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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:18 AM
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.
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.