Dec
2004

L&T Special Report

Thinking about replacing that old tint tank? In the market for the latest patternless edger and remote tracer? The suppliers listed below distribute every type of equipment for in-office lens processing, as well as tools and instruments for the dispensary. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or the buyer for a retail optical chain, you’ll find a source here that can fulfill all your finishing, surfacing, lens fabrication and dispensing product needs. u Doctors and dispensers are fortunate to have an almost unlimited array of options for meeting virtually any type of vision correction or cosmetic need. Yet the continual addition of new products by lens suppliers (and the elimination of very few products) also makes it challenging to keep track of all the choices. L&T’s handy, at-a-glance listing gives you contact information about lens suppliers as well as a quick rundown on the lens styles and materials they offer. Contact the suppliers to find out which wholesale laboratories or stock lens distributors carry their products. 
—Andrew Karp

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


ASI (Action Services Inc.)
(800) 881-2020; (865) 671-2905; FAX: (800) 881-3030
S, T, TS
 
AIT Industries
(800) 729-1959; (630) 530-1950; FAX: (630) 530-1967
F, S, T

Arconium Specialty Alloys
(800) 343-0282; (401) 456-0800; FAX: (401) 421-2419
S

Bay Tech Optical Products
(800) 843-8627; (813) 725-3336; FAX: (219) 725-8649
F, T
Belrose Refracting Equipment
(847) 675-2300; (800) 875-5235; FAX: (847) 675-2303
F, TS, T, S

Bill Fox, Inc.
(972) 722-4608; (800) 245-5369; FAX: (972) 722-8168
F, TS, T, S

Brain Power Inc. (BPI)
(800) 327-2250; (305) 264-4465; FAX: (305) 264-1467
F, I, S, T, TS

Breitfeld & Schliekert
(888) 429-5779; (602) 265-4175; FAX: (602) 248-0066
T, I
Briot USA
(800) 292-7468; (678) 456-1100; FAX: (770) 889-8445
F, S, T, TS

C.C. Systems
(727) 596-1460; FAX: (800) 329-9003
CS

Calcon Optical Supply
(800) 648-2020; (714) 645-2020; FAX: (800) 466-9640
S, T

DAC Vision
(800) 800-1550; (972) 494-4555; FAX: (800) 421-3398
F, S, T

Delta Add-Power Systems
(504) 837-9835; FAX: (504) 837-9838
CS

Digital Vision
(503) 231-6606; FAX: (503) 231-4943
CS

Essilor of America/Trace & Transmit
(800) 237-8725; FAX: (727) 549-5134
CS, F

Ferro Corp., Transelco Div.
(315) 536-3357; FAX: (315) 536-8091
S

FB Optical
(320) 255-1333; (800) 328-0316; FAX: (320) 255-1413
F, S, SE, T

Franel Optical
(407) 831-4000; (800) 327-2070; FAX: (407) 260-0745
F, TS, T

Fujimi Corporation
(708) 941-1400; FAX: (708) 941-7060
S

Gerber Coburn Optical
(800) 843-1479; (860) 648-6600; FAX: (800) 316-0994
(860) 648-6601
CS, F, S, SE

Grimes Optical Equipment
((800) 749-8427; FAX: (806) 342-4201
F, S, T, TS

Grobet-Vigor
(800) 847-4188; FAX: (800) 243-2432
F, I, S, T

Henley Optical
(800) 243-6539; (214) 264-4801; FAX: (214) 264-4803
F, S, SE, T, TS

Hilco/SeeGreen
(800) 955-6544; (508) 699-4406; FAX: (508) 695-2742
S, T

Hoya Vision Care,
North America/EyeConnect System
(972) 221-4141; (877) 528-1939; FAX: (972) 221-0660
CS, F

Inland Diamond
(800) 347-2020; (248) 585-2330; FAX: (248) 589-0499
S, T, TS

J.C. Optical Service
Authorized by FOMAP S.R.I.
(561) 883-5224; FAX: (561) 883-5224
F, S, T

Kirk Optical Co.
(516) 378-7800; FAX: (516) 378-5135
TS

Lab-Tech (A member of Nassau Vision Group)
(800) 822-4343; FAX: (305) 471-8140
CS, F, S, T

