Zeiss Vision expands its lab capabilities

September 1, 2009

Carl Zeiss Vision (CZV) and US Optical of East Syracuse, NY, have signed a partnership agreement to manufacture Zeiss Individual and other CZV custom lenses on-site using the proprietary Zeiss PreciseForm process.

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San Diego-Carl Zeiss Vision (CZV) and US Optical of East Syracuse, NY, have signed a partnership agreement to manufacture Zeiss Individual and other CZV custom lenses on-site using the proprietary Zeiss PreciseForm process.

"US Optical is one of the most innovative labs in the country and has been a leader in free-form manufacturing since its inception," said Fred Howard, president, Americas-Pacific, CZV. "They are already a great partner for premium ZEISS traditional progressives and AR. The lab is the natural choice to become our latest partner for personalized lenses, and we are very pleased to extend our relationship with them."

US Optical has begun the extensive certification procedure for the proprietary Zeiss PreciseForm manufacturing process. When certification is complete later this year, the company will manufacture the full line of CZV customized, free-form progressive lenses.

Also, CZV–Florida, formerly Tri-City Optical, has begun manufacturing Zeiss Individual and other customized lenses in its recently remodeled facility.

The lab underwent the qualification process to meet the standards of PreciseForm manufacturing, which included the installation of free-form generators, ZEISS coating equipment, and robotic finishing equipment.