownership. The company has changed ownership from founder Fred Singer to Fred’s two sons Roger and Martin, to now Martin and his son, Ben Singer.

Good for the Lab, Good for the Planet

By Julie Bos / Contributing Editor
Friday, October 7, 2022 8:30 AM RLab, formerly Rochester Optical, has always believed in putting its best foot forward for its customers, its people and the planet. So, in June 2020, when the lab experienced a main water line break that flooded its 30,000 square foot facility and damaged millions in equipment and infrastructure, leaders already knew they were facing a complete rebuild. But they took it one step further—viewing the challenge as a tremendous opportunity to transform its entire operations, and ultimately, achieve an aggressive goal to reach a zero-carbon footprint.

Singer Optical Lab Enters Third Generation of Ownership

By Staff
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:18 AM EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Singer Optical Co., a 74-year-old independent laboratory located here, has transitioned to its third generation of Singer family ownership. The company has changed ownership from founder Fred Singer to Fred's two sons Roger and Martin, to now Martin and his son, Ben Singer. "Our lab is our legacy, and I am proud to keep the business independent and in the family," Ben Singer said. "Independence is an important part of the industry too. I am excited to continue the work Fred, Roger and Martin started, as an independent."

Ultra Optics Intros Cleaner, Safer Ink Remover

By Staff
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:15 AM

Horizons Optical Opens U.S. Subsidiary to Better Service Lab Customers

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2022 12:15 AM BARCELONA, Spain—Horizons Optical, an international R&D company focused on the development and distribution of technology for the optical industry, has established a U.S. subsidiary, Horizons Optical of America.

Ultra Optics Intros Cleaner, Safer Ink Remover

By Staff
Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:11 AM

Pacific Artisan Labs Names Jim Day Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2022 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Pacific Artisan Labs and The Artisan Network have appointed Jim Day as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, he will lead the network's growth and expansion throughout the U.S. Day has served in various cross-functional roles throughout the optical industry, focusing on advancing independent eyecare practices. He began his career with Hoya Vision Care as their U.S. expansion began, operating in field sales, key and strategic account management, sales management, strategic partnerships and executive sales leadership roles.

Lab Experts Agree: Automation Is Essential, But Not for Everything

By Julie Bos / Contributing Editor
Thursday, August 4, 2022 1:00 AM In today’s optical labs, automation is making it possible to perform everyday tasks more precisely and efficiently than any human could ever hope to do. Yet while automation is important, it’s not everything. In fact, there’s a strong case to be made for why the human element should never be completely removed from a lab’s operations.

Introducing Dover Eye Lab, a Rising Star Among Wholesalers

By Sarah McGoldrick / Contributing Editor
Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:59 AM In an optical market that continues to be dominated by multinational corporations, many independent optical labs are finding a niche by focusing on customer service and custom lens designs. After nearly 20 years in the optical industry, this is where Dover Eye Lab founder and CEO Scott Rosenwald knew he could corner the market.

Nidek Technologies Acquires Nidek Medical, an Ophthalmic Device Company

By Staff
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 12:18 AM PADOVA, Italy and GAMAROGI, AICHI, Japan—Nidek Technologies S.R.L. headquartered in Padova, Italy, a subsidiary of Nidek Co., Ltd., based in Gamagori, Aichi, Japan, announced that it has acquired 90 percent of the shares of Nidek Medical S.R.L.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on Monday, June 6

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.