Vision Monday’s TOP LABS – 2017 (in alphabetical order)

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Digital Eye Lab
(a division of ABB Optical Group)


Founded: 2007
HQ./Main Lab Location: Hawthorne, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 4
No. of Employees: 230

Key Executives: Angel Alvarez, CEO; Scott Pearl, managing director; Vince Monaghan, VP of manufacturing.
Owner: ABB Optical Group
Trade Names: Digital Eye Lab, Diversified Ophthalmics, MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics, TriOptics
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $60 million
Rx Sales: $60 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 3,250
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 45%

Comments: Proprietary products include Digital 5.0, Claris: AR, Plus & bluDEFENSE; bluDEFENSE Lens Materials; Digital Mirror Solutions; PureSite family of products. Services and programs include Unity Enabled Lab, Shamir Glacier Fabrication, DEL Rewards Program, EZCONNECT.

www.digitaleyelab.com


Identity Optical (a division of Acuity Optical)

Founded: 2012
HQ./Main Lab Location: Normal, Ill.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 65

Key Executives: Peter Kimerling, Dan Stevens, Adam Rosengren, Nick Williams.
Owners: Harlan Hankins, Chad Wolenhaupt
Trade Names: Identity Optical
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $8.7 million
Rx Sales: $8.7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 850
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 16%

Comments: Proprietary products include LifeScape, LensScape, OfficeSpace, Serenity NOW, Thermicore HC, Titanium AR.

www.identityoptical.com


Carl Zeiss Vision Laboratories


Founded: 2000
HQ.: San Diego, Calif.
No. of Locations: 13
No. of Employees: 390

Key Executives: (North America) Jens Boy, president; Steve Mitrakos, senior vice president retail; Andrew Hyncik, vice president marketing; Barry Lannon, senior director lab operations.
Owner: Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Trade Names: Carl Zeiss Vision—B&W, Carl Zeiss Vision—California, Carl Zeiss Vision—Cumberland, Carl Zeiss Vision—Georgia, Carl Zeiss Vision—Great Lakes, Carl Zeiss Vision—Iowa, Carl Zeiss Vision— Kansas City, Carl Zeiss Vision—Kentucky, Carl Zeiss Vision—North Central, Carl Zeiss Vision—Northeast, Carl Zeiss Vision—Northwest, Carl Zeiss Vision— Siouxland, Carl Zeiss Vision—Southeastern, Carl Zeiss Vision— Texas, Carl Zeiss Vision—Virginia
Key Markets: Nationwide
2017 Est. Net Sales: $200 million
Rx Sales: $146 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 10,500
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 35%

Comments: Zeiss-brand lenses and coatings, Zeiss Individual 2 progressive, DriveSafe lens, EnergizeMe lens, Digital Lens, Officelens, Zeiss PhotoFusion, DuraVision Platinum, DuraVision BlueProtect; synchrony.

www.zeiss.com/lenses


Cherry Optical, Inc

Founded: 1999
HQ./Main Lab Location: Green Bay, Wis.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 44

Key Executives: Adam Cherry, Lynn Cherry, Joe Cherry.
Owners: Adam Cherry, Lynn Cherry, Joe Cherry
Trade Names: Raptor Lens, Safety Optix, Producing Vision to the Highest
Definition, Independence & Independence HD, Quantum & Quantum HD,
Cherry Approved AR, BFT – Blue Filter Technology, Safety Optix, eyeRelax HD
Key Markets: Worldwide
2017 Est. Net Sales: $16.5 million
Rx Sales: $15.7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 675
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 30%

Comments: Offers a wide scope of training and educational services for independent, private practice optometry, such as “What’s New University.” Proprietary products include Truly Unlimited No-Fault Warranty Policy. Services and programs include AssureAbility, Safety Optix.

https://cherryopticalinc.com


Essilor Laboratories of America (ELoA)

Founded: 1996
HQ./Main Lab Location: Dallas, Texas
No. of Locations: 128
No. of Employees: 6,885