Loh Optical Machinery
(414) 255-6001; FAX: (414) 255-6002
F, S, SE

Marco Ophthalmic
(800) 874-5274; (904) 642-9330; FAX: (904) 642-9338
I, S

National Optronics
(800) 247-9796; (804) 295-9126; FAX: (804) 295-7799
F, SE

Nestor Systems Int’l
(610) 767-5000; (800) NES-TORS; FAX: (610) 767-0500
F, S, T

Nikon
(516) 547-4200; (800) 438-8782; FAX: (516) 547-5251
I

Nu-Tech Optical Equipment
(972) 231-4921; FAX: (972) 231-4923
F, SE

Optek
(800) 524-5454; (813) 525-2153; FAX: (813) 526-7872
S, SE, T

Optical Distributors International
(888) 551-2020; (516) 349-0004; FAX: (516) 349-1558
F, S

Optical Moulding Systems (OMS)
(800) 461-6637; (514) 738-6637; FAX: (888) 890-3761
F, S, T, TS

Optical Software
(800) 762-2708; (910) 274-4427; FAX: (910) 370-1273
Canada
(800) 939-4227; FAX: (506) 853-7512
CS
Optical Works
(800) 688-1806; FAX: (918) 683-9527
F, S, SE, T, TS

OptiSource
(800) 377-2436; (631) 474-5563; FAX: (631) 473-4292
S, TS

Optivision
(800) 795-9927; (602) 277-2614; FAX: (602) 277-2582
CS

Phantom Research
Laboratories
(800) 225-5559; FAX: (619) 280-9908
S, TS

Practical Systems, Inc.
(800) 237-8154; FAX: (800) 330-3800
F, S, T

R. Howard Strasbaugh
(805) 541-6424; FAX: (805) 541-6424
SE
Sadler
(508) 761-8352; (800) 343-3912; FAX: (508) 761-8354
T

Salem Vision Group
(800) 234-1982; (910) 766-1104; FAX: (910) 766-1119
S, T, TS

Santinelli International
(800) 644-EDGE; (631) 435-EDGE; FAX: (631) 435-9200
F, I, S, T, TS

Sentilles Optical Services
(800) 868-9749; FAX: (800) 868-9749
F, T, TS

Signet Armorlite
(800) 759-4630; (619) 744-4000; FAX: (619) 471-6255
S

Smart Lab
(800) 355-0309; FAX: (800) 355-0277
F

Super Systems
(800) 543-7376; FAX: (513) 321-2456
F, S, SE, T, TS

Systems By Graber
(608) 277-0777; FAX: (608) 277-0377
CS

Topcon/ODI
(888) 551-2020; (201) 261-1999; FAX: (201) 634-1326
F, I

Tristor Optical
(800) 648-2020; FAX: (800) 466-9640
S

Universal Photonics
(800) 645-7173; (516) 935-4000; FAX: (516) 935-4039
F, S, T, TS


Universal Super-Cut
(800) 621-5552; (312) 286-5000; FAX: (312) 286-2549
S, T

U.S. Optical Specialties
(800) 227-2252; (219) 234-3200; FAX: (219) 233-8422
T

Venture Tape
(800) 343-1076; (781) 331-5900; FAX: (781) 871-0065
S, T

Vision Star
(503) 731-9715; FAX: (503) 230-1165
CS

Vision Systems
(866) 934-1030; (727) 934-0130; FAX: (727) 934-9423
F, I

Visioneering Research
Laboratories
(800) 837-4000; FAX: (800) 837-4891
S, T, TS

Weco USA
(800) 292-7468; (678) 456-1100; FAX: (770) 889-8445
F

Western Optical Supply
(800) 423-3294; (505) 455-1100; FAX: (505) 455-1109
S, T, TS

Lens Casting/Fabrication
Optical Dynamics
(800) 587-2743; FAX: (502) 458-6625

Opticast
(888) 893-2278; FAX: (419) 634-9858

Polycore Optical USA
(888) 645-7788; FAX: (775) 850-2060

Spectacle Lens Suppliers

AO/SOLA
1500 Cader Lane
P.O. Box 6002
Petaluma, CA 94953-6002
(800) 358-8258 (Nat’l); FAX: (800) 688-6842 (Fax ordering)
Cataract, Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/ Occupational/Progressive), High Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Action Optics
P.O. Box 2999
105 Lewis Street
Ketchum, ID 83340
(800) 654-6428; FAX: (208) 726-9584
Polarized

