L&T: Special Report

Dec
2007

The Annual Resource Guide

The capabilities of the in-office laboratory grow more sophisticated each year. Dispensers are taking advantage of new technologies in tinting, edging, tracing, surfacing and even casting to produce high-performance lenses for their increasingly discriminating patients. Whether you’re a solo practitioner with a small in-office lab or the manager of an on-site lab in a retail chain, the suppliers listed below can help you find the right equipment to fit your needs. Eyecare professionals need a scorecard to keep track of the vast amount of ophthalmic lens products on the market today. This at-a-glance guide will help you find suppliers of every type of lens. Manufacturers and distributors are listed alphabetically, along with contact information and lens material and design availability. Contact the manufacturer to find out which wholesale laboratories or stock lens suppliers distribute their products.   
—Andrew Karp

Equipping the Lab and Dispensary
Key: CS = Computer Systems and Software; F = Finishing Equipment; I = Instruments; LC = Lens Coating; S = Supplies; SE = Surfacing Equipment; T = Tools; TS = Tinting Systems

IT Industries
(630) 595-1005
(800) 729-1959
Fax: (800) 729-7489
Email: info@aitindustries.com
Web site: www.aitindustries.com
F, S, T

B&K Optical Tools and Supplies
(888) 429-5779
(623) 516-0259
Fax: (866) 882-0066
T, I

Bay Tech Optical Products
(727) 446-4999
(800) 843-8627
Fax: (727) 446-5799
Email: BayTeckOptical@aol.com
F, T

Belrose Refracting Equipment
(847) 675-2300
(800) 875-5235
Fax: (847) 675-2303
Email: sales@belroserefracting.com
Web site: www.belroserefracting.com
F, TS, T, S

Brain Power, Inc. (BPI)
(305) 264-4465
(800) CALL-BPI (225-5274)
Fax: (305) 264-1467
E-mail: bpi@callbpi.com
Web site: www.callbpi.com
F, I, S, T, TS

Briot USA
(678) 456-1100
(800) 292-7468
Fax: (770) 889-8445
(678) 456-1119
Email: info@briotweco.com
Web site: www.briot-usa.com
F, S, T, TS

CDP Diamond Products

(734) 591-1041
(800) 521-0638
Fax: (734) 591-6906
Email: johno@cdpdiamond.com
F, S, SE, T

DAC Vision
(972) 677-2700
(800) 800-1550
(800) 421-3398
Email: solutions@dacvision.com
Web site: www.dacvision.com
F, S, T

Digital Vision Inc.
(503) 231-6606
Fax: (503) 231-4943
Web site: www.thedvi.com
CS

FrameTrace.com
Email: info@frametrace.com
Web site: www.frametrace.com
CS

Franel Optical Supply
(407) 884-1800
(800) 327-2070
Fax: (407) 884-1830
Email: FranelOpt@aol.com
Web site: www.FranelOptical.com
F, TS, T

Essilor Laboratories of America/Trace and Transmit
(800) 237-8725
Fax: (727) 549-5134
Email: ebiz@eloa.com
Web site: www.eloa.com/Services/
Trace+and+Transmit.htm
F

Gerber Coburn
(860) 648-6600
(800) 843-1479
(800) 262-8761
Fax: (860) 648-6601
Web site: www.gerbercoburn.com
CS, F, S, SE

Grimes Optical Equipment
(806) 342-4200
(800) 749-8427
Fax: (806) 342-4201
Email: tgrimes@grimesoptical.com
Web site: www.grimesoptical.com
F, S, T, TS

Grobet USA
(201) 939-6700
(888) 447-6238 ext. 355
Fax: (201) 939-5067
(800) 243-2432
Email: optical@grobetusa.com
F, I, S, T

Inland Diamond Products

(800) 347-2020
Fax: (800) 424-2011
(248) 585-2330
Web site:  www.inlanddiamond.com
S, T, TS

Kirk Optical Co.
(631) 957-8330
Fax: (631) 957-8330
TS

Lab-Tech
(800) 822-4343
Fax: (800) 627-7280
Email: sales@lab-tech.net
CS, F, S, T

Marco Ophthalmic
(904) 642-9330
(800) 874-5274
Fax: (904) 642-9338
Web site: www.marco.com
I, S

Nestor Systems Int’l.
(610) 767-5000
(800) 697-8677 (NESTORS)
Fax: (610) 767-0500
Email: info@nestorsys.com
Web site: www.nestorsys.com
F, S, T

OMS, 177108 Canada, Inc.
(800) 461-6637
(514) 426-3055
Fax: (514) 426-1138
(888) 890-3761
Email: oms_optical@yahoo.com
Web site: optochemicals.com
F, S, T, TS