Key Executives: Rick Gadd, president Essilor Lab Group; Mike Atkinson, senior VP industrial operations; Mike Nathe, senior VP partner labs; Paul Owston, VP ECP sales.
Trade Names: 21st Century Optical, ABBA Contact Lens, AccuRX Inc., Advance Optical, Apex, Aspen Optical, Balester, Barnett & Ramel, Bartley Optical, Beitler-McKee Optical, Bell Optical Labs, Bristow Optical, Brothers Optical, Central One Optical, Cherry Optical, Classic Optical, Collard Rose Optical, Crown Optical, CSC, Custom Eyes, Dash Lab, DBL Labs, Deschutes Optical, Duffens Optical, Dunlaw Optical, e.magine, East Coast Ophthalmic, Elite Optical, ELOA Boston, ELOA New Jersey, Empire Optical, Epic Labs, Eyecare Express, Focus Optical, Future Optical FL, Gold Optical, Gulf States Optical, Heard Optical, Hi-Tech, Homer Optical, iCoat, IcareLabs, Jorgenson Optical, Interstate Optical, Kosh Ophthalmic, LensTech, Meridian Optical, McLeod Optical, MGM Optical, Midland Optical, Milroy, NEA Optical, New City Optical, Omega Optical, Omni Optical Lab, Optic Blue, Optical Suppliers Inc., Optical Supply, Opti-Craft, Optogenics of Syracuse, Pech Optical, Perferx Optical, Plunkett Optical, Precision Optical Company, Precision Optics, Premier Optics, Professional Opthalmic Labs, Reliable Optics, S&G Optical, Select Optical, Southern Optical, Spectrum Optical, Sunstar Optical, Sutherlin Optical, Tri-Supreme, Truckee Meadows, Twin City Optical, Vision Craft, Winchester, WOS Optical, Katz & Klein, Lenco, Opti-Port, LLC, Manhattan Lens Express, Prescription Optical, Sunland Optical, The Lens Connection
Key Markets: Local and National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $1,488 million
Rx Sales: $1,428.5 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 87,500
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 31%

Comments: Proprietary products include Varilux lenses, Crizal UV anti-reflective coatings, DEFINITY Lenses, Kodak Lenses, Shamir Lenses, Xperio UV Polarized Lenses, Opti-Fog Lenses, Transitions Photochromic Lenses, Sharpview Anti-Reflective Coating, Airwear Lenses, LiteStyle and Ultra LiteStyle Lenses, Eyezen+ Lenses. Services and programs include PracticeBuilder, MarketBuilder, ECP University, Pair 50, Doctor Driven Process, Essilor Edge, Office Partnership Training, Essilor Experts, T.O.P. Service.

www.essilorlabs.com


Expert Optics

Founded: 1979
HQ./Main Lab Location: Shorewood, Ill.
No. of Locations: 2
No. of Employees: 82

Key Executives: Gregory Ruden, president; Don Ruden, CEO; Bob Pommier, director of laboratory operations; Bob Hughbanks, manager of training and education.
Owner: Gregory Ruden
Trade names: Expert Best, Expert DNA, Expert Essential, Expert Elite, Elite C, Expert Extreme, Expert Relief, Expert Tween
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $22 million
Rx Sales: $21.3 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 830
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 25%

Comments: Key U.S. Distributor for Eyesafe Blue Light filtering screen covers for digital devices.

www.expertoptics.net



Eye Kraft Optical

Founded: 1954
HQ./Main Lab Location: Saint Cloud, Minn.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 54

Key Executives: Floyd Lehne, president; Michael Moeller, treasurer; Jason Sharpe, vice president.Owner: Patricia Negaard
Trade Names: DSL, ClearKraftAR, Eyelite Poly
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $8.9 million
Rx Sales: $6.5 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 570
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 1%

Comments:
Full service, VBA-approved lab. Proprietary products include DSL digital lenses, ClearKraft AR coating.

www.eyekraft.com


FEA Industries

Founded: 1984
HQ./Main Lab Location: Morton, Pa.
No. of Locations: 1 (three buildings in Morton, Pa.)
No. of Employees: 77

Key Executives: Chrystal Colflesh, general manager; Chris Heeney, operations manager; William H. Heffner, IV, IT and marketing; John Jorgense, laboratory operations; Sherry Berry, customer service.
Owner: William H. Heffner, III
Trade Names: Independence AR lenses, Eagle free-form lenses, HD bifocals, Constitution free-form
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $14.2 million
Rx Sales: $13.9 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,730
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 86%

Comments: Independent and family owned for 32 years. One of the only labs in U.S. manufacturing glass free-form lenses. Authorized IOT and Signet Armorlite glass free-form. Proprietary products include Independence AR lenses, Constitution free-form lenses, Eagle free-form lenses, HD Multifocals, glass free-form. FEA Industries publishes the quarterly optical journal, OPT Magazine with distribution of 40,000 copies.

