Carl Zeiss Vision Names New President, SVP Independent Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. announced today that Jens Boy will become its new president and head of the North American organization of the Zeiss Vision Care business group, effective August 1.

VSP Offers Blue Light Protection With Sharper Image TechShield

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To provide patients with protection against blue light, VSP Optics Group is launching Sharper Image TechShield lenses.

Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.

Vision-Ease Promotes David George to Director of Sales, North America

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease has named optical industry leader David George as its new director of sales, North America. George brings 28 years of optical sales and customer service management experience to the company.

Labs to Discuss Blue Light on June 17 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—What patients and ECPs need to know about the effects of blue light is the topic of the June 17 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

Shamir Releases Autograph III Single Vision Freeform Design

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight is launching its newest Freeform design, Shamir Autograph III – SV, which provides single vision patients with a digital Rx solution for their everyday visual needs.
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