No Eye Exam Needed- Liquid Lenses

From Engadget- We've seen small scale liquid lenses progress from concepts tocommerical applications, and now Joshua Silver, a retired physics professor at Oxford University, has perfected what he calls "adaptive glasses," applying similar tech in a singular and ingenious way. Aimed at helping developing nations where glasses are expensive and … [Read more...]

Visionease Sustainability Statement

This is very impressive! Visionease Sustainability Statement As of March 1, 2008, all VEL products manufactured in its Ramsey, Minn.-facility are being made with 100 percent renewable energy. Beyond setting a new standard in the lens industry, VEL commitment to sustainability marks one of the largest industrial companies with 100 … [Read more...]

Lighting Made with Recycled Optical Materials

You have the Lions Club box, but still there is a lot of waste thrown away from old lenses, broken eyeglasses and demo lenses. Even through plastic is recyclable, you don't know if it is a #1,2,3,4,5,6 to know if your waste management will take it. Believe it or not old frames and lenses can be repurposed into a variety of fun and unique … [Read more...]

Computer Lenses – Do We Need Them

Yes we do!   I work at my computer several hours a day and although I have several pairs of progressive lenses to choose from and usually sit down at my desk wearing a progressive pair, I always switch to my computer lenses. I have learned to keep them sitting there right next to my computer as I like them so much, I am bothered if I don't … [Read more...]

What Are Free Form Lenses and Digital Surfacing?

I have been asked about free form ophthalmic lens designs, sometimes called digital surfacing, what are they and what is different about them versus regular lenses? I am not at all technical and will approach this subject  more of a user perspective and my own knowledge from working for lens companies.   Free form lens technology is not … [Read more...]

Optical Lens Materials – Why So Many?

  I entered the optical industry just about 20 years ago and started working for a lens manufacturing company. There were two basic ophthalmic lens materials then, glass and plastic so as far as materials are concerned, it was not too complicated. It wasn't very long before we introduced a 1.56 index lens at that time this was considered to be … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways -Turning a Shopper Into A Buyer

How many times have you gone into a store looking for help? I think one of the most annoying things today is walking into a place of business and the staff is on their cell phone, talking to each other, eating or just plain ignoring you. Personally speaking, when that happens I walk out. If I am not the most important thing that has happened to … [Read more...]