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, entrepreneurs consider some “green” demands to be unrealistic. But how...

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 11, 2001. The memories of that day and the following weeks are forever...

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 Centre (Inno-Z) at the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany....
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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 whether the lens industry will soon recommend protecting the eyes by not...
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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 effective lens needed a lot of patience and perseverance. Whether a...

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 a hands-on lifetime experience in coating manufacturing. Moreover, it...
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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 are subject to physical-chemical laws in the manufacture and disposal...

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 industrial revolution resulted in tools, the second industrial revolution...

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German lens maker Rodenstock prepped for sale?

According to the international news agency Reuters the German ophthalmic lens and eyewear maker Rodenstock is being prepared for sale by its private equity owner in a potential 1.5 billion euro ($1.8 billion) deal, two people close to the matter told Reuters. Compass...

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PSI celebrates 50 years!

  Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) is celebrating its 50th anniversary serving the optical industry. Founded by Bill Hernandez in 1971, PSI quickly established itself as a leader of innovative practical systems for labs. Firmly planted in the industry with the AlumaLap,...

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MIDO: Visitor registration opens

  On 28. January MIDO has opened visitor registration. Buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, opticians, ophthalmologists and professionals in the global eyewear supply chain can register for the forthcoming edition of the show, slated for June 5 - 7, 2021 on the MIDO...

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