Dr. Abitbol says “I created Visionix® in 1994 with the ambition of democratizing a technology, the wave front or Shack Hartmann technology. This technology was initially reserved for cutting edge sectors such as astronomy. My aim was to use it for vision health care by including it in diagnostic and measurement instruments.”
Initially concentrating on research and development, Visionix® was rapidly able to find concrete applications leading to the release of the first industry-specific equipment based on this technology in 1997, and in 1998, refraction equipment dedicated to ophthalmic diagnosis.
In 2003, the merger with Luneau (founded in 1928), with its high profile in ophthalmology, followed by the acquisition of Briot®/Weco® in 2010, ( two brand names with more than 180 years’ experience in the optical industry and ophthalmic lens finishing), resulted in the creation of a group with the means to match its ambitions: to be close to its customers and in-tune with market needs.
Our goal has always been to provide you with the latest technologies to allow more efficient screening for visual disorders, and provide a better quality of life with technologically enhanced equipment and instruments.
Our mission is to help eye care professional succeed in all their diagnostics to detect as many pathologies as possible. That’s why we create technological solutions developed to detect pathologies such as glaucoma and keratoconus, cataract and refractive surgery needs. We innovate into refraction and finishing solutions that help to increase the acuity and the comfort zone of wearers.
A MAJOR PLAYER ON THE MARKET
With a commitment that matches its’ ambitions, Luneau Technology has brought together three field leaders in optics, optometry, and ophthalmology: Briot®, Weco® and Visionix®. In keeping with its’ goal to make the most innovative technologies widely available, Luneau Technology has made Research and Development one of its’ top priorities, resulting in proposals of new solutions to eye care professionals every six months. Its strengths lie in 2 R&D teams : one dedicated to edging systems in France and the second to optometry in Israel. Both combine forces to design and manufacture innovative items. These technological contribution and advances are made possible only by our close contact with the market, which has been developed over many years, and through understanding and responding to the changes that come.
AN INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE
The Luneau Technology group, bringing together the Briot®/Weco® and Visionix® brands, is a major force in the market, with a range of equipment to cover all the requirements of the vision correction process: Refraction and ophthalmic diagnosis, lens inspection in industrial production and lens cutting at the optician’s. Our aim has always been to provide you with the latest technologies to permit quicker screening for visual disorders and provide a better quality of life, with ever more effective equipment. Our first objective, being close to our customers and in tune with market requirements, is made possible with a large worldwide network of 12 subsidiaries and more than 160 dealers.
MULTI-BRAND APPROACH AND INNOVATION
Luneau Technology has now positioned itself as a global supplier of ophthalmic equipment, extending from refraction and diagnostic tools to equipment for labs and finishing.
Luneau Technology features diagnostic devices, specialized optotypes, displays, and ophthalmic technologies enhanced by the expertise of Visionix®, Briot®, and Weco®, a long time edger developer and manufacturer, is renowned for innovation and expertise in finishing.
Boosted by Luneau Technology, the three brands, Visionix®, Briot® and Weco®, have combined synergies and have multiplied their portfolio, allowing Luneau Technology to provide solutions for the daily requirements of Eye Care Professionals : opticians, ophthalmic professionals, and practitioners.
“It is important that ophthalmic industry professionals know that they can obtain complete equipment solutions regardless of the specialty of their practice from one company with three long-standing and trusted brands.” Dr. Marc Abitbol says.