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mimesys enhance the retail experience in optical shops.

mimesys: the future of optical retail experience

mimesys technology employs advanced virtual reality (VR) simulations and gaze dynamics analysis to provide patients with unprecedented clarity into their own visual habits and preferences. By utilizing VR, patients can see firsthand how their unique gaze dynamics are translated into personalized lens designs tailored to their specific needs.

Fielmann Group acquires Shopko Optical. Source: Fielmann

Fielmann Group acquires Shopko Optical

The Fielmann Group has entered into a definitive agreement in which its US subsidiary, Fielmann USA, will acquire 100% equity ownership in Shopko Optical, an optical retailer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.



Mediastars award. Picture: Mido

Mido takes first prize in the Mediastars Press Section

For the second consecutive year, Mido the international eyewear show, was awarded 1st Prize by Mediastars in the Press section, Daily category, for its SPHERES – The Eyewear Universe communication campaign developed and created by Max Galli in partnership with Mixer Group.

RestoringVision awarded $4 Million to support people with presbyopia in India and Nigeria

RestoringVision awarded $4 Million to support people with presbyopia in India and Nigeria

RestoringVision has been awarded a $4 million grant from Founders Pledge to address presbyopia at scale in India and Nigeria. This investment will enable RestoringVision to implement three large-scale initiatives with its partners to provide reading glasses to 2.5 million people living in poverty with uncorrected presbyopia. RestoringVision focuses on addressing presbyopia at scale. Presbyopia…


ISSUE 03/2024

Overview

Special topic: Lab Management: 10 things you should know about PFAS // Revolutionizing myopia management // Generation Z // Technology: A state-of-the-art technology for photochromic lenses // Spotlight: Audio glasses: What you see is what you hear // Live on site: A visit to Optovision in Langen (Germany) // Market Surveys: Generators

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Nuance Audio: What you see is what you hear

Nuance Audio: What you see is what you hear

EssilorLuxottica launches first hearing aid glasses According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people worldwide is expected to have hearing problems by 2050. At the same time, the undersupply in the hearing aid market is serious. One reason for this is that hearing systems are often associated with a lot of stigmatization….

Generation Z

Generation Z

What awaits the labor market? Current studies show that with the so-called Generation Z, young people are currently entering the labor market who have completely different values and expectations than their predecessors. As a result, they pose completely new challenges for the HR sector − but also new opportunities and possibilities. This article was provided…

The history of ColorMatic

The history of ColorMatic

A state-of-the-art technology for photochromic lenses Photochromic lenses by Rodenstock have a very long history. For more than 55 years now, the product has been continuously improved. The primary development goals were always the same: rapid reaction kinetics in lightening and darkening, an almost transparent lens indoors and a comfortably darkened lens in the sunshine….

Revolutionizing myopia management

Revolutionizing myopia management

A novel approach to treating children’s myopia The global surge in myopia prevalence has raised concerns among practitioners, driving the need to develop effective myopia management solutions. A lens with asymmetric myopic peripheral defocus (MPDL) has been specifically designed to address the problems related to progressing myopia which fully corrects the refractive error at the…


10 things you should know about PFAS

10 things you should know about PFAS

The regulation of “Forever Chemicals” In 2023, the much-discussed ban of approximately 10,000 substances − so called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) − already made big waves in the European Union. Now there are also initial plans to regulate PFAS in the USA − but the potential ban is polarizing. On the one hand it…

Risk management – strategic and structured

Risk management – strategic and structured

In a rapidly changing world, risk management is playing an increasingly important role. The skillful handling of unforeseeable dangers has long since gone from being a nice-to-have to a have-to-have.

AR and MR devices as the next computing platform

AR and MR devices as the next computing platform

Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Extended Reality (XR) have been on everyone’s lips for some time. The first devices that came onto the market with AR or MR functions were mainly used in the industrial segment.

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Final Vision Expo East show in NYC succesfully concluded

Vision Expo East 2024 concluded on Sunday, March 17, following three days of new product discovery, innovative discussions, accredited education sessions, networking events and business meetings. Celebrating nearly 40 years at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City March 14–17, Vision Expo East convened thousands of eyecare professionals, buyers, students, and sellers representing all…

Oakley Capital invests in Horizons Optical

Horizons Optical and Oakley Capital, the leading pan-European, mid-market private equity investor, announced that Oakley Capital Origin Fund I is investing in Horizons Optical.

Ultra Optics joins Satisloh Group

In January 2024, Ultra Optics, a global leader in spin coating equipment and lacquers, became a member of the Satisloh Group. Ultra Optics products will be available through Satisloh around the world with a gradual roll-out beginning in the Americas.

Second Silmo edition in Singapore

After a successful launch in 2023 with over 250 international and local brands from 15 countries attracting 2175 trade visitors, Silmo Singapore returns with a new edition from 24 to 26 April 2024 at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Special events line up for conclusive NY show

The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, shared details on Vision Expo East’s official opening night party and other special events planned during the multi-day, must-attend meeting taking place at the Javits Center in New York City for one final show before moving to Orlando, Florida, in 2025.