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New lenses website is launched by UK’s largest independent lab aiming to make ordering easier
Tom Davies to host a Social Media Workshop
Trusted and admired employee retires at Louis Stone after 17 years
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New lenses website is launched by UK’s largest independent lab aiming to make ordering easier

May 2018

Galaxy Optical Lab has launched a new website at to simplify and streamline the ordering process for Dynamic Digital progressive lenses.

The new website has been launched to enable practitioners to spend less time arranging lens orders and more time focussing on their business.

The initiative is part of several technological developments at the UK’s largest independent lab, which includes the latest generation of robotic machines being used in the eyewear manufacturing process.

The Dynamic Digital lenses supplied by Galaxy Optical Lab are simple to dispense, and their low-level non-tolerance means a maximum return on investment in them, the company highlights. The instant compatibility of Dynamic Digital lenses also means that there is no period of adaptability for the wearer, maximising visual comfort.

The pupillary distance-optimised inset allows the best binocular vision in all distances, the company emphasises. In addition, the Dynamic Digital progressive lenses feature fit-to-frame technology where the progression corridor is matched to the frame and not by a generic, pre-determined corridor length, giving considerably variable corridor lengths.

Retinal focus is more accurate in the lenses than a normal varifocal due to a highly advanced mathematical engine creating compensated power.

Galaxy Optical Lab’s International Director, Sergio Weingarten, is extremely proud of the lenses. He explained: “Until now, varifocals were only made in two corridor lengths, traditional and streamline. Dynamic Digital revolutionise the varifocal.

“These advanced lenses provide the optimum reading position for customers and remove any compromise to their vision, giving them the greatest level of comfort and visual range,” he added.

Galaxy Optical Lab offers practitioners full glazing services, including uncut lens purchasing. All of its frames are directly available in stock to offer faster delivery, as well as shipment savings.
The company is proud of its highly competitive pricing, with new customers receiving their first two glazing orders free.

Tom Davies to host a Social Media Workshop

April 2018

Tom Davies FactoryNew social media workshop dedicated to opticians to be included in next “Day with Tom” programme at london factory

Following a successful start to the ‘A Day With Tom’ workshop programme, Tom is proud to announce that his next workshop will be held in London on May 18th, 2018 at his factory.

This event will be a chance for Tom to share his passion and experience of eyewear design by spending a whole day with his customers. The programme for the day will include a factory tour, selling techniques, bespoke demonstrations and much more.

As a special new feature Tom’s PR team will be hosting the first ever social media workshop as part of the training.

Tom DaviesFollowing the recent launch of a new Social Media Package for Tom Davies customers, the workshop will include an explanation of popular social media channels (including Instagram and Facebook), a step by step tutorial of how to use these channels and how opticians can use social media to increase their following.

Those attending the workshop will also be shown how best to use the new social media package.

Trusted and admired employee retires at Louis Stone after 17 years

April 2018

Alan Slocimbe at Lois Stone Alan Slocombe worked for Louis Stone for over 17 years. He joined Louis Stone in 2001 having previously worked in logistics for Marks and Spencer for over 25 years.

He was not only the warehouse manager at Louis Stone but was adept at doing any task that was thrown at him. Whether it be organizing exhibition stands, proof-reading marketing literature, or answering technical questions from customers, nothing fazed him.

If ever there was a solution needed for a problem, the shout would always go out for Alan. He was very popular both with colleagues, and customers who would often ask for him specially due to his expertise and friendly manner.

Alan will be sorely missed as well as his dogs who also came to work - firstly Jasper and latterly, Oli.

"The Directors and staff would like to wish Alan, his wife Jan and family their very best wishes from everybody at Louis Stone and to Alan, a well deserved retirement." - Paul Gaba, Managing Director, Louis Stone

Pictured (L-R) - Louis Stone's Financial Director - Judith Gaba, Managing Director - Paul Gaba and Alan Slocombe (with Oli the dog!).

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