Second Sight Appoints Will McGuire as President and CEO

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:27 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) has appointed Will McGuire, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, as president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 18, 2015.

Adlens to Develop Electronically Adjustable Prescription Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Adlens has announced that it is developing electronically adjustable prescription eyewear. Speaking at a press conference last week during the CE Week technology exhibition here, Dr. Graeme Mackenzie, research optometrist and director of industry and regulatory affairs at Adlens, said the company’s next step is “a fully automated pair of glasses, with integrated electronics.”

Smart Vision Labs Raises $6.1M in Series A Funding Round Led by Techstars Ventures

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs, the developer of a smartphone-based autorefractor, the SVOne, has closed a $6.1 million Series A funding round led by Techstars Ventures.

Art Optical Partners With Laboratoire Precilens to Distribute Expert Progressive GP Multifocal Lens

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical has again partnered with Laboratoire Precilens of Paris, France, to bring another specialty contact lens to their U.S. customer base.

New Eyeglass World Locations to Feature Dedicated Area for Smart Glasses

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:30 AM VISTA, Calif.—National Vision, Inc. (NVI) one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S., opened its first San Diego County Eyeglass World location here, highlighting a new in-store feature emphasizing eyewear wearable technology.

Three More EHR Systems Commit to Participate in AOA Registry

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Just ahead of its official launch at Optometry’s Meeting, AOA MORE received commitments for participation from three additional EHR systems.

Intel Augments Wearables Push With Acquisition of Smart Eyewear Company, Recon Instruments

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:24 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has continued its push into the wearables category with the acquisition on this week of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Recon Instruments, maker of smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments.

Vision-Ease Promotes David George to Director of Sales, North America

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease has named optical industry leader David George as its new director of sales, North America. George brings 28 years of optical sales and customer service management experience to the company.

Court Allows Utah Law Outlawing Contact Lens Universal Pricing Policies During Appeals Process

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—On June 12, 2015, a federal appeals court allowed a Utah law that prevents contact lens manufacturers from establishing minimum prices on certain products to go into effect.

PogoTec Licenses WiTricity Technology to Wireless Power Electronic Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:18 AM ROANOKE, Va.—PogoTec, a Roanoke-based start-up specializing in wearable technology, has completed a licensing agreement with wireless power industry leader WiTricity Corp. under its patents related to wireless energy transfer for electronic devices physically supported by eyewear.

NovaBay Gets FDA Clearance for High-Tech Contact Lens Case

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:24 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) last week received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its intelli-Case with hydrogen peroxide solutions.

Labs to Discuss Blue Light on June 17 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—What patients and ECPs need to know about the effects of blue light is the topic of the June 17 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

European Patent Office Names Tobii a Tech Finalist

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM MUNICH/STOCKHOLM—The European Patent Office (EPO) has named John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö, who together with Henrik Eskilsson invented Tobii eye tracking technology, as one of three finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015 in the category “Small and medium-sized enterprises.”

Is It Time for a Practice Website Redesign?

By Cunningham Vision Center
Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:10 AM

TECUMSEH, Mich.—It is important that your website is representing you the way you’d like your practice to be seen by current and prospective patients. Southeast Michigan’s Cunningham Vision Center, with locations in Tecumseh, Saline and Ann Arbor, posted some advice to other ECPs on the topic recently, which CLICK learned about from VisionWeb’s informative blog.

4 Tips For Improving Online Reviews

By Bob Main, CLICK Contributor
Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:08 AM If your practice relies on patients that value quality over price, this first bit of data should make you happy. Some 52 percent of consumers reported that positive customer reviews make them more likely to use a local business compared to just 28 percent who make their selection based on other factors like location and price.