KODAK Lenses Now Available Through Riverside Opticalab

KodakRiverside Opticalab and Signet Armorlite are pleased to announce a distribution agreement for KODAK Lenses in Canada.

KODAK Lenses will be available to Canadian ECPs through Riverside Opticalab. Kodak, with 94 per cent consumer brand awareness, represents a unique opportunity for independent Canadian eyecare professionals to grow their practices with a trusted brand and innovative lens technology.

As part of this distribution agreement, the Riverside Opticalab group has been licensed to produce the Kodak Clean‘N’CleAR coatings and KODAK free-form lenses in Canada, including KODAK Unique, Precise PB and Precise Short PB full backside, digitally customized progressive lenses.

Roland Laplante, president of the Riverside Opticalab group, states, “This is very much aligned with our corporate mission to expand our commitment to offering and developing the best optical solutions to the eyecare professionals”.

Coburn Technologies Introduces a New Lab Works Group and a New Product

Coburn Technologies has established a new group within the company called Coburn Lab Works.This team of employees within Coburn, headed up by new hire Daniel Clarke, is tasked specifically with the support of independent optical laboratories including the development of new products, product/process support, and insuring the highest level of value on a lab by lab basis.

Curt Brey, vice president of marketing and business development, stated: “We are taking the energy and resources we used to bring over a dozen new products to market since we became Coburn Technologies, and focusing that same level of effort into our supplies and consumables side of the business.”

In addition to the Lab Works Group, Coburn is also introducing a new 1 Step, all-material fining pad called “Sapphire”. This new 7-petal pad uses premium self-sharpening aluminum oxide abrasive grains that are precision coated to provide superior life, fast cut rate and consistent finish. Designed to fine all common lens materials that have been lathe generated (except glass), this new pad is available in all standard sizes.

Alex Incera, president of Coburn Technologies, stated: “We are excited about this expansion of our team and our renewed commitment to independent optical laboratories as we continue with our corporate vision to be the preferred supplier and business partner to the global ophthalmic industry.”