Vision Monday Announces Top Labs for 2008

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NASHVILLE—Vision Monday announced the names of its 2008 Top Labs at a party Friday night during the Optical Laboratories Association’s annual meeting in Nashville. The party, billed as Labapalooza, drew hundreds of attendees, including the 30 VM Top Labs as well as OLA exhibitors and vendors. In addition to announcing the Top Labs, the winners of LabTalk magazine’s Lab Web Site of the Year were announced. Labapalooza guests were also treated to an exhibition of lab art called “Trash to Treasure,” which featured sculptures made from finishing pads and other lab consumables.

VM’s Top 25 Independent U.S. Wholesale Labs for 2008 were ranked by Rx sales. They are, in rank order:

1) Walman Optical
2) Pech Optical
3) Luzerne Optical
4) CSC Laboratories
5) ICare Labs
6) Three Rivers Optical
7) Expert Optics
8) Rite-Style Optical
9) Robertson Optical
10) MJ Optical
11) Diversified Ophthalmics
12) Balester Optical
13) Classic Optical Laboratories
14) Hirsch Optical
15) Precision Optical Group
16) Winchester Optical
17) Brothers’ Optical Laboratory
18) Toledo Optical
19) FEA Industries
20) Perfect Optics
21) Katz & Klein
22) Optical Prescription Lab
23) Eye Kraft Optical
24) Southwest Lens
25) Hawkins Optical
$94.6 million
$35.9 “
$30.7 “
$25.2 “
$19.5 “
$19.1 “
$16.7 “
$16.1 “
$15.4 “
$14.8 “
$13.8 “
$13.0 “
$12.1 “
$12.1 “
$11.5 “
$9.6 “
$9.5 “
$8.5 “
$8.1 “
$6.0 “
$5.7 “
$5.5 “
$4.7 “
$4.7 “
$4.2 “

VM’s
Top 5 Supplier-Owned U.S. Lab Networks for 2008 were also ranked by Rx sales. They are, in rank order:

1) Essilor
2) Hoya Vision Care
3) Carl Zeiss Vision Laboratories
4) VSP Optical Laboratories
5) Nassau Vision Group Laboratories
$796.4 million
$203.7 “
$132.0 “
$68.4 “
$28.7 “

Vision Monday’s complete Top Labs 2008 Report is now available at www.visionmonday.com. View a slide show of OLA happenings.