Vision Ease Intros Task-Specific Occupational Lenses

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is introducing a line of occupational lenses designed with office ergonomics in mind that feature optimal viewing zones for specific tasks, the company said.

Boots Opticians Fined For ‘Misleading’ Blue Light Lens Claims

By Staff
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:27 AM LONDON—Boots Opticians, a leading British optical retail chain, has been fined £40,000 for making misleading claims about its blue light-filtering lenses.

E-Sun Kolor Up Project Concludes First Phase and Announces Online Design Contest

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:24 AM BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France—Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group division dedicated to sun plano lenses, and the European Institute of Design have announced that the first phase of the E-Sun Kolor Up project has successfully concluded and that the best project proposals will be awarded at Silmo 2017 in Paris.

Shamir Insight to Offer Only 100 Percent Digital Freeform Lenses

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir Insight is eliminating all molded products from its lens line and moving to 100 percent digital, Freeform lenses beginning July 1, 2017.

Signet Armorlite Partners With C&E Vision Buying Group

By Staff
Monday, May 29, 2017 12:21 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Signet Armorlite has signed a vendor agreement with C&E Vision Buying Group that provides C&E Vision members the benefits of the Kodak brand name with a high-quality lens portfolio.

Lensabl Secures New Funding to Support Growth and Plans to Offer Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:26 AM LOS ANGELES—The start-up firm Lensabl, an online retailer of lenses, announced Tuesday that it has secured new funding.

District Court Rules in Favor of Snap Inc. in Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Eyebobs

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Snap Inc.  has prevailed in U.S. District Court here in a trademark infringement lawsuit and request for injunction that were tied to a lawsuit initially filed late last year by Eyebobs LLC.

Younger Expands Transitions Poly Composite Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lens technology has been expanded to include FT35 bifocal lenses and 7x28 trifocal lenses in both gray and brown. These new releases, as well as the FT28 bifocal lenses released last year, are available exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory.

Adlens Relocates to Larger, Central Headquarters

By Staff
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:21 AM CHILBROOK, UK—Adjustable focus eyeglass maker Adlens recently relocated its headquarters from Oxford, UK to larger, more central offices in Chilbrook, Eynsham, UK.

Luxexcel Secures $10 Million Equity Investment

By Staff
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:23 AM EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Luxexcel, a Dutch company that has developed a technology for 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, announced it has received up to $10 million in equity financing from a group of financial and strategic investors.

Transitions Optical Launches Consumer PR and Social Media Campaign

By Staff
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To bring its new advertising campaign "Live the Good Light" to life for consumers in 2017, Transitions Optical is launching the Good Light Project.

Hoya to Acquire Central Optical Company

By Staff
Monday, May 1, 2017 12:21 AM MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Hoya Vision Care Canada, based here, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Central Optical Company, an optical lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

By Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

VSP’s New Unity Via Progressive Is Designed for Comfort, Ease of Fitting

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group is expanding its Unity portfolio to include new Unity Via progressive lenses. Developed with input from doctors and progressive lens wearers, Unity Via’s intelligent technology brings a new approach to fitting and delivers precise vision correction with exceptional ergonomic comfort, according to VSP.

Adlens Appoints John Kennedy as CEO

By Staff
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:30 AM OXFORD, UK—Adlens, the adjustable focus eyewear manufacturer based here, announced that John Kennedy was appointed chief executive officer, effective March 1.
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