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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 is meant to draw attention to pitfalls and possible risks, to show shop-floor level staff how to apply…

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 of ophthalmic optical products. And supply and aftercare industries will carry on trade economically, simply out of…

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 resulted in serial production and the third industrial revolution, 3D printing, will result in mass customization. Across…

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 AI and which will do so in the near future. What effect will they have on society? How should we deal with these effects? Should…

MAFO – The Conference 2019

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.2″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.2″] 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 doors in Milan on February 22, 2019, on the day before Mido. For our special birthday, 12 top-class…