Aire-O-Lite Optical
Route One - Box 260
Industrial Park
Alma, GA 31510
(800) 654-6545
Cataract, Low Vision, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals)

Augen Opticos
El Sauzal
Ensenada, B.C. Mexico 22760
(52) 01 646 1746334
in Chula Vista, CA
(619) 420-8162; FAX: (619) 420-6653
email:
augenmkt@telnor.net
Web site: www.augenopticos.com
Photochromics, Progressive, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

Aura Lens Products, Inc.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(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
23-25 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 944-9016; FAX: (914) 944-9004
Glass (Single Vision), High Index (Single Vision)

BelOptix
7 Vista Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(877) 235-6789; (860) 434-9191; FAX: (860) 434-9551
Resin, High Index, Polycarbonate (Photochromic, Single Vision, Progressive)

Brain Power Inc. (BPI)
4470 S.W. 74th Avenue
P.O. Box 559501
Miami, FL 33255-9501
(800) 327-2250; (800) CALL-BPI; FAX: (305) 264-1467
Web site:
www.callbpi.com
email: BPI@CALL BPI.com
Resin (Single Vision, Trifocals)

Bristol C&D
14317 S.W. 142nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 255-1181; FAX: (305) 235-9734
Web site:
www.bcdlens.com
Cataract, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals)

C&E Distributing, Southeast
2990 Gateway Drive, Ste. 300
Norcross, GA 30071
(800) 451-0814; FAX: (770) 446-6992
High Index, Polarized

Essilor Of America
2400 118th Avenue. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(800) ESSILOR; (800) THE-EYES
(Lens Ordering, Customer Service & Support)
(800) 433-BEST
(Electronic Ordering)
FAX: (800) 232-9362
(Fax Lens Ordering)
Cataract, Low Vision, Glass (Trifocals/Occupational/Progressive, High Index) Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Great Lakes Coating Laboratory
1784 Larchwood
Troy, MI 48083
(800) 693-0099; (248) 524-0550; FAX: (248) 524-0808
High Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision)

Hoya VisionCare
19750 S. Vermont Ave.
Suite 160
Torrance, CA 90502
(800) 367-4692; FAX: (800) 877-4692
13 Francis Clarke Circle
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 790-0171; (888) 882-HOYA; FAX: (203) 744-6430
Glass (Single Vision), High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

H.S. Products Co.
904 McDonald Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(800) 221-8372; (718) 438-9691; FAX: (718) 438-9897
Glass (Single Vision, Photochromics) Resin, High Index (Bifocals, Progressive)

Johnson & Johnson
Vision Care
Spectacle Lens Group
(800) 920-2021, ext. 3700
Web site:
http://ecp.definity.com

KBco.
408 Aspen Airport Business
Center, Suite 222
Aspen, CO 81611-3508
(800) 722-8776; FAX: (800) 826-7535
Polarized

Lensco-The Lens Co.
13 1/2 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
(800) 345-0866; FAX: (973) 345-1484
Glass (Single Vision)

Melibrad
3175 W. Ali Baba Lane #803
P.O. Box 19689 (89132)
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 895-9033; (800) 634-6786; FAX: (702) 895-9231
Polarized, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals)

Nassau Lens Co.
160 LeGrand Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647
(800) 526-0313; FAX: (800) 637-3415
Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals), High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate

Optical Dynamics Corp.
10100 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299
(800) 797-2743; (502) 671-2020; FAX: (502) 719-0731
Web site:
www.opticaldynamics.com
High Index, Photochromics, Progressive

Optima
111 Research Drive
Stratford, CT 06497-7321
(800) 621-1216; FAX: (203) 375-9768
High Index (Single Vision, Progressives), Polycarbonate (Single Vision)

Optovision Technologies
10510 Olympic Drive
Dallas, TX 75220
(800) 736-6786; FAX: (214) 357-2004
High Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision)

Pentax Vision
11545 Encore Circle
P.O. Box 2300
Hopkins, MN 55343
(800) 401-9101; FAX: (612) 935-3987
High Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Progressive)

