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September 2019 · Volume 48 · Number 411
OUTLOOK 3 · Opti’s new home 4 · Team Henrich & Krall 25th Anniversary 5 · Vision Expo West 6 · Obituary: John Conway 8 · 100% Optical eyes the future
10 · CooperVision donation to Our Children’s vision 11 · EssilorLuxottica’s proposed GrandVision acquisition
BUSINESS MATTERS 12 · Don’t get complacent with password protection Clive Taylor, director, Quiss Technology
16 · Silmo Preview: Some of the highlights of this month’s Paris show
OPTIPRODUCTS 24 · Joy from Dibble 26 · Polarising sunglasses
MARKETPLACE 27 · A to Z of optical websites 28 · International Suppliers Guide
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here has been a Changing of the Guard in the UK – or rather a Shuffling of the Cabinet – following Boris Johnson’s installation as Prime Minister in place of Theresa May. Most government departments have seen new ministers put in post. One of the few that has seen no change is health. Matt Hancock was Secretary of State for Health under Theresa May and he has been rewarded for swallowing his words, if not his pride, and for now backing policies he previously opposed. As a result, he has continued in post as Health Secretary. Although most opticians work in the private sector, Britain’s National Health Service is still a crucial optical care provider; indeed, it remains virtually a monopoly provider of care where a patient has a serious eyecare condition. Having suffered almost a decade of underfunding during the period of government-imposed ‘austerity’, the current administration has been busily announcing ambitious spending plans for the NHS. Usually such reversals follow a change of governing party but, in this case, all it needed, it seems, was pre-election jitters and a new PM who somehow has access to the ‘Magic Money Tree’ that his predecessor denied existed. So the current Secretary of State for Health is now presiding over what is being presented as a huge cash injection for the NHS. The problem is, Matt Hancock has never conveyed the impression that he was ever much interested in health services. Just as in his previous Ministerial positions, this is a Minister who always gives the impression that his main preoccupation is information technology. If you want to grab Matt Hancock’s attention, you need, it seems, to focus on technological rather than pharmaceutical solutions. It has come as no surprise then to see initiatives such as the tie in of the NHS with Amazon. No matter that Amazon’s other main claim to fame in the UK is its controversial success to date in avoiding making any significant contribution to Britain’s tax take despite the company’s huge UK turnover. The Secretary of State was happy to brush that aside in sanctioning an arrangement whereby Amazon Alexa users can describe their symptoms to their Alexa device and ask for advice. The facility for this comes through Amazon being granted free access to the NHS knowledge base. It was an initiative that generated some initially positive political soundbites but it has unravelled somewhat as newspaper reporters tested their symptoms on their Alexas only to discover that the actual responses they got through Amazon varied wildly depending on how they phrased the question. It seems that in the drive to announce a sexy IT solution, the protagonists lost sight of the old computer acronym GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out). There’s surely a great future ultimately in artificial intelligence solutions in healthcare, including eyecare. In the Netherlands, the Rotterdam Ophthalmic Data Repository has made its datasets freely available to researchers in the hope of encouraging software developers to create better diagnostic tools, including those that will draw on AI. Policy makers need to distinguish, however, between worthwhile technological solutions and mere headlinegrabbing gimmicks.
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Opti to get new home in 2021
‘Opti is the first optical trade show of the year, the first trade show for new products and
product launches in the new business year, offering visitors in January everything they require for a successful year of business,’ says Dieter Dohr, chairman of the GHM Gesellschaft
für Handwerksmessen mbH, organiser of Opti.
From now on, however, the exhibitors will have more valuable time — even in the odd
years – to deck out their stands for opti. Because the entirety of Fairground Munich is
occupied by the BAU trade show in January of odd years, Opti will take place in these odd years at Messe Stuttgart starting in January 2021.
‘In odd years Opti has always faced the challenge of all 18 fairground halls being
occupied until shortly before the trade show,’ explains Dieter Dohr. ‘This issue of occupancy every other year meant that there was always only a short
window of time for our exhibitors to construct their trade stands — as just
recently in January 2019. As a trade show organiser with the clear mission of
further developing opti for and with the industry, this situation did not please
us. For this reason, we engaged in intense discussions with various trade show locations with the aim of finding a longterm and future-oriented solution for Opti and its exhibitors in those odd years.’
As planned, opti 2020 will take place from January 10-12 2020 at Fairground Munich, where it will also take place in
2022 and 2024.
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Team Henrich & Krall celebrate 25th anniversary
On May 24, 2019, Team Henrich & Krall celebrated their
deblocker. You put your trust in us and believed in our
ichenhain, Germany. Around 170 international guests cel-
Founded in 1994 as a two-man company by Jürgen Krall
25th anniversary at the company’s headquarters in Dreie-
ebrated the landmark event in a laid-back summer party,
accompanied by a live band,
products and I want to thank you for that.’