Optek
Division of Associated Development Corp.
(727) 525-2153
(800) 524-5454
Fax: (727) 526-7872
Email:  sales@optek-online.com
Web site: www.optek-online.com
S, SE, T

Optical Chemicals
(407) 897-2074
(866) 613-3247
Fax: (407) 386-9000
Web site:  www.opticalchemicals.com
S

Optical Laboratory Supply

(800) 544-9588
Fax: (812) 853-5511
Web site:  www.opticallabsupply.com
S

Optical Machinery
(214) 342-1382
(800) 284-8078
Fax: (214) 342-0187
F, S, SE, T

Optical Technology
(407) 884-1800
(800) 347-2020 US & Canada
Fax: (407) 884-1830
Email: franelopt@aol.com
Web site:  www.franeloptical.com
F, S, T

Optical Works
(918) 682-1806
(800) 688-1806
Fax: (918) 683-9527
Email: owc@opticalworks.com
Web site: www.opticalworks.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

Opticom
(800) 678-4266
Fax: (920) 965-3203
Email: info@opticom-inc.com
dave@opticom-inc.com
Web site: www.opticom-inc.com
CS

OptiSource International
(800) 678-4768 OPTISOURCE
Fax: (631) 924-8375
Web site: www.1-800-OPTISOURCE.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

Optivision
(602) 277-2614
(800) 795-9927
Fax: (602) 277-2582
Email: contactus@optivision.com
bruce@optivision.com
Web site: www.optivision.com
CS

Optovision Technologies
(214) 351-1155
(800) 688-7575
Fax: (214) 357-2104
Web site: www.optovisiontech.com
LC

Phantom Research Labs

(619) 280-8313
(800) 821-8729 Local
Fax: (619) 280-9908
(800) 225-5559
Email: sales@phantomresearch.com
Web site: www.phantomresearch.com
S, TS

Precision Tool Technologies
(320) 632-5320
(800) 450-8665
Email: jim@precisiontooltech.com
Web site: www.precisiontooltech.com
F, LC, S, SE, T

PSI (Practical Systems, Inc.)
(727) 376-7900
(800) 237-8154
Fax: (727) 372-1900
(800) 330-3800
Email: customerservice@LookToPSI.com
Web site: www.LookToPSI.com
F, S, T

Quantum Innovations
(541) 608-7772
Fax: (541) 608-7774
Web site: www.Qtmi.net
LC

Sadler
(508) 761-8352
(800) 343-3912
Fax: (508) 761-8354
Email:  sadlerbros@sadleroptical.com
Web site: www.sadleroptical.com
T, S

Saint-Gobain
(518) 642-2200
Web site: www.nortonfoam.com
S, T

Salem Vision Group
(336) 766-1104
(800) 234-1982
Fax: (336) 766-1119
Email: sales@salemdist.com
Web site: www.salemdist.com
S, T, TS


Santinelli International
(631) 435-3343 (EDGE)
(800) 644-3343 (EDGE)
Fax: (631) 435-9200
Email: sales@santinelli.com
Web site: www.santinelli.com
F, I, S, T, TS

Satisloh
(262) 255-6001
(800) 866-5640
Fax: (262) 255-6002
Email: info.usa@satisloh.com
F, LC, S, SE, T

Schneider Optical Machines

(972) 247-4000
Fax: (972) 247-4060
Web site: www.schneider-om.com
SE

Sentilles/SOS/Shuron/CMV
(704) 332-9928
(800) 868-9749 Orders
Fax: (704) 332-9727
Email: sales@sentillesoptical.com
Web site: sentillesoptical.com
F,T, TS

Signet Armorlite
(760) 744-4000
(800) 759-0075
Fax: (800) 759-0660
Email: info@signetarmorlite.com
Web site:  www.signetarmorlite.com
S, T

Smart Lab
(800) 355-0309
Fax: (800) 355-0277
Email: chuck@smartlab.cc
Web site: www.smartlab.cc
T

Superabrasive
(678) 714-6840
(800) 987-8403
Fax: (877) 213-6823
F, S, SE

Super Systems
(513) 321-2456
(800) 543-7376
Fax: (513) 321-1047
(800) 421-1047
Email: sales@superoptical.com
Web site: www.superoptical.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

T.C.I. Optical Products
(734) 243-9900
Fax: (734) 243-2982
Email: tci@antila.net
Web site: www.tcioptical.com
F, S, T

Topcon-ODI
(201) 261-1999
(888) 551-2020
Fax: (201) 634-1326
Web site: www.topcon.com
F, I

Ultra Optics
(763) 488-6030
(800) 365-9993
Web site: www.ultraoptics.com
LC

Universal Photonics
(516) 935-4000
(800) 645-7173 Sales
Fax: (516) 935-4039
Email: info@universalphotonics.com
Web site: www.universalphotonics.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

