Doctors Optical Labs Finalizes Acquisition of See Better Optical Labs and Expands Team

By Staff
Friday, May 31, 2024 12:21 AM HENDERSON, Nev.—Doctors Optical Labs, an optical laboratory owned and directed by independent eyecare doctors, has announced that their acquisition of See Better Optical Labs, a full-service digital lab, has been finalized.

Avulux Adds More Than 200 Eyecare Providers Nationwide to its Authorized Provider Program

By Staff
Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:15 AM MIAMI—Avulux, developer of Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity lenses, has announced the expansion of its network to include more than 200 eyecare providers across the U.S. To date, Avulux lenses have been primarily sold in non-U.S. markets.

Schneider Receives Top 100 Seal 2024 Award

By Staff
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:18 AM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, developer and manufacturer of modern and novel system solutions for ophthalmic and ultra-precision optics, has received the renowned Top 100 Seal 2024.

Cherry Optical Lab, Encore Optical and Superior Optical Lab Sign on to Acquire, Install and Evaluate the First Flō Additive Manufacturing Coating Platforms

By Staff
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 12:24 AM TEL AVIV, Israel—Flō, a privately-held Israeli start-up, has signed agreements with three North American laboratories that will acquire, install, and assist in evaluating the first Flō Platforms to be released in 2024. Cherry Optical Lab, Encore Optical, and Superior Optical Lab will be the first labs in North America to have access to Flō’s cutting edge technology where additive manufacturing (AM) technology is being applied to generate optical coatings on lenses.

Peak Artisan Labs Welcomes 10 New Private Practices to Its Expanding Ownership Group

By Staff
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:30 AM AURORA, Colo.—Peak Artisan Labs (PAL) has announced the addition of 10 private practice eyecare providers to its growing ownership group, as part of the company's commitment to independent eyecare. Established in July 2023, Peak Artisan Labs serves the Rocky Mountain and north central regions. Based here, and a key member of the Artisan Lab Network (ALN) founded in 2023, PAL’s latest expansion further solidifies its position in the optical industry, according to an announcement from the company.

Three Rivers Optical Doubles Capacity and Introduces New Products to Meet Growing Demand

By Staff
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH—Three Rivers Optical, a nationwide independent lab with one of the largest private brand portfolios, and a leader in advanced optical solutions, is significantly expanding its operations.

Turning 50, Luzerne Optical Remains Family-Owned and Proudly Independent

By Sarah McGoldrick / Contributing Editor
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.

Tioga Diabetic Optical Laboratories Is Re-Established to Manufacturing for Underserved Communities

By Staff
Friday, May 19, 2023 12:24 AM PHILADELPHIA—Optometrist and Philadelphia native, Chelise Firmin’s OD, will re-establish Tioga Diabetic Optical Laboratories to begin manufacturing for underserved communities.

Plastic Plus Expands Production Capacity With Multi-Machine Addition

By Staff
Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:18 AM TORONTO—Plastic Plus has recently completed another significant lab upgrade. Five years ago, the lab moved locations, expanding capacity by more than 50 percent to a 30,000 square feet facility.

PSI Launches New Lens Air Dryer

By Staff
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:05 AM