House Bill Addresses Verification of Contact Lens Prescriptions

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:33 AM WASHINGTON—The long running battle between contact lens makers and retailers escalated on Friday when U.S. Representatives Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) introduced a bill in the House that supporters said would make significant clarifications to the current process under which contact lens prescriptions are verified.

Transitions Lenses to Be Featured This Week on Project Runway

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—This week, the adaptive lens technology of Transitions lenses will be making its debut on one of the most well-known fashion runways in America.

The Cooper Companies, Parent Company of CooperVision, Joins Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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Monday, September 26, 2016 12:22 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. announced that its parent company—The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO)—was added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after the close of the U.S. markets on Sept. 22.

Visioneering Technologies Names Tony Sommer as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:21 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies has named Tony Sommer senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Luxexcel and Automation and Robotics Collaborate on a Quality Control Program

By Staff
Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:27 AM TURNHOUT, Belgium—Luxexcel NV, a 3D print company that can print lenses and Automation and Robotics (A&R), a manufacturer of high-tech measurement equipment for optical labs, are collaborating on a quality control program to ensure that 3D printed lenses will meet industry and user requirements.

RightEye Acquires Rights to Two Eye Movement Tests to Diagnose Autism and Parkinson's

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:24 AM WASHINGTON—RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced it has acquired the exclusive rights to two internationally recognized eye movement tests that help doctors more accurately and objectively identify early stages of autism in children 12 to 40 months old, and detect Parkinson’s disease in patients of all ages.

Essilor Launches Consumer Campaign for Xperio UV Lenses Featuring April Ross

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Friday, September 16, 2016 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is launching a national campaign for Xperio UV polarized sun lenses featuring eight-time AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) champion April Ross.

Transitions Seeks Nominations for 2016 Innovation Awards

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Friday, September 16, 2016 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—Industry professionals can begin submitting nominations for the 2016 Transitions Innovation Awards Program on October 1.

CooperVision Launches Second Annual Search for Optometry’s Best Practices

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—CooperVision is launching its second annual nationwide search for honorees for its “Best Practices” initiative. Best Practices seeks to recognize U.S. eyecare professionals who have found unique ways to make their businesses thrive and can share a refreshing perspective with the entire profession.

New Website Promotes Vision Health for Children and Their Parents

By CLICK Staff
Friday, September 9, 2016 2:15 PM

NEW YORK—In an effort to support children’s health and inform parents about the connection between good vision and academic success, LensCrafters has developed a website featuring an interactive Pirate game that teaches children about various aspects of good vision.

FlashFrames.com Shopping Tools Help Consumers Find Sunglasses They Want

By CLICK Staff
Friday, September 9, 2016 2:10 PM

DALLAS—Essilor, in an effort designed to enable consumers to shop for and purchase frames based on only a photo, has introduced to the U.S. market FlashFrames.com, a new website tool.

Eyeking’s New Website Puts More Focus on Product, Company History

By CLICK Staff
Friday, September 9, 2016 2:05 PM

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Eyeking, a leader in performance sunglasses, has launched an updated and redesigned website that features a modern look with an enhanced “product-forward focus,” according to the company. The updated site also is easier to navigate, and the redesigned layout permits a more dynamic user experience.

Dr. Rob Stevens of Adlens Is Guest on Sept. 7 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, September 5, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Dr. Rob Stevens, the chief technology officer at Adlens will be the guest on the Sept. 7 edition of “Power Hour,” weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Industry Veteran Bill Hernandez Dies at 87

By Staff
Friday, September 2, 2016 12:18 AM DUNNELLON, Fla.—Bill Hernandez, founder of Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) passed away Aug. 22, 2016 at age 87. He was fondly known by many in the industry and was inducted into the Optical Industry Hall of Fame in 2012.

Zeiss to Redesign Kentucky Operations Center

By Staff
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:24 AM
HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision is planning a major redesign of its operations center here that would significantly expand the facility’s capabilities and the company’s work force.
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