CooperVision’s WebSystem3 Subsidiary Launches Eye Care Prime Premier Digital Marketing Services

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Eye Care Prime Premier, introduced last week by  CooperVision, Inc. through its subsidiary  WebSystem3 LLC,  offers digital marketing services to eyecare practices throughout the U.S. Eye Care Prime Premier provides each practice with a personal marketing consultant who will develop a customized integrated marketing approach to assist with acquiring, retaining and engaging patients.

Google to Offer Glass to All U.S. Residents for a Limited Time

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:30 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google is about to expand the availability of Google Glass, its proprietary Internet-connected eyewear. 

New EyeMusic App Helps Blind to 'See' Through Music

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:30 PM A new app developed by Amir Amedi, professor and head of the Center for Human Perception and Cognition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, may help the blind to "see" through music.

DIY Guide to Adjusting Your Glasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, April 04, 2014 2:30 PM While it’s true that eyewear adjustments are best left to the professionals, sometimes in a pinch it helps to get glasses to, well, stop pinching.

Transitions Optical Makes More Changes to Management Team

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— Transitions Optical has made additional changes to its management team following the completion of the company’s acquisition by Essilor International, announced on Tuesday.

Hoya Avantek Voted Vision Expo East 'Vision Choice' Winner

By Staff
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK – Vision Expo East attendees voted Hoya Avantek first place as the show’s “Vision Choice” best new product.

NewGradOptometry.com Launches to Provide New Graduates with the Resources to Succeed

By Staff
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—A new website for post-graduate optometrists, NewGradOptometry.com offers resources to help inspire clinical and financial growth as an OD. Content includes articles on new graduate success, licensing, insurance, clinical skills and practice management.

Transitions Optical Announces Leadership Changes: CEO Elias Retires; Cole Returns to PPG

By Staff
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:00 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—After 40 years of service to PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) , including nearly 24 with Transitions Optical, Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, optical and specialty materials, and CEO, Transitions Optical, Inc., will be retiring, effective April 1, 2014.

Essilor Finalizes Acquisition of Transitions Optical

By Staff
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:43 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France— Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) 51 percent ownership stake in Transitions Optical, the leading provider of photochromic lenses to ophthalmic lens manufacturers, and 100 percent of the capital of Intercast, a manufacturer of premium sunlenses.

Opticians Association of America is Accepting Entries for its 2014 'The Great American Optician' Video Contest

By Staff
Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has announced that the organization, in a partnership with Transitions Optical, will be hosting a video contest to help define opticianry.

First Insight Develops Two-Way Integration Between Visioffice and MaximEyes

By Staff
Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:27 AM HILLSBORO, Ore.—The Essilor Visioffice system now integrates in both directions with First Insight Corp.’s MaximEyes 11.0 practice management program.

Essilor Instruments Intros New Management Team, New Products at Expo

By Staff
Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO—As part of a global growth initiative, Essilor Instruments has reorganized its U.S. operation to strengthen its presence and operational efficiency. The new organization is introducing itself at International Vision Expo East.

Dean Butler Featured Guest on 'Power Hour' Broadcast Live from Vision Expo East Today

By Staff
Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Dean Butler, LensCrafters' founder and long-term industry executive, will be the featured guest on a special edition of "The Power Hour" broadcast live from Vision Expo East here today at 5:00 p.m. E.T.

Shamir Debuts Rapid Service Lab Concept to Service Local ECPs

By Staff
Friday, March 28, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—In an effort to help local eyecare professionals compete with online eyewear vendors, Shamir has developed a new approach to providing prescription laboratory service that is predicated on delivering lenses in three hours or less.

Luxottica to Launch New Open Digital Platform, Will Develop Industry Consultancy Panel for North America

By Staff
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:30 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX), announced that it is launching a new open digital platform along with the formation of an Industry Consultancy Panel (ICP) to help guide and shape the offering to the North American market.
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