and Dieter Henrich, Team Henrich & Krall soon made a
mark on the German and
exciting entertainment and
European ophthalmic mar-
ket, when the company be-
Jürgen Krall, founder and
came known for its expertise
CEO of Team Henrich &
in developing and producing
Krall, took the audience on
automated solutions for de-
a walk down memory lane
blocking, cleaning and tint-
years’ company history. In
with anecdotes from 25
ing, proven in many instal-
his speech, he expressed his
In 2013, Team Henrich &
gratitude for the continued
Krall joined the Scheider
support and trust from his
group and has become an
customers, colleagues, part-
ners and friends: ‘Some of
integral part of it. The merg-
er extended Team Henrich
Gunter Schneider, president of the Schneider group, pictured with Jürgen Krall, CEO of Team Henrich & Krall
you have known us since the very first days. It feels like
& Krall’s reach overseas making them known across the
developed our tinting technology and produced our first
nificantly – a win-win solution for both companies.
yesterday that we cleaned the first lenses with brushes,
globe while extending Schneider’s product portfolio sig-
Silmo d’Or 2019 Jury chair
A French designer and interior architect of international renown, Christophe Pillet will be chairman of the Jury at the Silmo d’Or 2019 awards.
After graduating from l'École nationale supérieure d'art of Nice in 1985, Christophe Pillet joined
the Domus Academy in Milan.
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Zeiss professional service manager
Zeiss Vision Care UK have appointed Sofia Fazal as professional services manager for the UK and Ireland. Fazal is a qualified optometrist and has a strong background in optics, having worked in the optics industry for over 20 years.
During her time as an optometrist, Fazal has worked across multiple optical disciplines, including
refractive laser, community eye care, hospital and retail practice. Using her optical knowledge and experience, Fazal is now responsible for creating and delivering CET training programmes for
professionals on the latest research, consultation and complex dispensing, and several other key topics, as well as internal optical and product training for Zeiss employees.
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Vision Expo West
New education at Vision Expo West 2019 will offer attendees a wide range of tracks, courses, workshops and competitions featuring the latest in leadership, marketing, patient care and more with real-time planning and
interactive demonstrations. With over 300 hours of educational content available, attendees will have the opportunity to fulfill multiple aspects of their professional aspirations.
‘This year’s Vision Expo will offer high-quality education that’s presented in new and engaging formats from the
top leaders in the industry,’ said Dr Mark Dunbar, co-chairman of the conference advisory board. ‘With interactive
and in-depth sessions, attendees have the opportunity to leave Vision Expo with all the tools they need to efficiently and effectively apply what they’ve learned,’ added Dr Ben Gaddie, co-chairman of the conference advisory board.
Exploring the intricacy of marketing in today’s society, new EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops will provide
attendees hands-on training and onsite instruction for ease of implementation when returning to their business or
practice. Hosted by Marketing4ecps, each course will cover four fundamental marketing channels including social media, digital marketing, video and blogging, and merchandising.
A new myopia track will examine the latest in myopia care, prevention and patient education with courses curated
by the top professionals in the field. As one of the most common conditions seen by optometrists, this track will guide clinicians through strategies to manage and slow the progression of myopia. Additionally, the Brien Holden Vision Institute will offer an interactive session on how to apply the latest myopia innovations in patient care.
Vision Expo West Las Vegas will take place on:Exhibition: September 19-21, 2019; Education: September 18-21, 2019. W
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Obituary: John Conway
e regret to record the death of John Conway, who passed away on Saturday July 27, 2019, leaving his wife of over 34 years Mary, three children and grandson. John was born in Gloucester and joined the Norville Optical Group straight from school. He was instrumental in transforming a large card inventory control system into one of the very first barcode frame/lens control systems in the industry. Then moving on to Seiko Optical UK, John introduced innovations such as the voice picking initiative and the computer (EDI) ordering concept that revolutionised the company’s customer services working practices. John Conway This was recognised as an optical industry first. Barry Dibble, past chair of the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians and MD of Dibble Optical writes: ‘When John was appointed as Managing Director of Seiko Optical UK in 2004 the company was struggling with significant losses but through diligent hard work and powerful leadership he achieved consecutive double digit annual growth for over a decade. This had a significantly positive impact on the local economy in Gloucester and the UK business became so successful that it accounted for 40 per cent of Seiko’s total European turnover. John’s amiable and people-centered style of management was recognised when Seiko Optical became one of only 600 companies world-wide to be awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation, an achievement the company repeated with a subsequent second award. His excellence in leadership and management were recognised with Fellowships of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. John’s dedicated and innovative leadership saw him promoted to Managing Director of Seiko Europe in 2015 and this role required him to oversee a business worth in excess of €188 million across 19 countries. ‘In service to the optical industry, John served as a director of the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians from 2005-15 and as chairman of the lens group from 2007-09. In 2011 he was elected to the prestigious role of Chairman of the board of the FMO. ‘He was awarded his Master’s degree in Procurement in 2005 by Glamorgan University. Appointed as a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers in 2006, John led the development of innovative new optical qualifications and modules. John was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the FMO in December 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the optical industry. W
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AOP response to Government road safety statement 2019
The Association of Optometrists welcomes the Government’s commitment to consider mandatory eyesight tests for older drivers, set out in The Road Safety Statement 2019 published in July.
The report and action plan, released by the Department for Transport, addresses a host of road safety issues including
medical fitness to drive. It highlights the importance of good eyesight for road safety and pledges a research
programme and literature review, in partnership with the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency, to assess poor vision as a UK safety problem. Crucially, it says the Government will consider the case for a new vision test for drivers over the age of 70, and then at three-year intervals when they renew their licence.
