Celebrating 70+ Years in Business!

Signet Armorlite is the exclusive provider of KODAK Lenses and has been manufacturing and distributing ophthalmic lenses for individual eyeglass prescriptions since 1947. For 70+ years in the optical business, Signet Armorlite continues to provide the eye care industry with the highest quality, high performing lenses. The headquarters and lens technology center, Signetek, are located in Carlsbad, California.

Signet Armorlite Timeline

2017

Celebrating 25 Years of KODAK Lens

2016

First KODAK Lens “See the Colors of Life” Commercial airs on TV

2015

First USA KODAK Lens Preferred Location opens in New Orleans, LA

2014

First North American KODAK Lens Preferred Location opens in Toronto, Canada

2013

Signet Armorlite renews licensing agreement with Eastman KODAK

2010

Essilor International acquires Signet Armorlite

2006

Signet Armorlite introduces Signetek™,
a digital technology lab

1997

Signet Armorlite’s European presence expands including the acquisition of Crossbows Optical for technology and product development in Northern Ireland.

1993

Signet Armorlite signs a licensing agreement with Eastman KODAK for exclusive right to use the KODAK brand for premium ophthalmic lenses

1988

Signet Armorlite expands into the European market

1983

Signet and Armorlite merge

1978

Under 3M Ownership, Armorlite develops RLX® a revolutionary lens coating that protects plastic lenses from scratching

1969

Signet begins in San Diego, CA as a wholesale lab that casts its own lens blanks – quickly growing into a major lens manufacturer

1947

Armorlite founded in Burbank, CA and pioneers plastic (CR-39®) lens casting in North America

Press Releases

New ECP Contest for 2020: Less Competition & Better Chance to Win

April 1, 2020
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Cash Back Promotion from KODAK Lens – Summer Splash for Kash

May 15, 2019
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Vision Expo East Practice Makeover Giveaway & Dinner – RSVP Now!

February 12, 2019
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KODAK Lens Derby Dash for Kash 2019

November 30, 2018
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New KODAK Lens Patient Educational Center – Enter to Win!

September 20, 2018
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Visit KODAK Lens Booth #633 During 2018 Optometry’s Meeting

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Celebrating 25 Years of KODAK Lens

January 1, 2018
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SA Launches KODAK Lens Location in St. Louis

February 1, 2017
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Events

Signet Armorlite participates in many events, tradeshows and conferences throughout the year.

Please visit us at our booth at any of the following national tradeshows:

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