FDA Approves VisionCare's Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) for use in patients living with bilateral end-stage age-related macular degeneration who are age 65 or older.

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.

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.

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.

Monoqool 3D Printed Glasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 AM Studio Optyx, a luxury design house of boutique and technical eyewear based in St. Louis, Mo. recently released a video to coincide with its new collection of Monoqool frames, the IQ series. Accompanying the frames' smart design is the eye-opening process of how they are made—3D printing.

Oxford University Researchers Develop Smartglasses for Low Vision Users

By Eye² Staff
Friday, August 15, 2014 4:00 PM Smartglasses developed at Oxford University in England for the registered blind are being used for wearer trials in public spaces for the first time.

Vision Expo West 2014 Introduces Exclusive Wearable Technology CE Track

By Staff
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:20 AM NORWALK, Conn.—As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eyecare through both form and function, International Vision Expo & Conference will introduce a targeted new CE track dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future, and how to maximize its business potential.

VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

Alcon to License Google Technology for Smart Contact Lenses and IOLs

By Staff
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:35 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Alcon, the eyecare division of Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc.  to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.

I Believe I Can Fly

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:00 PM This video captures a paraglider flight on Elk Mountain, British Columbia and was shot by Biff Romulus, aka Kevin Ault, using his Pivothead video glasses.

Ivy Ross, a Design and Marketing Expert, Becomes Head of Google X’s Glass Business

By Staff
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:27 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Ivy Ross, a high-level executive with an extensive background in design and marketing, took over Monday as head of Google X’s Glass business. She succeeds Babak Parviz, who is now developing a smart contact lens for Google.

Google Expands Sales of Google Glass

By Staff
Friday, May 16, 2014 12:19 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Google announced earlier this week that it is opening up sales of the Explorer edition of Google Glass to anyone in the U.S., provided sufficient quantities are available. In a post on the Google+ website, the company said it decided to expand sales of Glass based upon what it learned from a one-day Glass sales event last month.

Wearable Technology: Coming Into Its Own

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:03 AM With six different speakers discussing at least as many smart eyewear technologies that have moved from research and into development, the Eye2 session on “Wearables” demonstrated for the Summit audience the reality of this exciting new intersection of technology and eyewear.