www.feaind.com


Hoya Vision Care

Founded: 1941
HQ./Main Lab Location: Lewisville, Texas
Locations: 34
Employees: 1,540

Key Executives: Barney Dougher, CEO; Derek Dodge, COO; Jason White, CFO; Grady Lenski, VP marketing; Gregg Fowler, VP sales; Rick Tinson, VP of inventory control; Kraig Black, VP information services, Mike Dougher, VP technology and operations; Don Dakin, director of sales analysis; Greg Hicks, OD, director of professional affairs; Anne Marie Lahr, OD, director of education; Carson Utech, area sales director, Western region; Travis Labreck, area sales director, Eastern region.
Owner: Hoya Corporation
Trade Names: Hoya Atlanta, Hoya Ashville, Hoya Baltimore Service Center, Hoya Birmingham Service Center, Hoya Boise, Hoya Buffalo, Hoya Canada, Hoya Chicago, Hoya Cleveland, Hoya Columbus, Hoya Dallas, Hoya Denver Service Center, Hoya DFW, Hoya Eugene, Hoya Greenboro, Hoya Hartford, Hoya Houston Distribution Center, Hoya IMC Central, Hoya Iowa Service Center, Hoya Knoxville, Hoya Largo, Hoya Las Vegas Service Center, Hoya Lewiston, Hoya Los Angeles, Hoya Minneapolis, Hoya Michigan Service Center, Hoya Mississippi Service Center, Hoya Mobile, Hoya Modesto, Hoya New Orleans, Hoya Phoenix, Hoya Plymouth Safety, Hoya Portland, Hoya Salina Service Center, Hoya San Antonio, Hoya San Diego, Hoya Seattle, Hoya St. Louis
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $371 million*
Rx Sales: $351.5 million*
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 19,500
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 20%

Comments: Hoya Vision Care is a nationwide network of full service labs with high performance proprietary free-form lens designs and patented anti-reflective coating technology. Hoya proprietary products: iD Free Form Series: My Style 2, In Style. LifeStyle2 Harmony and Clarity, LifeStyle and Single Vision; iD Screen, Space and Zoom; Array Free-Form Series; iQ Free Form Series: Summit ecp iQ, Summit cd iQ, ST28 iQ, Single Vision; Amplitude Free-Form Series; Distortion Free Optics - Free Form Vision System; Performance Designs: Summit ecp, Summit cd, GP Wide. New Media Optics: SYNC III, SYNC BKS, TACT BKS, TACT. Proprietary lens materials: 1.70, Eyry, 1.67 Eynoa, 1.60 Eyas, 1.53 Phoenix, 1.50.; Proprietary lens coatings: Super HiVision EX3, Super HiVision, Recharge EX3, Recharge, HiVision, View Protect; Diamond Tint UV; Sensity photochromic; Spectagle Pro automated measuring and advanced demonstration; Hoya DF optics in partnership with Advantek; Hoya in Partnership with Frameri interchangeable frame designs. Seiko proprietary products: Seiko Superior, Seiko Surmount, Seiko Supernal. Supercede II, Superior SV, Seiko SV HD, Seiko SV Wrap and Seiko Atoric (LX). Proprietary lens materials: Hi-Index 1.67 and Hi-Index 1.74. Proprietary lens coatings: Super Resistant, Super Resistant Blu. Special programs: Seiko Elite.

www.hoyavision.com


Laramy-K Optical

Founded: 1989
HQ./Main Lab Location: Indianola, Iowa
No. of Locations: 2
No. of Employees: 26

Key Executives: Janet Benjamin; John Larson, general manager.
Owners: Janet Benjamin, John Larson, Keith Benjamin
Trade Names: Integrity, Optician Works
Key Markets: Worldwide
2017 Est. Net Sales: $5.2 million
Rx Sales: $5.1 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 320
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 100%

Comments: Family owned and operated. Proprietary products include Integrity Series freeform lenses and AR coatings, including ICE colorless AR and flash mirrors in blue, gold and silver. Services and programs include opticianworks.com optician training (free to lab customers) and free optician training on YouTube. Laramy-K has been producing on-site AR coatings for 17 years and using two Schneider lines to produce on-site freeform lenses for nine years.

www.laramyk.com


Luzerne Optical Laboratories

Founded: 1973
HQ./Main Lab Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 225

