For over fifty years, and with over twenty patents and inventions to our name, AIT has earned the recognition of the eye care industry as "A leader in edging technology". AIThas been servicing the Optical Industry since 1952 when we started in this business as a supplier of diamond wheels. In 1964, we revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the first truly automatic bevel edger. The introduction of this product into the optical community offered unprecedented gain in productivity and quality. By revolutionizing the finishing process, AIThelped fuel explosive growth in the opening of in-office finishing labs with eye care professionals. Before 1964 the time it took to process lenses in-office was too time consuming, unprofitable and costly to the independent eye care professional.

Today AIT has over 500 plus combined years of experience among our Executive Management Team, Sales and Marketing Team, Research and Development Team as well as our Technical Support Team. At AIT, we are focused on making the customer experience the best it can be. We accomplish this with the commitment to innovation and development of high technology products to process today's modern materials and eyewear. A testament to our innovation and ranking as a leader in edging technology is evident in our strong customer following at the wholesale market segment and our continual nominations for the OLA Award of Excellence. The experience of our staff and the superior technology we offer insures that you will be fully satisfied with AIT and our products.

AIT is family owned and proud of it. As an Optical Equipment manufacturer and an experienced distributor of Ophthalmic Equipment, we plan to expand our product range and offer more to our customers and the marketplace. Today AITis more than a Lens Finishing Equipment supplier. We now offer automated Instruments, optical tools, automated dispensing equipment and ophthalmic instruments.

 

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Our History

1952
AIT established.

1964
Yordan Vulich hired as project engineer for First Automatic Bevel Edger, The "Super Dynamite".

1967
"Mark V" Free Float Patent.

1975
Willy Loreto joins AIT as chief electronic engineer. "Mark VI" introduced to wholesale labs.

1979
"Grande Mark" First digitally controlled Pattern Edger. Patented Levelator Cycle.

1981
"501" Surface Marker/Blocker

1982
"Speede Blocker" introduced 1987 "Destiny" Dry Edger introduced.

1989
Essilor purchases AIT Yordan leaves AIT to start Opti-vue.

1992
"Optimax 210" Introduced 1995 "Delta-Scan 2000" Patternless Edger introduced.

1996
Opti-Vue purchases AIT from Essilor. The heart and soul of AIT returns.

1999
"GSC-150" Patternless Edger introduced.

2000
Maxima and Optima Patternless Edging Systems are introduced. AIT becomes and exclusive distributor of Binocular Autorefractors from Grand Seiko

2001
Maxima Speed introduced at the OLA

2002
Maxima Speed nominated for the OLA Award of Excellence. Practica Patternless Edger introduced.

2003
Maxima Speed is nominated again for an OLA Award of Excellence.

2005
Opera Drill introduced.

2006
Opera Scan introduced.

2007
Practica Evolution introduced.

2008
Center Patient Measurement System, Maxima Combimax introduced. Opera Scan nominated for OLA Award of Excellence.

2009
AIT launches a complete line of Ophthalmic Instruments to become a complete turnkey solution for opening a new practice.

2011
AIT becomes the exclusive distributor for WECO equipment.

2014
AIT becomes a distributor of Canon and Visionix Instruments