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Luxexcel starts production of 3D printed ophthalmic lenses

The company said its technology bridges the gap between traditional lenses and the future of eyewear

15 Mar 2019 by Andrew McClean

Luxexcel has advanced its 3D printing technology and started the production of ophthalmic lenses, which are now being distributed to customers in Europe and the US.

The company explained that it is ready to grow the potential of its VisionPlatform technology and develop unique lenses in ophthalmic and smart eyewear markets.

CEO of Luxexcel, Fabio Esposito, said: “3D printing is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between traditional lenses and the future of eyewear which resides in smart functionalities.”

Over 5000 lenses have been printed in the last 12 months using VisionPlatform, which includes industrial grade 3D printers, lens design software and workflow integration tools.

Luxexcel said that its lenses are of ophthalmic quality and meet industry standards such as American National Standards Institute, International Organisation for Standardisation and US Food and Drug Administration requirements.

Chief commercial officer of Luxexcel, Guido Groet, added: “In the last 12 months, Luxexcel has focused on the industrialisation of the VisionPlatform in collaboration with key manufacturers in the ophthalmic field. The Luxexcel VisionPlatform brings a unique solution to the world of eyewear and enables the addition of prescription to smart eyewear.” 

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