Wearable Technology: Coming Into Its Own

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:03 AM With six different speakers discussing at least as many smart eyewear technologies that have moved from research and into development, the Eye2 session on “Wearables” demonstrated for the Summit audience the reality of this exciting new intersection of technology and eyewear.

Google to Offer Glass to All U.S. Residents for a Limited Time

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:30 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google is about to expand the availability of Google Glass, its proprietary Internet-connected eyewear. 

New EyeMusic App Helps Blind to 'See' Through Music

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:30 PM A new app developed by Amir Amedi, professor and head of the Center for Human Perception and Cognition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, may help the blind to "see" through music.

Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone to Feature Google Glass and Other New Exhibits

By Staff
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—If you’re in the market for the latest smartglasses, a ski goggle that measures the speed of your downhill run or a frame mounted device that uses advanced computer vision to help the visually impaired and blind regain lost functions, then Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone at International Vision Expo East is the place go.

Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Wearable technologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone at International Vision Expo East is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this exciting new consumer product category.

Wearable Technology to be Spotlighted at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Wearable technologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday's Eye2 Zone at International Vision Expo East is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this exciting new consumer product category.

Laforge Optical Offers a Fresh Take on Smartglasses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM BOSTON—Laforge Optical, a new player in the wearables market, is offering a fresh take on smartglasses.

Land of the Giants

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 24, 2014 11:00 AM The day after Google announced they would partner with VSP on an Rx eyeglass collection for Glass, my sister emailed me.

Oakley Sues Best Buy, Fry's, Others Over Patent for Sunglass With Camera

By Staff
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:24 AM LOS ANGELES— Oakley filed a lawsuit last week against Best Buy Co., Inc., Fry’s Electronics Inc. and four other companies, claiming that they are infringing on its patent for sunglasses with a camera in the frame.

Google Launches Rx Eyeglass Collection for Glass With VSP Global

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Google Glass is taking a big step closer to the mainstream consumer market, and to the optical industry, with Google’s release on Jan. 28 of its first prescription eyeglass collection for Glass.

Land of the Giants

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM The day after Google announced they would partner with VSP on an Rx eyeglass collection for Glass, my sister emailed me.

Google Launches First Rx Eyeglass Collection for Glass, in Partnership With VSP Global

By Staff
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:45 AM NEW YORK—Google Glass is taking a big step closer to the mainstream consumer market, and to the optical industry, with Google’s release today of its first prescription eyeglass collection for Glass.

Eye2’s Guided Tour of New Eyewear Technologies at International CES

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:00 AM LAS VEGAS—While roaming the miles of aisles at International CES, held Jan. 6 to 10 in Las Vegas, VM’s Andrew Karp got a close-up look at an impressive assortment of the new eyewear technologies that were on display, ranging from augmented reality (AR) to virtual reality (VR) and everything in between.

Google Adds Intriguing New Features to Glass

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:00 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Although Google has still not set the actual release date for Glass, the company continues to stoke interest in its proprietary smart glasses by adding intriguing new features.

Rochester Optical Debuts First Rx Lenses Specifically Optimized for Google Glass Wearers

By Staff
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—The first proprietary digital lens designs specifically optimized for Google Glass wearers who require prescription lenses debuted yesterday at International CES. The lenses, along with a special frame “carrier,” were developed by Rochester Optical Manufacturing Co. of Rochester, N.Y.
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