The AOP is a strong advocate for change to the current eyesight requirements for motorists, which are some of the
weakest in Europe and put all road users at risk. The AOP’s Don’t swerve a sight test campaign calls for a change to the
law, to require drivers to have a comprehensive vision check to prove their vision meets the legal standard when they first apply for the licence, and whenever they renew their licence.
Commenting on the statement, deputy chair of the AOP, Dr Julie-Anne Little said: ‘It’s reassuring to see the
Government taking practical steps through a committed road safety action plan. We’re pleased it takes a full view – looking at all the key issues that can impact road safety, including the importance of good vision for driving.’
100% Optical 2020 has its eyes on the future
2020 is considered by many a landmark year in optics
hosting CET sessions across three days at the show. 100%
year also as new technologies are now advancing to a
with registrations for free tickets going live on Monday
with obvious links to the term 20/20 vision. A landmark
stage where they can have a significant impact on eye health diagnosis and treatment.
Optical takes place at Excel London January 25-27 2020, September 2, 2019.
In celebration of where the industry has come from,
where it is today and where it is heading, the 100% Optical new show creative for the 2020 show is modern and futuristic.
Its accompanying strapline of ‘Vision for the future’ has
Keeping in theme, attending 100% Optical will offer an
insight into what practices of the future will look like
with a new and enhanced physical ‘future practice hub’
Deborah Bowman joins GOC
Deborah Bowman has been appointed as lay member of
the General Optical Council for a period of four years.
She replaces Selina Ullah, whose term finished on August
Marcolin Group further expands its direct coverage in APAC through the opening of a new branch based in Singapore.
The Singapore subsidiary is expected to boost the Group’s
Deborah is Professor of Bioethics & Clinical Ethics and
growth in the Asia Pacific region and to reinforce the com-
University of London. Her academic interests include the
Hong Kong, acting as a commercial hub for the entire
Deputy Principal (Institutional Affairs) at St. George's, application of ethics to policy, clinical practice and health-
mercial synergy with the already existing regional office in network of wholesalers and taking care of the distribution
of the brand portfolio in the area.
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Silmo Bangkok 2019 attended by industry professionals from over 32 countries The theme of Silmo Bangkok 2019, Thailand’s dedicated optical trade fair, was ‘Business Meets Fashion’. The show marked its success with over 2,800 visitors and 250 exhibiting brands and companies from Thailand and overseas. Launched in 2018, Silmo has cemented its position as the region’s leading trade platform for the industry. Loy Joon How, general manager, Impact Exhibition
Management Co., Ltd., said, ‘We were pleased to welcome
first-time country pavilion, Italy, as well as the other
the Thailand Ministry of Industry, to organise the Silmo
Bangkok Eyewear Design Contest. The winners, Nichaka-
mon Tuncharern, Upchuck Tongngern, Kittiphon Sodata, Pitchayapa
and Rashata Nakpansua walked away
with prizes worth more than 120,000THB
and their designs will be showcased at Silmo Paris 2020. In addition, the series of conferences and sem-
inars were well-attended by
four — China, France, Korea and Taiwan. We are confident
more than 600 participants.
and the region, and will continue to develop and
be held from June 10-12
As part of encouraging innovation, Silmo collaborated
and Convention Center,
that Silmo will create business opportunities for Thailand grow Silmo.’
with the Division of Creative Industry Development from
Silmo Bangkok 2020 will
2020, at Impact Exhibition Bangkok.
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CooperVision donate up to $500,000 to Our Children’s Vision
With the rising levels of myopia predicted to affect nearly 5 billion people by 2050, it’s becoming more important for
organisations to band together to fight this public health epidemic. CooperVision has supported the Our Children’s
Vision campaign for the last two years by donating a percentage of its CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lens sales to the organisation, and has extended the program to recommit to the cause. Through its continued support, CooperVision
expects to contribute up to US$500,000 from its global MiSight sales to Our Children’s Vision by the end of 2020.
‘We firmly believe having strong partnerships in place can get us further than any individual effort,’ said Yvette
Waddell, CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, the founder and manager of the Our Children’s Vision
campaign. ‘The assistance we’re receiving from CooperVision will help us reach more children and provide greater access to eye health services in underserved communities, as well as help us advocate on behalf of a vulnerable demographic to ensure child eye health is integrated into country and education policies.’
Blackfin global sales director
Pramaor, the Agordo-based (Belluno, Italy) company specialised in the manufacture of high-end titanium eyewear under the Blackfin brand, has named Filippo Pustetto global sales director, reporting directly to CEO Nicola Del Din.
‘We are convinced that Filippo is the right person to work with the company on the growth plan we
have developed and are implementing, based on the industry plan in effect through 2022. With in-
depth experience in Italy and abroad, especially the management of brands with different
distributions and positioning, Pustetto is a professional with breadth and depth of vision as well as practical knowledge of Blackfin and our brand’s potential in the international designer eyewear
sector,’ remarked Del Din.
