Scheduled Hardware Upgrades: November 7th-9th

We will be performing scheduled hardware upgrades from the evening of November 7th through November 9th. Please be advised that access to the FEA website as well as email will be limited or non-existent for the duration of the upgrade period. Regular operations are expected to resume no later than the morning of November 10th. Please plan accordingly for this temporary interruption.

Introducing Shamir Designs in Glass

FEA announces the introduction of Shamir free-form lens designs in glass. This article discusses when these new offerings will be available as well as what designs they are, what indexes they will be available in, as well as what color/polarization options will be available.

September Eyecare Business Q&A

In the September issue of Eyecare Business, our own "Other" Bill takes part in a Q&A session regarding the dispensing of glass lenses. The article can be found on page 52 of the September Issue, a link to which is provided below.

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Sept. Eyecare Business

September VCPN Article

In a recent Vision Care Product News article, author Steven Warfield interviewed FEA's "Other Bill" about how to produce the best lens for a wrap frame possible. In this article Bill also discusses the three limitations present for labs when it comes to producing lenses for wrap frames these being lens availability, machinery and frames. The article also features interviews with other industry experts around this topic and will likely prove insightful for ECP's and Optical Lab employees both. The article is brief and can be found on pages 85-86 of Septembers issue of VCPN Magazine. A link to the magazines digital version can be found below.

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The Ins and Outs of Producing Wrap Lenses

Sept. OLP Article: The Benefits of Automation

In this post we invite you to take a look at an article in the September issue of Optical Lab Products Magazine that was authored by our own Bill "Other Bill" Heffner, IV. In it he discusses how lab automation can benefit not only lab owners/operators but also their customers. The article can be found on pages 12-14 of the link below.

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What Can You Achieve With Automation?

Free Transitions Signature VII Upgrade

From August 15 to November 15 enjoy a free upgrade to Transitions Signature VII Green or Brown on any of our Eagle free-form progressive lenses.

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A Tuesday Morning Laugh

The article below can be found on the website known as the Onion and has provided us with a good morning laugh that we felt we should share with all of our users. To those unfamiliar with it the Onion is a fictitious and satirical online "news" website that publishes amusing pieces on wide ranging topics. This particular article is on a topic of humor for our industry.

LensCrafters, Pearle Vision Agree To Prisoner Exchange:
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LabTalk, July/August 2014

A Q&A between FEA's "Other Bill" and Labtalk's Christie Walker talking about how we stay independent and competitive when many other labs are being acquired by larger companies.

Read it here:
Lab Talk Online

Introducing the New FEA Website!


An introduction to the new website written by our in house IT Team. This post gives a rundown of whats new as well as whats up next on our web re-development agenda.

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Using the Website


This article serves as an introductory guide on how to use our site as well as supplying you with information on the types of content that can be found both here and on the ordering section of the website.

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