Icare Industries was established in 1968 by John W. Payne. John was an industrial engineer who had worked in the optical field with the leaders of that day. Today, Icare Industries is managed by Mr. Payne's sons, Scott Payne (CEO) and Skip Payne (President) and is a family owned business with long standing commitments to its local community. IcareLabs was ranked in 2012 by Vision Monday as the fifth largest independently owned manufacturer of prescription eyewear and related products in the United States.
What distinguishes IcareLabs from other wholesale laboratories in the industry? Our independence. We are not a division of a larger company that has consolidated other manufacturers. This independence empowers us and gives us the ability to provide the best product neutral solutions for our clients. It allows us to be an authorized distributor of Varilux, Sola, Shamir, Zeiss, Hoya, Kodak and many other premium brands.
We are a full-service laboratory with the latest digital state-of-the-art equipment. We have our own in-house Crizal AR facility allowing us to better our turn around rate and expand the services we offer. Our motto - IcareLabs is large enough to provide for all of your needs, yet small enough to care.