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Mido Eyewear Show 2024. Soirce: Mido

Mido successfully concluded with 40,000 attendees

The international eyewear trade show Mido hosted more than 1,200 exhibitors in the 7 pavilions of exhibit area and welcomed more than 40,000 attendees during the 3-day show, an 11% gain over last year.


ISSUE 01/2024

Overview

Special topic: Future Lab: Digitalization and the Internet of Things // Additive manufactured optical coatings // Technology: Prismatic lenses for visually impaired people // Live on site: Smart Glasses: a visit to the open house at Bühler // Interview: Mido 2024: “We feel responsible to make culture!” // Spotlight: Ray-Ban Meta glasses: What can they do, and what not? // Market Survey:
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FEATURED ARTICLES

Sales success 2024

Sales success 2024

Some people start the new year with a lot of confidence, while others are more worried. “Will I get enough orders next year?”, “Will I be able to push through my calculated prices?” or “What will I do if my best customer drops out?” are questions that make many people anxious. Others just hope that things will work out.

How can visually impaired people benefit from prismatic lenses?

How can visually impaired people benefit from prismatic lenses?

According to the International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11, 2019) vision impairment occurs when an eye condition affects the visual system and one or more of its vision functions. People with visual impairment often have partial or complete loss of visual perception, which manifests as a decline in visual acuity and/or visual field. That is why the term “low vision” is often used.

How digitalization and the Internet of Things will shape the lab of the future

How digitalization and the Internet of Things will shape the lab of the future

The fusion of digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to usher in a new era for industrial producer across various industries, specifically within the ophthalmic industry with it´s one piece flow mass production. In order, to create the lab of the future through technology, it is imperative to understand these technological advancements and how labs need to adapt.


Lens production going digital

Lens production going digital

Industry 4.0 offers new potentials impacting our business of producing ophthalmic lenses. The fourth industrial revolution is just at the starting point.

Chat GPT and other AI´s – a new language for the industry

Chat GPT and other AI´s – a new language for the industry

Since the free launch of the ChatGPT chatbot, Artificial Intelligence has undeniably become a hot topic. This Interview addresses the untapped potential of predictive maintenance and why the industry would do well to rethink its handling and attitude toward data.

Laser Engraving: Overcoming the gas age

Laser Engraving: Overcoming the gas age

The production of eyeglasses requires different laser marking processes. Now, a new Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) UV concept was developed by 3D-Micromac, that should merge highest engraving quality and cost efficiency.

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LensWare lab monitor screen. Source: LensWare

LensWare presents several innovations at Mido

Advertisement: At the upcoming Mido 2024, many new features will be introduced among many of LensWare modules within their LabManagementSystem. LensWare is an international provider of specialized software for the ophthalmic lens production

Lab executive Steve Sutherlin has passed away

Lab executive Steve Sutherlin has passed away

With great sadness shared The Vision Council the passing of Steve Sutherlin on December 28. He died of a heart attack at the age of 70. Steve was The Vision Council’s Lab Division Liaison from 2015 to 2020 when he retired.

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces agreement to acquire Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (D.O.R.C.)

Carl Zeiss Meditec announces agreement to acquire Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V. (D.O.R.C.) from the investment firm Eurazeo SE, Paris, France. The acquisition will enhance and complement Zeiss Medical Technology’s broad ophthalmic portfolio and range of digitally connected workflow solutions for addressing a wide variety of eye conditions, including retinal disorders, cataracts, glaucoma and refractive errors.

More visibility for start-ups of innovative optics newcomer promised opti trade show director Cathleen Kabashi already at the SPECTARIS Trendforum early November in Berlin. A promise the new OPTICS START-UP AREA now fulfils. Picture: Detlev Schilke

opti 2024: New start-up area for innovative optics newcomers

The offer for newcomers to make their presence felt at opti 2024 is expanded once more: the new Optics Start-up area in Hall C3 is dedicated to young start-ups of optical products and services, this making it the second start-up area in addition to the popular opti boxes for new frame designs.

Silmo Istanbul

Silmo Istanbul 2023

Eyewear show Silmo Istanbul, first held in 2013, confirms its leading position and continues its expansion throughout Turkey as well as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa. More than 500 exhibitors and brands gathered there for these four dynamic days. A record total of 13,385 visitors (+13% versus 2022) – including 80% from Turkey and 20% from abroad, hailing from no fewer than 93 countries – came to explore the Silmo Istanbul experience


Machine manufacturer MEI keeps growing

MEI, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech machinery for the optical industry, keeps growing. Expansion work will soon begin on the Ponte San Pietro headquarters, doubling from 10,000 m2 to 20,000 m2. In addition, a newly expanded site is under construction in the United States to meet the needs of a team of more than 70 employees.

ANFAO: Lorraine Berton elected new president

Lorraine Berton has been elected to lead ANFAO, the National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers.The new President, the first woman in this position who will be leading the Association for the next four years, succeeds Giovanni Vitaloni, President from 2017. The appointment was made at the end-of-year Meeting, in the splendid setting of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice.

Registration now open for MAFO – The Conference 2024

Registration now open for MAFO – The Conference 2024, the special event in Milan for optical labs and the ophthalmic industry. A top-class program with eleven speakers awaits you next year. This conference following the motto NEXT GENERATION is all about: Additive manufacturing of ophthalmic coatings, blockless manufacturing, smart glasses and many more exciting topics.

Ocuco announces dates for its Innovations User Group Meeting 2024 in Florida

Ocuco has announced the dates for its Innovations User Group Meeting 2024: SEAS THE DAY. The event will take place from April 11th to 13th, 2024, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida, USA. The meeting aims to bring together optical lab professionals from around the world for three days of education around key market trends, insights into the Innovations roadmap, and practical training with Ocuco’s LMS.