Friday, September 22, 2023 12:15 AM
ODESSA, Fla.—Practical Systems, Inc.
(PSI) will be closing its doors at the end of 2023 after serving the optical industry for 52 years. “PSI has been blessed to have so many wonderful relationships in the industry,” said Patrick Hernandez, president.
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.
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:15 AM
CUMBERLAND, Rhode Island—Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
, a private clinical stage biotech company, has announced that Alex Gorsky has been elected to Neurotech’s board as lead director. Gorsky is the former chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Under Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson grew to become one of the world’s largest diversified health care companies and one of the foremost innovators in research and development for emerging health technologies.
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.
Friday, August 18, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Optical laboratory owners and managers who attended Satisloh’s 10TH SLUGFest
, a meeting of the Satisloh Users Group held this spring at the company’s headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, got a close-up look at 29 of the company’s latest innovations in ophthalmic lens processing, including a preview of soon-to-be-released equipment and some advanced technology that is still in development. Andy Huthoefer, the vice president of product management and marketing at Satisloh who helped produce SLUGFest, shared his insights and observations about the company’s new systems and products with Andrew Karp, lens and tech editor for Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
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.
Sunday, July 23, 2023 1:59 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eye-Kraft has built a reputation around service and independence. As a result, the St. Cloud, Minnesota-based optical lab has seen a steady growth in business since it first opened 65 years ago. The lab has undergone several expansions over the past decade, installing their first AR coating facility in 2015. Nearly 10 years later, the lab has seen such an increase in demand that they have once again had to expand their coating facility to accommodate a growing customer base.
Thursday, June 22, 2023 12:21 AM
welcomed more than 100 customers from around the globe to their 10th SLUGFest Meeting, “The Art of Making Lenses—Reimagined,” at the company’s Wetzlar, Germany facility from June 13-16.
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.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:21 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—Pacific Artisan Labs
and Tokai Optical
, a global leader in the innovation of the most premium materials, designs, and treatments, announced an exclusive partnership for distribution into the U.S. market beginning June 1, 2023.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:24 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—Pacific Artisan Labs
(PAL), the largest independent, doctor-owned laboratory network in the U.S., has announced a partnership with North Carolina-based Independent Optical Lab
(IOL). PAL, founded in 2018, has continually been at the forefront of innovative strategies to counter the constant push for consolidation of the optical industry. Vision Monday
PALs consolidation and partnership objectives in February 2022.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:15 AM
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif.—Colleagues, business partners and family are recognizing the contributions of the late Thomas F. Puckett, founder of the HPC Puckett Advisory Company
, who passed away at age 70 on Jan. 27.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:30 AM
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.—Every company’s growth journey is unique, but for Superior Optical Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, it’s an impressive story marked by Service-Disabled Veterans support, 400 percent revenue growth in the past five years, and a recent expansion effort that has quadrupled capacity through state-of-the-art automation. Today, Superior Optical Lab is on the forefront of the industry—fueled by focused leadership, a strong presence within the Veterans Administration (VA) and ECP communities, and the powerful, behind-the-scenes Schneider Modulo One technology.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:29 AM
WITCHITA, Kan.—When Mark Nordyke and Richard Huynth combined their experience and expertise to build a new wholesale optical lab in Wichita, Kansas, they believed they would hit a home run. Today, less than two years after opening their lab, Optical Resources Group services about 200 accounts nationally and is fast becoming one of the leading wholesalers in the Midwest. In the wholesale lab business, that’s certainly a homer.