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PECAA Community Raises $116K for Optometry Giving Sight

Funds raised will provide vision care to over 23,000 children in underserved countries.

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(PRESS RELEASE) PORTLAND, OR — PECAA, a nationwide Doctor Alliance Group for independent eyecare professionals, announced in March that through its Growing Through Giving Program, $116,000 had been raised in 2018 for the organization’s charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight.

“Growing Through Giving harnesses the charitable giving power of PECAA’s 3,500+ member doctors to raise funds for children’s vision projects,” said Sara Campbell, membership manager, PECAA. “The program also provides practices with a simple and effective method to grow their businesses through cause-related marketing and branding.”

Participating PECAA members receive a free comprehensive digital and physical marketing toolkit which includes posters, mirror clings, website content, social media posts, digital banners and press releases.

The Growing Through Giving Program is funded through a combination of member support and matching contributions from PECAA corporate as well as Carl Zeiss Vision.

“For over 120 years, ZEISS has been a 100% foundation-owned company that reinvests profits back into optical science, research and education, but also social & environmental causes,” said Andrew Hyncik, vice president of marketing, ZEISS Vision USA. “Supporting disadvantaged communities is at the heart of ZEISS’ culture and heritage. As such, we are extremely proud of and grateful for our ongoing collaboration with PECAA members and Optometry Giving Sight. Our combined contributions are making a difference in the world by giving and protecting vision for thousands of people in underserved communities who do not have access to eye care services.”

Funds raised through the program will provide vision care to over 23,000 children in underserved countries.

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“Optometry Giving Sight is grateful to PECAA members, PECAA corporate and Carl Zeiss Vision for their outstanding support in 2018,” said Eric Anderson, head of development USA, Optometry Giving Sight. “Our partnership will help thousands of individuals, especially children, receive the gift of vision. We look forward to our 2019 results being even more successful.”

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Sales of Sun Lenses Are Up, According to Data from ABB Optical Group’s Digital Eye Lab Network

Company releases new statistics ahead of National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, released market data from its Digital Eye Lab (DEL) Network division showing significant year-over-year growth in the sale of prescription sun lenses.

DEL Network’s data shows that orders were up 25 percent in 2018 over 2017. In breaking down all orders placed in 2018, the data also showed a year-over-year increase of 30 percent for mirrored lenses, 30 percent for photochromic lenses, and 20 percent for polarized lenses.

Just in time for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, DEL Network also identified silver, blue and gold, respectively, as the three most popular colors ordered in polarized mirrored lenses.

“Since 2017, our portfolio of Digital Mirror Solutions has allowed ECPs to expand their lens offerings to meet the growing patient demand for this trending, colorful look,” said DEL Network Managing Director Scott Pearl. “With the kick-off of summer right around the corner, now is an opportune time for ECPs to be discussing the importance of sun wear with their patients and offering them a variety of sun wear to meet their needs, lifestyles and budgets.”

For more information about DEL Network’s products and services, visit DigitalEyeLab.com.

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Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater Wins Award for Best Value Enhancer

It’s one of 17 awards given annually.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTH WINDSOR, CT – Coburn Technologies, Inc. announces that its Velocity Spin Coater has been named “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” by the CiO VisionPlus Awards.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award for our Velocity Coater, especially considering our focus on developing innovative technology for the laboratory market. The Velocity Coater has become the market’s preferred spin coating system, optimizing the yield in many of the world’s largest labs,” stated Alex Incera, president of Coburn Technologies.

This award is one of 17 awards given annually by the Cairo International Optical Fair’s VisionPlus Awards, landing in the Instruments & Equipment category. Nominations criteria for “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” include utility, value enhancement, innovation and technology.

The Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater is a fully automated industrial hard coating system that conveniently transports lenses utilizing a job tray, beginning the process with a multi-stage pre-cleaning system, followed by a secondary cleaning system, coating and curing, and finally returning the lens to the job tray. Velocity is also available in a stand-alone, manual version.

For additional information about Coburn Technologies and the Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater, visit www.coburntechnologies.com or call 1-800-COBURN-1.

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Marcolin Group Renews Licensing Agreement with Harley-Davidson

It has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LONGARONE BL — Marcolin Group announced the renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

The agreement for Marcolin Group to produce Harley-Davidson branded eyewear for men, women and kids has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

Marcolin Group remains committed to faithfully incorporating the Harley-Davidson brand’s heritage into every frame produced with subtle call-outs to those same handcrafted parts that make Harley-Davidson motorcycles an enduring fixture on the world’s highways.

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