Transitions Optical Taps Fashion Maven Tim Gunn for Style Tips

By Staff
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—A new partnership between Transitions Optical and fashion maven Tim Gunn aims to help people see fashion differently and feel confident in developing their own style.

Court Finalizes Nikon’s Acquisition of Optos

By Staff
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:23 AM TOKYO—An Edinburgh, Scotland court on Friday finalized Nikon Corp.’s (T:7731) acquisition of Optos, (L:OPTS), the Scotland-based retinal imaging company, according to an announcement issued by RNS, the company news service from the London Stock Exchange.

VSP’s Jim McGrann Discusses Health-Tracking Eyeglasses in Wall Street Journal Interview

By John Sailer
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:30 PM NEW YORK—In a video interview with VSP Global’s Jim McGrann earlier this week on Tues., May 19, 2015, The Wall Street Journal focused on the company’s new health-tracking eyeglasses for the “exploding market in the wearables space.”

The 'Elements' of Wearables

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:25 PM APX Labs, which develops software that connects smart glasses and other types of wearables to enterprises, has published a “Periodic Table of Wearable Technology” on Wearable Insider.com.

AdlensFocuss Set for June Launch Across U.S.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Shamir Insight is launching a new premium anti-reflective coating, Glacier Plus UV, which matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

EnChroma Introduces Indoor Color-Enhancing Lens

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—EnChroma is introducing the Cx-65, a color-enhancing lens designed for indoor and nighttime use.

Satisloh Expands Portfolio for Alternative Alloy Blocking Process

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—After introducing a green alternative to the traditional alloy blocking process in 2014, Satisloh expanded its portfolio of blocking and deblocking machines and was honored with Germany’s Federal Ecodesign Award.

Shamir’s Glacier Plus UV matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Adlens is set to launch Focuss, its proprietary Variable Power Optics eyewear in the U.S. Beginning in June, eyecare patients will be able to receive Focuss glasses from over 150 eyecare professionals in select states in the Northeast, Midwest and as well as Texas and California.

U.S. Postal Service Considers AR Glasses as a Way to Boost Efficiency

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—In addition to the mail pouches slung across their shoulders, letter carries may soon be adding a new piece of gear to their wardrobe: Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.

Vision-Ease Partners With IOT to Expand Digital Lens Offerings

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease is expanding its digital lens design portfolio with the addition of five new proprietary wrap-style and general purpose offerings.

Federal Appeals Court Stops Utah’s Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 10:15 AM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—A federal appeals court late on May 14 stopped a Utah law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

Second Sight Reports Strong First Quarter Results

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:23 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYES) reported $1.7 million of revenue for the first quarter of 2015 which ended March 31, 2015, up 159 percent compared with $0.7 million in the first quarter of 2014. The increase was primarily due to a higher number of implanted Argus II retinal prostheses in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the year-ago quarter, the company said.

Art Optical Expands Global Relationship With UltraVision CLPL

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:21 AM BEDFORDSHIRE, U.K. and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical Contact Lens Inc. has been manufacturing and supplying Intelliwave prescription hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses in the U.S. and Asia under license from UltraVision CLPL, since 2008.

ECPs and Patients Can Contribute Photos, Video and Posts This Summer Via 'See Life Through A New Lens' Program With National Geographic

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 PM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Earlier this year, Transitions Optical, Inc. rolled out its 2015 "See Life Through a New Lens" public relations and social media campaign to encourage eyeglass wearers to experience life the way it is meant to be seen.

EyeMed's New Blog is 'Visionary'

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:50 AM MASON, Ohio—Eyemed has launched a new blog, called Visionary.
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