6 New Dispensing Updates for 2012

Ophthalmology Times, News, UpdatesCheck out our hand-picked updates for dispensing-related updates in 2012. Updates range from companies like Transitions and Nike to using tablets (like the iPad) and mobile devices.

Transitions releases extended dispensing guide, nominations open for Transitions Awards program

Transitions Optical Inc. has announced the availability of its expanded dispensing guide and is alerting the industry that the company is now accepting nominations for its Transitions Awards program. Read more

Alden Optical adds OOGP as authorized distributor of specialty lenses

Specialty contact lens maker Alden Optical Inc. announced recently that it has added OOGP to its network of authorized distributors. The addition of OOGP increases the reach of Alden’s portfolio of custom and specialty lenses.  Read more

Nike + Transitions = Nike MAX Transitions sunglasses

Nike Vision and Transitions Optical introduced new Nike MAX Transitions adaptive sunglasses at the Transitions Championship PGA TOUR event. Available in two colors, the lenses are responsive to changing light and specifically engineered for sport performance including golf, hiking and trail running. Read more

Digital lens fitting and dispensing technology for tablets

PFO Global and VSP Optics Group are co-developing digital lens fitting and dispensing technology for eye-care professionals to use on tablet or mobile computers. Together, the companies have jointly applied for patents on the technology, on which they have been in technical collaboration for the past year. Read more

Skechers introduces 10 styles for men, women, boys

Viva International Group introduced 10 styles to the Skechers Eyewear Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The new styles capture the sporty and vibrant feel of the brand. They consist of four ophthalmic styles for men, four for women and two for boys. Read more

Transitions makes available polycarbonate performance sun wear

KBco and Transitions Optical, Inc. have announced the availability of a polycarbonate performance sun lens called Xperio, which adapt to changing light conditions, improve contrast and reduce blinding glare from sunlight reflected off the surface of objects, water or snow making them ideal for outdoor activities such as fishing and water activities, running, hiking and mountain biking. Read more