EyeNetra Launches Blink, an On-Demand, Mobile Vision Testing Service

By Staff
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Mobile health care is taking on a new dimension with the launch in New York City this week of Blink, an on-demand, in-home vision testing service that is the first of its kind.

Essilor to Boost Media Spending and Release Multiple Products in Q2

By Staff
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor is planning to step up its media spending considerably and will release a stream of new lens products, in the second quarter of 2015.

LensFerry Expansion Planned for N.Y. and California

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM NEW YORK—Executives from WebSystem3 and its parent company, CooperVision, took the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 19 to announce the expansion of their mobile contact lens commerce service, LensFerry.

Is Your Practice Site Mobile Ready?

By Daniel Rostenne, EyeCarePro
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:30 AM NEW YORK—April 21. That’s the date Google’s mobile-friendliness update will roll out. What does this mean for your practice? It means that Google will start using mobile-friendly compliance as a ranking factor in smartphone search and that for any OD out there that doesn’t have a mobile friendly website, it is time to act or risk the consequences.

Local Eye Site Mobilizes Job Search

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:15 AM RALEIGH, N.C.—Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job search and online recruitment services for the eyecare field, has launched a mobile-optimized version of the job listing and search website.

New Social Media Stats Are Eye-Opening

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:00 AM It’s always mind-boggling to see just how quickly the social media landscape has changed and how many people are active on multiple social platforms.

The Internet of Things

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:31 AM NEW YORK—Beginning with speakers representing technological leaders such as Intel and the Consumers Electronics Association and concluding with a surprise guest well known both in the optical community as well as the business world at large, (see Page 56 for an interview with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal) the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held here on March 18, again delivered on its renowned tradition of presenting a full day packed with information that will drive the business of vision now and for years to come.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Where Are All These Connections Taking Us?

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:29 AM The Internet of Things (IoT) has often been referred to as the third wave of connectivity and with today’s technology constantly morphing into smaller, cheaper and more insidious devices, it begs the question, where is this web of smart, connected products and services taking us?

Redesigning the ‘Store’ and Customer Experience: Retail (r)Evolution

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:28 AM For the second session of the 2015 Summit, Vision Monday strived to determine what the new definitions of “retail” were and how social media and consumers’ familiarity with technology are influencing store and health care environment design. Ultimately, the goal was to determine how all these things impact consumer purchasing and brand interaction.

‘Smart Technologies Reshape the Patient Experience’

By John Sailer
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:27 AM There are almost twice as many people in the world who have smartphones than there are people who have corrected vision,” said Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor of Jobson’s Review of Optometry, to put things in perspective at the start of the VM Global Leadership Summit session on “How Smart Technologies are Reshaping the Patient Experience.”

Wide Ranging Eye² Session Explores New Ways of ‘Seeing’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:20 AM Vision Monday’s lenses and technology editor, Andrew Karp, introduced a dynamic Eye2 session that explored how wearable and implantable technologies are creating new ways of “seeing.” Drawing an analogy with media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim, Karp said, “The deeper we get involved with wearable and implantable technology, the more the medium becomes the message, and the more we really become part of the Internet of Things.”

Zeiss Launches Lenses and Treatments for Digital Vision

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM NEW YORK—Responding to the widespread and increasing use of digital devices, Zeiss is launching a complete portfolio of lenses and coatings to help eyeglass wearers use their devices safely and comfortably.

Three Major Contact Lens Manufacturers Sue Utah Attorney General Over New Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:40 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—In response to last month’s passage of the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” in Utah, three leading contact lens manufacturers (Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) have filed lawsuits to stop that state’s attorney general from enforcing the new law.

Transitions Optical Partners With National Geographic as a Part of ‘See Life’ Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—After debuting its “See Life Through A New Lens” campaign earlier this year, Transitions Optical has announced a partnership with National Geographic.