Tokyo-Based Eyewear Retailer Jins to Open U.S. Flagship Store in San Francisco

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO— Jins, a Tokyo-based optical retailer known for its hip, affordable eyewear, announced plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its first U.S. flagship store in San Francisco in Spring 2015.

EyeXam Receives Patent for Mobile Vision Screening and Expands Leadership Team

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.— EyeXam, based here, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for its self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.

Eyewear Technology Impresses at International CES

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:00 AM Although wearable technology is small, portable and personal, it made an outsized impression at this year’s International CES, the annual consumer electronics show held each January in Las Vegas.

What Happens in a YouTube Minute

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 19, 2015 2:55 PM CLICK has written often about the power of video in the digital world.

YouTube is the third busiest website in the world, just behind Google and Facebook. And it is the second biggest search engine in its own right.

Oakley Adds Garmin Action Camera to Airwave Goggle

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif.—Oakley has teamed up with Garmin to expand the functionality of the next evolution in Oakley Airwave alpine goggle technology.

Shwood Launches First Rx Collection

By Ashley Grohoski
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.—US Optical is expanding its proprietary lens technology with two additional sunglass free-form lenses: Thin Wrap HD progressive and Thin Single Vision Wrap HD.

US Optical Introduces Thin Series Sunlenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.—US Optical is expanding its proprietary lens technology with two additional sunglass free-form lenses: Thin Wrap HD progressive and Thin Single Vision Wrap HD.

Google Halts Sales of Glass Explorer Edition, But Promises Future Versions

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:30 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google said yesterday that it is closing down its Glass Explorer Program and halting sales of the Glass Explorer Edition on Jan. 19, but promised to continue developing new versions of Glass for future release.

Essilor Announces Independent Distributor Award Winners

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:27 AM BANFF, Canada— Essilor of America announced the winners of its Independent Distribution Division (IDD) Annual Laboratory Awards at a celebratory banquet here Tuesday evening.

Health Canada Approves Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:15 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Health Canada has approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to treat individuals with severe to profound outer retinal degeneration, according to a statement released Jan. 12, 2015, from its developer, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore some functional vision to blind patients.

How Can You Find the Time to Manage Your Social Media Interactions?

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 12, 2015 3:00 PM Social media is an important component of any business' outreach today. But the time to manage social media interactions, whether limited to Facebook or expanded via such platforms as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Yelp, can be a demanding time drain on a practice's staff.

Frames Data Launches a New Website Design

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 12, 2015 2:50 PM Frames Data, a provider of product information and database services for the optical industry, has redesigned its website for optical retailers at www.framesdata.com. The new design launched earlier this month and is now live for active subscribers to search for frame information and wholesale pricing.

Wearables Grab the Spotlight at CES

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Wearable technology, including smart watches, fitness monitors and smart glasses, took its place among the shining stars of this year’s International CES, which wrapped up here on Friday.

Vuzix Corporation Receives $24.8 Million Investment From Intel Corporation

By Staff
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:23 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y— Vuzix Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI) a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, announced that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) has made a $24.8 million investment in the company.

Optometrists Alan Glazier and Justin Bazan to Debate Facebook’s Relevancy on Jan. 7 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, January 05, 2015 12:17 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO, founder of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Md., and ODs on Facebook, will join Justin Bazan, OD, owner of Park Slope Eye of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the featured guests on the Jan. 7 edition of the “Power Hour.”
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