Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mobiquity, Inc., a mobile engagement provider and EyeXam, a smartphone and tablet eyecare app, announced that they are collaborating to offer consumers improved access to eyecare information, exams, products and eye health.

VSP Global Partners With Eyecare Technology Startup Vizzario

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Monday, April 11, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global has announced a $2 million investment with Vizzario Inc. to develop eyecare technologies to track visual acuity, eye strain, traumatic brain injury and sports vision performance.

AOA Files Complaint With FDA About Opternative’s Online Vision Test

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association escalated its attack against Opternative and its online vision test by filing a complaint with the FDA that challenges Opternative’s claims about its product's capabilities.

Second Sight Appoints Steven D. Okland Jr. Commercial Vice President

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Monday, March 28, 2016 12:24 AM SYLMAR, CALIF.—Second Sight Medical Products Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics that provide vision to blind patients, named Steven D. Okland Jr. as commercial vice president, U.S. and Canada, according to an announcement from the company.

FDA Approves Marketing of Triggerfish, a Sensor-Equipped CL That Measures Intraocular Pressure

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:27 AM SILVER SPRING, Md.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing marketing of a one-time use contact lens that may help practitioners identify the best time of day to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP).

Second Sight Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 Financial Results

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Monday, March 7, 2016 12:22 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES), developer of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, reported a 55 percent gain in net revenue to $2.4 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015.

Alfred E. Mann, a Pioneer of Medical Devices and Founder of Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. Dies at 90

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS— Alfred E. Mann, a pioneer of medical devices and founder of Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES), died here on Feb. 25. He was 90.

Opternative Raises $6.0 Million in New Round of Venture Funding

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Monday, February 22, 2016 12:22 AM CHICAGO—Opternative has raised $6.0 million in Series A venture funding which it will use to expand its online eye exam to more states, reach a broader age demographic and conduct research and development.

Adlens Restructures Management Team to Support AdlensFocuss Launch

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:24 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has announced a series of strategic appointments and promotions within its management team.

Vision Tech Emerges as a Major Focus of CES 2016

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Monday, January 11, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Essilor, CNRS Partner to Invent Lenses With Active, Connected Functions

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Friday, December 18, 2015 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor and CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) have signed a new research agreement for a five-year collaboration.

Rochester Optical Expands Smart Solutions Distribution Network

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Rochester Optical and Hong Kong Optical Lens Company have joined forces to offer Smart Solutions for smart glasses in Asia.

NSBRI to Fund Electronic Adjustable Power Eyeglasses

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Monday, November 16, 2015 12:21 AM HOUSTON—Astronauts may one day wear adjustable power eyeglasses to correct for vision changes that occur during space travel.

QSpex Starts Rapid Rx Service in New York, With More Markets to Follow in 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—QSpex is bringing its rapid-delivery, personalized prescription eyewear service to new markets and expanding its product portfolio.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Expands Executive Team

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Friday, September 11, 2015 12:18 AM SARATOGA, Calif.—VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of the Implantable Miniature Telescope, has named Blake Michaels as vice president, sales and current executive, Chet Kumar, as vice president, corporate development and innovation.
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