Reflecting on 2023 and Anticipating 2024: A Year in Review

Reflecting on 2023 and Anticipating 2024: A Year in Review

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.

At the core of our success is a dedicated leadership team and associates who work tirelessly to meet the unique needs of our accounts every day. They are the backbone of IcareLabs, ensuring that our commitment to excellence is unwavering.

2023 Plans

In April of 2023, we took a significant leap forward by revolutionizing our surfacing department. The addition ofOur brand new surfacing equipment helps us to produce nearly 200 jobs an hour six cutting-edge machines from Coburn Technologies have transformed our surfacing operations, almost entirely automating the entire process. Today, we boast the capacity to surface nearly 200 jobs per hour, a testament to our commitment to efficiency and innovation.

Our journey toward perfection did not stop there. The AR department underwent a meticulous overhaul, focusing on gaining much-needed efficiencies. The implementation of a "first in, first out" process has significantly enhanced our service time, providing our accounts with a streamlined and expedited experience. Additionally, we upgraded our hard coating process with the latest technology, ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality.

2024 Plans

As we step into 2024, our focus remains on growth and excellence. We are dedicated to training and cross-training new associates entering the optical laboratory industry. While we cherish the expertise of our veteran associates, some of whom have been with IcareLabs for almost half a century, we also welcome those with fresh perspectives and less than two years of experience.

Improving our training will improve our quality and efficiencyLooking ahead, we plan to invest in our finishing department by incorporating the latest lens edging technology. This strategic move is poised to enhance our finishing quality and service time, further solidifying our commitment to delivering the very best to our accounts and, ultimately, their patients.

The pursuit of improvement is an ongoing journey at IcareLabs. We understand that the key to success lies in our ability to evolve, innovate, and adapt without compromising on quality. As we strive for better, faster processes, our unwavering dedication to excellence remains the driving force behind every decision we make.

At IcareLabs, our accounts are not just business relationships – they are an integral part of our narrative, contributing to the legacy we've built over 56 years. Together, we look towards the future with anticipation, knowing that the best is yet to come.

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