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Tri-Surpreme Relaunches Website

Tri-Surpreme Relaunches Website

Tri-Supreme Optical Labs, based in Farmingdale, NY, is pleased to announce the re-launch of trisupreme.com, the company’s popular website.  The website features a new look, easier access and navigation and a customized dashboard based on a user’s browsing history.  trisupreme.com is configured for mobile devices as well. Accounts of Tri-Supreme who create an account at trisupreme.com can view monthly promotions, view Tri-Supreme’s latest newsletter, download the latest price list, view over 200 lens spec sheets detailing lens availability and print cut out charts for progressive lenses.            For more information, please contact Tri-Supreme Optical at 800-321-1100.
Lab Italee Takes On Essilor Optifog

Lab Italee Takes On Essilor Optifog

Essilor of America has implemented its patented Optifog technology at Lab Italee in Los Angeles, CA. Essilor, the leader in ophthalmic optics, is always looking to improve the vision of eyeglass wearers, helping them to see the world better. Now with access to Optifog technology, Lab Italee can fully manufacture the Optifog lenses at its Los Angeles laboratory. One common problem that affects eyeglass wearers is fog, which can cloud one’s vision and provide a frustrating hindrance – an unwanted and uncontrollable “blindfold” that can appear unexpectedly and interfere with one’s daily life. Indeed, of the 1.6 billion eyeglass wearers worldwide, 75% would like to have an anti-fog solution for their lenses to improve their vision (2010 International consumer research on 1,493 wearers, in 7 countries –Ipsos.) To find a solution to this issue, Essilor has developed Optifog, a breakthrough lens based on a technology covered by an international patent application. When combined with Optifog Activator, it provides immediate and efficient fog-free vision. “Essilor is proud to share its state of the art fog free technology with Italee,” said Bob Colucci, president, Independent...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
Education and Entertainment Coming to an Eye Care Provider Near You

Education and Entertainment Coming to an Eye Care Provider Near You

“Let’s face it, most patients when asked about their eye glasses talk about the frames,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America. He continued, “Through Eyemaginations in-office video feeds, we will have an opportunity to educate patients in a way that entertains. We really want people to understand how their eye glass lenses are made. Patients should also know how the latest in free form lens designs, materials and AR treatments, available at independent eye care providers, has an impact on the quality of their vision.” In addition to short product demonstrations and videos with humans as the main characters, The HOYA Free-Form Company employs the services of their animated stars Professor Murray and Dr. Graham. When ECPs are looking for an exciting way to tell the story of lens benefits to their patients HOYA’s digital characters have it covered. Ron Barnes, Director of Project Marketing, noted, “Dr. Graham is a female voice speaking from the ECP’s perspective. Her primary role is to compliment the antics of Professor Murray’s character and to take on more serious topics when she speaks to ECPs and patients.” Barnes continued, “The Simpson’s...
Mary Engelbreit Presents “Breit Eyes” Contest Winner

Mary Engelbreit Presents “Breit Eyes” Contest Winner

DALLAS (Jan., 2012) – Airwear®, Essilor’s lighter, safer and greener brand of polycarbonate lenses, and iconic artist and healthy vision advocate Mary Engelbreit presented Michele Zeblisky of Northwood, N.H., grand prize winner of the “Breit Eyes” Facebook photo contest, with an original, autographed sketch in the likeness of her 11-year-old son, Jack, as well as a tour of Engelbreit’s St. Louis studio and a $200 general use gift card. Fans of Airwear Lenses on Facebook may recall Essilor and Engelbreit asked parents to visit the page to enter the “Breit Eyes” contest last September. By submitting a photo of their child being “lighter, safer or greener” – the key benefits of Airwear lenses – while wearing glasses, parents had a chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes from Engelbreit. One lucky grand prize winner, Zeblisky, received an original sketch by Engelbreit in the likeness of the child in the winning photo plus a trip to tour Engelbreit’s St. Louis studio and a $200 gift card. One runner up, Anna Caudill of Franklin, Tenn., received a collection of Ann Estelle children’s books authored and signed by Engelbreit. Like her most beloved and bespectacled...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
New Generation Of Crizal Lenses Protects Vision And Eye Health