Venture Tape
(781) 331-5900
(800) 343-1076
Fax: (781) 871-0065
Web site: www.venturetape.com
S, T

Vision Star
(503) 731-9715
Fax: (503) 230-1165
Email : info@visionstarllc.com
Web site: www.visionstarllc.com
CS

Western Optical Supply
(505) 455-1100
(800) 423-3294
Fax: (505) 455-1109
Email: orders@westernoptical.com
Web site: www.westernoptical.com
S, T, TS


Spectacle Lens Suppliers


AO/SOLA
(See Carl Zeiss Vision)

Action Optics
(800) 654-6428
Fax: (208) 726-9584
Polarized

Aire-O-Lite Optical
(800) 654-6545
Web site:  www.aire-o-lite-optical.com
Cataract, Low Vision, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals)

Augen Opticos
(866) AUGEN-11
Fax: (619) 420-6653
Email: customerservice@augenusa.com
Web site: www.augenusa.com
Photochromics, Progressive, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

Aura Lens Products, Inc.
(800) 281-2872
Fax: (320) 253-1239
Email: mikeaur@worldnet.com
Web site: www.auralens.com
Glass (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/ Occupational/Progressive), High-Index, Polarized

Bauer Optical
(914) 994-9016
(914) 994-9017
Fax: (914) 994-9004
Email: baueropt@optonline.net
Glass (Single-Vision)

Brain Power Inc. (BPI)
(800) 327-2250
(800) CALL-BPI
Fax: (305) 264-1467
Web site: www.callbpi.com
Email: BPI@CALLBPI.com
Resin (Single-Vision, Trifocals)

Bristol C&D
(305) 255-1181
Fax: (305) 235-9734
Web site: www.bcdlens.com
Cataract, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals)

C&E Distributing, Southeast
(800) 451-0814
Fax: (770) 446-6992
High-Index, Polarized

Cardinal Optical
Web site:
www.nassauvisiongroup.com
See also Nassau Lens

Carl Zeiss Vision
(858) 509-9899
Fax: (858) 509-9898  
Email: lenses@zeiss.com
Web site: www.zeiss.com/Lenses
Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Occupational, Progressive), High-Index (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive), Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Champion Optical Co.
Web site:
www.nassauvisiongroup.com
See also Nassau Lens

Eagle Optical
Web site: www.nassauvisiongroup.com
See also Nassau Lens

Essilor Of America

(800) ESSILOR
(800) THE-EYES (Lens Ordering, Customer Service & Support)
(800) 433-BEST (Electronic Ordering)
Fax: (800) 232-9362
Cataract, Low Vision, Glass (Trifocals/Occupational/Progressive, High-Index) Polycarbonate, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Excelite
(614) 497-0300
Fax: (614) 497-0314
Mid/High-Index (Single- Vision), Resin (Single-Vision, Progressive), Trivex (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Gator Lens
(888) 428-6711
Fax: (877) 235-9730
Web site: www.gatorlens.com
Resin (Finished Single-Vision), Mid-High-Index Plastic (Single-Vision), Polycarbonate (Single Vision)

Hoya Vision Care
(800) 423-2361
Fax: (972) 219-2766
Email: hoyavisioncare@hoyavision.com
Web site: www.hoyavision.com
Glass (Single-Vision), High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

Indo Lens U.S.
(888) 440-4636
Fax: (630) 595-1006
Email: orderdesk@indo.es
Web site: www.indolens.com
Mid/High-Index (Single-Vision Occupational, Progressive)

International Polarizer

(508) 481-4943
(508) 481-0222
Email: sales@intl-polarizer.com
Web site: www.intl-polarizer.com
Polycarbonate (Single-Vision), Resin (Single-Vision)

KBco
(800) 722-8776
Fax: (800) 826-7535
Email: lenses@kbco.net
Web site: www.kbco.net
Polarized

L.B.I.
(818) 407-1890
(800) 423-5175
Fax: (800) 826-9759
Email: info@LBI.biz
Web site: www.LBI.biz
Mid/High Index Plastic (Single-Vision, Progressive), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Bifocal, Progressive), Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocal, Progressive)

Lensco-The Lens Co.
(800) 345-0866
Fax: (973) 345-1484
Glass (Single-Vision)

Melibrad
(702) 895-9033
(800) 634-6786
Fax: (702) 895-9231
Polarized, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals)

Memphis Lens
Web site: www.nassauvisiongroup.com
See Nassau Lens

Nassau Lens
(800) 526-0313
Fax: (800) 637-3415
Web site: www.nassauvisiongroup.com
Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals), High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate

Optical Dynamics
(800) 797-2743
(502) 671-2020
Fax: (502) 719-0731
Email: customerservice@opticaldynamics.com
Web site: www.OpticalDynamics.com
High-Index, Photochromics, Progressive

