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 11, 2001. The memories of that day and the following weeks are forever...

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 Centre (Inno-Z) at the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany....

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 whether the lens industry will soon recommend protecting the eyes by not...

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 effective lens needed a lot of patience and perseverance. Whether a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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New OptoTech furnace series

OptoTech has announced the release of their new OCF furnace series for curing hardcoatings on ophthalmic lenses as well as curing blanks. The 2 available versions (OCF Premium 2 and OCF Premium Plus 3) have individually controlled modules and adjustable feedrate for...

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Vision Expo to host virtual career event

Vision Expo has announced plans to host the Virtual Career Zone, a virtual networking event designed to connect young professionals and students with optical companies. Set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11-11:55 a.m. EDT, the virtual event is inspired by...

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MAFO – The Conference 2021 confirmed

After the inevitable cancellation of MAFO - The Conference 2020 due to the corona crisis it is now certain: MAFO - The Conference 2021 will take place! The motto for the annual industry meeting ties in with 2020: Smart and Sustainable - reloaded. And the date is also...

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Coburn Technologies introduces new express lens edger

Coburn Technologies has released the next generation in their lens edging technology, their fastest edger to-date, the HPE-910 Exxpert Express Lens Edger. The faster edging speed is the result of smart processing and quick mapping, completing a job in 80 seconds....

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Safe Business Platform: opti 2021

From September 1st on, trade fairs may take place again in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The upcoming opti, which will be held in Stuttgart from 8th to 10th of January 2021, will then be the first ophthalmic optics trade show within a year, where the industry can meet...

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Silmo 2020 outside the walls

After announcing that the 2020 edition would not be held at Paris Nord Villepinte, from Oct, 2 to 5, Silmo Paris activated its plan B to address the expectation of the optical and eyewear industry and the anticipation of exhibitors and visitors hoping to reunite. This...

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Schneider goes contact lenses and IOL

Schneider is entering the market for contact lens and IOL manufacturing technology with two new solutions for single-point diamond turning. The fully featured UPC 100 Vision is designed for the manufacturing of mold inserts with surface roughness values in the 1-2 nm...

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Digital use has increased in corona times

A representative study among spectacle wearers shows how much digital use has increased in the times of corona. This also has an impact on our visual dynamics today. Whether video conferencing, e-mail, chat or video streaming: As a result of the corona crisis with...

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