Carl Zeiss Vision purchases optical laboratory

October 15, 2005

lackamas, OR—Carl Zeiss Vision has purchased Optical Plastics, a full-service wholesale optical laboratory that gives Carl Zeiss a better foothold for growth in the Northwest.

lackamas, OR-Carl Zeiss Vision has purchased Optical Plastics, a full-service wholesale optical laboratory that gives Carl Zeiss a better foothold for growth in the Northwest.

Founded in 1974 in Portland by Ronald Syth and Bob Hagen, Optical Plastics handles specialty orders from all over the country. The business occupies the same building as SOLA Custom Coatings-a division of SOLA International Inc., which merged with Carl Zeiss in a deal that was final in March.

In 2004, Optical Plastics became the first laboratory to receive the Vision Service Plan (VSP) People First Lab of the Year Award, the company reports.