Essilor to Launch a Mobile App to Inform Consumers About Eye Health and Encourage Eye Exams

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:34 AM LAS VEGAS— Essilor of America announced yesterday that it is launching a mobile application that addresses what the company sees as a rising demand by consumers for timely, reliable eyecare information online.

Rochester Optical Expands Footprint in Fast-growing Wearables Market

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:33 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Eyewear manufacturer, wholesaler and optical lab operator Rochester Optical is significantly expanding its presence in the fast-growing wearable technology market with two new partnerships announced this week.

Vision-Ease Lens Acquired by Private Equity Firm

By Staff
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.— Vision-Ease Lens announced today its acquisition by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm.

QSpex to Open Service Centers Offering Same-Day Prescription Service

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:30 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.— QSpex Technologies is launching a prescription eyewear service model designed to provide rapid delivery of finished eyewear within local markets.

VSP Optics Group Announces Optical Products Licensing Deal With Sharper Image

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – VSP Optics Group, a division of VSP Global, has announced a new licensing agreement with Sharper Image, which will provide the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute optical-related products under the Sharper Image brand.

Google’s ‘Giving Through Glass’ Contest Winners Envision Diverse Uses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Google recently announced the five winners of its “Giving through Glass” contest in which nonprofit organizations offered their visions of how they would use the company’s proprietary smart glasses.

How ECPs Are Using Pinterest Compared to Other Social Platforms

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 9:00 AM Last month, CLICK introduced Pinterest to our readers (or those who might not be familiar with the platform) to show that setting up an eyecare practice Pinterest profile can be quick and painless.

New Internet Marketing Solutions for ECPs

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 8:30 AM iMatrix and the ECP Business Services Group are teaming up to offer optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians a new set of internet marketing solutions specifically designed for their practices.

Small Business E-Commerce Evolution [Infographic]

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 8:00 AM E-commerce is an important facet of any retail business, and it’s becoming increasingly important for small business owners—like independent eyecare practitioners—to understand what it takes to set up a successful online store.

Phill Phillips, a Founder of Latham and Phillips, Retires

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:21 AM GROVE CITY, Ohio—Phill Phillips, a founding partner and owner of Latham and Phillips Ophthalmic (LPO) has retired from the company, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

What ECPs Are Saying About Apps

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:01 AM

Unilateral Pricing (UPP) Is Topic of September 3 ‘Power Hour’ Featuring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Unilateral Pricing (UPP) and what it means for ECPs will be the topic of the Sept. 3 “Power Hour,” featuring ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

ChipSiP SiMEye Smart Glass Wins Best Choice Award at Computex 2014

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM TAIPEI, Taiwan—ChipSiP Technology Co., a Taiwanese company that is a leader in turnkey SiP (System in Package) technology, announced that its SiMEye Smart Glass has awarded the Best Choice of Computex Taipei 2014 Award.

Tobii Gaze Viewer Provides Eye Tracking Data for Easy AAC Assessment

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

STOCKHOLM— Tobii Assistive Technology, a division of the Tobii group, has launched Tobii Gaze Viewer, a compact assessment tool intended to give professionals and caretakers quick, simple, on-the-fly eye-tracking evaluations for vision assessments, cognition, reminiscence testing and even reading comprehension.

Argus II Implant Patient Discusses Her Experience with the Artificial Retina

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 AM VM introduced readers to Second Sight’s groundbreaking Argus II artificial retina implant at our 2012 Global Leadership Summit.