L&T: Special Report

Dec
2012

The 2013 Annual Resource Guide

NEED TO KNOW INFO
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.

When it comes to ophthalmic lenses, eyecare professionals need a scorecard to keep track of the ever increasing amount of products on the market. This at-a-glance guide will help you find suppliers of every type of lens. Manufacturers and wholesale distributors are listed alphabetically, along with contact information, lens material and design availability. Contact the manufacturer to find out which wholesale laboratories 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

AIT Industries

(630) 595-1005/(800) 729-1959
Fax: (800) 729-7489
E-mail: info@aitindustries.com
Website: aitindustries.com
F, S, T

Arno Optical Corp.
(800) 822-2766
Fax: (954) 583-8119
Website: arnooptical.com
F, S

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

Belrose Refracting Equipment
(847) 675-2300/(800) 875-5235
Fax: (847) 675-2303
E-mail: sales@belroserefracting.com
Website: 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
Website: callbpi.com
F, I, S, T, TS

Briot USA
(678) 456-1100/(800) 292-7468
Fax: (770) 889-8445/(678) 456-1119
E-mail: info@briotweco.com
Website: briot-usa.com
F, S, T, TS

CDP Diamond Products
(734) 591-1041/(800) 521-0638
Fax: (734) 591-6906
E-mail: johno@cdpdiamond.com
F, S, SE, T

Coburn Technologies
(800) 843-1479
Fax: (877) 437-2379
Website: coburntechnologies.com
CS, F, SE, S

DAC Vision
(972) 677-2700/(800) 800-1550/
(800) 421-3398
E-mail: solutions@dacvision.com
Website: dacvision.com
S, E

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

Franel Optical Supply
(407) 884-1800/(800) 327-2070
Fax: (407) 884-1830
E-mail: franelopt@aol.com
Website: franeloptical.com
F, TS, T

Essilor Laboratories of America
(800) 237-8725
Fax: (727) 549-5134
E-mail: ebiz@eloa.com
Website: eloa.com
F

Grimes Optical Equipment
(806) 342-4200/(800) 749-8427
Fax: (806) 342-4201
E-mail: tgrimes@grimesoptical.com
Website: grimesoptical.com
F, S, T, TS

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

Inland Diamond Products
(800) 347-2020
Fax: (800) 424-2011/(248) 585-2330
Website: 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
E-mail: sales@lab-tech.net
CS, F, S, T

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

Nestor Systems Int’l.
(610) 767-5000/
(800) 697-8677 (NESTORS)
Fax: (610) 767-0500
E-mail: info@nestorsys.com
Website: nestorsys.com
F, S, T

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

Optek
Division of Associated Development Corp.
(727) 525-2153/(800) 524-5454
Fax: (727) 526-7872
E-mail: sales@optek-online.com
Website: optek-online.com
S, SE, T
Optical Chemicals
(407) 897-2074/(866) 613-3247
Fax: (407) 386-9000
Website: opticalchemicals.com
S

Optical Laboratory Supply
(800) 544-9588
Fax: (812) 853-5511
Website: opticallabsupply.com
S

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

Optical Works
(918) 682-1806/(800) 688-1806
Fax: (918) 683-9527
E-mail: owc@opticalworks.com
Website: opticalworks.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

Opticom
(800) 678-4266
Fax: (920) 965-3203
E-mail: info@opticom-inc.com, dave@opticom-inc.com
Website: opticom-inc.com
CS

OptiSource International

(800) 678-4768 OPTISOURCE
Fax: (631) 924-8375
Website: 1-800-optisource.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

Optivision
(602) 277-2614/(800) 795-9927
Fax: (602) 277-2582
E-mail: contactus@optivision.com, bruce@optivision.com
Website: optivision.com
CS

Optiwheel
(866) 817-0195
Fax: 586-731-0991
Website: optiwheel.com
S

Optovision Technologies
(214) 351-1155/(800) 688-7575
Fax: (214) 357-2104
Website: optovisiontech.com
LC

Phantom Research Labs
(619) 449-7754/(800) 225-5559
Fax: (619) 449-7711
E-mail: sales@phantomresearch.com
Website: phantomresearch.com
S, TS

Precision Tool Technologies
(800) 450-8665
E-mail: jim@precisiontooltech.com
Website: precisiontooltech.com
F, LC, S, SE, T

PSI (Practical Systems, Inc.)
(727) 376-7900/(800) 237-8154
Fax: (727) 372-1900/(800) 330-3800
E-mail: customerservice@looktopsi.com
Website: looktopsi.com
F, S, T

Quantum Innovations
(541) 608-7772
Fax: (541) 608-7774
Website: qtmi.net
LC

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

Salem Vision Group
(336) 766-1104/(800) 234-1982
Fax: (336) 766-1119
E-mail: sales@salemdist.com
Website: salemdist.com
S, T, TS

Santinelli International
(631) 435-3343 (EDGE)/(800) 644-3343 (EDGE)
Fax: (631) 435-9200
E-mail: sales@santinelli.com
Website: santinelli.com
F, I, S, T, TS

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

Schneider Optical Machines
(972) 247-4000
Fax: (972) 247-4060
Website: schneider-om.com
SE

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

Signet Armorlite
(760) 744-4000/(800) 759-0075
Fax: (800) 759-0660
E-mail: info@signetarmorlite.com
Website: signetarmorlite.com
S, 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
E-mail: sales@superoptical.com
Website: superoptical.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

T.C.I. Optical Products
(734) 243-9900
Fax: (734) 243-2982
E-mail: tci@antila.net
Website: tcioptical.com
F, S, T