New Generation Of Crizal Lenses Protects Vision And Eye Health

DALLAS – Jan., 2012 – Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, today announces the launch of a new generation of Crizal® No-Glare lenses, the first-ever to offer complete protection against damaging UV light for long-term visual health. This innovative benefit of UV protection, which not only protects against transmission through the lens but also through backside glare, will be available on the complete portfolio of Crizal products in 2012. Crizal is the first and only range of No-Glare lenses designed to protect the long-term health of patients’ eyes, while also providing the best and most enduring clarity of vision. This new generation of Crizal features exclusive Broad Spectrum Technology, which virtually eliminates UV light reflection into the eyes, while maintaining maximum visible light transmission for crisper, clearer vision. This technology extends superior No-Glare efficiency from visible to UV light. “Through our leading research and development efforts, Essilor continues to drive unprecedented innovation in No-Glare technology,” said Carl Bracy, senior vice president of marketing and new business, Essilor of America. “With...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
Essilor Breaks New Ground With Optifog Lenses

Essilor Breaks New Ground With Optifog Lenses

DALLAS – Jan., 2012 – Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, continues its long-standing history of innovative, new products with Optifog™ lenses. Introduced in October, this groundbreaking generation of lenses includes an exclusive anti-fog property to offer wearers superior fog-free vision. For the first time, eyecare professionals (ECPs) have a solution to help their patients resolve this common problem and see their best in a variety of situations and conditions. “Essilor is proud to continue its rich history of innovation with Optifog, a breakthrough anti-fog technology, creating the first new lens category since our introduction of Crizal® lenses more than 20 years ago,” said John Carrier, president and CEO, Essilor of America. “Fog has been a long-time frustration and a danger for eyeglass wearers, so much excitement has been building here in the U.S. and around the world as ECPs and consumers now have an answer to a previously unmet need with these groundbreaking lenses.” Foggy lenses cause unexpected temporary blindness for the wearer and are bothersome in numerous everyday situations including moving from a cold to hot environment,...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
Wiley X® Spear Goggle Is The Latest Addition To Vision Protection Systems

Wiley X® Spear Goggle Is The Latest Addition To Vision Protection Systems

Leading protective eyewear manufacturer Wiley X, ® Inc. has announced that its Spear Goggle is the latest addition to its family of systems on the U.S. Army Approved Product Eyewear List (APEL).  This American-made, advanced vision protection system is currently available through GSA as well as the NSN supply system. This low profile, multi-function goggle is engineered to provide soldiers with maximum eye protection, while delivering superior field of vision and excellent visual acuity under a wide range of operational conditions.  A key to the Spear Goggle’s battlefield performance is its 90-degree wrap-design, eliminating tunnel vision and allowing for excellent peripheral awareness. Eliminating the need for bulky field goggles, the Spear is designed for comfort and versatility.  Wiley X’s tactical strap features a Tri-Glide™ adjustment system, together with quick-release key connections for fast removal.  Swivel hinges allow for wear with or without a helmet. Wiley X’s exclusive removable/replaceable soft Facial Cavity Seal eliminates reflected glare and seals out dust, debris and blowing sand. The Spear Goggle’s frame is also NVG compatible and features Wiley X’s...
Filed in: Eyewear
Spy® Steps Further Into Next Gen Looking Glass With Pritts

