Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. Latest Industry Partner To Join Think About Your Eyes

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality low vision aids and electronic magnification devices, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative sponsored by a nonprofit organization under The Vision Council.

Transitions Hosts Roundtable to Improve the Eye Health of Culturally Diverse Populations

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To improve eye health awareness and encourage regular eyecare among ethnic populations at greater risk for health problems that can lead to serious vision impairment, Transitions Optical hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a greater need for eyecare professionals to collaborate with other key influencers.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan.

VSP EyeFiles – Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage With Sunglasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:30 PM Enter stressed, suburban Mom. Today she will take her daughter on her first driving lesson. Yikes!

Hoya Partners With i-Optics to Distribute Retinal Scanning Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:25 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics to offer opticians EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need of pupil dilation. 

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.

Chemistrie Eyewear Joins Growing List of Companies to Partner with Think About Your Eyes

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Chemistrie Eyewear, a provider of frames and accessory products, is the latest industry partner to join the Think About Your Eyes national public outreach campaign.

July 4 Fireworks Warning: Optical Organizations Urge Avoiding Eye Injury

By Staff
Friday, July 04, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—As the July 4th holiday commences, optical organizations are urging the public to be aware of the threat of fireworks to eye safety and the potential for eye injury and blindness that fireworks may cause.

Play it Safe this Fourth of July—(Not So) Fun Facts About Fireworks

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, July 03, 2014 1:30 PM We know the July 4th weekend is famous for fireworks and fun, but many optical organizations and public safety advocates are issuing warnings about the dangers of the festivity that have proven to wreak havoc throughout the Independence Day season.

The Vision Council Promotes UV Protection in Anticipation of National Sunglasses Day

By Staff
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In anticipation of National Sunglasses day on June 27, The Vision Council is encouraging organizations and individuals from across the optical industry to join in the celebration by wearing UV protective eyewear and encouraging others to do the same.

Refraction Reboot

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 AM Advanced technologies are improving the accuracy, efficiency and speed of the eye exam and refraction process. But potential game changers—such as virtual refraction, low cost, smartphone-based systems and online refractive eye exams—are starting to fundamentally redefine “refraction.” Find out why refraction is no longer just a matter of “better or worse” in this Special Feature.

Vision Testing, On the Go

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:08 AM A new class of low cost, portable refraction devices that run on specialized apps and software is adding a new dimension to the field of vision testing. Here’s a look at some of the latest products in this emerging category.

‘Eyes on Capitol Hill’ Brings Vision Care Issues to U.S. Congressional Members

By Staff
Monday, June 23, 2014 12:30 AM WASHINGTON D.C.— Prevent Blindness held its 9th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” event here on June 19, bringing concerned citizens to meet with U.S. congressional and senate members and their staff to discuss vision care issues and share personal stories about the value of eye health care and the need for public health services in the vision care field.

Execs of Energeyes Association for Corporate ODs on June 18 ‘Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Executives of the recently formed Energeyes association, geared to the interests of corporate affiliated ODs, will be the guests on the June 18 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

DigitalVision Systems Goes Beyond the Phoropter

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:10 AM Unlike companies that have concentrated on modernizing the phoropter, DigitalVision Systems (DVS) has developed a refraction system that does away with the device entirely.
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