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Prescription lenses critical to functionality of wearable technology

September 22, 2014

LAS VEGAS – It is predicted that by 2017, 60% of all wearable technology will be made up by smart watches and smart glasses, and optometrists will play a crucial role, according to a speaker here at Vision Expo West.

Brad Main, FNAO, training and education manager for Rochester Optical, told attendees at a continuing education presentation that with all the functionality that a heads-up display, or HUD, provides, the need for prescription lenses in the two-thirds of the U.S. population that needs vision correction is critical.

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Prescription lenses critical to functionality of wearable technology

September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS – It is predicted that by 2017, 60% of all wearable technology will be made up by smart watches and smart glasses, and optometrists…
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Optovue launches 'entry level' OCT

September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Optovue unveiled its new iScan optical coherence tomographer here at Vision Expo West.The company’s iWellness software is…
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Schmidt presents novel anterior segment therapies

September 19, 2014
Eric Schmidt, OD, discusses the use of autologous serum, meibomian gland probes and corneal cross-linking.Disclosure: Schmidt has no relevant…
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Several treatment modalities successfully slow myopia progression

September 19, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Soft bifocal contact lenses, corneal reshaping lenses and atropine have all been shown to affect the progression of myopia in…
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