Google Redesigns Glass for Industry-Specific Applications

By Staff
Friday, July 21, 2017 12:24 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—After two years of development, Google is releasing a re-engineered version of Glass designed specifically for use in the workplace.

Johnson & Johnson Sees Sales Growth Accelerating in Second Half of 2017

By Staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:26 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported Tuesday that its sales in the second quarter rose 1.9 percent to $18.8 billion, in part a reflection of sales growth within its medical devices business segment (specifically the cardiovascular business and the Acuvue contact lens product line).

VSP Releases SunSync Plus, a Fast Acting Photochromic Lens

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Monday, July 17, 2017 12:04 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group is launching a fast-acting, high performance photochromic lens, SunSync Plus, which changes from dark to clear three times faster than the current industry leader, according to VSP. The lenses have luminous transmittance of 88.5 percent with an AR coating applied, on par with the clearest photochromic lenses available; luminous transmittance is 11 percent when fully activated, making them sunglass dark.

Recently Named CEO Pellerito Sees Opportunities for Frameri’s Move into New Markets

By Staff
Friday, July 14, 2017 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—Frameri, the company that created the interchangeable frame and lens system, is on the lookout for expanding beyond its Cincinnati roots as the recently appointed chief executive officer Sam Pellerito settles into his new role at the helm.

New Speakers at VM LIVE to Share How They Use Digital Tech in ‘Minding the Store’ Sept. 13 Panel

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:15 AM NEW YORK— Sweeping changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, along with digitization and new tech tools, are impacting all businesses. Two new speakers, one reflecting a larger optical retailer’s perspective, and the other the views of an independent OD towards the advantages of new technology in the practice, have joined the program of “Minding the Store,” the upcoming VM LIVE event set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

See America Fights Against Preventable Blindness With #EyePic Social Campaign

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:10 AM DUBLIN—Allergan is unveiling a new phase in its ongoing See America initiative with the debut of #EyePic, a new social media online awareness campaign featuring some well-known celebs. #EyePic will use social media to broaden the awareness of preventable blindness, promote discussion around eye health and encourage all Americans to visit their eye doctors for comprehensive eye exams. ECPs and their patients are encouraged to participate.

Essilor Points Out #AIJAN ‘Age Is Just A Number’ In New Campaign

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:05 AM

DALLAS—Age is Just a Number (#AIJAN) is a social media campaign, developed by Essilor International for its Varilux brand to help create a different outlook on aging.

Updated Tally: #NationalSunglassesDay Garners 836 Million Impressions with Help from Optical Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Final and updated results from National Sunglasses Day 2017 are in and The Vision Council reported yesterday that the fourth annual campaign to promote the importance of sunwear, garnered more than 836 million online, broadcast, social media and print consumer impressions.

Texas AG Reaches Settlement with Online Contact Lens Provider

By Staff
Monday, July 10, 2017 12:30 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas announced that his office has reached a settlement with THEG Inc., which does business as the online contact lens distributor and wholesaler Fine & Clear.

Essilor Acquires Team Effort Optical Lab, Merges It With Duffens Lab

By Staff
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:24 AM OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Essilor has acquired Team Effort Optical, a full-service independent optical laboratory based here. The terms of the transaction were not announced.

Zeiss Now a Partner in VSP Global’s Program

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Friday, July 7, 2017 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Based on feedback from doctors and research among VSP members, Zeiss and VSP Global announce they have partnered for Zeiss  to become a part of VSP Premier Program.

John Young, COLTS Lab Founder, Dies at 76

By Staff
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:18 AM OLDSMAR, Fla.—John M. Young, founder of COLTS Laboratories (Ophthalmic Product Testing Services), passed away in Safety Harbor, Fla., on July 2 at age 76 after a long illness.

MPG&E Will Distribute Safilens Products in Germany for the Next Five Years

By Staff
Monday, July 3, 2017 12:18 AM STARANZANO, Italy—Safilens announced that MPG&E will be the exclusive distributor of its products in Germany for the next five years.

National Sunglasses Day Garners 644 Million Impressions and Counting

By Staff
Friday, June 30, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National Sunglasses Day—The Vision Council’s fourth annual campaign to promote the importance of sunwear—went viral again this year with more than 644 million broadcast, online and social media impressions and counting.

NuEyes Secures Funding to Expand Sales and Distribution of Smartglass for Visually Impaired

By Staff
Friday, June 30, 2017 12:23 AM NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—NuEyes has secured a round of funding to fuel its growth in helping the legally blind live more independent lives. NuEyes works closely with Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a top developer of augmented, virtual and mixed reality smartglasses and the platform on which NuEyes technology sits.
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