Experience Wearables and More in VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone, a special exhibit at next month’s International Vision Expo in New York.

Patent for NovioSense Non-Invasive Tear Glucose Sensor Issued

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM NIJMEGEN, Netherlands—NovioSense BV, based here, recently announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring-like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid.

Advances in Wearable Technology: Electronic Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00 PM Wearable technology and specifically electronic eyewear stole the show at the recent 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to Andrew Karp, group editor Lenses & Technology for Vision Monday and 20/20 magazine.

New Videos Explore Wearable Technology Trends

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Wearable technology was the hot topic at the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and a newly released series of videos from Review of Optometric Business shows how eyewear is playing a central role in the burgeoning category of “wearables.”

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.
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