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EssilorLuxottica seek to acquire GrandVision
EssilorLuxottica S.A. has announced an agreement with
Hal Optical Investments B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V, for the sale of HAL’s 76.72 per cent
ownership interest in GrandVision N.V., a global leader in optical retail.
Under the agreement, EssilorLuxottica will buy HAL’s
shares at €28 per share, to be increased by 1.5 per cent
to €28.42 if closing of the Transaction does not occur
anti-trust clearance. The Transaction is expected to close
in 12 to 24 months. After the Transaction has been suc-
cessfully concluded, EssilorLuxottica will launch a mandatory
cash public offer (the ‘Mandatory Public Offer’) for all
outstanding shares in the company, in accordance with the applicable Dutch public offer rules.
The activities of both companies are highly complemen-
tary. EssilorLuxottica currently operates over 10,000 stores
within 12 months from the announcement date. GrandVision
and several proprietary online platforms with a strong
agreement with EssilorLuxottica.
than 7,200 optical stores and online platforms in more
supports the Transaction under the terms of a support
Closing of the Transaction between EssilorLuxottica and
HAL is subject to various conditions, including obtaining
presence in the Americas. GrandVision operates more
than 40 different countries with a strong presence in Europe and Latin America.
EUROMCONTACT re-elect president
Representatives from the contact lens and lens care products manufacturers across Europe held their Board and Annual
General meeting on June 12, 2019 in Amsterdam where members took note of the excellent work that has been accomplished in the last year by the regulatory affairs group to contribute to the discussions on implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation at the Medical Devices Co-ordination Group (MDCG). Implementation of the MDR is one of the
top priorities for the coming year, the Board agreed.
The 2019 AGM saw the re-appointment of Nicoletta Losi, from Johnson and Johnson Vision, as President. EUROMCONTACT
AGM also welcomed this year NÄE, the Finnish association of Vision and Eyecare, as new member.
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Don’t get complacent with password protection says Clive Taylor, Director, Quiss Technology
Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and it is therefore important to stay one step ahead erious data breaches often attract a lot of media coverage, especially when a hacked password or successful cyberattack has caused significant damage to a business or individual. With this considered, the most recent report from the National Cyber Security Centre makes for worrying reading, especially for those who do not review their password security or make any attempt to block incoming threats. The report highlights that 70 per cent of those asked, believe they will fall victim to a cyber-crime within the next two years. The NCSC breach analysis found 23.2 million hacked accounts of victims worldwide used 123456 as the password, which is unlikely to take a sophisticated hacking app long to ‘guess’.
Lack of understanding This lack of understanding surrounding the nature of modern hacking attacks could have serious consequences for businesses, as they flagrantly ignore the most basic security available to them in the strength of their passwords. Although hacking attacks are often depicted in films as one individual manually testing a series of simple combinations in the hope of guessing correctly, in practice these criminals are using much more sophisticated methods to breach accounts, so it is crucial businesses stay one step ahead of the threat. Taking the lead on cyber security-related issues within the UK, the NCSC uses its own research and findings to deliver
practical guidance to businesses of all sizes. Responding quickly to security incidents and protecting companies from serious harm, the organisation draws on industry and academic expertise to improve security measures and safeguard public and private sector networks. The report delivered by the NCSC is based on data compiled from telephone interviews and shows that 37 per cent of respondents agreed that losing money or personal details over the internet has become unavoidable. Ironically, the same report reveals a serious disregard for password security, with many individuals setting weak or predictable combinations that make it easy for hackers. With freely available programmes designed to run automatically and try millions of combinations, simply setting your password to ‘Pa55word’ will no longer suffice.
Creating a strong password When it comes to protecting your data, information or money, the only way to make a long-term difference is by changing your attitude towards password security. Although it may sound straightforward, the first step is to stay away from obvious passwords that you’ve trusted in the past. This includes sequential numbers or letters, birthdays and especially the word ‘password’. Not only will these be cracked in seconds, but hackers will recognise you probably use it for other accounts and target all your other password-protected assets. Instead, it’s important to make passwords longer, aiming for at least 15
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characters where possible, using a combination of uppercase and lower-case letters, while throwing in numbers and symbols for good measure. Another strong option is the word combination, ideally unusual and uncommon ones, that make it almost impossible to hack. These can be created using proper nouns, nouns, the names of favourite businesses, favourite characters, favourite films or foreign words, for example ‘PantherMilkPurpleLadder’ – the more ridiculous the better.
Random password generator Alternatively, individuals can use one of the many free password generator tools available from leading cyber-security organisations. The generator works locally on your computer, so there is no risk of the choices being compromised, although the results can be hard to remember. Once you have found a selection you are happy with, spend time memorising it by typing it out repeatedly until you achieve muscle memory. Given the number of passwords needed for all the online activity of the average individual, this is a tough, but secure method. There are those who are particularly security conscious who use this method to create a password, with no intention of remembering it. They then use the ‘forgotten password’ routine to change the password each time. It may be a slow method, but it can be extremely effective from a security perspective, as most systems now operate with two-factor authentication and the hacker would also need access to the victim’s email or phone. Although password security is crucial in preventing data breaches, it is understandable that a complicated or timeconsuming system will often be disregarded by those it is designed to protect, especially if it slows their working day. The best solutions should not only provide the strongest protection, but should also be manageable for people to use, whether at home or at work. However, remembering lots of secure and complicated strings of alpha-numeric characters, which are changed regularly, can be difficult and test people’s commitment to the cause of stronger security. For those who are finding it difficult to keep track of various combinations, a password manager can help you stay in control of cyber security operations by remembering logins and passwords. Not only will a password manager store your vital information, but it will help you organise who has access to which accounts, while streamlining the entire password security process.