Spy® Steps Further Into Next Gen Looking Glass With Pritts

CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY Optic™ today announced a consulting agreement with optical industry veteran, Jim Pritts. He will facilitate research and development of lens technologies, working closely with the Company on product design and development, sourcing, quality, technology communication, intellectual property and prior art, and marketing and training. “Jim, aka ‘The Wizard of Light’, is a legend in the business and there isn’t much he doesn’t know, from optics and development to sourcing and production and even into the sales and marketing conversation, especially as that relates to what the marketplace embraces technology-wise and, therefore, the opportunities for SPY to further enhance the performance and appeal of its eyewear,” says Carol Montgomery, SPY® CEO.  “He has a great passion for the business and we’re looking forward to working with him across the breadth of our product lines in addition to pursuing new concepts we believe no one has yet considered.” With degrees in optics and marketing and more than 30 years’ experience in the optical industry, Pritts is popularly regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on performance eyewear....
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Padua, November 17, 2011 – Following the Board of Directors’ approval, Safilo Group announces that Safilo has just signed an agreement with StyleMark for the acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business, a world leader in optics and lens technology and a global eyewear manufacturer and distributor, with a strong and recognizable market positioning. The Polaroid Eyewear business is part of the StyleMark Group and has offices in the UK, Switzerland, the US, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, China and Russia as well as a comprehensive network of distribution partners around the world. Polaroid invented the first man-made polarizer for commercial use in 1929 and the first pair of Polaroid sunglasses was sold in 1935. Polaroid has been a pioneer and leader in polarizing lens technology ever since. For the year 2011, the Polaroid Eyewear business is expected to record sales of approximately USD 63 million and generate an expected EBITDA of around USD 8.75 million. The acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business is consistent with Safilo Group’s strategy of building a strong portfolio of Safilo own brands, in order to complement its well performing licensed brand portfolio. The inclusion...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
Seiko Introduces Surmount Ws Free-Form Lenses

Seiko Introduces Surmount Ws Free-Form Lenses

NOV 2011. MAHWAH, NJ—Seiko Optical Products of America, the pioneer and global leader in digital ophthalmic lens technology, extends its free-form product offering with new SEIKO Surmount Ws (Wide & Short), 100% internal free-form progressive lenses. Mike Rybacki, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing stated, “SEIKO Surmount Wide & Short is a new addition to our vast free-form product line, the most advanced in the U.S. market, and the first to incorporate recently patented technology in internal free-form design. This new technology places a complex convex surface onto the concave side of the lens. This lets us use lower base curves than ever before, creating much flatter, more cosmetically appealing lenses.” New SEIKO Surmount Ws is a hard design progressive lens offering a 42% wider reading area with clear distance vision to the periphery. Mr. Rybacki continued, “Progressive lens wearers who rely heavily on their eyewear for near vision tasks will find SEIKO Surmount Ws lenses easy to wear and use. This advanced design features an automatic variable inset of the corridor and reading areas based on patient distance Rx and PD. ECP’s can also specify the...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
More than Half of Eyeglass Wearers Feel Unsafe When…

More than Half of Eyeglass Wearers Feel Unsafe When…

Dallas (October 31, 2011) — A recent survey commissioned by Essilor of America, the leader in eyeglass lenses, revealed the situations where eyeglass wearers find it a problem to have foggy glasses. To help four-eyed consumers see their best, Essilor has unveiled lenses with Optifog™ technology, an exclusive anti-fog property. These lenses offer the best and most durable protection against foggy vision and are available through eyecare providers. It’s no surprise that 78% of glasses wearers found foggy lenses most annoying when moving from indoor to outdoor temperatures, but interestingly enough, the survey found the most troublesome activities are common everyday tasks: cooking (52%) and bath time (40%). Other problematic situations include: playing sports and exercising outdoors (16%), driving (16%), working out in a gym (8%), when at work (7%) and hunting (3%). The survey revealed nearly half of glasses wearers (45%) find foggy glasses a problem. The survey also revealed safety issues as an alarming three in five (59%) reported feeling unsafe with foggy glasses when driving. Also, not surprisingly, a majority (61%) of respondents found their glasses fogged up...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
SEIKO Optical Products Announces Surmount Lens Extended Availability

