fbpx

Forty years of innovation at Brien Holden Vision Institute

 

Brien Holden Vision Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Institute’s leaders therefore took the opportunity to reflect on their past accomplishments and lift the veil on their future initiatives.

 

Established in 1973 under the name of Optometric Vision Research Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute contributed to some of the most important breakthroughs in the optical industry in the last few decades. At the same time, the Institute generated $30 billion in revenues for the industry, according to its leaders.

 

The most significant advances are the development of the first soft toric lenses in the 1970s and the silicone hydrogel lens invention in the 1980s.

 

But the story doesn’t end there, according to the company’s CEO, professor Brien Holden. “We will continue to progress our work towards the optimal correction of vision, and the early detection and diagnosis of eye disease and general health conditions affecting the eye, through advanced, innovative and affordable product development,” he said at a recent business meeting in China.

 

Upcoming developments include a retinal imaging camera, a cost-effective solution to help in the early, automatic diagnosis of blinding eye disease, and a device called NODe. This device will assess neurological function and dysfunction by assessing and measuring eye movements.


Source:

http://www.brienholdenvision.org/media-centre/latest-news/923-50-years-in-optometry-40-years-of-innovation-professor-brien-holden-reflects.html

Featured Posts

SBspecs Superman frame ajustments for kids

Embracing a Child’s Individualism: A Custom Approach to Dispensing

Embrace children's unique styles in eyewear selection with a custom approach, ensuring confidence, comfort, and individuality in their first pair of eyeglasses.

Learn More

AAO Announces 2024 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Read more
Transitions GEN S

Transitions® Showcases Gen S at Festival d’été de Quebec

Transitions® showcased Gen STM at the Festival d'été de Québec from July 4 to July 14. Located on Grande Allée, the booth featured an eye-catching setup that attracted festivalgoers eager to explore the offerings.

Read more
Aspex Turboflex

Turboflex KIDS: Built with Kids in Mind

Being playful is part of being a kid, which is why Turboflex KIDS frames are perfect to withstand kids’ day to day lives.

Read more
Optometry Giving Sight logo a turquoise eye with black icons in the shape of people for the iris

Optometry Giving Sight Launches New Year-Round Giving Campaign

TEAM OGS Now Available for Optometry Practices

Read more
SBspecs Superman frame ajustments for kids

Embracing a Child’s Individualism: A Custom Approach to Dispensing

Embrace children's unique styles in eyewear selection with a custom approach, ensuring confidence, comfort, and individuality in their first pair of eyeglasses.

Learn More

AAO Announces 2024 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Read More
Transitions GEN S

Transitions® Showcases Gen S at Festival d’été de Quebec

Transitions® showcased Gen STM at the Festival d'été de Québec from July 4 to July 14. Located on Grande Allée, the booth featured an eye-catching setup that attracted festivalgoers eager to explore the offerings.

Read More
Aspex Turboflex

Turboflex KIDS: Built with Kids in Mind

Being playful is part of being a kid, which is why Turboflex KIDS frames are perfect to withstand kids’ day to day lives.

Read More
Optometry Giving Sight logo a turquoise eye with black icons in the shape of people for the iris

Optometry Giving Sight Launches New Year-Round Giving Campaign

TEAM OGS Now Available for Optometry Practices

Read More
SBspecs Superman frame ajustments for kids

Embracing a Child’s Individualism: A Custom Approach to Dispensing

Embrace children's unique styles in eyewear selection with a custom approach, ensuring confidence, comfort, and individuality in their first pair of eyeglasses.

Learn More

AAO Announces 2024 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Read more
Transitions GEN S

Transitions® Showcases Gen S at Festival d’été de Quebec

Transitions® showcased Gen STM at the Festival d'été de Québec from July 4 to July 14. Located on Grande Allée, the booth featured an eye-catching setup that attracted festivalgoers eager to explore the offerings.

Read more
Aspex Turboflex

Turboflex KIDS: Built with Kids in Mind

Being playful is part of being a kid, which is why Turboflex KIDS frames are perfect to withstand kids’ day to day lives.

Read more
Optometry Giving Sight logo a turquoise eye with black icons in the shape of people for the iris

Optometry Giving Sight Launches New Year-Round Giving Campaign

TEAM OGS Now Available for Optometry Practices

Read more
SBspecs Superman frame ajustments for kids

Embracing a Child’s Individualism: A Custom Approach to Dispensing

Embrace children's unique styles in eyewear selection with a custom approach, ensuring confidence, comfort, and individuality in their first pair of eyeglasses.

Learn More

AAO Announces 2024 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Read more
Transitions GEN S

Transitions® Showcases Gen S at Festival d’été de Quebec

Transitions® showcased Gen STM at the Festival d'été de Québec from July 4 to July 14. Located on Grande Allée, the booth featured an eye-catching setup that attracted festivalgoers eager to explore the offerings.

Read more
Aspex Turboflex

Turboflex KIDS: Built with Kids in Mind

Being playful is part of being a kid, which is why Turboflex KIDS frames are perfect to withstand kids’ day to day lives.

Read more
Optometry Giving Sight logo a turquoise eye with black icons in the shape of people for the iris

Optometry Giving Sight Launches New Year-Round Giving Campaign

TEAM OGS Now Available for Optometry Practices

Read more