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Welcome to

Interstate Lab Group

Interstate Optical was founded in 1977 by entrepreneur Raymond Art. With roots as an optical sales rep, having personally experienced the daily needs of his customers, Ray’s goal was to start a laboratory that put quality first and was passionate about serving the needs of its customers.

In 2008, Interstate partnered with Essilor to be able to provide their advanced technology and products, while maintaining their family business ownership and culture. In 2011, Indiana-based lab, GK Optical, merged with Interstate, and in 2018, another Indiana-based laboratory, LensTech Optical was added, forming the Interstate Lab Group. Today, Interstate continues to operate with these same principles, under the guidance of Ray’s sons John and Rob Art, and grandson and namesake Raymond Art.  

We operate all 3 lab brands utilizing two lab production centers: Ontario, Ohio (headquarters) and Indianapolis, Indiana. Both lab production centers are fully digital with advanced finishing capabilities and anti-reflective laboratories providing the best coatings including Crizal Sapphire 360 UV.  Be sure to view each lab brand's info by clicking on their logo at the top of this page! 

We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

Destination Satisfaction

Our goal is to be an invaluable resource to you in your efforts toward building a stellar practice by actively helping you to grow profitably, to differentiate your practice from your competitors, and to minimize your day-to-day stress. 

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