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Spotlight On... COLA

Lab executives and industry leaders gathered here April 27 and 28 for the 2017 meeting of the California Optical Laboratories Association (COLA). Now affiliated with the Lab Division of The Vision Council, COLA, which was founded in 1957, has provided its members with a venue for education and networking and, since 1981, recognized local lab leaders with its annual Goodfellow Award.

SPOTLIGHT ON… Transitions Academy

More than 650 industry professionals gathered at the Swan Resort here in February for the 21st annual Transitions Academy organized by Transitions Optical.

During the two-day event – themed “My Light” – attendees took part in professional development and product technology workshops, heard from experts on marketing and business trends, and interacted their peers from both North and South America.

Spotlight on... Global Optics Open House

Global Optics Inc., which provides consolidated purchasing and proficient logistical solutions and distribution to independent optical labs, is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance as it repositions itself for the future.

LAB DIVISION RECOGNIZES DIRECTORS’ CHOICE WINNER, HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES AT VEW

Lab executives gathered at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the eve of Vision Expo West to celebrate the contributions of industry leaders as part of The Vision Council Lab Division Directors’ Choice and Hall of Fame ceremony.

Spotlight on FEA Industries

Take a look at what makes this very independent optical lab tick and meet the people who keep the lab moving forward.

Up Close and Personal with Expert Optics

Family-owned and operated, Expert Optics is one of the few truly independent labs still forging ahead in this time of acquisitions and consolidations. Owner Greg Ruden shares how they are not just surviving but thriving.

Automation and Robotics Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

A&R celebrates their 30th anniversary.

SPOTLIGHT ON...6 CALLS—BUILDING A BETTER HOT DOG STAND

Michael Karlsrud’s 6 calls offers a unique way to partner with your customers.

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May/June LabTalk 2017