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NEW YORK—Fast. Flexible. Resourceful. Responsive. These qualities, along with good value, are what eyecare professionals look for in a wholesale optical laboratory.

However, the customers of the industry’s largest wholesalers, VM’s Top Labs, set the bar higher. They demand the latest lens designs, materials and coatings, and an extensive choice of name brand and private label products. When they have questions about technical issues or product availability they want answers instantly. They want rapid turnaround, and sometimes even same-day service.

As VM’s newly released 2015 Top Labs Report shows, these Wholesale Heavyweights deliver all this, and more. This exclusive report, based on our annual survey, ranks independent wholesalers and supplier-owned lab networks according to their projected Rx sales and productivity.

To meet customers’ expectations, the Top Labs continually adapt to shifting market conditions, including new forms of competition, a changing work force and new government programs that are reshaping the health care industry. The fact that 18 of the 25 independent and supplier-owned wholesalers ranked in VM’s 2015 Top Labs Report grew their Rx lens sales and increased their Rx lens production over the past year despite the challenging business climate shows just how accomplished they are.