VM Slideshow Provides Unique Visions at CES 2017

By Staff
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Monday’s Andrew Karp, who attended CES 2017, takes you on a guided tour of the massive consumer electronics show, with a special focus on eyewear and vision technology.

Eyewhere Is Everywhere at CES 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Eyewear probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of CES 2017.

PogoTec Partners With Frame and Sunwear Companies on New Wearable Device

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Wearable tech eyewear startup PogoTec announced that it is partnering with four optical frame and sunglass companies to launch its first product, a small, frame-mounted camera that attaches to fashionable eyewear. The device, known as PogoCam, is being unveiled this week at CES 2017.

U.K. Government to Fund Second Sight’s Argus II ‘Bionic Eye’

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:23 AM SYLMAR, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics for blind patients suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), announced it has received a positive recommendation from advisors to the U.K. Government’s health care funding authority for specialized services in England. For the first time in the U.K., the publicly-funded NHS system will fund blind patients with RP to receive treatment with the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II) “bionic eye.”

Safilo Enters Wearables Category With New Strategic R&D Partnership

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:24 PM PADOVA, Italy and TORONTO, Canada—Safilo Group and Interaxon, Inc., a leader in consumer brain sensing technology, are embarking on an R&D  partnership and licensing agreement.

Vuzix Closes $14.5 Million Common Stock Offering

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:26 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Vuzix Corp. (NASDAQ: VUZI) announced the closing of the sale of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at an offering price of $7.25 per share.

Smart Glass Maker, Osterhout, Closes $58 Million Funding Round

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:23 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a top developer and manufacturer of mobile AR/VR smart glasses, closed a $58 million Series A funding round.

EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK & NEWARK, Calif.—EyeQue, a Silicon Valley start-up that develops affordable consumer vision technologies, has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for its EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker.

Second Sight Posts Losses for 3Q and Year to Date

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Friday, November 4, 2016 12:22 AM SYLMAR, Calif—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), maker of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems, reported losses for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2016.

Second Sight Implants and Activates Wireless Visual Cortical Stimulator in First Human Subject

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Friday, October 28, 2016 12:30 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human.

Google Acquires Eyefluence, an Eye-Interaction Technology Company

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:24 AM MILPITAS, Calif.—Eyefluence, a California-based company specializing in eye-interaction technology for augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices, announced on its website Monday that it is being acquired by Google. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Smart Vision Labs Launches Telemedicine Pilot Program With Devlyn Optical in the U.S.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs is expanding its reach into California through a new partnership with Devlyn Optical, a multinational optical retailer.

RightEye Acquires Rights to Two Eye Movement Tests to Diagnose Autism and Parkinson's

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:24 AM WASHINGTON—RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced it has acquired the exclusive rights to two internationally recognized eye movement tests that help doctors more accurately and objectively identify early stages of autism in children 12 to 40 months old, and detect Parkinson’s disease in patients of all ages.

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.
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