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Google Looking Beyond Glass, Eyeing Contact Lenses
2014-04-16 06:00:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as many people are forgoing glasses and opting for contact lenses so too may tech giant Google -- at least in the prototype stage. While Google has announced that it will open its Glass Explorer program – at least for a day – the search giant could be “looking” beyond the glasses and toward contact lenses. This was first spotted by Patent Bolt, which reported, “One of Google many patent applications regarding future...

2014-04-14 16:24:16

LONDON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Eyewear in ChinaEyewear remained vigorous in retail value growth in 2013, underpinned by continued trading up from spectacles to disposable contact lenses, from single-vision to progressive multifocal lens and from readymade reading glasses to tailored spectacles. Nevertheless, the overall slowdown in the domestic economy had a negative impact on value growth of eyewear, and, although not...

2014-04-11 23:01:23

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and Weil Eye Care is offering tips to help keep eyes protected during sports. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Each year, thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, Weil Eye Care reminds coaches, parents and athletes to make sure to use proper eye protection while taking part in athletic activities. The Optical Boutique at Weil Eye Care carries a large selection of sports eyewear...

2014-04-10 23:02:34

CLEContactLenses.com is helping spread the word that now spring is here, seasonal allergies will soon follow and this spells trouble for contact lens wearers. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Now that spring time is here, everyone can enjoy the outdoors a little more, thanks to more hours of daylight along with warmer temperatures. Whether one finds themselves hiking, gardening or enjoying a nice bike ride, most will be affected by the change of season in an unpleasant way. The down...

2014-03-31 16:26:24

LAHAINA, Hawaii, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maui Jim, the premium polarized sunglasses company, has earned the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation. Maui Jim is one of three sunglasses manufacturers to have earned the seal, which is a symbol of safe and protective sun protection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/CL94364 The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed by and meet the...

2014-03-27 23:04:05

GloFX’s new GloFXGlasses.com breaks threshold in EDM Diffraction Glasses market. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Launched by GloFX & Glow Products, GloFXGlasses.com has been designed to become the largest online selection of diffraction glasses in the United States, including over 100 popular frames and styles and over 100,000 unique options of specialized eyewear. This introduction will mark the largest product line created by GloFX specific to the growing market of the...

2014-03-26 23:27:12

New Colors Featuring Ultra-Flexible, Lightweight Material to Be Featured at Vision Expo East by 141 Eyewear; Company Among Vanguard in U.S. to Use the Material Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 141 Eyewear, a Portland-based philanthropic eyewear company, will come to Vision Expo East with a rainbow of new colors for four of the ULTEM designs debuted in the company’s fall 2013 collection—the Irving, Taylor, Alder and Naito. 141 Eyewear chose the material for its light weight,...

2014-03-23 23:03:03

Atlanta Vision Institute is sponsoring on a contest on its Facebook page to collect photo submissions of entrants wearing ugly, old or damaged eyeglasses to be entered to win a new pair of sunglasses. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Beginning on Monday, March 24, 2014, the Atlanta LASIK surgery center Atlanta Vision Institute is hosting a photo contest on its Facebook page. To enter, applicants must submit a photo of themselves, a friend or loved one wearing ugly, old or damaged...

2014-03-19 23:03:51

Braverman Eye Center now offers near-far multifocal PresbyLasik in Florida from their fully trained and dedicated doctors. They have helped many patients from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in attaining better eyesight through LASIK and other latest technology used by the surgeons. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers near-far multifocal PresbyLasik in Florida from their fully trained and dedicated doctors. They have helped many patients from Miami...

2014-03-13 23:01:39

PAE's classic frames are now available with blue-filtering lenses for computer use. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Penn Avenue Eyewear (“PAE”) is pleased to announce the release of a new lens option, available on their website. Designed to prevent Digital Eye Strain (DES) and create a more pleasurable viewing experience on computers, tablets, smartphones, and other devices, the lenses include a special coating that reflects and filters harmful blue light and reduces glare...


Latest Glasses Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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