SEIKO Optical Products Announces Surmount Lens Extended Availability

October 2011, MAHWAH, NJ—Seiko Optical Products, the global leader in digital ophthalmic lens technology, announces their Surmount Internal Free-Form lens is now available in 1.50 plastic and 1.59 polycarbonate materials. Mike Rybacki, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing stated, “Seiko Surmount is the first lens in the U.S. market to incorporate recently patented advancements in internal free-form design (No. 7,341,344). This new technology allows the lab to process convex curves on the concave side of the lens, which means that Surmount lenses can be produced on lower base curves than traditional back-surface free-form designs, resulting in much flatter, more cosmetically appealing lenses, especially in high Plus Rx’s. Surmount lenses are currently available from select independent optical laboratories in Trivex, as well as in 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74 materials. We are pleased to extend the availability to include 1.50 plastic and 1.59 polycarbonate materials.” Surmount availability in 1.50 includes polarized (gray & brown) lenses and gray and brown Transitions VI lenses. Surmount polycarbonate availability includes polarized, Transitions® VI, Transitions XTRActive™...
Filed in: Ophthalmic Lenses
SEIKO Announces New Wrap Tech Thin Lenses

SEIKO Announces New Wrap Tech Thin Lenses

September 2011 Mahwah, NJ – SEIKO Optical Products of America, the global leader in digital ophthalmic lens technology is pleased to offer a new product in the free-form single-vision lens category. New Wrap Tech Thin, in 1.67 index clear and polarized (gray & brown) lenses utilizes advanced SEIKO free-form technology to create lightweight and thin high-base lenses for wrap style eyewear. Michael J. Rybacki, Seiko’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing stated, “The demand for highly curved prescription frames in clear and sunglasses is increasing, as wearers look for high tech fashions along with comfort and advanced optics. Conventional high-base designs induce asymmetry, which can cause eye fatigue and visual discomfort. Our new Wrap Tech Thin lenses use a free-form panoramic, aspheric and asymmetric design that corrects power error and astigmatism, creating a 50mm wide ‘sweet spot’ of comfortable, natural vision centered at the fitting point. Advanced free-form style-thinning technology is then incorporated to produce the thinnest lenses possible.” Wrap Tech Thin lenses are available clear & polarized (gray & brown) in 6.00 and 8.00 base curves in...
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REM Eyewear To Launch Tumi Eyewear

REM Eyewear To Launch Tumi Eyewear

Sun Valley, CA (September 26, 2011) – Tumi, the premium brand known for its innovative, high-quality, and stylish travel and business accessories is partnering with REM Eyewear to announce the launch of Tumi Eyewear, a partnership that will expand the product range of this global leader to include a complete collection of Sunglasses and Optical. The Tumi Eyewear collection consists of 12 Traverso sunglass styles launching in January, followed by 10 optical styles and the Compatto reader in March 2012. Tumi and REM Eyewear will launch global distribution of Tumi eyewear in 2012 through REM’s worldwide extensions and will be sold through prestigious fashion and eyewear retailers, and Tumi stores. “Tumi enjoys a remarkable reputation for dependability and innovation that has successfully extended its product range, making it a perfect fit for the eyewear category,” states Mike Hundert, REM’s CEO.   “We have invested more than two years of product development to create visionary eyewear that weaves creatively with its core attributes.   Tumi consumers love their experiences with this brand, and our eyewear will build on that tradition.” The components of the eyewear...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
Rodenstock Group Announces Organizational Changes

Rodenstock Group Announces Organizational Changes

MUNICH, Germany—The Rodenstock Group announced that it is restructuring its organization in order to increase its effectiveness and competitiveness. “The focal point of the new organizational model is the improved integration of the sales and marketing departments to enable them to work even more closely to their relevant markets,” said Rodenstock CEO Oliver Kastalio. Rodenstock said Kastalio will take over direct responsibility for all sales and marketing organizations to ensure that they are focused on being close to their markets and customers. The position of chief sales officer, held by Marc-Oliver Schneider, is being eliminated, and Schneider is leaving the Rodenstock Group by mutual consent. The human resources department will also be placed under the control of the CEO. According to Rodenstock, the changes are based on an overall plan that includes the structure of the organization, its processes and the personnel responsible for them. “Over the last three months we have undertaken a thorough analysis of the company and taken a close look at every single department. The main aim of the restructuring is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Rodenstock...
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