#Listday: Choosing Optical Lab Software

As we head to Vision Expo West, one area that might need exploring is Optical  Lab Software, AKA LMS. Lab Software is the process of automating Rx lens fabrication. The functions are designed to manage the production process and the business management of lens manufacturing for conventional and freeform/digital surfacing, edging, and AR … [Read more...]

Anti Facial Recognition Eyeglasses

In these days of drones, smart phones, spy cameras and facial recognition software, most of us are wishing and dreaming of the old days of privacy and traveling incognito. Ever on the fore front of technology, a company in Japan is making Anti-Facial Recognition Eyeglasses. They are due out in June 2016. Called The Privacy Visor, it was able … [Read more...]

Eyecare Trends: Self Focusing Contact Lens

A lot is going on in the contact lens industry all have to do with health. The viral news of the month is researchers and scientists from the University of Wisconsin are developing a self-focusing contact lens. Inspired by the Elephant Nose Fish, who has a retinal structure which enables them to see in poor visibility situations like muddy … [Read more...]

Smart Contact Lens Helps In Glaucoma Disease Progression

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2016   A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, according to a new study. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the "smart" contact lenses correlate with a faster rate of … [Read more...]

ic!Berlin ‘I See exoskeleton is 3D Eyewear

Fresh from the ic! innovation lab comes ‘I see exoskeleton’, a design study in the remarkable potential of 3D printed eyewear. Featuring an intricate, scaffold-like construction, prominent oversized brow and innovative new 3D printed screwless hinge, ‘I see exoskeleton’ proves that nothing is impossible at ic! berlin. Inspiration can come … [Read more...]

54 Smart Glasses Of The Future For 2016

You thought Smart Glasses were dead... instead this segment of wearable tech market will be growing. Various market analysts say that Virtual Reality devices will ship 43 Million units by 2020. Head mounted displays including glasses will be the number 1 product. In another study, Smart Glass sales will reach 1 billion shipments near 2020, and will … [Read more...]

Biz Eyes Makes Interchangeable 3D Eyewear

Last April we wrote about a new Chinese 3D Eyewear Company called Biz Eyes. Biz Eye's concept was to have a basic frame and use the lens part as an attachment that you can mix and match to your mood. The basic frame is a clear round shape and the shaped fashion accessories are just screwed in. We know 3D Eyewear is the … [Read more...]

PFO Global Launches Online JusttheRX.com

PFO Global Launches Industry First Disruptive Online Model Aimed at High Growth Revenue Opportunity Proprietary Online Eyewear Solution "JUSTtheRx.com" Website and Program Promote Direct Brick and Mortar Care Quality Online IRVING, TX - PFO Global, Inc. (OTCQB: PFGB), the innovative manufacturer and commercial provider of advanced prescription … [Read more...]

Lens Trend: Tints On Demand Technology

Adlens started the movement of adjustable focusing eyewear. The NBT (Next Big Thing) will be the adjustable tints or so called Tints on Demand. This eyewear/ lenses technology will allow the wearer to adjust their own tints via a knob on the side of the frame. This is not new technology,  In 2007, the University of Washington introduced their … [Read more...]

The Future Of Online Eye Exams

There has been much discussion how the consumer is getting their eyes examined. First it was the online Eye Exam from a smart phone (2007), then it was Solo Health (2008)(www.pursuanthealth.com), eye examination kiosks, then it was EyeNetra and now Opternative. In reality the use of online medical exams is growing. Teleheath or e-visits are … [Read more...]

Where To Find What They Are Wearing In The Movies

Customers comes in and asked for a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses that was seen in a movie. If you don't know, you can try to to find it, ask in a forum, or you might be able to tap into TheTake. The Take is a website and app that matches clothing and accessories up with what is on the screen, so you can purchase it. Even … [Read more...]

How Many Optical Apps Are There?

The good news and the bad news about Apps. A few years ago we posted a list of eyewear and optical apps. There were about 100. They ranged under various categories from Medical to Entertainment. Guess what, many of those apps that were listed a few years ago are gone.. but for every gone App, hundreds have replaced them. What we do know, as … [Read more...]

Google, Novartis and EPGL in Race to Develop First “Smart” Contact Lens

IRVINE, Calif., July, 2015 -. Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has told the Financial Times that the market for an "Autofocus" contact lens could be worth, "anywhere between $10 billion and $50 billion in the next ten years."  The Financial Times went on to say; "While Google's efforts building a smart lens with a built-in wireless chip and glucose … [Read more...]

Microsoft Receives Patent For Emotion Detecting Eyewear

Finally after years Microsoft has received their patent for Emotion Detecting Eyewear. Whether or not they are going to use it is up in the air. They like all tech companies, file patent after patent.   'Google Glass may be stumbling, but Microsoft MSFT -0.19% appears to be taking a fresh look at the idea of smart glasses. Microsoft … [Read more...]

Google Glass x Luxottica

You may have heard by now that Glass2 is now in the works with Luxottica. This is what they said on the Luxottica Website: Today’s announcement offers a far reaching strategic partnership between Luxottica and Google to work together across multiple efforts on the creation of innovative iconic wearable devices. Through this relationship, … [Read more...]