March/April LabTalk


Optical Prescription Lab Wins Transitions'
Lab of the Year Award


February 14 - 16, 2014 -  Heart of America Contact Lens Society: Annual Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress,  OPTA 2014: 20th International Fair of Eye Optics and Ophthalmology

February 17 - 18, 2014 -  100% Optical

February 18 - 20, 2014 14th China (Shanghai) International Optics Fair

March 1 - 3, 2014 -  MIDO

March 12 - 16, 2014- SECO International

March 26, 2014 -  Vision Monday 8th Global Leadership Summit

March 27 - 30, 2014 -  International Vision Expo East


Brand New Photochromic Technology

With the launch of Transitions Optical’s latest photochromic lens, Transitions Signature VII came the debut of a whole new photochromic technology, Chromea7. This new dye formulation allows the lens to be more reactive to indirect sunlight and reflected sunlight, becoming even darker on hot days. Transitions VII replaces Transitions VI. The new lens is more responsive in more situations, with testing taking place in more than 200 real life situations including varying temperatures, weather conditions, geographies, and light sources. Transitions Signature VII is available in gray and brown.

“The gray tint is a more neutral color, offering true life color, while the brown is the best everyday contrast-enhancing lens we’ve ever offered,” said John Ligas, director, research and development, Transitions Optical.

Key benefits of the new lens are: better darkness outdoors; improved responsiveness in more situations; speed of activation and fadeback as good as Transitions VI; and excellent clarity indoors and at night. In wearer tests, Transitions Signature VII lenses were preferred two to one over Transitions VI lenses. Visit to learn more.


Santinelli International introduces its most compact and economical lens finishing system yet, the LE-700 Edging Station. “Next-step” wizard technology takes the operator step-by-step through the entire tracing, blocking, edging and grooving process, utilizing a color touch display. The reliable, space-saving unit introduces “tracer-free” technology, measuring demo lenses and patterns within the processing chamber. In addition to tracing the demo lens circumference, its front curve is measured to obtain 3-D tracing data and perform accurate 3-D edging. The option to add-on a front-loading frame tracer, which confidently handles high-wrap frames, is also available. Its low measurement pressure minimizes frame distortion, assuring superb accuracy. An intelligent blocker is integrated into the sleek design of the LE-700, delivering accurate and consistent blocking results. For more information, contact Santinelli International at 800.644.3343.