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Google Looking Beyond Glass Eyeing Contact Lenses

Google Looking Beyond Glass, Eyeing Contact Lenses

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...

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2014-04-23 23:08:16

According to a new report from BCC Research the global market for contact lenses is expected to grow to $20.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.2%. The soft-lens category, the largest and fastest growing segment overall, is growing at a 1.2% CAGR. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, CONTACT LENSES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for contact lenses is...

2014-04-23 16:29:36

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Lens Markets in Europe to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/eye_care/lens_markets_europe_2018_market_size_trends_forecasts_1.html The industry report package Lens Markets in Europe to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for...

2014-04-22 23:13:04

Dr. Sandra M. Payton is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 NAPW honors Sandra M. Payton, O.D., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized for leadership in optometry with this prestigious distinction. As the largest organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is...

2014-04-22 16:27:08

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lens Markets in Western Europe to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/eye_care/lens_markets_western_europe_2018_market_size_trends_forecasts_1.htmlThe industry report package Lens Markets in Western Europe to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends,...

2014-04-22 12:30:48

OneSight comes to NYC with a Vision Van Clinic providing local students with free eye exams and glasses and stays with self-sustaining school-based vision centers in Brooklyn and the Bronx with support from LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City's United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit that has provided vision care and eyewear to 8.5 million people in underserved communities since...

2014-04-16 16:30:09

LAKE MARY, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should make adding younger patients a profitable growth strategy for eye care professionals. As part of the ACA, eye examinations and the prescription of eyewear are a potential covered benefit up to the age of 18. While the act provides funds, the Spot handheld binocular autorefractor is making it easier than ever to attract and serve this important patient population. "If you are not...

2014-04-16 16:26:56

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Eyewear in Indiahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/clothing/eyewear/eyewear_india_1.htmlEyewear posted high value growth in 2013, which was commendable given the slowdown in the Indian economy. The increasing presence of premium branded products, growing per capita income and increasing exposure to Western markets contributed to the growth. The fact that branded eyewear...

2014-04-16 16:25:47

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:U.S. Market for Diagnostic Opthalmic Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/eye_care/u_s_market_diagnostic_opthalmic_devices.htmlAbstract:The market for diagnostic ophthalmic devices continues to expand, driven by strong growth in revenue from optical coherence tomographers (OCTs). In 2013, the market for diagnostic ophthalmic devices continued on a trajectory of...

2014-04-14 20:21:30

DUBLIN, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sphlzm/global_soft) has announced the addition of the "Global Soft Contact Lens Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sphlzm/global_soft ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Soft Contact Lens market to grow at a CAGR of 5.94 percent over the period...

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...


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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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