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.

‘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.”

VSP Global’s ‘The Shop’ to Unveil Wearable Tech Prototype at Expo

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK— VSP Global will be pushing further into the wearable technology market when it unveils a prototype of a sensor-equipped eyeglass frame on Friday at International Vision Expo, VMail has learned.

Expo Offers Education Centered Around Wearable Technology

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eyecare through both form and function, International Vision Expo & Conference introduces a new education track, dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future and how to maximize its business potential.

Get in the Zone

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM If you’ll be attending International Vision Expo this week, be sure to get into the Zone. No, I’m not asking you to focus your mind like an athlete before a game. I’m talking about visiting Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone.

Experience Wearables and More at VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Expo

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone , a special exhibit at International Vision Expo in New York.

Rochester Optical Secures ANSI Z87+ Safety Rating for Google Glass Shield

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:24 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester Optical has secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first optical manufacturer offering safety solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 to meet the rating of Z87+, Rochester Optical reported.

Experience Wearables and More in VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone, a special exhibit at next month’s International Vision Expo in New York.

Patent for NovioSense Non-Invasive Tear Glucose Sensor Issued

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM NIJMEGEN, Netherlands—NovioSense BV, based here, recently announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring-like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid.

Advances in Wearable Technology: Electronic Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00 PM Wearable technology and specifically electronic eyewear stole the show at the recent 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to Andrew Karp, group editor Lenses & Technology for Vision Monday and 20/20 magazine.

New Videos Explore Wearable Technology Trends

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Wearable technology was the hot topic at the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and a newly released series of videos from Review of Optometric Business shows how eyewear is playing a central role in the burgeoning category of “wearables.”

Vuzix Stock Begins Trading Today on NASDAQ Capital Market

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:23 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Vuzix Corp. (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, has received approval from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") for the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

Tokyo-Based Eyewear Retailer Jins to Open U.S. Flagship Store in San Francisco

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO— Jins, a Tokyo-based optical retailer known for its hip, affordable eyewear, announced plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its first U.S. flagship store in San Francisco in Spring 2015.
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