Friday, July 21, 2017 12:24 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—After two years of development, Google
is releasing a re-engineered version of Glass designed specifically for use in the workplace.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:26 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson
(NYSE: JNJ) reported Tuesday that its sales in the second quarter rose 1.9 percent to $18.8 billion, in part a reflection of sales growth within its medical devices business segment (specifically the cardiovascular business and the Acuvue contact lens product line).
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:04 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group is launching a fast-acting, high performance photochromic lens, SunSync Plus, which changes from dark to clear three times faster than the current industry leader, according to VSP. The lenses have luminous transmittance of 88.5 percent with an AR coating applied, on par with the clearest photochromic lenses available; luminous transmittance is 11 percent when fully activated, making them sunglass dark.
Friday, July 14, 2017 12:21 AM
, the company that created the interchangeable frame and lens system, is on the lookout for expanding beyond its Cincinnati roots as the recently appointed chief executive officer Sam Pellerito settles into his new role at the helm.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:15 AM
NEW YORK— Sweeping changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, along with digitization and new tech tools, are impacting all businesses. Two new speakers, one reflecting a larger optical retailer’s perspective, and the other the views of an independent OD towards the advantages of new technology in the practice, have joined the program of “Minding the Store,” the upcoming VM LIVE event set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:10 AM
is unveiling a new phase in its ongoing See America
initiative with the debut of #EyePic, a new social media online awareness campaign featuring some well-known celebs. #EyePic will use social media to broaden the awareness of preventable blindness, promote discussion around eye health and encourage all Americans to visit their eye doctors for comprehensive eye exams. ECPs and their patients are encouraged to participate.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Final and updated results from National Sunglasses Day 2017 are in and The Vision Council
reported yesterday that the fourth annual campaign to promote the importance of sunwear, garnered more than 836 million online, broadcast, social media and print consumer impressions.
Monday, July 10, 2017 12:30 AM
AUSTIN, Texas—Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas announced that his office has reached a settlement with THEG Inc., which does business as the online contact lens distributor and wholesaler Fine & Clear
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:24 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Essilor
has acquired Team Effort Optical
, a full-service independent optical laboratory based here. The terms of the transaction were not announced.
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Based on feedback from doctors and research among VSP members, Zeiss and VSP Global announce they have partnered for Zeiss
to become a part of VSP Premier Program
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:18 AM
OLDSMAR, Fla.—John M. Young, founder of COLTS Laboratories
(Ophthalmic Product Testing Services), passed away in Safety Harbor, Fla., on July 2 at age 76 after a long illness.
Monday, July 3, 2017 12:18 AM
announced that MPG&E
will be the exclusive distributor of its products in Germany for the next five years.
Friday, June 30, 2017 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National Sunglasses Day—The Vision Council’s
fourth annual campaign to promote the importance of sunwear—went viral again this year with more than 644 million broadcast, online and social media impressions and counting.
Friday, June 30, 2017 12:23 AM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—NuEyes
has secured a round of funding to fuel its growth in helping the legally blind live more independent lives. NuEyes works closely with Osterhout Design Group
(ODG), a top developer of augmented, virtual and mixed reality smartglasses and the platform on which NuEyes technology sits.