Vuzix Stock Begins Trading Today on NASDAQ Capital Market

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:23 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Vuzix Corp. (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, has received approval from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") for the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

Tokyo-Based Eyewear Retailer Jins to Open U.S. Flagship Store in San Francisco

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO— Jins, a Tokyo-based optical retailer known for its hip, affordable eyewear, announced plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its first U.S. flagship store in San Francisco in Spring 2015.

Eyewear Technology Impresses at International CES

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:00 AM Although wearable technology is small, portable and personal, it made an outsized impression at this year’s International CES, the annual consumer electronics show held each January in Las Vegas.

Oakley Adds Garmin Action Camera to Airwave Goggle

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif.—Oakley has teamed up with Garmin to expand the functionality of the next evolution in Oakley Airwave alpine goggle technology.

US Optical Introduces Thin Series Sunlenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.—US Optical is expanding its proprietary lens technology with two additional sunglass free-form lenses: Thin Wrap HD progressive and Thin Single Vision Wrap HD.

Google Halts Sales of Glass Explorer Edition, But Promises Future Versions

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:30 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google said yesterday that it is closing down its Glass Explorer Program and halting sales of the Glass Explorer Edition on Jan. 19, but promised to continue developing new versions of Glass for future release.

Health Canada Approves Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:15 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Health Canada has approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to treat individuals with severe to profound outer retinal degeneration, according to a statement released Jan. 12, 2015, from its developer, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore some functional vision to blind patients.

Wearables Grab the Spotlight at CES

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Wearable technology, including smart watches, fitness monitors and smart glasses, took its place among the shining stars of this year’s International CES, which wrapped up here on Friday.

Adlens Launches Adjustable Eyewear to Combat Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adlens, based here, is releasing Adlens Interface, a new type of adjustable eyewear that helps relieve the effects of digital eyestrain.

The Five Most Ingenious Products of 2014

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM One of the best things about my job as lens and technology editor for VM and 20/20 Magazine is getting to learn about interesting new products.

Luxottica and Intel Announce Multiyear Collaboration for Wearable Tech

By Staff
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:45 AM MIAMI— Intel Corporation  and Luxottica Group S.p.A. unveiled a multiyear R&D collaboration to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

Newly Formed Mitsui Subsidiary to Revive PixelOptics Electronic Eyewear

By Staff
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—When the PixelOptics company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November, 2013, the future of the company’s pioneering electronic, autofocusing eyewear technology was uncertain. Now, a year later, a newly formed Mitsui subsidiary called Whole You, Inc., led by CEO Yasunori Nishiyama  is preparing to reintroduce and reposition an improved version of PixelOptics eyewear.

New Study Shows Car Drivers’ Performance With Adlens Adjustables

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Car drivers perform at the same level whether they wear Adlens adjustable focus eyewear perform or prescription eyewear, according to a new research study conducted by Adlens and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Smart Glasses Developer Laforge Optical Receives $1.1 Million From Somo Optical

By Staff
Friday, November 14, 2014 12:15 AM SAN MATEO, Calif.— Laforge Optical, the California-based startup that is developing a line of conventionally-styled smart glasses, has received $1.1 million from Somo Optical to fund lens development, manufacturing development, and development of its proprietary camera system.

Avegant Raises $9.37 Million in New Round of Funding

By Staff
Monday, November 10, 2014 12:23 AM REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Avegant, a developer of wearable near eye displays based here, announced that they have raised $9.37 million in a Series A funding.
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