Sophisticated methods Although changing your attitude towards password security is an important first step, that won’t necessarily help you spot an incoming threat or identify the points of attack. The most common method used by hackers remains bruteforce, which despite its name, can be technically effective for those looking to breach an already weak security system. Brute-force attacks will often use a password dictionary, containing millions of words and numbers that can be tried in combinations to discover the correct password. This can take minutes, hours, days or even years – the programme has enough patience.
Once a hacker has set the programme running, passwords will be tried systematically, delivering a successful hack if the dictionary contains the correct password. Therefore, it is critical that steps are taken to create a complex password that contains more than one word. It may be difficult at the time, but the only way to slow the hackers is to change your behaviour when it comes to creating passwords or accept the consequences if you lose data, information or money. Once you understand the scale of the problem you face, it becomes easier to change existing habits and acknowledge the fact that password security must be revisited regularly in order to stay one step ahead of evolving methods. Stay away from obvious selections, avoid sequential or guessable combinations and use a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols to make your password secure. Only once you have adopted a new attitude towards password security can you truly be safe from incoming attacks.
Internal threats While incoming hacking attacks can be difficult to prevent, there are other routes into secure networks and accounts, which typically involve the actions of individuals granting access. Some cyber-criminals will try to trick, intimidate or pressure an individual into giving them what they want, otherwise known as phishing, when attacks are personalised to target a specific organisation. Typically, the phishing email explains that a receiving bank account’s details have changed or there is something wrong with an account, prompting the recipient to click a link to resolve the issue. This link then leads to a fake website that has been carefully designed to look like a legitimate banking website, often duping unsuspecting users into entering their access details and password. A message will then inform the individual that the account cannot be accessed, and they should retry in ten minutes – just enough time for the criminals to empty your account. This same approach is used regularly by cyber criminals, targeting businesses, law firms, banks and anyone with valuable data or money moving through their accounts. Securing the future of your business Although password protection isn’t a new development within the world of online security, research suggests that businesses are still not treating it seriously enough. While it may be tempting to create a relatively straightforward password that is memorable and quick to type, hackers now have the power to test millions of combinations and breach your account within minutes. Opting to use a selection of upper-case and lower-case characters isn’t always efficient, but in doing so you can help secure your account from would-be hackers. Remember, cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated over time, so it is important to regularly update your password and other security measures, ensuring you stay one step ahead of criminals. If you’re unsure about the next steps, contact an experienced managed service provider and begin securing the future of your business.
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Previewed on the following pages are some of the exhibits that will make their appearance at Silmo which takes place at Paris Nord Villepinte on September 27-30
AGP and Lookvida-Optical will be exhibiting their extended range of consumables and the new Optek Detail edger. Detail will transform basic lens edging operations into a high-end design centre for producing personalised, oneof-a-kind creations. Using existing VCA-compatible edgers to rough in a general edge, Detail can apply a full range of ad-vanced ďŹ nishOptek Detail from AGP ing touches, such as custom edge shapes, engravings, jewel mounts, holes, slots, and more, all easily designed and placed through Detailâ€™s proprietary freeEDGE technology. With their Duralon product family, Cotec provide a wide range of high performing products for creating outstanding hydrophobic and oleophobic surface properties.
can be applied with different methods such as PVD processes, spray-coating of even immersion. FM Optics (Fair Marketing All Duralon products are based Ltd), Israel, will be exhibiting the on the latest advanced tech- Just collection and the Treboss nologies and formulated on the collection. The Just molecular level for meeting collection highest quality criteria. offers an Duralon prodextensive ucts can be range of interapplied on a changeable frames wide variation and temples and of materials such Treboss collection from FM Optics allowing endless as glass, metal and ceramics and create a perma- unique combinations. Made of a nent, transparent and easy to combination of innovative Swiss clean surface which has been TR90 and stainless steel for optisignificantly improved by the mal strength, durability and quality, the Just frames are not recent development AS-X1. The Duralon products stand out only trendy, but also lightweight due to their high optical trans- and comfortable. All temples are compatible with the entire parency and their thinJust range of frames. Many of ness at the nanothe models are unisex. scale (8-10nm). Six new styles have been Despite this added to the Treboss thinness, their collection. The subtle chemical details, unexpected colanchoring onto our combinations and the treated surface intelligent design charen-sures a long-lasting acterise the Treboss performance. frames. Many models Most of the products are particularly well suitfrom the Duralon family Duralon products from Cotec
