Canada to Regulate Cosmetic and Prescription Contact Lenses With the Same Medical-Device Safety Standards

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:30 AM OTTAWA—Canada has passed a regulation that will require the same medical-device safety standards for cosmetic contact lenses as are already required for prescription contact lenses.

Bob Ferrigno Named Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for SynergEyes

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:30 AM CARLSBAD, Calif. –SynergEyes Inc. appointed Bob Ferrigno as senior vice president of global sales and marketing which became effective on July 20, 2015.

Autorefractors in SmartPhones: Smart Vision Labs on July 29 ‘Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—An autorefractor in a smartphone. What does it mean for your practice? Guests from Smart Vision Labs will discuss it on the July 29 edition of “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Luneau Technologies Chief Marc Abitbol to Replace Matt Cevasco as Head of Briot and Visionix

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:33 AM CUMMING, Ga.—Briot and Visionix, brands of Luneau Technology announced that Matt Cevasco, who had served as president and general manager since September, 2010, is transitioning to the role of consultant on special projects for the company.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New President, SVP Independent Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. announced today that Jens Boy will become its new president and head of the North American organization of the Zeiss Vision Care business group, effective August 1.

Wichita Optometry Has Greater Success, Thanks to SEO and Optometry-Specific Content

By Cassandra Ransom, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:15 AM

SAN DIEGO,  Calif.—Wichita Optometry has a long history of providing exceptional eyecare in West Wichita. Originally founded in 1920 by Dr. Byron Babb, the practice has since grown to include two locations and five doctors of optometry, including Chad Fleming, OD, FAAO, partner and business manager of Wichita Optometry. The philosophy of the practice: core values of quality care and service, integrity and excellence.

Shareable Video Content for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:10 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical, Inc. is making it easier for eyecare professionals to join the #ThroughANewLens discussion and engage more fashion-forward and tech-savvy patients with fresh social media content.

How to Write Attention-Grabbing, Shareable Facebook Posts

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:05 AM Are you and your team always trying to find the right formula to make your Facebook posts more shareable? A new, free, downloadable e-book created by the digital marketing team at Marketo and social media expert, Brian Carter, is titled Contagious Content.

The Resurgence of GP Lenses Is the Topic of the July 22 Edition of the ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The resurgence of gas permeable lenses is the topic of the July 22 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD and founder of The Power Practice.

From Eye² to Eyecare

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:11 AM NEW YORK—From smart glasses with heads-up displays, internet connectivity and high definition video cameras to goggles that deliver a fully immersive, 3D experience for playing games or watching movies, wearable technology in the form of eyewear offers powerful new ways of “seeing” both the real and virtual worlds.

Using Technology to Combat Motion Sickness

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:11 AM XPand, which makes active shutter glasses for viewing 3D movies, TV and games as well as for vision care, has put its technology to a novel use: fighting motion sickness. The company’s X105-MS-1 Anti Motion Sickness Glasses, which are sold online to consumers for $179, use shuttering lenses to reduce severity of motion sickness while traveling by airplane, boat or driving.

Conant Lens Launches UV++

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MARIETTA, Ga.— Conant Lens is introducing UV++, a lens that blocks shorter wavelength light. Exposure to this spectrum of blue light, which is emitted from digital devices, can cause eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes and retinal damage.

Six15 Technologies Launches Infinity Smart Glasses and Platform

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Six15 Technologies, based here, has launched a smart glasses and turnkey software and integration solution. Called the Infinity Platform, it is available to developers and strategic partners now, and will be available worldwide for non-consumer applications in January 2016, according to Six15.

VSP Offers Blue Light Protection With Sharper Image TechShield

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To provide patients with protection against blue light, VSP Optics Group is launching Sharper Image TechShield lenses.

Zeiss Launches New DuraVision AR Coating Family

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To provide patients with protection against blue light, VSP Optics Group is launching Sharper Image TechShield lenses.
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