New inSights Research From The Vision Council Reveals More Than One-Third of Eyewear Users Neglect Proper Care

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council released its latest research report, Focused inSights Eyewear Accessories, providing comprehensive data into American adults' behaviors, preferences and purchasing patterns related to eyewear accessories. The report sheds light on the usage and maintenance habits surrounding various eyewear accessories and underscores the importance of proper care and storage of eyewear products to ensure optimal vision, according to the announcement from The Vision Council. The survey highlights a variety of eyewear accessories, including eyeglasses cases, eyeglass chains/lanyards, microfiber cloths, eyeglasses replacement/sizing nose pads, lens cleaning wipes, lens cleaning solution, contact lens cases, contact lens solution and lubricant eye drops.

Shamir Intros Transitions Gen S in Grey and Brown

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Avulux Adds More Than 200 Eyecare Providers Nationwide to its Authorized Provider Program

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:15 AM MIAMI—Avulux, developer of Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity lenses, has announced the expansion of its network to include more than 200 eyecare providers across the U.S. To date, Avulux lenses have been primarily sold in non-U.S. markets.

Research Shows Workers Experience Eyestrain After Just 27 Minutes

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision has announced the results of new research from a OnePoll survey that highlights concerning trends regarding eyestrain among American workers, particularly in the context of virtual meetings. The survey, which polled 2,000 employed Americans split by generation, indicates that respondents began to experience eye strain just 27 minutes into virtual meetings, shedding light on the long-term impacts of an increasingly digital workforce, including screen fatigue and eye health concerns. The survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of VSP Vision.

Vision Monday Examines How Learning Platforms Keep ECPs Ahead of Technology and Practice Innovations

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Friday, March 29, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In its March feature story, “Learning Redefined,” Vision Monday examines how different platforms are keeping ECPs up-to-date with the latest technology and practice innovations. For many ECPs, this means regularly updating continuing education credits and participating in training and courses provided by their optical partners. Many lens companies offer their own continuing education platforms and courses to provide ECPs both accredited and non-accredited education.

Ultra Optics Joins Satisloh Group

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:27 AM BAAR, Switzerland and NEW YORK—Satisloh Group, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, announced that Ultra Optics, a global leader in spin coating equipment and lacquers, became a member of the Group in January, 2024.

Advancing Eyecare’s New Executive Leadership Team to Showcase New Products and Services at Vision Expo East

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare, a leading ophthalmic instrumentation company, has announced the formation of its new executive leadership team, primed to steer the company to new levels of success, the company said in an announcement.

Majority of Shoppers Continue to Buy Prescription and Nonprescription Optical Products In-Store, Focused inSights Report Reveals

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council, a trade association dedicated to supporting the optical industry, released Focused inSights 2024: Online vs. In-Person Purchase Patterns, offering a comprehensive examination of consumer shopping habits for eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses and readers. The report detailed both online and in-person buying trends, providing valuable insights for a variety of optical businesses. A summary, along with the full research report, is available in The Vision Council’s Research Download Center as a complimentary download for members of The Vision Council, with a paid option for non-members.

Zenni Optical Enlists Meta, U.S. Vision and PPG As New B2B Platform Partners

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:24 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Online eyewear retailer Zenni Optical has announced eyecare solution partnerships with three clients of the company's Zenni Business B2B platform. Meta, U.S. Vision and PPG are utilizing Zenni Business’s end-to-end suite of eyecare solutions for large enterprises, eyecare providers, insurance companies and corporate benefits. In September 2023, VMAIL reported the launch of the new platform, which the company noted is rooted in two decades of expertise within the online eyewear industry as well as its commitment to democratize consumer access.

CooperVision Releases Report on Digital Eye Strain, Celebrates One Year Anniversary of MyDay Energys at SECO

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—Recognizing widespread digital device use in today’s “always on” society, CooperVision has released a report to help eyecare professionals better understand patients’ experiences with digital eye strain.

Schneider Receives Top 100 Seal 2024 Award

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:18 AM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, developer and manufacturer of modern and novel system solutions for ophthalmic and ultra-precision optics, has received the renowned Top 100 Seal 2024.

Canadian-Based Insight Medical Technologies Joins the Visionix Americas Sales’ Distribution Network

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:15 AM LOMBARD, Ill.—Visionix USA announced Friday that it has appointed Insight Medical Technologies as the dedicated sales and service provider for Visionix refraction and screening platforms, Optovue OCT and OCT-A, as well as Briot and Weco finishing systems in Canada.