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Lathes Integration

FocalPoints is a collection of linked software programs that helps the lens manufacturer integrate and exploit modern lens technologies, supervise the lathe's operations using a centralized database.

Upon scanning the job bar-code, the lathe is fed with the geometry of the surface to be cut, the blank center thickness and the cutting parameters defined for each model/material. All parameters are fed automatically. The operator performs only loading and unloading operations thus reducing errors and training required.

FocalPoints follows the entire production cycle: from lathing to inspection, from labelling to shipping, logging every step for full traceability.

Launch in Production

The Launch in Production module generates the file for lens cutting and assists the operator in all the preliminary tasks required to start the manufacturing process: such as printing a production work-order, assigning the Material batch and Tray number if available.

The module assists the User in managing production's queues by prioritizing jobs on different criteria: job urgency, rejects, lens design, specific process, etc.


FocalPoints interfaces with the lathe's control software, accurately tracking the number of and type of lenses cut, rejects and re-cuts. Additionally, it prevents the unauthorized duplication of sensitive lens data files. FocalPoints uses a single line of bar-code to instruct the lathe as to which lens is to be cut, improving efficiency while dramatically cutting down on data-entry related errors.

Simplified Barcode Input

The Full Traceability module gathers all the information logged by the FP programs during the manufacturing process. The entire lens history, from production to shipping, can be accessed from a single interface. Every task performed on the lens is tracked with a time-stamp and the operator's who performed it. Having the lens history stored in a centralized database, not only reduces the cost of archiving lens work-orders, but also speeds up the data recollection process.

Sterilization Process

The Cycles' Management module allows the Lab to record in the lens history the details of additional operations like hydration, plasma treatment, Hydra-PEG™ coating and sterilization. The module not only tracks the cycle number, but it also stores relevant information like: the position in the tray, the machine id, the cycle's runtime, time-stamp and the list of lenses processed together.


The Label Editor module allows FocalPoints to streamline the entire printing process: from case labels to shipping labels.

Everything is handled with great flexibility and full integration in an easy to use graphical interface.

Labels can be designed from scratch, adding fixed text, variable text, images, logos and any order/lens parameter. It can also be expanded with the Laser Engraving module for Labs equipped with DAC® laser engraver.

Label Editor

The Autoloader Module is an advanced tray management system for DAC® lathes which can be added to any FocalPoints system. It is fully integrated and it ensures substantial improvements in the manufacturing efficiency. The Autoloader Module keeps track on which tray each job is associated and allows the Operator to select a job by simply scanning the tray and selecting the physical position of the lens.

DAC Autoloader Tray
Engraving Lenses with Laser

The Laser Engraving Module it’s a special extension based on the FP Labelling Component. The FP Engraving Module allows the Focal Points system to drive the laser engraver installed on DAC® lathes.

The FP Labelling component allows Focal Points to streamline and automate all the printing process: from case labels to shipping labels. Everything is handled with great flexibility and full integration in an easy to use graphical editor.


Following the new requirements of recent regulation, FocalPoints is capable to print the UDI on the case labels or any other related documentation.

FocalPoints can print both mono and bi-dimensional barcodes (PDF 417, QR Code, Micro QR, Data Matrix), giving the ability to optimize the space available on the label.

UDI Barcode