Briot USA

The Attitude GTS is Briot’s most advanced lab tracer. With features such as Briot’s patented Gravitech Optical Tracing system and Truescan high-base frame tracing, it is one of the most accurate and reliable tracing systems on the market. Capable of tracing nearly any frame or demo lens, the Attitude GTS is also one of the fastest tracers available with a throughput of up to 100 frames per hour.

Smart Design 2.0 Optical Tracer and Shape Design System: The Smart Design camera system helps increase the accuracy of shape reproduction far beyond what can be achieved with a conventional stylus.

Wavefront Power Mapping Technology: The Briot Attitude is one of the first tracer/blockers in the industry that incorporates wavefront power mapping technology directly into the unit, the superimposition of the progressive lens design on the shape makes it incredibly easy to catch axis and sizing errors that would result in a poor fit for the patient.

Progressive Markings Recognition: Eliminate redos due to human error with automatic progressive marking recognition.

Gravitech Patented Optical Tracing System: Gravitech is a non-contact optical tracing system that uses the gravity center of mass of the demo lens to accurately reproduce shape in three dimensions.

Interface: Easy to learn icons show the lens exactly as it is after finishing and guide the user throughout the edging process, giving guidance and feedback when issues arise.

Truscan Angled High Base-Curve Mechanical Frame Tracer: The Truscan angled tracer allows the probe to accurately trace extremely high base curve frames with ease.

Vital Stats:

  • Patented Gravitech optical lens tracer.
  • Patented Truscan angled high base curve wrap frame tracer.
  • 3D traces using gravity to interpolate the z-axis of the lens.
  • Traces demo lenses and patterns with amazing speed, accuracy and precision.
  • Wavefront progressive lens analysis, an industry first.
  • Easy positioning of the frame.
  • Gentle frame realignment during clamping operation.
  • Frame thickness and groove position tracing for achieving a flawless fit.
  • Memory to store 5,000 jobs (10,000 shapes).
  • Easy one-finger operation.

VSP Optics

A single-vision lens designed to combat digital eye strain.

Features: Unity Relieve provides visual comfort for single-vision patients who use digital devices for two or more hours a day. The unique design offers unrestricted distance vision and a slight power boost in the bottom of the lens to help alleviate symptoms like dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, etc., often caused by viewing screens, tablets and smartphones. Unity Relieve lenses are automatically paired with TechShield Blue, a next-generation anti-reflective coating that reduces blue light exposure.

“With the immersion of technology in our everyday lives, exposure to digital devices is much more universal. Unity Relieve uses advanced technology to help single-vision wearers reduce the impact of those devices on their eyes,” says Randy Dannewitz, senior vice president of strategic development for VSP Optics. “Unity Relieve was designed using extensive testing and the latest technology to develop an innovative product unlike anything currently available. The result is a lens designed to meet individual patient needs, with the fit and feel of a single-vision lens.”

Availability: There are two Unity Relieve designs available, based on the severity of patient symptoms.

  • Unity Relieve 50 is recommended for mild-to-moderate digital eye strain symptoms.
  • Unity Relieve 70 is recommended for more severe digital eye strain symptoms.
  • Unity Relieve is now available for order in CR-39, Trivex (both by PPG), polycarbonate, 1.60 high-index, 1.67 high-index and 1.74 high-index.


A lens specially engineered for people with strong protan-type color vision deficiency (CVD), the Cx3 Sun SP lens delivers a broader range of clear, vibrant color optimized to assist the visual needs of individuals with strong protanomaly.

“Building on more than 10 years of research and innovation, we’re excited to bring vibrant color to strong protans, a group particularly challenged by color blindness because they typically see an even more limited range of color compared to the average color vision deficient individual,” says Andrew Schmeder, CEO and co-founder of EnChroma. “To offer a solution specifically for this underserved group is a testament to our ability to develop technology for color blindness that enables access to color for all.”

Features: Strong protans struggle to see red and colors containing red, and are often more acutely affected by their condition. People with strong protanomaly represent up to 10 percent of the estimated 300 million people worldwide with blindness.

“The EnChroma SP lens for strong protans is a game-changer because it provides the color blind with more individualized solutions,” says Barry Santini, master optician of Long Island Opticians in Seaford, N.Y., and 20/20 contributing editor. “I appreciate that my color blind patients can now try EnChroma lenses for all types of red-green color blindness including mild, moderate and strong forms.”

Color blindness affects 1 in 12 men (8 percent) and 1 in 200 women (0.5 percent)—roughly 300 million worldwide, and an estimated 13 million in the U.S. EnChroma lenses enable red-green color blind people to see a broader range of clear, vibrant color. Special optical filters in the lenses remove small slices of light from the visible spectrum to establish a more accurate ratio of light entering the eye. This enables the color blind to experience a more normal spectral response and participate more fully in life’s colorful moments.

Availability: The Cx3 Sun SP lens is now available online at and will also be available through authorized EnChroma eyecare professionals in mid-November. All styles of EnChroma glasses for adults and kids can be made with this new addition to the lens lineup that includes the best-selling Cx3 Sun Outdoor lens and the Cx1 Indoor lens, each engineered for different categories of lighting conditions.
(510) 497-0048


Spent polish and alloy water treatment system.

Features: Filtertech is releasing LGEN-PAL, the sixth addition to their advanced line of clarifying systems for the optical industry. With three models, fully-automatic, semi-automatic and manual, the LGEN-PAL is designed for all lens generating labs to easily treat spent polish and alloy waste water all in one system. The LGEN-PAL reclaims clean water from both alloy water and spent polish at the same time. The treatment allows thick, dry waste to be thrown away as a solid waste and clean water to be safely put down the drain.

With the possibility of fines being imposed as high as $50,000 for improper disposal, optical labs need to safely treat their alloy and spent polish water. With the creation of this new easy-to-use system, Filtertech meets the demands of high-efficiency lens generation by safely removing waste. “With today’s growing concerns of environmental impact, Filtertech is proud of our latest system that will help the optical industry stay green while significantly reducing the high costs of using outside sources for spent polish and alloy water removal,” says Jamal El-Hindi, system developer.

Availability: Filtertech has partnered with PSI (Practical Systems, Inc.) to market and sell the LGEN-PAL system.
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(315) 682-8815

CAD-CON 1000
PSI (Practical Systems, Inc.)

Cad-Con 1000, used to treat alloy wastewater for safe disposal, has been reformulated. New higher grade, less dense chemicals are now being used, giving Cad-Con a powder like texture. This new and improved formula mixes with wastewater better, so that it only needs to be thoroughly blended once. The new chemicals aid gravity to completely separate the treated wastewater from the sediment leaving a very clear effluent and a distinct sediment layer in the bottom of the tank or bucket. This sediment layer remains intact when pouring off the effluent for discharge, eliminating the need to absorb residual water in paper or other absorbents before sediment disposal. The sediment that is left is a wet paste that can be scraped out and accumulated in a dedicated “scrap” container for eventual recovery of the metals.

Features: To obtain a notable step toward sustainability in lab operations, PSI advises that the lab technician accumulate the wet paste and arrange for it to be recovered along with alloy dross and skimmings, so zero discharge of alloy metals will be achieved. Since the sediment is not waste, but scrap for metals recovery, there is no possibility of generating a regulated waste.

Cad-Con 1000 is an economical way to treat alloy tank wastewater for non-hazardous disposal. It separates lead and cadmium from the wastewater and settles it so the water can be poured down the drain. It encapsulates cadmium and lead particles making them inactive for safe metals recover.
(800) 237-8154
(727) 376-7900