Warby Parker Rolls Out Mobile Refraction Service

By Staff
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:15 PM NEW YORK—Warby Parker is stepping into the controversial field of online vision testing with the launch of a mobile refraction service that lets current customers measure their visual acuity using an app.

E-Blasts Are Low-Cost But Bring High-Impact

By Agustin Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, ABCMO
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:15 PM

Your patients receive e-mails every day from many businesses. Shouldn’t an e-mail, at least once in a while, be from your practice? This is how my practice ensures e-blasts to patients have an impact–even when they aren’t opened.

[Partner Post] Switching and Shopping for a New EHR System

By CLICK Staff
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:10 PM NEW YORK—On the market today, there is a wide variety of software solutions for eyecare practices. For just about every business and health care need, there is a system or tool out there. But for your practice, EHR software is probably the most important piece of what makes your practice spin and allows you to manage and provide a high level of care. But what about when your system isn’t meeting your expectations and it’s time to look for something better?

IMatrix' May Website Demos Help Kids Via Feeding America

By CLICK Staff
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:05 PM

SAN DIEGO—IMatrix is linking its demo outreach this month to help the Feeding America program. For the completion of comprehensive website evaluations and demos with the company’s marketing experts by May 31, iMatrix will donate 55 meals to the Feeding America Summer Feeding program. Plus the company said it will increase the donation to a total of 275 meals if clients switch their website to iMatrix following their demo.

Aira Raises $12 Million Series B Financing

By Staff
Monday, May 22, 2017 12:23 AM SAN DIEGO—Aira, a San Diego-based startup that is developing smart products and services for blind and low vision individuals (BVI), announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures.

AOA and J&J Executives Advocate for Optometry and Patient Safety in Capitol Hill Meetings

By Staff
Friday, May 19, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Industry leaders visited Capitol Hill this week to deliver a message to Congress about eyecare, patient safety and the importance of “in-person vision care” provided by optometrists.

Lensabl Secures New Funding to Support Growth and Plans to Offer Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:26 AM LOS ANGELES—The start-up firm Lensabl, an online retailer of lenses, announced Tuesday that it has secured new funding.

Schneider’s Digicon 2017 Features Tech Topics… and Baseball

By Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:15 AM FRISCO, Texas—Digicon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies.

Schneider’s DigiCon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:13 PM FRISCO, Texas—DigiCon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous DigiCon U.S. meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.

District Court Rules in Favor of Snap Inc. in Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Eyebobs

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Snap Inc.  has prevailed in U.S. District Court here in a trademark infringement lawsuit and request for injunction that were tied to a lawsuit initially filed late last year by Eyebobs LLC.

Super Optical Launches Profit Calculator for ECPs

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical is launching the Optical Profit Center, an online tool that lets eye-care practitioners calculate the profits they can earn through a small lab set-up and dispensing area. ECPs can enter their own costs into the calculator and receive an accurate figure of what they can save and earn by adding lens surfacing to their practice.

Younger Expands Transitions Poly Composite Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lens technology has been expanded to include FT35 bifocal lenses and 7x28 trifocal lenses in both gray and brown. These new releases, as well as the FT28 bifocal lenses released last year, are available exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory.

Essilor Shareholders Approve the Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica

By Staff
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—In a vote that marks another step towards the formal combination between Essilor (Euronext Paris: EI) and Luxottica (NYSE:LUX), shareholders of Essilor conveyed “strong support” for the merger at Essilor’s Special Meeting and Combined General Meeting held yesterday at the Maison de la Mutualité.

Zeiss Group Reports Growth ‘Across All Segments’ in First Half of Fiscal 2016-17

By Staff
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:26 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group reported Thursday that it “had a very successful end to the first six months” of its current fiscal year, with revenues rising 10 percent to €2.550 billion and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increasing to €384 million, a total “significantly higher” than in the year-ago period.

Hoya Corp. Reports Increases in Sales and Pre-Tax Profit in Fourth Quarter

By Staff
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:23 AM TOKYO—Hoya Corp. (TOKYO:7741) Thursday reported that both fourth-quarter revenues and pre-tax profit increased.
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