Seva Foundation Gives Sight to Cambodian Children

By Staff
Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:58 PM BERKELEY, Calif.—The Seva Foundation is a non-profit international health organization that partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight. The foundation has worked closely with local partners and hospitals in 20 countries around the world, including the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia.

RightEye Debuts New Vision Tests at CES

By Staff
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—At CES 2016, RightEye debuted Essential Vision and Performance Vision, two new categories of vision tests that measure visual skills, vision performance and provide critical insights into a patientʼs health. Click here to watch a video of VM’s Andrew Karp interviewing RightEye’s Barbara Barclay, who explains how the tests work.

Fascinating Facts About Eye Colours

By Staff
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Vision Technology Steps Into the Spotlight at CES 2016

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:00 PM

LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Zeiss Execs Discuss Launch of Smart Optics and New Data Glasses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 11, 2016 11:37 AM

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, VM lenses and technology editor Andrew Karp talked with Kai Stroder, PhD, managing director of the Zeiss-financed start-up venture Smart Optics, technical chief Ersun Kartal and Matthias Gohl, head of strategy and new business at Carl Zeiss AG. They discussed Zeiss’s entry into the smart glasses market and how Zeiss developed the prototype for its stylish new data glasses.

Be My Eyes App Lets Sighted Volunteers Help Blind People ‘See’

By Marge Axelrad
Friday, December 18, 2015 2:04 PM

NEW YORK—The Be My Eyes app is making life easier for the blind by connecting them with sighted helpers through a smartphone app. Through a direct video call, the app gives blind people the opportunity to ask a sighted volunteer for help with tasks that require normal vision. The system is built as a shuffle-call system that forwards the call until answered, establishing a connection to the first available helper.

Blue Light Clues

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM


By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

The 19th Annual ACE Awards Celebrate Accessories in Style

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, November 5, 2015 1:26 PM

NEW YORK--The 2015 The Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards were held Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd St, here.

Charting The History of Essilor Group

By Staff
Friday, October 30, 2015 11:33 AM

This week Essilor celebrates 40 years as a listed company. Revisit some of the milestones in the history of the Group, from its origins in 1849 as a workers’ cooperative to key innovations of the 21st century.

Zeiss Hosts International Guests at DriveSafe Launch Events in Germany

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:05 AM

BERLIN—Zeiss hosted a group of international guests at a series of events last week in Germany that were tied into the launch of Zeiss DriveSafe, a new line of ophthalmic lenses designed to enhance vision for drivers.

Searching for Sight

By Staff
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM

OneSight and Deloitte Study: The Global Need and Access

By Staff
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:26 PM In conjunction with World Sight Day, OneSight and Deloitte are announcing the results of a recent study which determined 1.1 billion people need glasses but lack access. OneSight collaborated with Deloitte to determine how accessible vision care and quality eyewear are around the world.

Essilor World Sight Day Infographic

By Staff
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 10:32 PM

Essilor and The Vision Impact Institute have amassed some eye-popping statistics about what the lack of vision care and proper eyewear can impact, from children’s learning to workers’ productivity.

Vision Monday Hits the “Rue” for Silmo 2015

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:09 PM

PARIS—Silmo 2015 took place from September 25-28 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, north of Paris.

This year, organizers reported, 34,250 attendees, a rise of 5 percent rise in visiting professionals. International visitors were in the majority, with 57 percent of attendees from around the world and 43 percent representing French opticians, who turned out in greater numbers this year, according to the show. There were a total of 892 exhibitors in the 33,300 square meters, an increase of 5.3 percent of exhibition, with 75 percent of them coming from abroad.