Nanofilm Debuts Cleaner for Superhydrophobic AR Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM VALLEY VIEW, Ohio—Nanofilm has developed Clarity AR, a lens cleaner designed specifically for anti-reflective, superhydrophobic lenses. It wets the surface better than traditional cleaners to lift soils and grease, according to Nanofilm, resulting in a haze-free, streak-free lens.

Signet Armorlite Reorganizes and Rebrands Kodak Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Signet Armorlite has reorganized its Kodak-branded lenses and services under the new Kodak Lens Professional Series name.

Vision-Ease Intros LifeRx FSV Vivid AR Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—To improve consumers’ choice of light-responsive lenses, Vision-Ease is expanding its line of photochromics with the addition of LifeRx FSV Vivid AR. The polycarbonate lenses are coated with Vision-Ease’s proprietary Vivid AR, which the company said offers “unparalleled clarity and cleanability.”

Younger Releases Transitions Signature VII in Poly Composite FT-28

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Bifocal wearers who want a photochromic lens that offers the benefits of a polycarbonate lens now have a new option: Transitions Signature VII polycarbonate composite flat top 28 lenses. A composite lens developed by Transitions Optical and Younger Optics, Transitions Signature VII is available through Younger’s lab partners.

Essilor Courts Millennials With Multimedia Campaign for Glasses that Combat Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light

By Staff
Friday, August 28, 2015 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor is targeting the constantly connected Millennial Generation with a new consumer marketing campaign in support of Eyezen, a new type of eyeglass that alleviates eyestrain caused by staring at smartphones, tablets and computer screens.

Xavier Galliot Named Chief Sustainability Officer of the Essilor Group

By Staff
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International has appointed Xavier Galliot group chief sustainability officer, reporting to Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, chief corporate mission officer.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New President, SVP Independent Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. announced today that Jens Boy will become its new president and head of the North American organization of the Zeiss Vision Care business group, effective August 1.

VSP Offers Blue Light Protection With Sharper Image TechShield

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To provide patients with protection against blue light, VSP Optics Group is launching Sharper Image TechShield lenses.

Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.

Vision-Ease Promotes David George to Director of Sales, North America

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease has named optical industry leader David George as its new director of sales, North America. George brings 28 years of optical sales and customer service management experience to the company.

Labs to Discuss Blue Light on June 17 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—What patients and ECPs need to know about the effects of blue light is the topic of the June 17 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Transitions Optical Taps Fashion Maven Tim Gunn for Style Tips

By Staff
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—A new partnership between Transitions Optical and fashion maven Tim Gunn aims to help people see fashion differently and feel confident in developing their own style.

AdlensFocuss Set for June Launch Across U.S.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Shamir Insight is launching a new premium anti-reflective coating, Glacier Plus UV, which matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

EnChroma Introduces Indoor Color-Enhancing Lens

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—EnChroma is introducing the Cx-65, a color-enhancing lens designed for indoor and nighttime use.

Shamir’s Glacier Plus UV matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Adlens is set to launch Focuss, its proprietary Variable Power Optics eyewear in the U.S. Beginning in June, eyecare patients will be able to receive Focuss glasses from over 150 eyecare professionals in select states in the Northeast, Midwest and as well as Texas and California.
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