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Prevent Blindness Works With Eagles Charitable Foundation to Train Philadelphia School Nurses

PHILADELPHIA—Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization in the U.S., oversaw the administration of vision-screening training and certification at a professional development meeting for Philadelphia school nurses held here Friday. The professional development meeting was hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation and was held at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Eagles. It was the seventh annual professional development meeting the foundation has hosted for Philadelphia school nurses, according to a statement about the event. According to the statement, studies indicate that about one in four school-aged children have a vision problem that requires treatment…


How Warby Parker’s New Prescription Check Service Works

NEW YORK—New details about Warby Parker’s new Prescription Check service are emerging, following VMail’s report yesterday that the click and brick retailer will be launching the mobile refraction service on a limited basis this summer. Prescription Check uses a proprietary vision testing method which requires only an iPhone, an app and a computer. The test, which takes 20 minutes, consists of three separate vision tests—Landolt C, Fan Chart and Duochrome—all of which are commonly used in conventional eye exams. Patients view the test images on a computer screen. Warby Parker worked for two years to develop a simple but effective…


Barton Perreira Introduces New Allied Metal Works Brand

NEW YORK—After redefining style and elegance since 2007, Barton Perreira has introduced its newest brand of optical and sun styles called Allied Metal Works. Created by veterans of design, fashion and function over the course of four years, the collection will truly stand as the first “technical luxury” brand in eyewear, the company said. The collection appeals to a fashion audience with an appetite and appreciation for technical design. The first collection from Allied Metal Works will consist of 20 stainless steel frame styles with the distinguishing screwless hinge and handmade zyl detailing. With a shared passion and vision for…