Optical Training Vision: What is Toric Transposition?

Many years ago John Seeger launched his Optician Works website along with a series of Optician Training Videos. Several years ago he merged with LaramyK optical lab in which he with LaramyK has re-started his Optician Training Videos. The Videos can be seen on LaramyK YouTube Channel. One of the latest videos is on What Is Toric Transposition … [Read more...]

Rx Lenses Exempted from UDI Requirements

On behalf of their member companies, The Vision Council began a direct dialogue with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2015 related to the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issue. Because of the complex nature of prescription lens manufacturing, The Vision Council sought to gain an exemption from this regulation citing that … [Read more...]

Neochromes Dynamic: A New Photochromic Lens At VEE17

IOT introduces Neochromes DynamicTM photochromic lenses, advanced photochromic lenses that fade back up to twice as fast as existing products.  Torrance, Ca ‐ March, 2017‐When IOT started developing a photochromic lens it was the goal to create an innovative and differentiated product, make it easier for laboratories to stand apart in the market … [Read more...]

IOT Launches Camber Steady AT VEE17

CAMBER STEADY, THE LATEST EVOLUTION IN CAMBER LENSES IOT presents the latest innovation in dual sided digital progressive lenses, Camber Steady progressive addition lenses, exclusively with Camber lens blanks. Torrance, Ca ‐ March, 2017‐ The new Camber Steady provides more efficient vision through superb image stability while further enhancing … [Read more...]

New Survey Says Blue Light Education Needed

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., 2017 – As employees of all ages continue to use digital devices more than ever, harmful blue light protection remains a hot topic. New findings from Transitions Optical, Inc.’s 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits surveyi, conducted by Wakefield Research, unearth the generational differences seen in blue light attitudes … [Read more...]

FastGrind Releases New Conversion Photochromic FT28 Lens

Super Optical International will officially release their all new Conversion photochromic FT28 lenses at Vision Expo East in New York. The Conversion technology quickly changes from light to dark and back, while blocking harmful UV rays. This completes the entire line of Conversion technology, along with the ADDvantage HD Plus digital progressives, … [Read more...]

Lens Wars: Blue Light

Blue Light is not a new issue. Anyone remember Blu-Blocker Sunglasses thirty years ago? In fact Serengeti was one of the first sunglass brands that's focus on blocking blue light back in 1984 coming in the market with premium sunglasses in the mid 1990's.  Blue Light issues are undergoing a resurgence and the consumer wants to know. If you don't … [Read more...]

Lens Wars: Lenses Only Online

While everyone is freaking out about mobile eye exams, online eyewear and Donald Trump, several companies have quietly gone after the online lens business. Optical lenses have become a little pricey. By the time you add in your coatings, fashion and performance options, all of sudden you have a $1,000 pair of lenses. Add in your frames and whatnot … [Read more...]

Vision Ease Launches New Website

RAMSEY, MN. (November, 2016) – VISION EASE, a global ophthalmic lens marketer and manufacturer launched its newly revamped visionease.com. This redesigned website offers a responsive design, easy navigation, and enhanced tools and search functions that are designed to exemplify VISION EASE’s brand strategy and fully support its customers to allow … [Read more...]

The New Photochromatic Lenses

Over the last several years you have probably noticed more Transitions Lens ads on TV. I would guess (and I don't know this for sure) that this is the omen of things to come... Lens Wars. Transitions photochromatic patent was ending and they needed to go direct to the consumer to build the brand. Smart thinking on their part and a boon for eyecare … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Introduces The Improved KODAK Lens ids

Carlsbad, CA (October, 2016) - Signet Armorlite, Inc. (SA) announces the availability of the new and improved Kodak Lens Intelligent Dispensing Software, also known as Kodak Lens ids. Signet Armorlite has updated Kodak Lens ids to be more advanced and easier to use than ever before, making the entire lens education and measuring process more … [Read more...]

Eyewear Trends: Fall Foliage Frames

Lens treatments are where its at. It is not just about lens shapes, which are all over the board, it is about lens treatments.  We are seeing more and more of unique tints, like this Dior Fall Foliage Frame. Could you duplicate this tint? Most likely not, this is purely a fashion statement, which is what great eyewear is all about. What do you … [Read more...]

A.I.T. Industries Shows How To Customize Eyewear

Customization is the name of the game today. Some consumers are decorating their own eyewear, others are opting for interchangeable temples and 3D Printed eyewear. One of easiest, personalized and customized service an eyecare provider can offer is specialized and unique lenses. A.I.T. Industries right on trend has the right lab equipment to … [Read more...]

PPG x Thai Optical Gp x Global Optics Launch Tribrid Lenses

PPG, Thai Optical Group and Global Optics announce North American availability of TRIBRID lenses PITTSBURGH, September 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG), Thai Optical Group and Global Optics Inc. announced today the introduction of TRIBRID™ lenses in North America. The high-performance high-index lenses are available in semi-finished single vision clear … [Read more...]

Vision Ease Launches Fast Changing Photochromic Lens

September, 2016 – VISION EASE, a global ophthalmic lens marketer and manufacturer, has launched a new line of photochromic lenses at the 2016 Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. The new VISION EASE Photochromic Lens line offers faster activation and fadeback in addition to providing clearer indoor and darker outdoor performances than other photochromic … [Read more...]