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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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2014-04-16 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...

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...

2014-04-10 12:27:07

MASON, Ohio, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, announced today plans to convert 9 of its neighborhood eye care centers in Florida from company-owned to licensee-owned. Locations are immediately available in South Florida, Orlando, Gainesville and Naples, as well as other markets located throughout the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130709/NY43871LOGO The company is currently seeking qualified...

2014-04-10 08:29:01

Project will address population resources and needs for child eye health services through collaboration between business, government and social sectors RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A young girl in Soweto, South Africa, sits in a chair as an optometrist changes lenses and other settings in front of her eyes. He asks for feedback on what looks clearer. She responds tentatively, as this is her first time receiving an eye exam, and she's mesmerized by what she...

2014-04-10 04:21:20

LONDON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITN Productions and the Association of British Dispensing Opticians joined forces to create a dedicated news programme called EYE TV News that premiered at this year's ABDO Conference and Exhibition. The aim is to develop eye health services and within that, promote the benefits of professional eye care. As ABDO general secretary, Sir Tony Garrett, expresses: "2 million people in the country are blind and a million of...


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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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