VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

Alcon to License Google Technology for Smart Contact Lenses and IOLs

By Staff
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:35 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Alcon, the eyecare division of Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc.  to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.

I Believe I Can Fly

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:00 PM This video captures a paraglider flight on Elk Mountain, British Columbia and was shot by Biff Romulus, aka Kevin Ault, using his Pivothead video glasses.

Ivy Ross, a Design and Marketing Expert, Becomes Head of Google X’s Glass Business

By Staff
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:27 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Ivy Ross, a high-level executive with an extensive background in design and marketing, took over Monday as head of Google X’s Glass business. She succeeds Babak Parviz, who is now developing a smart contact lens for Google.

Google Expands Sales of Google Glass

By Staff
Friday, May 16, 2014 12:19 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Google announced earlier this week that it is opening up sales of the Explorer edition of Google Glass to anyone in the U.S., provided sufficient quantities are available. In a post on the Google+ website, the company said it decided to expand sales of Glass based upon what it learned from a one-day Glass sales event last month.

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.
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