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


Celebrating 25 Years of KODAK Lens


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


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


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


Signet Armorlite renews licensing agreement with Eastman KODAK


Essilor International acquires Signet Armorlite


Signet Armorlite introduces Signetek™,
a digital technology lab


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


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


Signet Armorlite expands into the European market


Signet and Armorlite merge


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


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


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

Press Releases

KODAK Lens Offers ECPs More Reasons to Smile in 2022

January 26, 2022
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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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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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