A Look Back

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:32 PM There were many products and developments that made an appearance in 2014. Try and ID some of them in this month’s Criss Cross.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Vision Economics

By John Sailer
Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:30 AM DALLAS—In its continuing effort to raise awareness about the need for healthy vision worldwide, the Vision Impact Institute has gathered concise facts on vision economics and listed them here as the Ten Things You Need to Know.

Most American Adults Suffer From Digital Eye Strain, Vision Council Report Says

By Staff
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Most Americans are at risk of digital eye strain, yet are unaware of how using smartphones, tablets or other digital devices affects their eyes and vision health, according to a report by The Vision Council that is being released today at International CES.

Rochester Optical Execs Discuss Epson Moverio and Smart Glasses Market

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:00 PM Rochester Optical has developed prescription lenses specifically for Moverio smart glasses. These Smart GOLD Lenses (Glasses Optimized Lens Designs) are custom-designed to support the Moverio experience by reducing image displacement, improving visual acuity, supporting binocularity and relieving eye fatigue.

PhilanthrOptic: #WhatAreYouGiving This Holiday Season?

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM Is the hustle and bustle of this Holiday season getting you down? If you’re still bruised and battered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday we’ve got just the right antidote.

Nine Things You Didn't Know About John Lennon's Glasses

By John Sailer
Monday, November 24, 2014 9:30 AM LONDON—The U.K.’s Stylight, which groups fashion from 100 online shops in one place, has gathered nine obscure facts about John Lennon’s eyeglasses that even those in the optical community may not be aware of.

Vision Health Cooking Class

By John Sailer
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:30 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Bala Ambati, MD, PhD, hosts a "Nutrition for Vision" cooking class. The professor of ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, discusses how diet and nutrition can affect certain conditions of the eye, such as dry eye, macular degeneration, and diabetes.


By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Introducing ill.i Optics by will.i.am

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:15 AM The first eyewear brand by entrepreneur, musician and glasses connoisseur will.i.am was launched last month.

'Eye Health Awareness and Access' Survey

By John Sailer
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:00 PM While most people agree that their health is very important and that eye exams are an effective way to preserve eye health, there is still a disconnect when it comes to seeing their eyecare professional.

September is Healthy Aging Awareness Month

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:00 PM BETHESDA, Md.—This month, on behalf of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have released information and resources to support “September is Healthy Aging Awareness Month.”

Great American Optician Video Contest Winners

By John Sailer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:30 PM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America has selected the winners in the Great American Optician Video Contest. View them here—First Place “An Optician’s Main Focus” by Adam Chizmar, Second Place “What is an Optician?” by Matthew Denton, and Third Place “Clearly an Optician” by Michael Beaudoin.

'Back-to-School Device Advice' [Infographic]

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Now that school is back in session, the American Optometric Association has produced this infographic to encourage optometrists to dispense "back-to-school device advice" to prevent computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain among children.


By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “Tiny tweaks lead to big changes.”
Amy Cuddy, associate professor of business administration, Harvard Business School