Feds Query Essilor About Promotional Activity

By Staff
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:20 PM DALLAS—Essilor of America has been notified by the federal government that it has an interest in “certain promotional activity occurring in the lens industry” and has requested information concerning several of Essilor of America’s promotions.

Blanchard Adds New Feature to Onefit Scleral Lens Platform

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM MANCHESTER, N.H.—Blanchard Contact Lenses has added a new feature, XLC, to its Onefit Scleral Lens Platform. XLC, which stands for Extra Limbal Clearance, is a new option that will make the existing trial set of standard 14.9mm lenses even easier to work with, by providing a simple solution for obtaining the extra limbal clearance needed, without increasing the lens diameter.

Shamir Spectrum +, an Everyday Lens Enhanced for Comfortable Reading

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight is launching its newest Freeform design, Shamir Spectrum +. An everyday progressive lens, Spectrum + is an upgraded version of Shamir’s Spectrum design that features a wider reading area and intermediate corridor.

Super Optical Introduces Conversion Photochromic

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical International, creators of FastGrind, are releasing a full line of Conversion photochromic lenses. The Conversion technology quickly changes from light to dark and back, while blocking harmful UV rays. Conversion offers a fast and seamless shift between tinted and clear, allowing Conversion to compete with the market leading photochromics.

Vision Dynamics Expands Pre-Tinted SFSV Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Vision Dynamics has expanded its line of pre-tinted semi-finished single vision (SFSV) lens blanks to include 1.67, available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 base. The pre-tinted 1.67 and polycarbonate blanks for sport, computer and driving prescriptions integrate easily in conventional and digital surfacing lines.

Younger Intros Transitions Signature VII Poly Composite FT 28 in Brown

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Younger Optics has collaborated with Transitions Optical to create Transitions Signature Flat Top 28 polycarbonate composite lenses in brown, the color of choice for many patients, both for fashion and to enhance contrast.

ODs Learning About and Signing Up for Professional Registries

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:15 PM

NEW YORK—Many medical professions are adopting clinical registries. With an increasing emphasis on registries in meaningful use and other quality-driven initiatives, registries are part of the new health care landscape.

Innexus Holds a Logo Design-A-Thon

By Staff
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:10 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Innexus, the optical website, social media and marketing program for eyecare professionals, is holding a Logo Design-A-Thon for all eyecare practices and other companies in the optical industry that need a new or updated logo. The Logo Design-a-Thon event will run during the months of August and September. During this time, Innexus will design a new logo for every business day at a greatly reduced rate.

The Vision Council’s Eyecessorize Campaign Posts Fall/Winter 2016 Eyewear Trends

By Staff
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:05 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council's Eyecessorize fashion eyewear campaign has issued its fall/winter 2016 trend kit to more than 100 fashion and lifestyle editors nationwide this week. The digital kit will include an online booklet prominently featuring product from members of The Vision Council, including men's and women's optical and sunwear frame images, alongside trend descriptions. Provided in a digital format, the kit gives editors quick-and-easy access to the materials, offering them the capability to download hi-res versions of the featured frames and view slide shows showcasing the frame images in each trend.

A New Campaign to Drive Consumers to Low Vision Resources

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has kicked off a new campaign to drive traffic to its whatislowvision.org website, www.whatislowvision.org. The unique site is designed to educate low vision patients and their caregivers about the types and causes of low vision, as well as low vision solutions including devices and treatment options available.

Bausch + Lomb Updates Portal for Enhanced Online Rebate Program

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:10 PM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb has introduced an updated online rebate website, BauschRebates.com for its portfolio of contact lenses, offering patients and eyecare professionals a more streamlined user experience to obtain timely redemptions.The newly designed program will also make it possible for patients to use a portion of their rebate to directly support Optometry Giving Sight, a global foundation dedicated to preventing blindness and impaired vision. The site’s launch coincides with the introduction of a mail-in rebate offer for products across Bausch + Lomb’s contact lens portfolio.

Nouveau Eyewear Adds Online Account Tools for Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:05 PM

CARROLLTON, Texas—Nouveau Eyewear has launched a new online system for eyecare professionals to manage their account history, statements and make payments online. The system is accessible directly from NouveauEyewear.com by clicking "View & Pay Statements."

Walman Expands Its Instruments Division With Eye Care Alliance Acquisition

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Walman is expanding its Walman Instruments division through the acquisition of Eye Care Alliance (ECA), an Apex, N.C. company that specializes in the refurbishment, repair and support of advanced technology instrumentation such as OCTs (Optical Coherence Tomography) and automated perimeters.

Two Optical Tech Companies Are Finalists for AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:18 AM BRUSSELS—Two optical technology companies are among the 15 finalists that have been shortlisted for the AAL Smart Ageing Challenge prize, which is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.

Satisloh Expands North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh North America recently completed a 13,000 square foot addition to its warehouse here as well as moving its training program into space vacated by another tenant.