TALEX was founded in Tajima, Osaka—the birthplace of eyeglass lenses in Japan.
We are the only lens manufacturer in the world that specializes exclusively in polarized lenses.
We have been making eyeglass lenses for over 70 years, and have been developing new polarized lenses and lens materials for over 40 years.
At TALEX, we never use mass-production processes in our plastic manufacturing,
such as injection or press bending thermoplastic material.
We use the monomer casting method to create our lenses,
making them optically superior.
We use iodine compounds to color our lenses,
making them brighter and clearer.
We use our original 'noisy light-cutting filter' to polarize our lenses,
making them the best polarized lenses in the world.
|1938||Tamura Lens Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (later TALEX)
founded in Tajima, Osaka, Japan
Began production of lenses for reading glasses
|1946||Began production of lenses for sunglasses
|1953||Recognized as one of Japan's most promising
for international exporting
|1966||Began production of polarized lenses
|1970||Developed and produced the world's
first spherical glass
|1975||Developed and produced the world's
first spherical plastic
|1978||Received the prestigious Soko Kyokujistu Award for Achievement|
|1984||Officially designated as the sunglass lenses for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games|
|1985||Increased exports for use in various sunglass brands
in USA, Canada, Europe and Australia
|1990||Developed and produced the world's
first glass polarized lenses able to
cut UV 400 rays over 99%
|1992||Developed and produced the world's
photochromic polarized lenses
|1996||Opened our first domestic retail shop,
TALEX Proshop & Showroom,
to cater directly to our customers
Released the patented lens coloring 'True View', which creates a more naturalized vision
|1999||Extended domestic marketing by introducing the TALEX Proshop System, to offer direct sales for eyeglass retailers and to expand knowledge of sunglass lenses to customers|
|2001||Began research and development of impact resistant lenses with new materials|
|2006||Released ‘CACCHU'—our ultra high-impact resistant polarized lens, providing superior impact resistance with no distortion|
|2009||Independent research team
at Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
found TALEX lenses effectively reduced eye fatigue
Participated in the 2009 International Optical Fair in Tokyo, Japan (IOFT)
|2010||Osaka City evaluation revealed that city bus drivers
wearing TALEX polarized lenses eported significantly
as well as related neck and