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News 2008

NIDEK's Lex 1000 receives "MTP GOLD Medal"


- December 17, 2008, Gamagori, JAPAN -

Mr. Motoki Ozawa,
President and CEO of NIDEK

NIDEK CO., LTD. announced that NIDEK’s lens edger, “Lex 1000”, was awarded “MTP GOLD Medal” in OPTYKA, the optical exhibition held in Poznan, Poland from November 21st and 22nd.

In Poland, each optical company had held exhibitions independently until last year. The optical association established “OPTYKA” which is the first combined exhibition starting from this year. Over 100 optical companies participated from over the world. “MTP GOLD Medal” is an award for excellent eyeglass frames, lenses, and optic instruments.

The Lex 1000 was awarded for its ability to process high base curve lenses*1, becoming popular for their fashionable looks. Moreover, the Lex 1000 can process lens with super hydrophobic coating/finishing*2 by using NIDEK’s own unique technology. These innovative technologies and reliability was highly evaluated.

It is an honor for NIDEK to receive “MTP GOLD Medal”, along with “Silmo d’OR” which was awarded to our OPD-Scan II/ARK-10000 at Silmo, an international optical exhibition held in Paris this autumn. NIDEK will continue to develop innovative and highly reliable products,” said Mr. Motoki Ozawa, President and CEO of NIDEK.

*1: Highly curved designed lens to fit the face well, used for sunglass. It is fashionable, and shuts out the wind and pollen.

*2: Major coating for lens to avoid adherence of fingerprint and scratches. The surface of lens is slippery; therefore there is a problem that lens slip easily during lens edging (processing).

Lex 1000 product information
The Lex 1000 is a machine to cut (process) lens for eyeglasses. It loads the eyeglass frame’s figure, and starts edging the lens with a grindstone made from diamonds.
The Lex 1000 makes lenses for “drill mount frame” eyeglasses by using the Lex Drill, which is a machine to make holes into lens.

For further information contact:
Public Relations, Planning Dept.
Email: info@nidek.co.jp