As reported on April 18, the FDA has exempted optical lenses from the scope of UDI regulations. However, as of this communication, other Class I medical device products (frames, sunglasses, OTC readers and certain low vision devices) will need to be compliant to the UDI regulation; scheduled to go into effect on September 24, 2018.
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The Vision Council has released its official 2017 consumer media UV report, titled ‘UV’ Gotta Have Shades, in advance of May, which is healthy vision and UV awareness month, as well as National Sunglasses Day, which takes place annually on June 27.
The report highlights key findings from The Vision Council’s most recent VisionWatch survey... Read More »
International Vision Expo East 2017 hosted a series of four “moving” fashion shows on opening day of the conference highlighting the top eyewear trends in colors, shapes, details and lenses to not only garner excitement throughout the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, but to also give attendees an exclusive look at the various fashion-forward... Read More »
The 2017 COLA Spring Meeting will be held next week, April 27-28, 2017 at the Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA. This year's event will focus on the state of optical labs as we embrace Industry 4.0—the fourth Industrial Revolution—where machines are infused with intelligence; more specifically, artificial intelligence for the manufacturing optical... Read More »
The Lens Processing & Technology division of The Vision Council is pleased to announce that the Data Communications Standard committee, chaired by Mr. Robert Shanbaum of Ocuco Inc., has approved version 3.11 of the standard for publication. This new version contains many enhancements to the standard developed over the last two and a half years... Read More »
On behalf of our member companies, The Vision Council began a direct dialogue with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2015 related to the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issue. Because of the complex nature of prescription lens manufacturing, The Vision Council sought to gain an exemption from this regulation citing that... Read More »
The Vision Council’s National Sunglasses Day 2016 campaign earned a Bronze Bulldog Media Relations Award for best use of social media in the business/consumer space via Bulldog Reporter, an organization dedicated to facilitating public relations and corporate communications professionals to achieve superior competitive performance. All Bulldog... Read More »
Register now for the Fashion Trends Presentation at Vision Expo East. Presented by Sidney Morgan-Petro, Retail Editor at New York-based fashion trending company WGSN, this session offers the latest trends of 2017 in both fashion and eyewear.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Fashion Trends Presentation11 a.m.–12 noonTimes Square Ballroom B Crowne Plaza... Read More »
The Vision Council secured a spring eyewear and sunwear trends segment for its Eyecessorize campaign that aired Friday, March 24, on “Daytime”, a nationally syndicated lifestyle show that has an estimated audience of 2,209,570 viewers. Presented by beauty and lifestyle expert, Kate De Ponte the segment is also available on wfla.com garnering 1.4... Read More »
In her refusal letter, the PTO Examiner noted that the Snapchat application describes hardware and peripherals that are optical instruments, including lenses and a frame. Her examination determined that the term “spectacles” is used to describe many other optical products, including an existing device advertised as a “spectacle with a camera”.... Read More »