Category: Innovation & Technology

Redefining Vision: Renee’s Story

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Meet Renee Emmerson. Renee began working for VSP Vision Care in 2010 as a customer care representative at our national call center in Columbus, Ohio. Four years later, she was diagnosed with Basal Laminar Drusen, a condition that mimics macular degeneration and causes irreversible vision loss. Today, at just 40 years old, Renee is blind. But Read More »

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Innovating with Sacramento Kings Player Willie Cauley-Stein

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VSP Global and the Sacramento Kings share a commitment to helping transform Sacramento into a hub for technology and an incubator for innovation. In fact, VSP Global’s President and CEO, Jim McGrann, and one of the team’s most unique players, Willie Cauley-Stein, became friends over their shared passion for innovation and the momentum in the Read More »

The Incredible Story Behind the Nike Wing

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We’ve talked about the Nike Wing’s debut during this summer’s games. Major media outlets like Wired covered the frame’s groundbreaking design. Now we offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how this extraordinary piece of eyewear came to life. Check out this video, which spotlights the journey undertaken by Nike, Zeiss and the VSP Global innovation lab—The Shop—in developing Read More »

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Wearable Tech Breaks New Ground with Level™ Frames

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Meet Level™, the next generation of sensor-enabled eyewear produced by our innovation lab, The Shop. Formerly known as Project Genesis, the prototype is the first wearable from a healthcare company to seamlessly integrate health-tracking technology in the temple of an optical frame. One year after announcing a partnership with the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Read More »

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See the Nike frame everyone is talking about at this summer’s competitions

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The next level of performance eyewear for elite-level track and field athletes is ready to compete. Meet The Wing. Nike challenged VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, and long-time lens partner Zeiss to reimagine the design and manufacturing process to create a revolutionary frame for elite runners. Nike’s no-compromise design philosophy meant putting the athletes’ Read More »

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VSP Global’s Innovation Lab Partners with Nike

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Nike’s groundbreaking Spring 2016 Running Collection was the result of an incredible collaboration with VSP’s innovation lab, The Shop. Check out the video below for a peek behind the scenes. Then be sure to read our exclusive Q&A with Shop co-lead Leslie Muller, whose team of industrial designers worked day and night for the better part Read More »

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WIN New Nike Running Sunglasses

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This sweepstakes is now closed. Designed side-by-side with Nike athletes, the Nike Spring 2016 Running Collection pushes the envelope of athletic innovation and style with sunglass styles engineered for both speed and comfort. Nike Vision’s new construction method seamlessly fuses the lens material with the frame to provide increased coverage and lightweight feel—with aerodynamic angles Read More »

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VSP’s Innovation Lab Inks Wearable Tech Deal with USC

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VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, has announced a major partnership with The Center for Body Computing (CBC), a leading think tank on mobile health and wearable technology at the University of Southern California. This is huge news for Project Genesis, VSP’s first wearable prototype that debuted earlier this year. Check out the video for more details Read More »

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VSP Develops Wearable Tech with Project Genesis

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VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, has developed the first wearable tech prototype from a healthcare company to seamlessly integrate health-tracking technology into optical frames. UPDATE: Check out the latest news with Project Genesis and VSP’s new tech partnership with USC’s Center for Body Computing! The prototype, dubbed Project Genesis, was a joint research venture by Read More »

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