Optical Prescription Lab Named 2011 Transitions Lab of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 1, 2012 – Transitions Optical, Inc. has honored Optical Prescription Lab (OPL) as the 2011 Transitions Lab of the Year. The coveted title was presented during an awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the 16th annual Transitions Academy in Orlando, Fla. A four-time finalist for the award, OPL is a family-run lab headquartered […]

The Vision Council & Optical Laboratories Association Sign Final Merger

Alexandria, VA (January 27, 2012) – At The Vision Council’s Executive Summit, the Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) and The Vision Council have signed a final merger agreement, naming OLA the new Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council.  The activities of both associations will be combined to benefit their respective members. “The OLA Board of […]

Snapit Screw Awarded US Patent

DECEMBER 6, 2011 — BELLPORT, N.Y. — OptiSource International (www.1-800-optisource.com) is pleased to announce that the Snapit Frame Screw — for which OptiSource has exclusive distribution rights in North America — has been awarded U.S. patent #8070403 for utility, also referred to as a patent for invention. The U.S. Patent Office decisively granted the patent based on more […]

VisionWeb Announces 2011 Optical Lab Of The Year Honorees

Austin, TX – October 26, 2011 – VisionWeb, the premier provider of technology services to the optical industry, announced today their 2011 Lab of the Year honorees. This marks the sixth installment of VisionWeb’s Lab of the Year program, which rewards spectacle lens laboratories that have shown exemplary results growing and maintaining customer loyalty using VisionWeb. Selected honorees […]

Inscribe Digitally Surfaced Lenses from iCoat

We recently met with iCoat at Vision Expo and they told us that Inscribe digitally surfaced lenses are now their most popular lenses.  Imtiaz Hasan of iCoat says these personalized performance lenses have many benefits: Wider fields of view for increased image stability 35% wider usable corridor than conventional PALs No front curve distortion and […]

The iCoat Rewards Program is Back

“The iCoat Rewards Program” is BACK! Earn $10.00 rebate sticker on both Stainless™ Premium AR and Aura™ Ultra Premium AR jobs. $10.00 Rewards Stickers will begin to go out with every new full priced Stainless™ and Aura™ job beginning October 1, 2011. Each completed Rewards Redemption Card can be redeemed for up to four $50.00 […]

OLA Taps Essilor IDD Technical Support Team for 2011 Directors’ Choice

Alexandria, VA (August 19, 2011) – The Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) has announced the Essilor IDD Technical Support Team as the recipient of the 2011 OLA Directors’ Choice Award. “I know that independent labs rely heavily on these folks,” affirmed Jon Jacobs, OLA President. “They are known to stay ‘in the trenches’, acting as an […]