Optima
(800) 621-1216
Fax: (203) 375-9768
Email: mail@optima-hyper.com
Web site: www.optima-hyper.com; www.resolutionlenses.com
High Index (Single-Vision, Progressives), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision)

Pentax Vision
(See Seiko Optical)

Phillips Safety Products
(888) 440-9797
Fax: (732) 356-7127
Email: info@phillips-safety.com
Glass (Occupational) Resin (Single-Vision)

Polycore Optical USA
(775) 850-2050
Fax: (775) 850-2060
Email: customerservice@polycore.com
Web site: www.polycore.com
Plastic Photochromic, Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Prio
(800) 621-1098
Fax: 503-574-2731
Web site: www.prio.com

Scopus Optical Industry
972-6 6395060
Fax: 972-6 6396861
High Index, Resin
(Single-Vision, Progressive, Photochromic)

Seiko Optical
(800) 235-LENS
Fax: (201) 529-9019
Email: lenses@seikoeyewear.com
Web site: www.seikoeyewear.com
High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Shamir Insight
(888) 707-7760
Fax: (877) 285-4863
Email: information@shamirlens.com
Web site: www.shamirlens.com; www.office_lens.com
Glass (Progressive, Photochromic), High-Index, Resin (Photochromic, Polarized, Occupational/ Progressive) Polycarbonate (Progressive)


Shore Lens
(888) 547-4802
(201) 784-1571
Fax: (888) 547-5593
High-Index, Photochromics, Polycarbonate Resin (Single- Vision, Progressive)

Signet Armorlite
(800) 759-0075
Fax: (800) 759-0660
Web site: www.signetarmorlite.com
Cataract, Low Vision, High-Index, Low Vision, Polarized, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Somo Optical
(562) 789-SOMO
(866) 585-7666
Fax: (877) 282-7600
Email: somoptical@msn.com
Web site: www.somoptical.com
High Index (Single-Vision, Bifocal), Polycarbonate (Single- Vision); Resin (Single Vision)

Specialty Lens
(888) OPTI-POL
Fax: (800) 525-3845
Email: marketing@specialtylens.com
Web site: www.specialtylens.com; www.irxlens.com
High-Index, Polarized, Resin (Single-Vision)

The Lens Connection
(631) 249-2020, ext. 221
(900) 321-1100, ext. 221
Fax: (631) 249-0577
(877) 213-2020
Email: abe@thelensconnection.com
Mid/High-Index Plastic (Single-Vision), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Bifocal), Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocal, Progressive)

Three Rivers Optical
(804) 732-6121
(800) 446-1802
Fax: (800) 756-0034
Email: threeriversoptical@prodigy.net
Web site: www.threeriversoptical.com
Polycarbonate (Bifocal)

Tokai Optical/RSE Optics
(763) 559-1212
Fax: (763) 559-5236
Email: info@tokai.com
Web site: www.tokai.com
High-Index (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Trans America Optical
Web site: www.nassauvisiongroup.com
(see also Nassau Lens)

Transitions Optical
(727) 545-0400
Fax: (727) 546-3394
High-Index Photochromics, Polycarbonate Photochromics, Resin Photochromics (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Vision-Ease Lens
(800) 328-3449
Fax: (800) 289-5456
Web site: www.vision-ease.com
Cataract, Glass (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/ Occupational/ Progressive, High-Index, Polarized, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Vision Warehouse

(425) 602-2503
(888) 550-LENS (550-5367)
Fax: (425) 602-2504
Email: sales@visionwarehouse.com
Web site: www.visionwarehouse.com
Mid/High-Index Plastic (Single-Vision, Progressive), Polycarbonate (Single- Vision), Resin (Single-Vision, Progressive), Trivex (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Winchester Optical Medical Optics
Glare Control Lenses
(800) 742-5273
(607) 734-0883
Glass, Photochromic, Occupational

ABB Optical/Concise
(800) 852-8089
Web site: www.abboptical.com
Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals) High-Index, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate (Single- Vision, Progressive); Optical Accessories

X-Cel Optical
(800) 747-9235
Fax: (800) 232-9235
Email: email@x-celoptical.com
Web site: www.x-celoptical.com
Cataract, Glass (Single- Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/ Occupational/ Progressive), High-Index, Polarized, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Younger Optics
(800) 366-5367
Fax: (310) 783-6477
Web site: www.youngeroptics.com
Glass (Bifocals), High-Index,  Polarized, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Lens Casting

Optical Dynamics
(800) 587-2743
Fax: (502) 458-6625

Opticast
(888) 893-2278
Fax: (419) 425-2250
Web site: www.opticastusa.com

 

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