ASCO Announces PixelOptics as New Corporate Contributor

March 26, 2013

Kimberly O’Sullivan
Director, Communications
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
(301) 231-5944 ext. 3019

Pixel Optics Joins ASCO’s Corporate Contributor Program

ROCKVILLE, MD, February 14, 2012 — The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce the addition of PixelOptics, Inc. to its Corporate Contributor Program.  ASCO’s Corporate Contributor Program supports national programs and activities benefiting the schools and colleges of optometry.  The program provides opportunities for representatives from both the corporate and educational institutions to discuss matters of mutual interest.  In addition to the Corporate Contributor Program, PixelOptics is also participating in ASCO’s Clinic Directors and Ophthalmic Optics Special Interest Groups.

Richard Clompus, OD, FAAO, Vice President, Global Professional Affairs & Marketing for PixelOptics states, “we are excited to become a supporter of ASCO.  A core focus of our company is to educate eye care professionals on the benefits of electronic interactive corrective eyewear for the correction of presbyopia.  This makes our association with ASCO a perfect fit for our organization.”

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, PixelOptics is committed to “transformational innovation” in the spectacle lens industry.  The company’s flagship product, emPower!®, is now available in all major U.S. markets.  The world’s first electronic corrective eyeglasses, emPower!® features a thin transparent liquid crystal layer within a composite lens, microchips, micro-accelerometers and miniature rechargeable batteries.

PixelOptics’ focus is on improving and elevating the current standard of vision correction by inventing, developing and marketing a wide range of innovative new products based on dynamic focusing lenses, innovative lens design technologies and composite optics. For additional information on Pixel please visit:  For additional information on emPower! electronic focusing eyeglasses please visit


The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, represents the 21 professional doctor of optometry degree programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Affiliate membership is available for foreign schools of optometry and for related optometric organizations. There are currently 29 companies supporting ASCO’s Corporate Contributors Program.  For more information, please visit ASCO’s website at