Fashion and Design Speak American

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:25 AM ​Joanne Arbuckle, Dean of the School of Art & Design of FIT, New York, tells us about her college, home to great innovative, creative and pioneering thinkers.

Essilor Acquires AllAboutVision.com

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has acquired AllAboutVision.com, VMail has learned. AllAboutVision.com is a consumer website designed as a source of unbiased and comprehensive information about eye health, vision correction, and vision correction products and services.

Warby Parker to Open Its First Fully-Owned Optical Lab

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.

PSI and Don Company Sign Authorized Distributor Agreement for AR

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:18 AM SEOUL, Korea—The Don Company, based here, has signed Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) as its authorized distributor in North, Central and South America.

California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

Materialise and Luxexcel to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processor

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEUVEN, Belgium—Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing technology for the medical, industrial and eyewear markets, announced that it is collaborating with Luxexcel, a Dutch start-up of customized 3D printed optics.

Meta Raises $50 Million to Accelerate Delivery of Its AR Technology

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:23 AM REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Meta, a pioneer in the fast growing field of Augmented Reality (AR), closed a $50 million Series B round of funding last week. The round includes significant participation by Horizons Ventures Limited, Lenovo, Tencent, Banyan Capital, Comcast Ventures and GQY, the company said.

Jins Debuts Blue Filtering Nighttime Glasses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Jins Eyewear is launching Jins Screen Night, a new version of its Jins Screen glasses that protect the eyes from prolonged use of digital devices, including computer screens and smart phones.

Safilo Debuts Prescription Rx Service for Smith Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo Group has launched a prescription program for its Smith brand in the U.S. The program offers simplified proprietary lens and frame solutions.

Vision for the Poor Joins With Optometry Giving Sight to Open Lab in Lima, Peru

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ERIE, Pa.—Vision for the Poor reported that a new optical lab and service is now up and running at the Divino Nino Jesus (DNJ) Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru

ASCRS to Launch National Sight Week in October

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation announced the formation of National Sight Week—Oct. 11-17—which will surround World Sight Day, Oct. 12, 2016.

CooperVision Opens High-Volume Contact Lens Manufacturing Site in Costa Rica

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — CooperVision has opened a new, 100,000 square-foot, high-volume manufacturing facility at Coyol Industrial Park in Alajuela, Costa Rica, the company announced earlier this week.

Lumus Raises $15 Million to Scale Expansion

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:23 AM RECHOVOT, Israel—Lumus Ltd. a developer of high-end transparent near-to-eye displays for augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and smart eyewear, announced yesterday that it has received $15 million of funding led by Shanda Group, a global private investment group, along with Crystal-Optech, a leading Chinese photo-electric component manufacturer.

Bausch + Lomb Announces Sponsorship of the IKA

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb announced that its Specialty Vision Products business has renewed its platinum sponsorship of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA) for the second consecutive year.

PFO Global Relocates Optima Lens Business to Dallas

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:18 AM FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas—Optima, a PFO Global  brand of spectacle lenses, has relocated its administrative and warehousing facilities from Stratford, Conn. to PFO Global’s national headquarters here.
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