Cincinnati, OH – 2016 – In an effort to be more eco-friendly, Super Optical International has teamed up with Shark Glass Recycling North America to use recycled windshield glass in their Cincinnati based lens manufacturing facility. Shark Glass Recycling is a market leader in the recycling of post-consumer windshields, providing solutions for both the glass and PVB (PolyVinyl Butyral) interlay. Super Optical found a unique way to use their recycled glass powder material in their lens blocks.
FastGrind lenses come to the user pre-blocked for an easy grinding experience. Super Optical discovered they could mix the Shark glass powder recyclable filler into their block technology, eliminating waste and use of new materials. The block is now made of 50% Shark Glass and 50% proprietary material.
FastGrind, made exclusively by Super Optical International, has been servicing ECP’s for over 20 years and has systems in over 50 countries. The technology is an “all-in-one” modified lens surfacing system intended for small to large independent practices. Their digital progressive, ADDvantage HD Plus, gives users all the benefits of free form at a reasonable cost. FastGrind functions on software that is continually upgraded to accommodate the newest and best lenses to ensure the investment will continue to provide unparallel profits.
The block quality for the FastGrind lenses has not changed, and Super Optical has the ability to eliminate the need to waste new materials for a disposable block. FastGrind continues to stay on the cutting edge of lenses and technology to allow their customers get the best products and services on the market.