Smart Vision Labs Names Jeff Mortensen as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:19 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs has appointed Jeff Mortensen to the newly created position of vice president of sales.

Opternative Co-Founder Steven Lee, OD, Settles Lawsuit With National Board of Examiners in Optometry

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Steven Lee, OD, co-founder and executive vice president of Opternative, the world’s first online refractive eye exam service, has settled a lawsuit alleging that he had sold copyrighted test questions for optometry board exams through a prior business.

Vuzix Reports Second Quarter 2015 Operating Results

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:22 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, provided an update on its business initiatives and reported its second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2015.

National Vision Hosts Summit on ‘The Future of Eyewear’

By Christie Walker
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—A small team of smart glass developers met with National Vision and Rochester Optical here on June 19 to discuss the future of eyewear and how they can work together to bring this new technology into the mainstream.

Six15 Technologies Launches Infinity Smart Glasses and Platform

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:00 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Six15 Technologies, based here, has launched a smart glasses and turnkey software and integration solution. Called the Infinity Platform, it is available to developers and strategic partners now, and will be available worldwide for non-consumer applications in January 2016, according to Six15.

From Eye² to Eyecare

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:11 AM NEW YORK—From smart glasses with heads-up displays, internet connectivity and high definition video cameras to goggles that deliver a fully immersive, 3D experience for playing games or watching movies, wearable technology in the form of eyewear offers powerful new ways of “seeing” both the real and virtual worlds.

Using Technology to Combat Motion Sickness

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:11 AM XPand, which makes active shutter glasses for viewing 3D movies, TV and games as well as for vision care, has put its technology to a novel use: fighting motion sickness. The company’s X105-MS-1 Anti Motion Sickness Glasses, which are sold online to consumers for $179, use shuttering lenses to reduce severity of motion sickness while traveling by airplane, boat or driving.

Second Sight Appoints Will McGuire as President and CEO

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:27 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) has appointed Will McGuire, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, as president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 18, 2015.

Adlens to Develop Electronically Adjustable Prescription Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Adlens has announced that it is developing electronically adjustable prescription eyewear. Speaking at a press conference last week during the CE Week technology exhibition here, Dr. Graeme Mackenzie, research optometrist and director of industry and regulatory affairs at Adlens, said the company’s next step is “a fully automated pair of glasses, with integrated electronics.”

New Eyeglass World Locations to Feature Dedicated Area for Smart Glasses

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:30 AM VISTA, Calif.—National Vision, Inc. (NVI) one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S., opened its first San Diego County Eyeglass World location here, highlighting a new in-store feature emphasizing eyewear wearable technology.

Intel Augments Wearables Push With Acquisition of Smart Eyewear Company, Recon Instruments

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:24 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has continued its push into the wearables category with the acquisition on this week of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Recon Instruments, maker of smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments.

PogoTec Licenses WiTricity Technology to Wireless Power Electronic Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:18 AM ROANOKE, Va.—PogoTec, a Roanoke-based start-up specializing in wearable technology, has completed a licensing agreement with wireless power industry leader WiTricity Corp. under its patents related to wireless energy transfer for electronic devices physically supported by eyewear.

European Patent Office Names Tobii a Tech Finalist

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM MUNICH/STOCKHOLM—The European Patent Office (EPO) has named John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö, who together with Henrik Eskilsson invented Tobii eye tracking technology, as one of three finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015 in the category “Small and medium-sized enterprises.”

New Company, PogoTec, to Develop Proprietary Eyewear Wearables

By Staff
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:30 AM ROANOKE, Va.—Photo-Eyewear, a wearable technology company based here, has changed its name to PogoTec, Inc. and is expanding its scope of operations.

The 'Elements' of Wearables

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:25 PM APX Labs, which develops software that connects smart glasses and other types of wearables to enterprises, has published a “Periodic Table of Wearable Technology” on Wearable Insider.com.
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