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TALEX Polarized Lens Maker Our history, our future

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.

We just can't stop striving to develop new technologies, new techniques, and new ways to make a better lens.

 

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 companies for international exporting
  1966   Began production of polarized lenses
  1970      Developed and produced the world's first spherical glass polarized lenses
  1975      Developed and produced the world's first spherical plastic polarized lenses














  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 first plastic 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 reduced eyestrain as well as related neck and shoulder strain

Company Profile

Company Name
TALEX Optical Co., Ltd.
Address
Headquarters / Tajima Office
4-5-6, Tajima, Ikuno-ku, Osaka,
544-0011, Japan

Imagawa Office
5-1-32,Imagawa ,
Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka,
546-0003, Japan
Founded on
May 1, 1938
President
Hiroo Tamura
E-mail to
trading@talex.co.jp

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