Adlens Restructures Management Team to Support AdlensFocuss Launch

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 12:24 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has announced a series of strategic appointments and promotions within its management team.

Vision Tech Emerges as a Major Focus of CES 2016

By Staff
Monday, January 11, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Essilor, CNRS Partner to Invent Lenses With Active, Connected Functions

By Staff
Friday, December 18, 2015 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor and CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) have signed a new research agreement for a five-year collaboration.

Rochester Optical Expands Smart Solutions Distribution Network

By Staff
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Rochester Optical and Hong Kong Optical Lens Company have joined forces to offer Smart Solutions for smart glasses in Asia.

NSBRI to Fund Electronic Adjustable Power Eyeglasses

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:21 AM HOUSTON—Astronauts may one day wear adjustable power eyeglasses to correct for vision changes that occur during space travel.

QSpex Starts Rapid Rx Service in New York, With More Markets to Follow in 2016

By Staff
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—QSpex is bringing its rapid-delivery, personalized prescription eyewear service to new markets and expanding its product portfolio.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Expands Executive Team

By Staff
Friday, September 11, 2015 12:18 AM SARATOGA, Calif.—VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of the Implantable Miniature Telescope, has named Blake Michaels as vice president, sales and current executive, Chet Kumar, as vice president, corporate development and innovation.

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.
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