Takubo North America
(800) 506-0950
Fax: (386) 597-0060
E-mail: sales@takubo-na.com, service@takubo-na.com
Website: takubo-na.com

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

Ultra Optics
(763) 488-6030/(800) 365-9993
Website: ultraoptics.com
LC

Universal Photonics
(516) 935-4000/(800) 645-7173 Sales
Fax: (516) 935-4039
E-mail: info@universalphotonics.com
Website: universalphotonics.com
F, S, SE, T, TS

US Ophthalmic Edging Solutions
(888) 334-4640
Fax: (305) 722-7326
Website: usoedging.com
F, S, T

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

Vision Star
(503) 731-9715
Fax: (503) 230-1165
E-mail : info@visionstarllc.com
Website: visionstarllc.com
CS

Western Optical Supply
(505) 455-1100/(800) 423-3294
Fax: (505) 455-1109
E-mail: orders@westernoptical.com
Website: westernoptical.com
S, T, TS




SPECTACLE LENS SUPPLIERS

ABB Concise

(800) 852-8089
Website: abboptical.com
Glass (Single-Vision, Bifocals), High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Progressive), Optical Accessories

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

Aire-O-Lite Optical

(800) 654-6545
Website: aire-olite-optical.com
Cataract, Low Vision, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals)

Augen Optics
(866) AUGEN-11
Fax: (619) 420-6653
E-mail: customerservice@augenusa.com
Website: augenusa.com
Photochromics, Progressive, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

Bristol C&D, Inc.
(877) 255-1181
Fax: (877) 235-9730
Website: bcdlens.com
Cataract, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Trifocals), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Bifocals)

C&E Distributing, Southeast
(800) 451-0814
Fax: (770) 446-6992
Website: nassauvisiongroup.com
See also Nassau Lens
High-Index, Polarized

Carl Zeiss Vision
(858) 509-9899
Fax: (858) 509-9898
E-mail: lenses@zeiss.com
Website: 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)

Conant Lens
(770) 509-7860
(770) 579-9227
Website: conantoptica.com

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)

Gator Lens
(888) 428-6711
Fax: (877) 235-9730
Website: 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
E-mail: hoyavisioncare@hoyavision.com
Website: hoyavision.com
Glass (Single-Vision), High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals, Progressive)

International Polarizer
(508) 481-4943/(508) 481-0222
E-mail: sales@intl-polarizer.com
Website: intlpolarizer.com
Polycarbonate (Single-Vision), Resin (Single-Vision)

KBco
(800) 722-8776
Fax: (800) 826-7535
E-mail: lenses@kbco.net
Website: kbco.net
Polarized

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)

Nassau Lens
Cardinal Optical
Champion Optical Co.
Eagle Optical
Memphis Lens
Trans America Optical

(800) 526-0313
Fax: (800) 637-3415
Website: nassauvisiongroup.com
Glass (Single-Vision, Bifocals), High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Bifocals), Polycarbonate

Optical Dynamics
(800) 797-2743/(502) 671-0599
Fax: (888) 900-5504
E-mail: customerservice@opticaldynamics.com
Website: optical-dynamics.com
High-Index, Photochromics, Progressive

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

Opti-Stock

(800) 393-7110/(877) 393-7117
Stock lenses

Pentax Vision
(See Seiko Optical)
Phillips Safety Products
(888) 440-9797
Fax: (732) 356-7127
E-mail: info@phillips-safety.com
Glass (Occupational), Resin (Single-Vision)

PixelOptics
(540) 777-6550
Fax: (540) 777-6555
Website: pixeloptics.com
Electronic focusing eyewear

Polycore Optical USA
(775) 850-2050
Fax: (775) 850-2060
E-mail: customerservice@polycore.com
Website: polycore.com
Plastic Photochromic, Polycarbonate (Single-Vision, Progressive)

PFO Global

(866) 996-7849
Fax: (866) 748-5836
Website: profitoptix.com
High-Index (Free-form progressive)

Scopus Optical Industry

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

Seiko Optical Products
(800) 235-LENS
Fax: (201) 529-9019
E-mail: lenses@seikoeyewear.com
Website: seikoeyewear.com
High-Index, Resin (Single-Vision, Progressive)

Shamir Insight
(888) 707-7760
Fax: (877) 285-4863
E-mail: information@shamirlens.com
Website: shamirlens.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
Website: 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
E-mail: somoptical@msn.com
Website: somoptical.com
High-Index (Single-Vision, Bifocal), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision), Resin (Single-Vision)

Specialty Lens
(888) OPTI-POL
Fax: (800) 525-3845
E-mail: marketing@specialtylens.com
Website: specialtylens.com; irxlens.com
High-Index, Polarized, Resin (Single-Vision)

Spectacle Lens Supply
(888) 305-3300
Fax: (888) 663-8600
High-Index, Polycarbonate, Resin (Polarized, Progressive, Single-Vision)

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

Three Rivers Optical
(800) 756-2020
Fax: (800) 756-0035
E-mail: threeriversoptical@prodigy.net
Website: 3riversoptical.com
High-Index, Trivex, Polycarbonate, Resin (Single Vision, Bifocal, Progressive)

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
Website: 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
E-mail: sales@visionwarehouse.com
Website: visionwarehouse.com
Mid/High-Index Plastic (Single-Vision, Progressive), Polycarbonate (Single-Vision), Resin (Single-Vision, Progressive), Trivex (Single-Vision, Progressive)

 

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