Ophthalmologist From John A. Moran Eye Center Combats Migraines With Light-Filtering Eyeglasses

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:18 AM SALT LAKE CITY—People who experience migraines have a new option for managing light sensitivity thanks to lens technology developed by a physician-scientist at the University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center.

Google Introduces Series of Gemini Updates, Including Project Astra for AI Eyewear

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 12:21 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—At its recent I/O 2024 developer conference, Google introduced a series of updates across its Gemini family of models, including the new 1.5 Flash, its lightweight model for speed and efficiency, and Project Astra, the company’s latest “vision for the future of AI assistants.” Building on Gemini, a family of AI models that can understand and generate text, as well as other information such as images, audio, videos, and code, Google developed prototype agents that it said can process information faster by continuously encoding video frames, combining the video and speech input into a timeline of events, and caching this information for efficient recall.

Prevent Blindness Launches ‘It Started With an Eye Exam’ Campaign to Encourage, Educate and Empower the Public to Make Eye Health Part of Their Overall Health Care

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Monday, May 20, 2024 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, is launching a new campaign titled, “It Started With an Eye Exam” to encourage consumers to share their stories of how eyecare had a positive impact on their health and well-being.

Vuzix Reports a Revenue Loss for First Quarter of 2024

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies and products, has announced first-quarter results for 2024.

Toku Inc. Secures FDA Breakthrough Designation for Technology That Identifies Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Through the Eye

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—Toku, Inc., a commercial medical device company specializing in imaging technology and artificial intelligence, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough device designation to its MyKidneyAI technology, which uses AI to analyze retinal images collected at routine eye exams to detect elevated chronic kidney disease risk in people with diabetes.

Innovative Eyewear Announces $1.025 Million Stock Offering

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:21 AM MIAMI—Innovative Eyewear, Inc., developer and seller of smart eyewear, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the issuance and sale of 4,200,822 shares of its common stock at a purchase price per share of $0.244 in a registered direct offering.

Meta Joins the AR Alliance for Augmented Reality Wearable Devices

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Thursday, April 25, 2024 12:21 AM PISCATAWAY, N.J.—The AR Alliance has announced that Meta, owner and operator of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other products and services, and a leader in building technologies that help people connect, is joining the alliance as a founding member with a seat on the board of directors.

Jobson's Marc Ferrara Shares Industry Insights on The Power Hour Podcast

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The optical industry is experiencing rapid technological change, with advancements being announced every day. Staying on top of the latest innovations and trends, however, has never been easier. Over the past few years, podcasts have been one of the top ways to access current industry news and hear from optical experts. The Power Hour, now in its 12th season, is one of the leading sources for interviews and information about the optical industry.

LensCrafters Launches Second Season of Its Immersive Roblox Experience

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—LensCrafters, part of EssilorLuxottica, has announced the launch of LensCrafters Eye Odyssey: World of Optics, the second season of its Eye Odyssey series on Roblox, a global immersive platform for communication and connection.

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.