Service Shorts: October 2015

EZConnect allows ECPs to order eyewear and lenses at once, eliminating the need to send frames to the lab.


Digital Eye Lab, a division of ABB Optical Group, is partnering with Silhouette and its new Adidas Performance Rx program for the launch of EZConnect, a new service to order a complete pair of eyewear. The online portal allows ECPs to order eyewear and lenses at once, eliminating the need to send frames to the lab. To register, visit or contact your ABB Optical Group or Silhouette account manager to learn more.

This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of INVISION.


Essilor has launched a new line of eyewear aimed at people who may not even need glasses, but who have eyestrain from so much time spent online. (Millennials, we’re looking at you.) The glasses, available in three age-targeted lens designs, contain a small amount of accommodative relief (add power or magnification). Eyezen lenses also come with an AR coating that selectively filters the harmful blue-violet light emitted by digital devices. Eyezen lenses are available now, with complete pairs (frames and lenses) coming soon. Info:


Zeiss Vision Care has launched a new online campus aimed at helping ECPs develop skills that they can apply immediately in their practices. The academy is available 24/7 at Sign up with your Zeiss customer account ID. .

Business guru Jim Collins


Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and other best-selling business books, will be the keynote speaker at The Vision Council’s 2016 Executive Summit, set for Jan. 27-29 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, FL. The three-day event will feature networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting and the latest business strategies. Good to Great explores why some companies and leaders make the leap to excellence. “We are thrilled to present our attendees with the most sought after leadership guru of our time,” says Mike Hundert, who is chairing the Executive Summit program committee. “Jim is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick, and will be a valuable resource for this Executive Summit and the leaders from across the industry who will be joining the event.” Info:


Want another chance to visit sunny Florida in the winter? Nominations are open through Oct. 31 for Transitions Optical’s revamped Innovation Awards Program. ECPs can enter in five categories: 2015 Transitions Brand Ambassador (individual-only award), growth achievement, training, marketing and patient experience. Jose Alves, Transitions’ GM for the Americas, says the program has been revamped to “better credit our partners for the innovative approaches and strategies” they are taking to educate and serve patients and each other. Up to three finalists in each category will be honored during the 2016 Transitions Academy, set for Feb. 3-6 in Orlando, FL, where the winner will be announced. All finalists will be invited to attend the Transitions Academy event, and winners will receive funds for an employee celebration and marketing and public relations support. Get more info and apply online at