Monday, August 29, 2016 12:24 AM
announced the launch of their Focus on Sight program, which was developed to create a more streamlined approach to providing access to vision care for underserved students and their families.
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:23 AM
, a provider of mobile vision screening technology, received a $6M investment round from venture capital firm InterWest Partners in a first close of its Series B financing.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:20 PM
Aging is full of little surprises. One morning, a stiff knee. On a quiet evening, trouble hearing a family member’s question across the dinner table. And perhaps, after two or three strained drives home from work, the realization that you can’t see the highway quite as clearly as you used to, and the glare from those oncoming LED high-beams leaves you in a deer-in-the-headlights daze for a moment too long.
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM
LAS VEGAS—As the back-to-school season kicks off, International Vision Expo West is helping attendees reach a largely untapped audience with a variety of education sessions geared toward children’s eye health, as well as exhibitors displaying the latest eyewear and sunwear trends for children, teens and parents alike.
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:21 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—A continuing education course about blue light will be offered to eyecare professionals in 15 different cities starting this Monday.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care
has released its Eye Health Index
, featuring the top 10 eye-healthy cities in the U.S. Reno, Nevada, tops the 2016 Index as the nation’s most eye-healthy city.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:18 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland—Presbia PLC
(NASDAQ: LENS) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Presbia Ireland, Ltd. recently completed the purchase of the assets of Switzerland-based Neoptics AG, including its intellectual property portfolio for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 million.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Contact Lens Health Week
, a campaign created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care kicked off Monday, Aug. 22 with a live Twitter chat.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—According to recent data from Prevent Blindness
, more injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:23 AM
LAKE FOREST, Calif. & SAN DIEGO—ReVision Optics
(RVO) has secured a $10 million credit facility from Square 1 Bank
, a division of Pacific Western Bank. RVO announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for the surgical correction of presbyopia on June 29, 2016. Proceeds from the credit facility will be used for working capital purposes including commercial operations, the company said.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:21 AM
, a division of Novartis
, announced that JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO, has been appointed as director of professional relations and practitioner partnerships as part of the U.S vision care professional affairs team.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Dr. Cheryl Engels, senior consultant from the Power Practice is the next guest on the Aug. 24 edition of “Power Hour,” the weekly show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.—ECPs and retailers who want to improve knowledge and communications to patients about contact lenses and eye health can take part in encouraging healthy contact lens wear by participating in the third annual Contact Lens Health week, an observance scheduled for Aug. 22 to 26, 2016.