August 24, 2016
The University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing is partnering with VSP Global, which provides vision insurance and operates several eye care companies, to launch a study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of the company’s tech-embedded eyewear.
Level, the glasses, will host a bevy of technology within the frames – including a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetomer...
May 18, 2016
Update: Governor Haley's veto was overturned by an overwhelming vote from the state legislature. The Senate voted 39 to 3 to overide the veto while the house voted 98 to 1. Opternative has now ceased operations in South Carolina.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed a bill earlier this year that would prevent South Carolina residents from obtaining a glasses or contact lens prescription...
November 16, 2015
DigiSight Technologies has launched a new version of its smartphone-based eyesight test and a new offering called Scope, a hardware-software combined system that allows a medical professional to use the smartphone camera to photograph the back and front of the patient's eye.
Formerly, DigiSight offered an iOS app called Sightbook that delivered at-home vision screening using an iPhone app. It was...
July 28, 2015
Chicago-based Opternative has launched an online refractive eye exam service that helps consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts.
According to the company, the offering is registered with the FDA as a Class I device.
Consumers access Opternative's service on the web via desktop. Opternative asks users a few questions, like when their most recent eye exam was, and then takes the user...