VSP Global and USC Launch Study and Pilot Test of Tech-Enabled Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global are launching an academic study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of VSP’s tech-enabled eyewear, Level.

Smart Vision Labs Launches Self-Guided Vision Tests in NYC

By Staff
Monday, August 1, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical stores in New York City can now offer convenient eyeglass prescriptions through SVOne Enterprise, a new service developed by Smart Vision Labs.

Second Sight Announces Positive Five-Year Data from Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:21 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products announced that a five-year study of patients who have the Argus II artificial retina implant has yielded positive results.

Two Optical Tech Companies Are Finalists for AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:18 AM BRUSSELS—Two optical technology companies are among the 15 finalists that have been shortlisted for the AAL Smart Ageing Challenge prize, which is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.

Materialise and Luxexcel to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processor

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEUVEN, Belgium—Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing technology for the medical, industrial and eyewear markets, announced that it is collaborating with Luxexcel, a Dutch start-up of customized 3D printed optics.

Lumus Raises $15 Million to Scale Expansion

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:23 AM RECHOVOT, Israel—Lumus Ltd. a developer of high-end transparent near-to-eye displays for augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and smart eyewear, announced yesterday that it has received $15 million of funding led by Shanda Group, a global private investment group, along with Crystal-Optech, a leading Chinese photo-electric component manufacturer.

Smart Vision Labs Appoints Wallace Lovejoy to its Board

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs has appointed Wallace Lovejoy to its board of directors. Lovejoy brings to the board 33 years of leadership in the optical industry.

Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.
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