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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...

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DaTE closes with a 55% increase in buyers

The 9th edition of DaTE, an event focused on the eyewear of the future, closed Monday at the Stazione Leopolda di Firenze. The organizers reported that almost 1.500 eyewear professionals and select buyers visited the show, exceeding their expectations and emphasizing...

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DAC Technologies appoints new president and CEO

DAC Technologies names Will Daniels as their new President and CEO. A 26-year veteran of the optical industry, Will has served in various leadership roles in sales management, operations and joined DAC in August this year from his recent role as head of global...

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EssilorLuxottica and Facebook introduce Ray-Ban Stories

Facebook, Inc. and Ray-Ban releases the next generation of smart glasses, Ray-Ban Stories. The highly anticipated collaboration brings forward a new way to seamlessly capture, share and listen through your most authentic moments. The announcement was made today by...

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DaTE: The countdown of the 9th edition begins

The countdown has begun for the 9th edition of DaTE, the international exhibition dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, which will open at the Leopolda in Firenze on Saturday September 11 and will continue until Monday September 13. Over 120 exclusive national and...

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EssilorLuxottica announces launch of share buyback program

EssilorLuxottica announces the launch of a share buyback program reflecting the Group’s confidence in its value creation and long-term prospects. With a view to implementing this share buyback program, EssilorLuxottica has granted a mandate to an investment services...

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