EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.

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.
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