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ed to small faces. Each model is available in a variety of four colours. Nidek will display their full product line-up for both eye examination and lens edging. New to the line-up, will be the ARK-F/ARF, RT-6100 and TS610. By incorporating the Nidek Eye Detection Camera, the auto ref/kerNidek’s ARK-F/AR-F atometer ARK-F/AR-F RT keratometer automatically moves to the optimal position and starts/finishes measurement with no need of operator control. If necessary, the intuitive touch screen, a newly designed hand-held control and tablet can provide supplemental manual operation. The tiltable swivel screen contributes to the flexible and space-saving layout. The intelligent refractor RT6100 provides exceptionally precise and quick examinations. Enhanced data functions allow seamless digital communication for various network structures. The RT-6100 also comprises a part of the TS-610 tabletop refraction system, which is a subjective refraction workstation that integrates the chart and refractor into a single unit. Nidek’s TS-610 features a compact design that offers flexible room arrangement. The highlight this year is the patternless edger LEXCE Trend, which is a feature-rich all-in-one edger incorporating a high performance drill, an intelligent blocker and a frame tracer, all in a compact body, allowing flexible configuration corresponding to needs. Besides the LEXCE Trend, the company offers a variety of lens edgers for every workplace. The multifunction lens edger Me 1200 and Me 900 will be dis18
played as the high-end models. the productivity of any automatAlso on display will be the ed lab. This power tool with most popular edgers, the reli- simultaneous handling and 4 able standard LE-1200 with its blocking stations is an ideal mini bevel function and the mid- solution for high volume producdle-class LEX-1200 which can tion. Just as the OTL 100 CNC-A, handle currently popular com- an automatic Excimer laser plex frames. For industrial high engraver. Also presented will be volume production, the sturdy wet edger SE-9090 Supra series machine solutions for smaller labs like OptoTech’s smartLAB will be on show. The OptoTech team will be on superstore and important innosite for every ophthalmic lens vations for the lab business such production issue. They will be as the new lens design families pleased to give information on and new coating solutheir comprehensive tion IR Protect for machine program and protecting the of course their latest eye from harmmachines like the digful infrared rays. Pads4Labs will ital surfacing/turning be featuring machine FLASH-A NG. their long-length This next generation rolls for export and of the FLASH series offers several novelties like a Consumables from Pads4Labs industrial markets. These are now available in cribbing spindle for lenses smaller diameter 50mm, an optimised all ranges including the popular fast tool for highest acceleration n e w E x t r a - S H r a n g e f o r and dynamics, a new milling super hydrophobic lenses. Also for use on Super Hydrophobic spindle and much more. Also available will be informa- lenses is the high-performance tion on the latest developments Anti Twist Foil (ATF GOLD) for those customers whose process is suited by an intermediate film. The company will also be offering the popular TC3920UV spin coat from LTI Technologies at a special promotional show price for new customers. On show in time for the summer and aimed principally at the sunglass market are soft, FDA approved silicone nose-pads in four sizes from 13mm – 19mm, supplied with a strong 3M adhesive for customer satisfaction and comOptoTech ASP 80 Twin-A digital surface polisher fort. on the polishing side such as OptiSafe lens dye packets OptoTech’s Hybrid Polishing were formulated by Phantom Technology (HPT) tools that Research Laboratories, Inc. allow perfect surface adaption after several years of research and also an optimised usage and development. They are claimed to be the of the polishing tool pressure to produce high value digital most advanced lens dyes available today, providing the most lenses. OptoTech’s auto-blocker OTB consistent, uniform colours in 80 CNC-A4 is designed to boost the least amount of time.
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The molecular composition of the dyes allows for rapid penetration into the lens matrix, bonding to the lens and providing an excellent resistance to fading. CR-39 (coated and uncoated), hi-index, and polycarbonate lenses can be successfully tinted with OptiSafe lens dyes. OptiSafe Digital Super Tinter is a single quart (946ml) tank heating system combining accurate digital temperature control, variable stirring action, split lid, and nonstick tank (vat) for heating lens tinting solutions. The detachable temperature probe is immersed into the tint solution to reflect solution temperature, not the temperature of the HTF as in conventional heating systems.
