IcareLabs Blog

Transitions Gen S launching soon! Will be available at IcareLabs April 19

Transitions Gen S Launching Soon!

Feb 26, 2024 1:50:56 PM

Hot off the heels of the 2024 Transitions Academy, the new Transitions Gen S lenses will be hitting the market soon. What are the launch details? Are demos available? What makes these new lenses so great? Find out all of that and more in this blog.

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Varilux shortens their line of progressives by discontinuing the traditional versions of all, making digital progressives their only offering.

Varilux Announces Product Discontinuations

Feb 23, 2024 12:58:13 PM

EssilorLuxottica has announced that they will be discontinuing several older lens designs within the Varilux product line at the end of this month as part of a push to simplify their product offerings. This will benefit us all and make choosing the correct lens for your patient easier than ever. We'll take a look at what products are going away as well as give you recommendations for replacements in this blog.

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Maximum your optical practice's success with Google Analytics 4

Maximizing Your Optical Practice's Success with Google Analytics 4

Feb 14, 2024 12:06:44 PM

In today's digital age, data reigns supreme, especially when it comes to understanding your business and its online presence. For optical practices looking to enhance their marketing strategies, improve patient engagement, and boost overall success, leveraging powerful analytics tools like Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is essential. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons why optical practices should embrace GA4 and how it can revolutionize their operations.

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The difference between precoated and custom mirror coatings on your polarized sunglasses

Pre-Coated Mirrors vs Custom-Coated Mirrors: Which Lenses Are Better?

Feb 7, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Years ago, polarized mirrored lenses could only be done with custom coating. These days we now have the option to get pre-coated mirrors too. So what is the difference and is one better than the other? This blog will cover all the ins and outs of both custom coat and pre-coated polarized mirror options. We think you'll agree there is a clear winner between the two!

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IcareLabs becomes a fully certified wholesale safety lab for your Varilux, Crizal, and Shamir lenses.

Are You Getting Your Share of Sales in the Safety Market?

Jan 30, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Safety lenses and safety frames are an established and consistent section of the overall optical market with prescription safety being a built-in segment of business required by many employers for their employees to safely do their jobs. So the question is, what are you doing to make sure your optical is also getting its fair share of this business?

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A year in review by our Director of Operations and his plans n enhancing our wholesale lens lab.

Reflecting on 2023 and Anticipating 2024: A Year in Review

Jan 24, 2024 9:08:00 AM

In the heart of IcareLabs, beyond the machinery and technology, lies a bond that goes beyond the business realm – a connection that considers our accounts not just as clients, but as an integral part of our extended family. For 56 years, this family has been the cornerstone of IcareLabs, shaping it into the optical powerhouse it is today.

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Experience the complete premium Varilux lens portfolio

Experience Innovation with the Varilux Premium Lens Portfolio

Jan 8, 2024 2:03:56 PM

Discover the cutting-edge technology and exceptional vision quality of Varilux progressive lens technology. Varilux has been at the forefront of progressive lens innovation for years. With each new iteration, the technology and design have continued to evolve, providing wearers with an unmatched visual experience. From the early days of the original Varilux and Comfort lenses to the advanced materials and manufacturing processes used today, the evolution of Varilux has been driven by a commitment to excellence and a desire to meet the ever-changing needs of your patients.

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Scott and Skip Payne officially retire from IcareLabs

Announcing Scott and Skip Payne's Official Retirement

Dec 22, 2023 9:35:01 AM

As we bid farewell to 2023, we are both thrilled and saddened to announce the retirement of Scott Payne and Skip Payne from our organization. It is with a mix of excitement and nostalgia that we reflect on their leadership journey at IcareLabs, which began in the early 2000s following the passing of their father, our beloved founder, John Payne.

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Doing a year end review is important to discover what brands or products make our optical most successful

Why Your Optical Shop Should Do a Year End Review

Dec 18, 2023 3:41:19 PM

As the year 2023 comes to a close, many of us have likely already started making New Year's resolutions. Setting goals and making plans for the upcoming year are undoubtedly important. However, I would argue that it is equally important to take the time to reflect on the past year.

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