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A great success: MAFO – The Conference 2019

The 20th ‘MAFO – The Conference’ was held in Milan on February 22, 2019. More than 60 participants gathered at the NH Hotel, just outside the Mido, to enjoy an exciting day with interesting lectures and discussions. Under the motto, “Future Technologies”, 13 speakers provided their insights into which technologies will be most relevant to…

Coburn Technologies introduces new spin coater with dual-coating technology

Coburn Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest innovation in lens coating equipment, the Velocity 2D. Velocity 2D is the next generation of the current Velocity Automated Spin Coater, now designed with dual-coating technology. Derived from the existing platform of the Velocity automated lens coater, the Velocity 2D now offers labs the ability to…

Schoolchildren receive free pair of eyeglasses with 3D printed lenses

Luxexcel, developer of 3D lens print technology and IFB Solutions a North Carolina based nonprofit, celebrate one year of partnership. To mark the anniversary, nearly 20 local schoolchildren received a free pair of eyeglasses and a comprehensive eye exam. The eyeglasses featured lenses made with IFB’s 3D printer developed by Luxexcel. The 3D printer at…

Luxexcel advances 3D printing technology for ophthalmic lenses

Luxexcel, the pioneer in 3D printed ophthalmic lenses, announces that its proprietary 3D printing technology has advanced from the pilot phase to printing commercial lenses. Over the past 12 months, 5000 lenses have been printed on several VisionPlatforms™ installed in USA and Europe, enabling the company to bring the technology to a level where commercial…

Satisloh to donate 50,000€ to Light for the World by holding an auction at MIDO

Satisloh will mark the production of their 1,000th VFT-orbit generator at MIDO 2019 in Milan by holding an auction on February 23rd at 2:30 pm, The company will donate 50,000€ of the winning bid to global vision disability and development charity, Light for the World (Licht für die Welt). Supporting Light for the World As…

Essilor International completed four transactions: Brille24, Union Optic, Indulentes, Metalizado Optico Argentino

Essilor International, an EssilorLuxottica subsidiary, is actively pursuing its acquisition and partnership strategy with the completion of four transactions worldwide, representing combined full-year revenue of around €48million. Essilor further strengthens its development strategy in Germany, the fifth largest ophthalmic optics industry in the world. To speed up the development of a drive-to-store model that gives…

Coburn Technologies promotes David Kilfoil to marketing manager

Coburn Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of David Kilfoil as the new Marketing Manager for the company. Kilfoil has been with Coburn for more than three years now as the Marketing Specialist, with primary responsibilities including the full management of the domestic trade show and exhibition schedule, as well as the coordination…

MEI to debut new solutions at MIDO for lens edging

MEI returns to MIDO again this year, confirming its now-traditional dual presence: once again, the institutional stand, targeting the industrial sector, will be joined by an exhibit space given over entirely to EZFit, the compact edger dedicated to retail users. Constantly looking for innovative solutions that will allow labs and lens and frame manufacturers increased…

Bühler appoints Mark Macus as new CFO effective September 1, 2019

Andreas Herzog (61), who has held the CFO position for 17 years, will retire for age reasons effective September 1, 2019. His successor is Mark Macus (47), who was employed at Bühler before for five years and who currently serves as CFO of the Vitra Group. Andreas Herzog has made a substantial contribution to professionalizing…

The Vision Council releases Annual Report

The Vision Council is proud to release its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s many accomplishments throughout the year. In 2018, The Vision Council welcomed 54 new member companies and saw the success of the first year of the Optical Retail Division (ORD). Now boasting over 45 member companies, the ORD elected an inaugural chair…