Key Executives: Jack Dougherty, president; Lorraine Dougherty, VP; Neil Dougherty, GM; John Dougherty, VP purchasing.
Owner: Dougherty family
Trade Names: TheraBlue, TheraBlue Sun, iFit Dispensing System (iFDS),CrownView, FreeFocus, FeelSoft Plasma Treatment, BlueScreen, Polar365, SightStar, PhotoFashion, DuraCurve, Crizal Easy UV, Crizal Alizé UV, Crizal Avancé UV, Crizal Sunshield UV, Crizal UV with Optifog, Crizal Prevencia, TD2, EVC-enhanced visual clarity, UNITY
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $45 million
Rx Sales: $43.7 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,300
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 45%

Comments: Family owned and operated lab; offers wide range of exclusive promotions, customer incentive and educational programs. Has field-consultant force offering practice development, business reviews and private consultations. Leading producer specializes in processing all major brands of free-form progressive lenses in-house, including glass. Offers digital iPad based iFit dispensing system. Manufactures TheraBlue, FreeFocus, SightStar, Polar365, PhotoFashion, Camber, Crossbows, Varilux, Definity, Transitions, Essilor, Shamir, Kodak, Hoya, Seiko, UNITY, Vision-Ease, DriveWear premium lenses and difficult Rxs. Offers frames, frame/lens package programs, Chemistrie eyewear, stock lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear, soft contacts, low vision and pharmaceuticals. Operates in-house AR facilities producing EVC–enhanced visual clarity, Crizal Easy UV, Alizé UV, Avancé UV, Crizal Sunshield UV, Crizal UV with Optifog, Crizal Prevencia, TD2, UNITY: Classic/Plus/Elite UV, KODAK Clean&CleAR UV, and Mirror coatings. Award-winning in-house gas perm contact lens facility produces custom DuraCurve aspheric GP’s. Offers complex wrap Rx sunglass finishing services. Provides advanced remote ordering with RxWizard, VisionWeb, Paradeyes and Eyefinity software via the web. Vendor lab for BLOCK and most major buying groups. VSP & VBA approved lab.

www.LuzerneOptical.com


Nova Optical Lab

Founded: 1996
HQ./Main Lab Location: Orangeburg, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 85

Key Executives: Jeff Duncan, president, Nassau Vision Group.
Owner: Essilor of America
Trade Names: Nova Optical
Key Markets: Northeastern U.S.
2017 Est. Net Sales: $14 million
Rx Sales: $14 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,100
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 70%

Comments: Proprietary products include Shoreview Digital Lenses, Triumph and Synergy AR Coatings. Services and programs include digital lenses, Crizal and in-house coating, edging services, Eyemed, hassle-free credit policy, BOGO and 10 hours-per-day customer service.

www.nassau247.com


Optical Prescription Lab


Founded: 1977
HQ./Main Lab Location: Pelham, Ala.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 23

Key Executives: Brian Conley, director of operations.
Owners: Sherry Pugh, vice president/CEO; Danny Pugh, president
Trade Names: OPL
Key Markets: Ala., Ark., Ga., Fla., La., Miss., Tenn.
2017 Est. Net Sales: $5.4 million
Rx Sales: $5.3 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 345
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 20%

Comments: The only independent lab still operating in Alabama, Mississippi and North Florida for 40 years. Offers in-house digital processing, in-house Crizal Processincer Center with 24 hour turn-around time. Products include Shamir, Seiko and Varilux digital lenses manufactured in-house. Other products include: BluTech, UNITY, Hoya and Carl Zeiss. Voted “Best Customer Service In Southeast” for four straight years by independent marketing group. Past two-time winner of Transitions Lab of the Year.

www.opticalprescriptionlab.com


Precision Optical Group

Founded: 1992
HQ./Main Lab Location: Creston, Iowa
No. of Locations: 4
No. of Employees: 170

Key Executives: Lance Christensen, Judy Hodge, Warren Herron, Bob Sypniewski.
Owner: Mike Tamerius
Trade Names: P.O.G. Labs, OptiCote, CRX Labs
Key Markets: National, Canada, South America
2017 Est. Net Sales: $24.5 million
Rx Sales: $15.9 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,250
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 60%

Comments: Full-service lab with custom coating facility. Proprietary products include FOG Free, Tzovorite AR, Zero Glare AR, 4-You Digital. Offers industrial safety program.


www.poglabs.com


Robertson Optical Laboratories

Founded: 1958
HQ./Main Lab Location: Loganville, Ga.
No. of Locations: 3
No. of Employees: 117

