Satisloh to donate to Light for the World


Satisloh to donate 50,000€ to Light for the World commemorating production of their 1,000th VFT-orbit

The special edition 1,000th VFT-orbit will feature a uniquely painted body and be displayed and auctioned at MIDO 2019. 

February 13, 2019, Baar Switzerland - Satisloh will mark the production of their 1,000th VFT-orbit generator at MIDO 2019 in Milan by holding an auction on February 23rd at 2:30 pm, The company will donate 50,000€ of the winning bid to global vision disability and development charity, Light for the World (Licht für die Welt).

Supporting Light for the World
As part of their mission to provide people with better vision, Satisloh is committed to supporting the work of Light for the World, who provides crucial eye health services and empowers blind and visually impaired people in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Gabriel Müller, CEO of Light for the World in Switzerland, said: "We are extremely grateful for Satisloh's amazing support which will benefit the poorest rural communities in Ethiopia. With Satisloh's donation of 50.000 Euro, we will be able to save the eye sight of hundreds of children and adults by providing Cataract surgeries, sustainable support for local health posts and the training of new ophthalmologists. This donation will be a turning point in the lives and futures of some of the most marginalized people in Ethiopia, their families and communities."

About 90 percent of blindness and visual impairment in Ethiopia could be prevented. Light for the World, through the support of donors and partners, provides crucial eye health services and prevents blindness in some of the poorest regions of Ethiopia.

The 1,000th VFT-orbit will be displayed at Satisloh's booth, N01 in Hall 6 during MIDO 2019. The generator, a VFT-orbit 2 with all available features, will be specially-painted by an artist with a one-of-a-kind design.

To participate in the auction potential bidders must pre-register online under and be present during the auction on Saturday February 23rd at 2:30 pm at Satisloh´s booth. All visitors can also enjoy a slice of the VFT-orbit cake.

Pete Lothes, Satisloh´s Global President, said: "The production of our 1,000th VFT-orbit is testament to our flagship generator's success in the ophthalmic industry. Since we first introduced the VFT-orbit in 2008, we have developed it to become the fastest, most robust and easiest-to-service generator available, and consequently, the most trusted by ophthalmic labs.

As one of the most important international eyewear and ophthalmic events, MIDO was a clear choice to celebrate our 1,000th VFT-orbit. We are proud to provide people with better vision through our technology, and also through our support of Light for the World, who is providing people in some of the poorest regions across the globe with life-changing eye care."

What else to expect from Satisloh at MIDO 2019
Visitors can learn more about Satisloh's complete solutions for ophthalmic labs of all sizes across the three days of the expo, including:

  • Metro Lab, a complete solution for regional express production for small to mid-size labs, including Surfacing (Blocking, Generating & Polishing, Deblocking), Coating (Hard & AR Coating), and Finishing.
  • Lab 4.0 solutions for fully automated/high volume lens production, enabling businesses to establish a truly industrialized lens manufacturing facility and drive operational efficiencies. Key components of Lab 4.0 include the software systems MES-360 (Manufacturing Execution System) and MOM-360 (Manufacturing Operations Management). As part of Lab 4.0 smart automation technology, Satisloh will also showcase the new ART-Block-Pod for automating the handling of alloy-free, environmentally friendly ART block pieces.

Pre-register for the 1,000th VFT-orbit auction at


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