Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM
Vision Monday’s Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp recently toured Luxottica’s newly expanded distribution center and prescription lab in Atlanta. Read their exclusive report to find out what they learned and saw.
Friday, February 9, 2018 12:18 AM
LARGO, Fla.—Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab
, based here, has appointed two new members to its management team. Ilona Ostrowski has been named chief financial officer. She will oversee the company's financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury functions which falls in line perfectly with her background of financial planning. Ostrowski began her career in 1996 after graduating from the University of Gdansk, Poland and immigrating to the U.S. She worked for Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft, a New York law firm before joining Quest’s accounting team in 2014. Her experience includes financial, treasury and operations management, performance and risk management, mergers and acquisitions as well as board and regulatory relations.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:15 AM
BIRMINGHAM, U.K.—Aston EyeTech
, a U.K.-based developer and manufacturer of ophthalmic measurement technology, is launching Eyoto,
a new brand centered around its upcoming next generation eye diagnostic and measurement solutions. The company’s new lens inspection technology, which features the company’s device engineering expertise with advanced intelligent software systems, will be showcased at Vision Expo in March. Aston EyeTech recently completed a $6.7 million Series A investment round. Its Eyoto product portfolio, which will be launched progressively throughout 2018, includes a range of power mapping lensmeters and lens surface inspection tools, binocular autorefractors, and the company’s cloud connected mobile diagnostic platform, which integrates portable hardware, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven diagnostic systems and large-scale data analytics.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:15 AM
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—A school in Nepal that had been destroyed by the 2015 earthquake recently reopened in a new building, thanks to support from Nidek
Monday, December 18, 2017 12:00 AM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—IFB Solutions made optical history last month when the first-ever 3D ophthalmic lens manufacturing system, developed by the Dutch tech company Luxexcel, began production at its prescription laboratory here. Executives from IFB and Luxexcel unveiled the new technology and showcased it during a tour of IFB’s facilities in November.
Friday, December 8, 2017 12:27 AM
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—Universal Photonics, Inc.
, a manufacturer and global distributor of critical surface preparation materials, has acquired Massachusetts-based J.I. Morris Company
’s surface polishing pads and materials business. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, December 8, 2017 12:15 AM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—Classic Optical Laboratories
, set an all-time company record for eyeglasses manufactured in a single year as it delivered the one millionth pair from its central laboratory here last month.
Monday, December 4, 2017 12:18 AM
EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands—Luxexcel
, the Dutch tech company that is pioneering the use of 3D printing in ophthalmic lens manufacturing, is expanding its reach.
Monday, December 4, 2017 12:15 AM
DALLAS—Schneider Optical Machines
has appointed Florian Kloes as service manager for North America.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:18 AM
DALLAS—A funeral service will be held for Gordon E. Stone, founder of Semi-Tech, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Quitman, Texas.
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:36 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International
(Reuters: ESSI.PA) reported that on Oct. 3, 2017, its board of directors confirmed that the hive-down of Essilor’s activities is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
Friday, September 29, 2017 12:23 AM
, based here, has received an equity investment of €4 million ($4.7 million) from Innovation Industries, a Netherlands-based venture capital fund. Luxexcel said the investment will enable it to accelerate the next-gen development of its 3D printing platform for prescription lenses for use in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications.
Monday, September 11, 2017 1:00 AM
NEW YORK—The history of the modern U.S. wholesale business can be summed up with two aphorisms: “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” and “Only the strong survive.” The first one applies to the dozens of labs that, over the past two decades, have been acquired by suppliers. The second applies to the wholesale labs that have remained independent. Both types of labs are represented in Vision Monday’s 2017 Top Labs Report, which ranks the industry’s largest labs.
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30 AM
and IFB Solutions
are preparing to commercialize the 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, a technological feat that is an industry first.