Dec
2003

Special Report

The lens processing capabilities of the in-office laboratory are growing more sophisticated each year. Dispensers are taking advantage of new technologies in tinting, edging, tracing, surfacing and even casting to produce premium lenses for their 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 vendors listed below can help you find the right equipment, tools, software and supplies to fit your needs.

Eyecare professionals need a scorecard to keep track of the vast amount products on the market today. This at-a-glance guide will also 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

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/HELP System
(203) 790-0171
(888) 882-HOYA
FAX: (203) 744-6430
CS, F

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

Micro Optics Design
(949) 788-0005
FAX: (949) 788-0006
SE

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 Corp.
23-25 Spring Street
Ossining, N.Y. 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, and 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, Inc.
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, Inc.
2990 Gateway Drive,
Ste. 300
Norcross, GA 30071
(800) 451-0814
FAX: (770) 446-6992
High Index, Polarized

Essilor Of America, Inc.
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 Lens, Inc./Gardena
1411 W. 190th Street,
Ste. 270
Gardena, CA 90248
(800) 367-4692
FAX: (800) 877-4692
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)

INDO Lens US
462 Borrego Court
Ste. D
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 394-3700
FAX: (909) 394-2039
Toll Free: (888) 440-4636
Toll Free: (888) 440-INDO
email: orderdesk@indolens.com
Single Vision, Bifocals, Progressive, Superfin

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

KB Co.
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, Inc.
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, Inc.
575 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(800) 235-LENS
FAX: (201) 529-9019
High Index, Resin (Single Vision, Progressive)

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

Titmus Optical Co.
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, Inc.
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 Co.
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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