Lens blocking pads from Phantom
The unit requires only 15fl. oz. (443ml) of HTF. The HTF is a water soluble, environmentally safe, non-hazardous, biodegradable oil blend. Multiple units can be aligned side by side to create a tinting system that is perfect for most needs. The adhesive system implemented in the OptiSafe lens blocking pads provides the appropriate amount of adhesion to prevent slippage while edging lenses, yet the pads are easy to remove, leaving no residue. Satisloh, a global leader in manufacturing solutions for both ophthalmic and precision optics markets, invites cus20
Satisloh Metro Lab
tomers to their booth to learn about the concept of the Metro Lab solution, and the machines necessary to build up a Metro Lab. Keywords of the concept are speed, low investment and reduced amount of operators. The concept is based on ART (Alloy Replacement Technology) and single sided AR coating for maximum speed and coating process quality. It allows labs to offer three to five hour service, delivering digitally surfaced lenses with hard and AR coating to their customers. Visitors should not miss getting acquainted with Schneiderâ€™s new and cutting-edge lab in a box. At only 7 sqm, the allin-one surfacing centre Modulo Center 80 features all the technology needed to surface 80 lenses/hour: individual stations for milling and lathe turning,
Schneiderâ€™s Modulo Center 80
two double spindle polishing units, a high-performance laser and a dedicated control centre. There will be new additions to the fullyintegrated lens production system, Modulo Line, will also take centre stage of the discussion. The new spin protection technology, SPP Modulo, replaces tape to optimally protect the lens during surfacing. Problems with wrinkles, bubbles, detaching, commonly known with tape, are a thing of the past. HSC Modulo XTS, claimed to be the fastest generator in the market with an extremely powerful XS-motor accelerating to more than 40 g, is accompanied by CCP Modulo S, the powerful polisher providing highest quality without compromising flexibility. The alloy-free and high-performing thin ďŹ lm blocker CCB Modulo and deblocker DTS Modulo meet the rising requests for economical, sustainable, and environmentallyfriendly production. HSE Modulo QS, the fastest edger in the market, simultaneously processes four lenses at a time for exceptional throughput. Two sophisticated LMU optical measurement units provide fully automated quality control based on the full lens map. New features of the only MES tailored to the needs of the ophthalmic industry, the Modulo Control Centre,
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will be discussed as well: a new dashboard combining operational data and management information, a virtual lab overview providing improved monitoring of lab operations and a new cellphone report function among others. Among the wide range of coating solutions, the most modular and ﬁrst hard coating solution to ideally reﬂect individual process requirements, DHC/USC 300, will take centre stage. In cleaning, topics of interest will be LCU 80, the ﬁrst semi-automated brush cleaning system for small and midsized labs now available with magazines and optional full automation, as well as LCU Modulo, the fully-automated and integrated cleaning system for the bigger lab now featuring the new loading robot HRAS. Teco will present the X-Cube lens digital printer, which is already in use in many laboratories. An ergonomic desktop machine, the X-Cube oﬀers unlimited designs, and its eco-friendly ink gives the best adhesion on the super hydrophobic. The X-Cube includes a very fast and proven printing engine, and also Teco patented optical system with exclusive three steps vision algorithm. An existing X-Cube can become a fully automated machine by adding the Teco RM module. Many ocular diseases are thought to be caused by oxidative stress due to the generation of singlet oxygen. Lutein is one of the
Teco’s X-Cube lens printer
three carotenoid pigments that are present in very high concentrations in the retina of the eye or more speciﬁcally in the lens and macula. It has antioxidant properties that suppresses this oxidative stress and also ﬁlters blue light, both contributing to the prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. AMD is the most common cause of vision loss for the 50+ age group. To help preserve the lutein in the eyes, Tokai developed Lutina. This lens cuts out 94 per cent of High Energy Violet Light (400 – 420 nm), and by doing so, helps to preserve ocular health. Tokai have now also combined the Lutina material with state-ofthe-art dimming technology : Lutina Photochromic. Grey quickly changes from approximately 10 per cent to 85 per cent and brown from approximately 10 per cent to 77 per cent absorption in the
Tokai dimming technology
transmittance range. Lutina photochromic provides all day visual comfort and protection with a single pair of lenses. Known for premium quality wooden frames, Tree Spectacles, Belluno, Italy, will be introducing their ﬁrst acetate eyewear collection the Acetate Bold Series, deﬁned by ﬂawless lines and minimal aesthetics. ‘Every Tree Spectacles Collection is the result of careful research and development. To achieve designs of excellence we have worked tirelessly to combine a special mix of materials, advanced technologies and the best artisan craftsmanship
Acetate Bold collection from Trees Spectacles
available to us in Belluno, the heart of the Italian eyewear region.’ said Marco Barp, Tree Spectacles Co-Founder The collection features four models, Febo, Hero, Creo and Zeno and is a totally new departure where two classic materials – eco-friendly acetate and advanced Japanese titanium – come together in creative, head-turning styles with the comfort and lightness of the most minimal concepts in eyewear.
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AURA collection from Blackfin
Blackﬁn has launched AURA, the new collection of beta titanium frames with acetate rims. The Blackﬁn core material interacts
with and is illuminated by a power-
ful perimeter of light and colour
Palos also comes in a distinctly feminine pink with dark tobacco/pink rims.
The ladies’ frames are graceful, with rims that shape-shift from the soft silhouette of Glace Bay into a rounder feline (Florida
crafted in Italian cellulose acetate.
Bay) or more squared (Port Elizabeth) cat-eye. Here too,
The summer release presents ﬁve
the colour palette tends toward warm, sophisticated
new styles with acetate rims that
colours, with everything from transparent ac-
contrast brilliantly with the beta ti-
etates to ﬂorals, solid colours or gradient
tanium structure. It includes one
shadings paired with beta titanium
men’s squared style Dunkirk, and
in black, champagne gold, dark
Palos, a more unisex pantos-inspired
blue, brown, powder pink, bur-
round frame. The range of colours
gundy red and bright silver.
for both styles includes light to-
All of the Blackﬁn AURA frames
bacco, honey, army green, glossy
black, dark tobacco and transparent, paired with the structural frame in black, gun metal gray, olive green or metallic blue.
Fysh 2019 collection
Thin, linear designs and lightweight constructions define the Fysh
are ﬁtted with the new tilting nose
pads and latest-gen ergonomic-design Swordﬁsh temple tips.
