Independent Optical Laboratories In The United States

What is an independent? This question came up when people were trying to put together a list of Independent Optical Laboratories. If a lab only offers propriety products are they an independent? Augen as an example. Yet Augen Optics is a family owned and operated lens manufacturer out of Mexico and operates out of San Diego with a lab. If they have … [Read more...]

Super Optical Launches Profit Calculator for Eyecare Providers

Cincinnati, OH – April 2016 – Vision Expo East launched the formal debut of the all new Optical Profit Center showcasing how to increase profits at your practice through a small lab set-up and dispensing area. Super Optical, one of five contributing companies to the booth, found the best way to show increased profits was to offer an inter-active … [Read more...]

Hoya Acquires Nexus Vision Group

HOYA Vision Care announced the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, LLC and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. Nexus is headquartered in Grove City, OH. “This acquisition expands HOYA’s US footprint, establishes a greater local presence and allows us to better serve our customers,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Chosen as Beta Site for New Prescription Eye Glass Service with Delivery in 3 Hours

A new service launched recently in Philadelphia: high-quality prescription glasses delivered to an eye care professional’s office in as little as three hours. Philadelphia, PA  November, 2014 ; A new service launched recently in Philadelphia: high-quality prescription glasses delivered to an eye care professional’s office in as little as three … [Read more...]

Luzerne Optical An Independent Optical Laboratory

One lab that I have heard about for over 30 years is Luzerne Optical, an independent optical surfacing lab based in Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania. Run by the Doughtery family for 41 years, they have weathered all sorts of storms (in more ways than one) and have consistently delivered service, products and innovation to the optical industry. Let me … [Read more...]

Hoya Vision Care Opens Lab In Jackson, Mississippi

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, (March, 2014) The free form revolution has come to Mississippi! HOYA Vision Care announced today the grand opening of their newest laboratory in Jackson, Mississippi. “The opportunity to locally service independent ECPs in another market is exciting for us. The Jackson area is growing and we want to grow with it,” said Michael … [Read more...]

Hoya Opens New Lab in Phoenix, Arizona

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, (February 24, 2014) Phoenix, Arizona has joined the free form revolution! HOYA Vision Care announced the grand opening of their newest laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Phoenix market is big and getting bigger,” said Carson Utech, Area Sales Director for HOYA Vision Care, he continued, “We need to have a local presence and the … [Read more...]

HOYA iD Lifestyle & iQ Free-Form™ x Rochester Optical

Rochester, NY – Rochester Optical and HOYA Lens of America are proud to announce Rochester Optical now has HOYA iD Lifestyle & iQ Free-Form™ production in their facility. Rochester Optical has been digitally processing lenses in-house since 2008.  Now with HOYA’s iD Lifestyle & iQ Free-Form™ technology, they can offer their customers … [Read more...]

Vision-Ease Lens Venue Website Designed To Grow Customer Business

Vision-Ease Lens’ Award-Winning Venue Website Designed to Grow Direct Customers’ Business Venue helps customers stay competitive by supplementing their processing capabilities  RAMSEY, MINN. (2013) – Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) was honored by the Web Marketing Association with a 2013 Best of Industry WebAward for its specialty website, VELVenue.com. … [Read more...]

Precision San Diego Launches ‘Professional Choice’ Office Growth Program

SAN DIEGO, CA:  Precision San Diego, an independent lens lab in southern California, announces the launch of their “PROFESSIONAL CHOICE” in-office growth program.  “We’ve always felt that Precision has to do much more than just process lenses for our accounts,” says Mark Becker, the company’s President.  “Our goal is to also provide methods and … [Read more...]

Laboratory Surfacing And Edging Transition Vantage Lenses

How an optical laboratory should ensure proper alignment of a semi-finished Transitions® Vantage™ lens during surfacing and edging. If the link breaks click here  You can purchase Optical Lab Equipment from our Sponsors Santinelli Briot USA Vision Systems Fast Grind International A.I.T Industries QSpex Optical Lab Supplies … [Read more...]

Precision San Diego – An Independent Optical Lab

You have to be good, really good and have a secret ingredient or two to be a successful independent optical lab in today’s world. Precision San Diego has been serving independent eyecare practitioners in the San Diego area since 1948 so there have been many changes but the mission has always been constant – Customer satisfaction by offering premium … [Read more...]

Who’s This? Vision Made Locally

We have often blogged about how to compete with online retailers and one of the top ways and a strong consumer trend is to promote 'Buy Local'. A couple of years ago, when we launched Optical Vision Resources, we put in a Surfacing Lab locator with city and state. One of the reasons we did that is so optical retailers can support their local lab(s) … [Read more...]

Tool- Time Contest Winners

Announcing our Tool Time Winners sponsored by Optician Works, who found it very difficult to make a decision. We thank everyone for making their comments and hopefully we will have more contest like this! From Marsha Humphries:  My favotite tool is the Hilco Ergonomic flat-end piece adjusting tool. My favorite set of tools is the Hilco … [Read more...]

Cutting Digital Lenses Video

We thought this was an interesting video on cutting Digital lenses Digital lenses are available from Shamir, Vision-Ease Lens, Signet Armorlite, Hoya Vision, Augen Optics.   … [Read more...]