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Lynnwood Kiwanis, with MTHS Key Club help, collects 825 pairs of glasses for charity

Volunteers at work at College Place Optical in Edmonds.Fourteen volunteers from the Lynnwood Kiwanis Club gathered at College Place Optical in Edmonds recently to clean, repair and repackage 825 pairs of eyeglasses that will be sent around the world to help people in need.The volunteer group was joined by two members of the Mountlake Terrace High School Key Club, the Kiwanis junior organization.“As an optician, I want everybody to see the best possible they can in the world,” said Ron...

This rugged AR eyewear is similar to Google Glass but won't break

While some people considered Google Glass eyewear simply cool or nosy, the devices were a gold mine of innovation for Pete Jameson.Jameson, the chief operating officer at Osterhout Design Group, believes Google Glass spread awareness and spawned innovation in eyewear. ODG is among a few companies bringing forward new ideas to make smartglasses practical.ODG's latest R-7HL is a pair of rugged augmented-reality smartglasses that protects eyes from projectiles. The glasses won't break easily and...

Could Microsoft's new hologram glasses replace traditional eyeglasses?

Microsoft's prototype holographic near-eye display glasses for virtual and augmented reality. Image: Microsoft Research More about InnovationEnterprises are still in the early stages of understanding how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can be used to reach business goals. Part of the problem is that these devices are often bulky, and do not provide enough information for the brain to judge...