Democrat and Chronicle | GREAT Awards recognize Rochester tech innovations

Bennett J. Loudon | Staff writer | Democrat and Chronicle

If there were any doubts about Rochester’s potential for technological innovation, Digital Rochester’s Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology (GREAT) Awards offered plenty of reassurance Tuesday.

One company, Ovitz, was recognized for a portable handheld device that can quickly and easily determine eyeglass prescriptions for underserved communities, potentially leading to an efficient means to provide vision correction for millions of people in remote, underdeveloped places…