ISSUE 03/2024

Overview

Special topic: Smart Technologies: What labs need to be successful in the future // Adaptive smart glasses for future? // AR and MR devices as the next computing platform // Live on site: Great atmosphere at this year’s ­MAFO – The Conference // Mido 2024 ‒ back in force // Opti – a successful start to the new optical year // Market Surveys: Industrial edger // Business: Risk management – strategic and structured

ISSUE 02/2024

Overview

Special topic: Smart Technologies: What labs need to be successful in the future // Adaptive smart glasses for future? // AR and MR devices as the next computing platform // Live on site: Great atmosphere at this year’s ­MAFO – The Conference // Mido 2024 ‒ back in force // Opti – a successful start to the new optical year // Market Surveys: Industrial edger // Business: Risk management – strategic and structured

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:
Cleaning machinery

ISSUE 06/2023

Overview

Special topic – Go Digital!: Lens production going digital // Chat GPT and otherAI´s – a new language for the industry // Technology: Overcoming the gas age // Live on site: A breath of future
at VEW 2023 // Silmo Paris 2023 // Market Survey: Lens printing // Laser engraving systems

ISSUE 05/2023

Overview

Special topic – Sustainable Processes: A broad vision of sustainability // “There is no waste at all‒, only raw materials!” // Technology: Anti-reflex coating and process control // Thickness and weight of ophthalmic lenses // One drop and you regain the vision of a 20-year-old? // Market Survey: AR-Coating machinery

ISSUE 04/2023

Overview

Special topic – Data Handling & Security: AI and machine learning algorithms // Highest level of lens personalization thanks to “big data” and recent scientific findings // MAFO live on site: SLUGFest 2023 — first-hand information and visions for the future // Leica Eyecare — back to its roots // Market Survey: Dip- and spin hard coating machines

ISSUE 03/2023

Overview

Special topic – Ophthalmic Optics in Numbers: The ophthalmic market in a nutshell // Misconceptions about progressive lenses // Consumer sentiment
and market data in Europe // Technology: Natural Accommodation Lens // PFAS forever? // Market Survey: Generators

ISSUE 02/2023

Overview

Special topic – Future Lab: MAFO – The Conference 2023 // Paperless Production // Challenges and opportunities for labs // Technology: The correction of near vision astigmatism // De-fogging with heat // Market Survey: Industrial edging

ISSUE 01/2023

Overview

Special topic – Technology & Innovation: Advancement of flat lens technology // Smart glasses // Subtitles for AR glasses // Technology: Improvement of color perception // Market Survey: Cleaning machinery

ISSUE 06/2022

Overview

Special topicGo digital!:  Ray-tracing customized progressive lens calculation // Novel approach for retrieving the individual lengths of the eye // Class I UDI and The Vision Council response // Business: Impact of inflation // Market Survey: Lens printing systems // Laser engraving systems

ISSUE 05/2022

Overview

Technology: Blue light // Special topic – Sustainable processes: UV curing // Film lamination // Alloy recovery // Corporate sustainability // Market Survey: AR coating machines

ISSUE 04/2022

Overview

Technology: What do we mean by a “perfect lens”? // Blue light – facts and trends // Special topic – Data Handling & Security: IT in the lab // Cyber hygiene practices // High quality data // Market Surveys: Spin Hard Coating // Dip Hard Coating

ISSUE 03/2022

Overview

Technology: Controlling oblique aberrations // Demystifying the dip coating process // Progressive design personalization // Special topic – Ophthalmic Optics in Numbers: European optics market // U.S. optical industry market // Market Surveys:  Generators