GPT-4 Powered AI Smart Glasses

Envision has launched “Ask Envision” on all editions of its smart glasses. Envision builds assistive tech and services to help people navigate everyday information. The powerful new virtual visual assistant is built upon ChatGPT by OpenAI and harnesses this much-discussed technology to immediately deliver life-enhancing experiences for people who are blind or have low vision.

Features: Ask Envision provides an incredible level of utility and context on text scanned by the Envision Glasses, making it easier for users to access information and enjoy greater independence. Launched in 2021, Envision enables people who are blind or low vision to read and translate any type of text (digital and handwritten) into over 60 different languages. It can recognize faces, objects and colors, and even describe scenes around them. In addition, it can immediately connect users to trusted contacts through its Ally function, a secure video call solution built directly into the glasses. Ask Envision delivers more in-depth information or answers questions about pieces of text scanned by the Envision Glasses. With just one tap within the Scan Text feature on the Envision Glasses, users can simply scan any text such as food packaging, posters, timetables, computer display screens and QR codes, pose their questions, and answers are spoken out by the glasses in the language of their choice. Other features include technologies such as Aira Integration that allows users to call Aira agents for support. The glasses also offer scene and facial recognition features, allowing users to better interpret information. The device is multilingual, offering services in languages such as Hindi, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. It will also recognize banknotes in more than 100 currencies.

WCO Alcon Dry Eye Wheel Tool
WCO and Alcon

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon have launched the WCO Dry Eye Wheel, a practical tool to help with the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease concluding an initial series of complimentary global dry eye disease education initiative online events.

Features: The WCO Alcon Dry Eye Wheel was developed by world-renowned educators, professors Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones and James Wolffsohn. The WCO Alcon Dry Eye Wheel is an at-a-glance interactive tool designed to easily reference the three pillars of mitigation, measurement and management, and to be accessible for broadest possible use.and disinfection.


Sensity 2 Light-Adaptive Lenses in Oceanic Blue

Hoya Vision Care has introduced its new Sensity 2 light-adaptive lenses in oceanic blue. Sensity 2 in oceanic blue is designed to appeal to a younger demographic seeking stand-out style and relief from issues related to light sensitivity.

Features: Sensity 2 lenses now offer four natural color options: silver grey, bronze brown, emerald green and the all-new oceanic blue. All colors are compatible with a wide variety of materials including Hoya’s single vision backside progressives and iD designs, and all of Hoya’s anti-reflective treatments. Interested ECPs can ask their Hoya territory sales manager for more information about Sensity 2 oceanic blue light-adaptive lenses.

2023 Interactive Specialty Lens Forums
Euclid and Visionary Optics

Euclid Vision Corporation, experts in advanced orthokeratology lenses and proactive myopia management initiatives, is joining forces with Visionary Optics to host multiple specialty contact lens dinner discussions in cities around the U.S.

Features: The program, Patient Selection to Practice Growth: A Guide to Specialty Contact Lenses, will bring eyecare practitioners together to learn from industry experts and network with like-minded professionals who are committed to excellence in optometry. Designed to be both educational and interactive, the events feature dinner discussions that offer attendees the opportunity to learn how to identify patient selection criteria for both Ortho-K and Scleral lenses, develop a practice growth strategy and troubleshoot common issues to ensure successful outcomes for patients.

Warm Eye Masks

Zeiss Vision Care has launched Zeiss warm eye masks. The individually wrapped and disposable eye masks use the latest technology to provide consumers with a solution to refresh and soothe dry, tired eyes.

Features: The eye masks use gentle heat to soothe, relax and stimulate the oil glands in the eyelids. The warmth helps to unblock the glands which support natural tear fluid production that keeps eyes moist and refreshed. The eye masks are comfortable, designed to fit any face with soft ear loops. They instantly self heat to a gentle yet effective temperature that lasts 15 minutes to stimulate the eye’s own natural moisture level. Because they are individually wrapped, they are hygienic and convenient for use at home, while traveling or on the go and are now available in North America.

No-Cost Role-Based Training Courses

Eyefinity, a VSP Vision company and experts in cloud-based practice management and EHR software, has launched complimentary Role-Based Training courses.

Features: The courses are designed for new staff at practices using Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR solutions. These no-cost Eyefinity Role-Based Training courses are designed to help each person learn independently and at their own pace through the Eyefinity Learning Center with training videos, practice scenarios and knowledge checks. Once the course is completed, staff can continue learning with one-on-one training, onsite training, education conferences, webinars and on-demand videos. Courses include: Front Desk: Eyefinity Practice Management; Optician: Eyefinity Practice Management; Technician: Eyefinity EHR (Tablet); and Technician: Eyefinity EHR (Browser).