For further details visit: www.blackfin.eu
touch. F-3639 comes in black rose gold, navy ice blue and brown
collection for Fall 2019. Always showcasing unique patterns and
gold, and F-3640 is available in black light gun, brown gold and
looks, the new styles stand out for their unconventional play
A round shape with a dou-
contemporary colour combinations inspired by the latest runway
pink rose gold.
ble bridge bar gives a retro
Style F-3637 is a round, combination frame transformed into a
vibe to stainless-steel style
catty shape with pierced end pieces.
F-3641. Featuring a finely en-
The monoblock front features a cut
graved botanical pattern on the
down around the rims and outlined in
front and the temples, this model
an accent hue. This style is offered in black rose, brown gold, teal grey and purple black.
Titanium styles F-3639 and F-3640 are both styles featur-
ing a semi-rimless top rim and outlined by a flat wire browline.
Contrasting finishes and two-tone colouring add the finishing
is sealed with an accent colour on the
bridge and the end pieces. Available colour combi-
nations include black rose, brown gold, wine black and
For further details visit: www.fyshuk.com
Joy children’s frames
dren’s eyewear with the launch of another model.
mask-style glasses are sure to
Dibble Optical have extended the Miraﬂex range of quality chilThe Joy range is the latest inno-
vation from leading Ital-
ian eyewear manufac-
turer Miraﬂex: a frame
made from unique mate-
rials, focusing on safety, wide pre-
scription acceptance and virtually unbreakable.
For further details visit: www.dibbleoptical.co.uk
Providing expansive coverage over the face, Komono oversized
make a statement.
Favouring the bold
and brave, the Don
and Sonny’s tropical
colourways, such as
Flamingo and Breeze, add a surprising touch.
For further details visit: www.komono.com
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Summer style eyewear
KLiiK Denmark have launched three new styles for summer that blend custom design elements and rich colour combinations.
Taking its direction from the clean, modern aesthetic of Scandi-
cent gives a unique look to women’s style K-650. This showcases
a carved wave design along the frame edges and the temple tips.
Finished with spring hinges for
navian design, each style offers a minimalistic
added comfort, this frame
look perfect for those requiring smaller
with a modified rectangular
shape comes in hues of coffee, teal,
With a modified square shape,
cranberry and purple.
women’s style K-649 is a stainless
A modern twist on the clubmaster, style
steel frame featuring an argyle pat-
K-652 comes in a stainless steel design that is
tern on the front and the temples fin-
ished in a high gloss epoxy. A stylised cut down on the browline
ultra thin and ultra lightweight. The browline
is elevated and enhanced by a matte finish and is
and temples adds depth to this style that is available in black ar-
available in colour combinations of black charcoal, grey gun and
A handmade gradient acetate changing from solid to translu-
For further details visit: www.kliik.com
gyle, brown argyle, plum argyle and emerald argyle.
Progear Urban polarising sunglasses continue to cool this summer heatwave with the latest functional sunwear styles hitting the range. Frames are manufactured from stainless steel with acetate temple end tips and TR90, an extremely durable material that is unusually flexible and lightweight, providing a very comfortable fit.
The collection now carries 16 models with five new models added to its range. New to
the collection is U-1516, a lightweight classic and comfortable frame with contrast
cut-away temple, highlighting two-tone colour options. The frame comes in matte blue, matte black and matte midnight grey.
For further details visit: www.norville.co.uk
MauiPassport 2.0 prescription sunglasses are available with enhanced distance and peripheral vision. 66 per cent wider distance vision and 20 per cent astigmatism reduction.
The progression profile shape has been specifically designed to expand the distance vision up to 66
per cent wider than the original MauiPassport. Compared to the original MauiPassport design, 2.0
has a reduced cylinder power which means patients will experience a unique sensation of image stability while enjoying a panoramic distance visual.
For further details visit: www.mauijim.com
Improved Rx verifier
Double your accuracy with West Optical’s revised Rx Veriﬁer. Every job received back from the lab needs to be veriﬁed before dispensing. Simply place the eyewear with spotted lenses on the aligner to check both the monocular and binocular PD also determine seg height and check that the seg is level.
The instrument measures 6 inches wide x 2 inches high x 1 inch depth. For further details visit: www.westernopticalcom
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Fil-Tech Inc www.filtech.com
AIM Specialty Materia www.aimspecialty.com Arch Crown www.archcrown.com
Automation & Robotics www.ar.be
Federation of Manufacturing Opticians www.fmo.co.uk
Groupe Couget Optical www.groupecouget.com Hong Kong Optical Fair www.hkopticalfair.com
Bühler Alzenau GmbH Business Area Leybold Optics www.buhlergroup.com
Cerium Optical Products www.ceriumoptical.com
Comes Fratelli Colombo S.r.l. www.comes.it
Comexpo – Silmo www.silmoparis.com
PBG Piezoelettrica Business General Srl www.pbg.it
Phantom Research Labs Inc www.phantomresearch.com
POMDI-Herramientas De Diamante S.A. www.pomdi.com
Schneider GmbH & Co. KG www.schneider-om.com
Contact Lens Manufacturers Association www.clma.net
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Reed Exhibition Companies www.reedexpo.com
Norville Autoflow www.norville.co.uk
OLA (Optical Laboratories Association) www.ola-labs.org
Wenzhou Int’l Optics Fair, China www.donnor.com
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