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The last frontier for progressive design personalization

Gaze dynamics diagnosis. The desire to design the ideal progressive addition lens for each user has been a constant over the years. The tools that have emerged along the years to offer customization...

Demystifying the dip coating process

Hard coating of ophthalmic lenses For most of the ophthalmic laboratories, among the many steps for lens manufacturing, the most critical one is certainly the hard coating process. This is probably...

Tinting – from gut feeling to process control

A software-based approach to improve process control in a tinting lab Automation and digitalization are omnipresent. Their benefits on the shop floor in terms of costs, quality and throughput are...

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

Find below all videos of the new video series MAFO | Talks. Professional lectures follwowed by enlightening Q&A sessions for professionals of the ophthalmic optics industry,

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Registration open for Vision Expo East

Conference and Exhibit Hall Registration opens today for Vision Expo East 2023, taking place March 16–19, 2023 in New York City at the Javits Center. The show’s organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning a robust Show experience, including a reimagined Show...

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Consumer inSights Q3 2022 Report

The Vision Council has released the Consumer inSights Q3 2022 Report. The latest report to be released from The Vision Council’s new inSights Research Program, it includes a summary of an ongoing consumer survey about vision correction, eye exams, eyeglasses, contact...

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Certified Sustainable Eyewear Award at MIDO

The CSE (Certified Sustainable Eyewear) Award is a prize established by MIDO, in partnership with ANFAO and Certottica, to honor sustainability in the global eyewear industry. All exhibitors at MIDO 2023 are eligible to participate in this first edition of the award...

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The Vision Council releases Focused inSights

The Vision Council has released Focused inSights: Online vs. In-Person Buyers 2022. The report provides information on the differences and similarities between online and in-person eyewear buyers, including demographic data, managed vision care use, eye exams,...

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The Vision Council announces release of ANSI Z80.28-2022

As the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80, The Vision Council is pleased to announce the revision and publication of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80.28-2022: Ophthalmics – Methods For Reporting Optical Aberrations Of...

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The ophthalmic spectrum: complete and compact

In just under two months, we will see opti, the international trade show for optics & design, return to its traditional pole position at the start of the year. From 13 to 15 January 2023 the ophthalmic family will meet at the Munich Exhibition Centre to find out about...

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Vision Council released Focused inSights 2022

The Vision Council has released Focused inSights 2022: Blue Light Snapshot. The report provides information on consumer awareness of blue light glasses, concern about the effects of blue light, blue light glasses usage, and interest in blue light glasses. “We are...

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