Phillips Safety Products
700 Cedar Avenue, Bldg. 2
Middlesex, NJ 08846-0477
(888) 440-9797; FAX: (732) 356-7127
email:
info@phillips-safety.com
Resin (Single Vision); Glass (Occupational)

Photoprotective Technologies
4738 Shavano Oak
San Antonio, TX 78249
(800) 219-9993; FAX: (210) 493-7043
Polarized, Resin (Single Vision)

Polycore Optical USA
875 East Patriot Boulevard, #204
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 850-2050; Fax: (775) 850-2060
Plastic Photochromic, Polycarbonate (Single Vision, Progressive)

Rodenstock North America
2150 Bixby Rd.
Lockbourne, Ohio 43137
(888) 407-3937; FAX: (888) 407-3938
Cataract, Low Vision, Glass (Trifocals/Occupational/ Progressive), High Index (Single Vision, Bifocals, Progressive), Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Schott Glass Technologies.
400 York Avenue
Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-7485; FAX: (570) 457-2505
Glass (White Crown, UV-Filtering White Crown, Tints, High Index)

Scopus Optical Industry
Maayan, Zvi 30805, Israel
972-6 6395060; FAX: 972-6 6396861
High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Progressive, Photochromic)

Seiko Optical Products
of America
575 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(800) 235-LENS; FAX: (201) 529-9019
High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Progressive)

Shamir Insight
7726 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
(888) 707-7760; FAX: (877) 285-4863
email:
information@shamirlens.com
Web site: www.shamirlens.com
Glass (Progressive , Photochromic), High Index, Resin (Photochromic, Polarized, Occupational/ Progressive) Polycarbonate (Progressive)

Shane-Michael Optical
70 Elmira Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
(800) 227-4400; FAX: (415) 467-2741
Polarized

Shore Lens Company
3415-3417 Quentin Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(888) 547-4802; (718) 645-4420
FAX: (888) 547-5593
High Index, Photochromics, Polycarbonate Resin (Single Vision, Progressive)

Signet Armorlite
1001 Armorlite Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(800) 759-0075 (U.S. & Canada); 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
11823 Slauson Avenue, #37
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 789-SOMO; (866) 585-7666
FAX: (877) 282-7600
Resin (Single Vision), High Index (Single Vision, Bifocal), Polycarbonate (Single Vision)

Specialty Lens
3955 S. 210 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(888) OPTI-POL; FAX: (800) 525-3845
High Index, Polarized, Resin
(Single Vision)

Titmus Optical
3811 Corporate Drive
Petersburg, VA 23805
(800) 446-1802; FAX: (804) 862-3734; (800) 962-6761 (Customer Service)
Glass (Single Vision), Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision)

Transitions
9251 Belcher Road
P.O. Box 700
Pinellas Park, FL 34664
(727) 545-0400; FAX: (727) 546-3394
High Index Photochromics, Polycarbonate Photochromics, Resin Photochromics (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Vision-Ease Lens
700 54th Ave. North
P.O. Box 968
St. Cloud, MN 56302-0968
(800) 328-3449; FAX: (800) 289-5456
Cataract, Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/Occupational/Progressive, High Index, Polarized, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Winchester Optical Medical Optics
Glare Control Lenses
1935 Lake St.
Elmira, NY 14902
(800) 742-5273; (607) 734-0883
Glass, Photochromic, Occupational

Wise Optical Vision Group
Four Executive Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701-6812
(800) 221-2996; FAX: (800) 952-1897
Web site:
www.wisecontactus.com
Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals) High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate (Single Vision, Progressive); Optical Accessories

X-Cel Optical
806 S. Benton Drive
P.O. Box 420
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(800) 747-9235; FAX: (800) 232-9235
Cataract, Glass (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals/ Occupational/ Progressive), High Index, Polarized, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Younger Optics
2925 California Street
Torrance, CA 90503
(800) 366-5367; FAX: (310) 783-6477
Glass (Bifocals), High Index,  Polarized, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals, Progressive)

Carl Zeiss Optical
13017 N. Kingston Avenue
Chester, VA 23836
(800) 338-2984; FAX: (804) 530-8322
email:
lenses@zeiss.com
Web site: www.zeiss.com/optical
Glass (Single Vision, Trifocals/ Occupational/ Progressive), High Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Progressive)

 

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