Key Executives: Kelly R. Bowling, Calvin W. Robertson, III, Glenn Hollingsworth, director of lab operations, Danny DeVito, VP of sales and marketing, Chuck Bohler, lab manager.
Owners: Kelly R. Bowling, Calvin W. Robertson, III
Trade Names: Robertson Optical Laboratories, Robertson Optical Laboratories of Columbia, Robertson Optical Laboratories of Greenville
Key Markets: Southeastern U.S.
2017 Est. Net Sales: $20.6 million
Rx Sales: $20.0 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,550
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 33%

Comments: Free-form technology and digital grinding labs offering service and quality on CZV Customized lenses, Shamir Freeform lenses, Seiko Freeform lenses, Kodak Freeform lenses, Authorized UNITY distributor, and ROL Coze and Vista Series Freeform lenses. Full service labs servicing SE for over 55 years with new lens products and new technologies. On-site AR coating facilities providing Royal AR coatings, RB Tech, InvigorEyes, Zeiss coatings and in-house mirror coatings. Distributes CZV, Shamir, Seiko, Signet Armorlite, Vision Ease, Younger, Hoya, Essilor and other major lens brands. Approved VSP, VBA, VCP contract labs. Offers frame and lens packages, specializing in three-piece mounts, complex wraps, Chemistri Custom Clips. Member VCA. Offers online ordering and job tracking.

www.robertsonoptical.com


Rochester Optical

Founded: 2001
HQ./Main Lab Location: Rochester, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 87

Key Executives: Gregory Novak, Thomas Widell, Jeffery LaPlante, and Peter Balash.
Owner: Patrick Ho
Trade Names: Smart Solutions, Smart GOLD, Smart Frames, PolyShade85, High Society, Montreaux Eyewear and ROMCO
Key Markets: Worldwide
2017 Est. Net Sales: $16.2 million Rx Sales: $9.5 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 750
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 50%

Comments: Leader in optics and accessories for the wearable technology market segment. Proprietary products include Smart GOLD lenses for Smart Glasses, RO Digital Free Form Lenses, Old Diamante AR Coating, Polyshade85, and Sun Lenses, Under Rx Frames. Services and programs include supplying state and federal agencies, ECPs and corporate customers with optical eyewear necessities.

www.rochesteroptical.com


Three Rivers Optical


Founded: 1969
HQ./Main Lab Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 70

Key Executives: Mary Ann Zappas, Joe Seibert, Steve Seibert.
Owner: Seibert Family
Trade Names: None
Key Markets: Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast
2017 Est. Net Sales: $22.2 million
Rx Sales: $21.1 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 1,600
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 45%

Comments: Operates in-house Crizal coating facility. Produces Essilor and Shamir Freeform lenses as well as Varilux, Zeiss, Crizal, See More Easy Clean top coat. Transitions, and proprietary TR O Seg bifocal and TR O SEG in all resin materials. Offers private label Discovery brand progressive lens and See More Valuehd and See More ICU backside fully digital progressives.

www.3riversoptical.com


US Optical

Founded: 2008
HQ./Main Lab Location: East Syracuse, N.Y.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 140

Key Executives: Ralph Cotran, Ron Cotran, and Robert Cotran.
Owner: Essilor
Trade Names: Fastest Lab in America!
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $41.0 million
Rx Sales: $41.0 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 2,300
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 60%

Comments: Proprietary products include Ultimate HD, Advanced HD, Wrap HD, PC HD, SV HD, SVWrap HD, PC HD and Digital AR coating. Offers Varilux S series, Comfort and Physio digital HD and traditional lenses; Zeiss, Hoya, Shamir, Seiko, Kodak, Crizal, Purecoat, Optifog Prevencia, Blutech, Duravision Silver, Thin Wrap.

www.usoptical.com



VSPOne Optical Technology Centers

Founded: 1972
HQ./Main Lab Location: Sacramento, Calif.
No. of Locations: 15
No. of Employees: 1,200

