Vision Monday and LabTalk hosted the Modern Lab event, an hour-long session on Thursday that explored how smart investments enable optical labs to adapt and grow. Editors Andrew Karp and Brian Dunleavy presented the results of an exclusive research survey that probed investment trends among labs. They followed it with a lively panel discussion featuring five veteran lab executives: Javan Diaz of Simplify Optics, Paul Faibish of Plastics Plus, Andy George of LBC Optics and Wisconsin Optical, Bill Heffner of FEA Industries and Mike Tamerius of P.O.G. Labs. The event was made possible by Ultra Sponsors Satisloh and Schneider, and Premium Sponsors Coburn Technologies, Digital Vision Inc., Filtertech and Ultra Optics.