Corning Intros Corning Clear 15, a Thin, Scratch-Resistant Glass

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM CORNING, N.Y.—Corning Inc. is releasing Corning Clear 15, a new high-performance glass that provides a thinner and more scratch-resistant solution compared with plastic materials commonly used for prescription lenses. This new glass is now available from select U.S. distributors that utilize state-of-the-art, free-form equipment to produce the newest-style lenses, including dual-sided progressive designs.

Hoya Launches Sensity, a Photochromic Lens Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care is launching Sensity, which the company is positioning as a “brand differentiating photochromic lens technology.”

New Essilor Lens for Indy ECPs Combats Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is expanding its Eyezen brand portfolio with the addition of Eyezen+, an enhanced, everyday single vision lens with embedded protection from harmful blue light. Eyezen+ lenses are designed to provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Vision Ease Intros Clear Blue Filter Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Clear Blue Filter which provides high-energy light protection in a clear, everyday polycarbonate lens.

Essilor Appoints Two New Directors to its Board

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—At Essilor’s annual general meeting, shareholders approved the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore and Annette Messemer, as new independent members of the board of directors.

EGMA to Make Iseikonic and Isophoric Lenses Under License From Shaw Vision

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:18 AM DALLAS—EGMA LLC has finalized an agreement to manufacture ophthalmic lenses under license from Shaw Vision Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based company that is the largest supplier of iseikonic and isophoric prescription eyeglass lens technology.

Zeiss Reports 5 Percent Rise in Revenue for First Half

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:22 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group wrapped up the first six months of fiscal year 2015/16 ending March 31, 2016 with a 5 percent increase in revenue over the previous year to €2.32 billion.

PFO Global Reports Net Sales Grew 13 Percent in 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:23 AM FARMER'S BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global (OTCQB: PFGB), posted $3.4 million in net sales for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, a 13 percent increase over the prior year.

Hoya Partners With Frameri to Offer Interchangeable Eyewear at 500 Independent Practices

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:30 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has entered into a partnership with Frameri, creator of the interchangeable frame and lens system.

Transitions Optical Consumer Campaign Expands in 2016

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical, Inc has launched a new consumer outreach campaign that will highlight the stories and experiences told by influential Transitions lens wearers.

40 Ways to Balance the Blues

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM These 40 products offer blue light management solutions for every situation, both indoors and outdoors. They run the gamut from lenses and coatings to screen protectors, neutraceuticals and lens demonstration units.

BLUE LIGHT RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM The following research studies were cited by technical experts from BluTech, Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor, Hoya Vision Care, Jins Eyewear, Reticare and VSP Global who were consulted for “Inside the Blue Boom,” Vision Monday, April 11, 2016:

Vision Monday Takes Readers ‘Inside the Blue Boom,’ and Vision Council Presents Blue Light Forum

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:29 AM NEW YORK—The groundswell of interest around blue light and its effects on our vision and overall health is fueling a boom in optical sales unlike any other in recent years.

Vision Ease Expands Global Sales and Marketing Capabilities With Three New Appointments

By Staff
Friday, April 8, 2016 12:27 AM RAMSEY, MINN.—Vision Ease, based here, announced three new sales and marketing appointments which the company said will enhance its global customer relationships and communications.

PFO Global to Move Headquarters to Larger Facility

By Staff
Friday, March 18, 2016 12:24 AM FARMERS BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global is relocating is headquarters from Irving, Texas to larger facilities in Farmers Branch, a nearby Dallas suburb.
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