Eyewear Trends: The Onesie Lens

Just because you can't Rx a frame, doesn't mean that eyecare professionals shouldn't sell it or offer it to their customers. Case in point: The Onesie Lens. Most people think of a onesie as a one piece infant garment. Onesies are also adult jumpsuits which became popular in the late 2000's to 2010's. Re-introduced by the band Jumping Jammerz and … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Introduces Crossbows Lens Designs to Signetek™

Carlsbad, CA (September, 2016) - Signet Armorlite, Inc. (SA) announces the availability of Crossbows Optical lens designs from Signetek Optical Lab. The following Crossbows lens designs are now orderable from Signetek: Custom V Progressive, Custom U Progressive, Basic Progressive, Junior Progressive and Custom Single Vision. These new … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite x MacuHealth: For Improved Patient Eye Health

Carlsbad, CA (September, 2016) – Signet Armorlite, Inc. is pleased to announce a co-marketing agreement with MacuHealth® LP to promote Kodak Total Blue™ Lens and MacuHealth with LMZ3. With the increased exposure to potentially damaging High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light, Signet Armorlite and MacuHealth recognize the need to provide a … [Read more...]

FastGrind/Super Optical Launches Blue Light Lens: BlueShield

The conversation around digital eye strain (DES), and the negative effects blue light can have on eye health has been a hot topic in the optical community. Super Optical International’s BlueShield blue light lenses, exclusively made for FastGrind, will be released at Vision Expo in Las Vegas. By utilizing BlueShield in conjunction with … [Read more...]

VISION EASE Introduces Clear Blue Filter™ FSV Lenses

VISION EASE announces the availability of Clear Blue Filter FSV Lenses. The new polycarbonate stock lenses are available in 65mm and 75mm diameter from +4.00 to -8.00 spheres out to -2.00 cylinder. VISION EASE Clear Blue Filter lenses provide 100% UV protection (400nm) and filter high-energy blue light in a crystal clear, everyday … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Introduces New KODAK Sun Lenses

Carlsbad, CA (July, 2016) - Signet Armorlite, Inc. (SA) announces the addition of mirrored lenses to the Kodak Sun Lens product line. The new Kodak Sun Lens mirrors are available in gray polarized polycarbonate with four, solid-mirror color options: blue, red, silver and green. The sun-wear package includes backside Kodak Clean&CleARTM UV … [Read more...]

FastGrind Releases New Conversion Photochromic Lens

Cincinnati, OH – May 2016 – 2016 has been a busy year of lens and material releases for Super Optical International, the creators of FastGrind. As summer approaches, Super Optical has officially released their full line of Conversion photochromic lenses. The Conversion technology quickly changes from light to dark and back, while blocking harmful … [Read more...]

HOYA Vision Care Launches Photochromic Lens Brand

Sensity Offers Independent ECPs Brand Differentiating Technology LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, (May, 2016) Ally of the Independent eye care professional, HOYA Vision Care announced the U.S. launch of Sensity, a brand differentiating photochromic lens technology. “The only way for independent practices to overcome commoditization and price erosion is for … [Read more...]

VISION EASE® Introduces Clear Blue Filter™ Lenses

RAMSEY, MINN. (April, 2016) – High-energy wavelengths pose the greatest threat to eye health today with ultra-violet and high-energy blue light found everywhere with the highest levels coming from natural sunlight and lower levels from LED and fluorescent lighting, even digital devices. To address this risk, VISION EASE has created the Clear Blue … [Read more...]

#TBT: Optical Glass Making in Italy (1950)

Sorry this is in Italian, but you can tell what is being done. History of glass optical lenses with a short film from the 195o's in the manufacturing of glass lenses. Most optical lenses were glass and everything was done by hand. Green glass was common. This is what is happening: MS Rotating instrument with man emptying powder into it. MS … [Read more...]

Transitions Adaptive Sunglass Survey Results

Transitions® Adaptive Sunglasses Selection Survey Finds More than One Third of Consumers go without Sunglasses when needed to Avoid Compensating for Changing Light Conditions  Majority of Americans report technology is a critical factor in their sunglasses selection, with nearly a quarter of prescription eyeglass wearers stating it is … [Read more...]

NEW Seiko Elite Program Launches

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS — Hoya Vision North America has launched Seiko Elite, a practice development program for eye care professionals: www.seikovision.com/elite‐benefits. Developed by eye care marketing specialists for eye care professionals, Seiko Elite is a comprehensive marketing, consulting and analytics program for all participating eye care … [Read more...]

#TBT: Making Spectacles (1950)

Alperton, London. A man at machine in Wiseman Ltd. spectacle making factory... churning out lenses, they slide down the chute. Man then inspects lenses in the trough. He gives them a final checking and begins to pour pitch over them. Then as he puts a press on top... as the press to taken off showing the blackened glasses... grinding lenses on the … [Read more...]

WileyX Launches Road & Trail RX and WX Blue Lens Technology

Wileyx Introduces Road & Trail Rx and WX Blue Lens Technology, Providing Wearers With Absolute Premium Protection at Work and On the Road Wiley X®, Inc. has introduced two new prescription lens advancements developed to provide the clearest possible vision and enhance eye comfort and health in everyday, real-life situations. The first … [Read more...]

Fast Grind Launches New Lens Material At VEE 2016

FastGrind is set to debut a brand new lens material at Vision Expo East in April. VisionAir 1.56 index is used exclusively with FastGrind’s new ADDvantage HD Plus Digital Progressive and Single Vision lenses. VisionAir 1.56 provides eye care professionals the ability to offer their patients amazing clarity with thinner, lighter lenses, while also … [Read more...]