Company Information

Company Information

National Optronics leads the optical industry in lens processing equipment with innovative machinery designed primarily around our patented dry-cutting technology. All of our machinery is reliable and efficient, in addition to being extremely user-friendly.

National Optronics is committed to meeting the expectations of each customer and serving their needs.


Founded in 1979 in Charlottesville, Virginia, National Optronics was the first company to introduce dry edging technology. In 2005, National Optronics was acquired by Essilor and in 2018 became part of DAC Vision.

More than thirty years later, National Optronics continues to improve both the original technology and its application to lens processing equipment. Our history is marked with continued innovations and leadership by providing value-add products and services.


Our Mission is to manufacture quality machinery for processing plastic lenses in both the surfacing and finishing areas of an optical laboratory centered on our dry cutting technology. We sell and service this machinery to all optical laboratories, superstores, chains/multi-location retailers, and government facilities.


Our Vision is to be an industry leader, recognized worldwide for our innovation, excellence in operations, our commitment to serving customers and our line of high-quality machinery which exceeds our customers’ expectations for performance and value.


To achieve these goals, we will operate our company on the Values:

  • Trust and integrity
  • Dedication to our customers’ best interests
  • High standards of quality manufacturing focused on continuous improvement
  • Dynamic yet stable growth in revenues and profits
  • Support for and respect for our employees