Key Executives: Don Oakley, president; Randy Dannewitz, senior VP marketing, product and education; Dave Delle Donne, senior VP commercial markets – West; Edward Morris, senior VP commercial markets – East; Joe Maris, senior VP lab Operations; Swen Carlson, VP West region; Danny Singer, VP East region.
Owner: Vision Service Plan
Trade Names: VSPOne Columbus, VSPOne Sacramento, VSPOne Dallas, VSPOne Fort Lauderdale, VSPOne Tampa Bay, VSPOne Olympia, VSPOne San Diego, VSPOne Hawaii, VSPOne St. Cloud, VSPOne Denver, VSPOne Baltimore, VSPOne Los Angeles, VSPOne New York, VSPOne Charlotte, VSPOne Houston, UNITY Via, UNITY Via Plus, UNITY Via Extreme, UNITY Via Elite, UNITY PLx, UNITY PLxtra, UNITY PLxpression with Cascade Technology, UNITY PLxtreme, and Ethos Progressive Lenses, UNITY SVx Single Vision, UNITY SVxtra Single Vision, UNITY SVxtreme Single Vision, UNITY CVx and CVxpression Computer Lenses, UNITY Performance Coatings, TechShield and sunsync light-reactive lenses.
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $311 million
Rx Sales: $295 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 15,600
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 15%

Comments: Proprietary products include UNITY Via, UNITY Via Plus, UNITY Via Extreme, UNITY Via Elite, UNITY PLx, UNITY PLxtra, UNITY PLxpression with CASCADE TECHNOLOGY, UNITY PLxtreme, and Ethos Progressive Lenses, UNITY SVx Single Vision, UNITY SVxtra Single Vision, UNITY SVxtreme Single Vision, UNITY CVx and CVxpression Computer Lenses, UNITY Performance Coatings, TechShield and sunsync light-reactive lenses. Service and programs include VSPOne Rewards Program, Second Pair Program, on-site AR including UNITY Performance Coatings, Crizal, Purecoat, Teflon, and Zeiss. In-network digital (customized/freeform) surfacing capabilities producing UNITY, Hoya, Shamir, SOLA, Varilux and Zeiss customized progressives and UNITY Digital Single Vision products. MEI and A&R automated finishing technology. Distributors of Hoya, Seiko-Pentax, Signet Armorlite, Transitions, Varilux, Vision Ease, Younger and Zeiss Products.

www.VSPone.com


Vision Dynamics Laboratory

Founded: 2007
HQ./Main Lab Location: Louisville, Ky.
No. of Locations: 1
No. of Employees: 75

Key Executives: John Dippold, president; Mike Yager, VP sales, Eric Lindquist, national account manager.
Owners: Robert Miniutti, Jeffrey Plank
Trade Names: Vision Dynamics, Vision Dynamics Laboratory
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $11.4 million
Rx Sales: $6.8 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 820
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 40%

Comments: Proprietary products include permaTINT, amplifEYE, sunSMART, clearLIGHT, ultraSUN, blueVIEW. Services and programs include glass, pre-tinted 1.67, Trivex, poly, photochromic, color enhancing sun lens.

www.visdynlab.com


Walman Optical Company

Founded: 1915
HQ./Main Lab Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
No. of Locations: 38
No. of Employees: 1,200

Key Executives: Marty Bassett, president/CEO; Dustin LaValley, VP/CFO; Derrell James, VP; Doug Schlauderaff, EVP; Lynn Askew, VP; Jon Dymit, VP; Bryan Schueler, VP; Jobe Sellers, VP; Dominick Sblendorio, VP.
Owner: Employee-owned
Trade Names: ADO Practice Solutions, Eye Care Alliance, ImageWear, Walman Instruments, Nouveau Eyewear, Walman Optical, X-Cel Specialty Contacts, Ultra Optics
Key Markets: National
2017 Est. Net Sales: $400 million
Rx Sales: $180 million
No. of Rx Jobs/Day: 8,800
Percentage of Uncut Jobs: 10%

Comments: Proprietary frame brands include Revolution, Callaway, London Fog, Stepper Eyewear, Betsey Johnson, Wildflower, Nickelodeon, RealTree, Van Heusen, Kay Unger, Wrangler and Caravaggio. Proprietary Power digital lenses. Proprietary contact lens brands include FlexLens, Altantis Scleral and Extreme H2O. SpecTech digital measurement and lens demonstrative device. Services and programs include state of the art digital surfacing and non-glare capabilities, producing Varilux, Shamir, Zeiss, Seiko and digital house brand lenses on-site, as well as Crizal, Zeiss, Sentinel Plus UV and Retinel Bliss DES, non-glare coatings. Provider lab network for both VSP and EyeMed orders. Online Rx order submissions accepted through major portals including DVI Rx Wizard, Eyefinity and VisionWeb. ADO member programs by ADO Practice Solutions include DONE4U marketing, Member Metrics Powered by Glimpse, and PEAK Performance Network. Produces educational seminars including Walman U, X-Cel University and ADO member meetings. Industry’s largest independent consultative sales force. Member of Transitions Heritage Labs.

www.walman.com