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Sustainable manufacturing for lens generating Filtration and waste management started as a means to save companies money by reusing resources through their process. As the world has turned to...

Pushing the frontier of automation

Robots and digitalization for stable processes Robotics is no rocket science anymore. Affordable and reliable modules reveal new views on automation. Experienced equipment-suppliers profit from the...

Prismatic corrections – a communication challenge between the industry and opticians

In my career of over 30 years as a lecturer in ophthalmic optics, I have been through all the stages from student to teacher to developer to expert authority – trusted with confidential knowledge...

And the winner is …

How market data in optics comes to life: When Mark and Ingeborg Mackenzie began to conduct studies on the global optical industry in 2003, Ferrari won the Formula 1 with Michael Schumacher. At that...

How eyewear goes green – within the realm of the possible

Today every company is talking about becoming sustainable. That is the future. But it is also a demand that many consumers – especially from Europe – and many governments are now making. However,...

Born out of necessity

How a company combated the Corona Virus - a personal report by Norm Kester For us in the United States, everyone of certain age remembers exactly where we were and what we were doing on September...

A driving simulator as a tool for benchmarking optical lenses

Conception of the Aalen Mobility Perception & Exploration Lab (AMPEL) The Aalen Mobility Perception & Exploration Lab (AMPEL) is part of the Competence Center "Vision Research" in the Innovation...
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Infrared protection for sun protection lenses

Any reduction of the light spectrum using filter lenses triggers a lot of discussion. Even with UV420 lenses, there are many arguments for and against in the market and some even ask the question...
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Historical grinding machine for spectacle lenses

Mineral glass is difficult to work, especially the rock crystal beryl initially used to make spectacle lenses, because of its hardness. So anyone who wanted to turn a piece of glass into a visually...

The Craftsmanship of Ophthalmic Coatings

Principal knowledge on procedures and best practise The objectives of this article are to provide general principal knowledge on ophthalmic coating manufacture procedures and best practises based on...
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Sustainability in ophthalmic optics

Sustainability in ophthalmology, what does that mean for our industry? Can we withdraw from the current debate about ecology and climate protection? Can we just ignore these topics? Undeniably, we...

Ready for innovation in the eyewear industry?

  Innovation is the heartbeat of society. Big ideas for existing problems combined with the right technology results in innovative products with the power to revolutionize industries. The first...

Artificial Intelligence and Society

  Self-driving cars, service robots and smart homes – all AI applications – will change how we live. This article discusses the following questions: Which existing technical innovations already use...

MAFO – The Conference 2019

MAFO – The Conference 2019 is the 20th conference dedicated to the professionals of the ophthalmic business which is organized by the publisher of MAFO – Ophthalmic Labs & Industry. We open the...

MAFO | Talks

Part 1 – Presentation by Michael Kreis: “The road to a sustainable and profitable lens production”

Part 2 – Q&A with Michael Kreis about sustainable production

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More than 240 exhibitors commit to Vision Expo East 2022

The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX,  shared that more than 240 exhibitors have committed to Vision Expo East to-date. Vision Expo East 2022 will take place from March 31–April 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. “We are looking forward...

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opti returns to Munich

opti 2023, the international trade show for optics & design, will once again be held in its usual spot at the start of the industry's year, from 27 to 29 January. The 2023 event will also mark the launch of its permanent home in Munich. T urbulent times also offer...

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In 2022 MAFO – The Conference becomes MAFO | Talks

The in-person event MAFO – The Conference 2022 has been cancelled, due to the postponement of Mido 2022 to April 30th to May 1st. But stay curious! MAFO – The Conference 2022 will, for one year, become MAFO | Talks, a new series of video presentations and panel...

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Okia won the Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2020/2021

Okia Optical was awarded for its green consciousness: the company won the Special Recognition for Outstanding Sustainability Initiative (Environmental Dimension) of the Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2020/21 organized by The Hong Kong Management Association. “This...

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