OneSight Launches Focus on Sight Program to Provide Vision Care for U.S. Children

By Staff
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:24 AM CINCINNATI—OneSight 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.

Gobiquity Secures $6M in Series B Funding and Achieves Over 100,000 Children Screened

By Staff
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:23 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Gobiquity, 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.


By Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
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.

Expo Exhibitors, Education Sessions to Focus on Children’s Eye Health, Style and Parent Awareness

By Staff
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.

Blue Light Accredited CE Tour to Visit 15 Cities

By Staff
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.

Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has joined forces with campaign ambassadors as well as some celebrities for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.

VSP’s Eye Health Index Reveals Top 10 Most and Least Eye-Healthy Cities in the U.S.

By Staff
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.

Presbia Acquires Comprehensive Patent Portfolio for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens

By Staff
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.

Contact Lens Health Week Kicks Off With Trending Twitter Chat

By Staff
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.

VSP Global and USC Launch Study and Pilot Test of Tech-Enabled Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global are launching an academic study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of VSP’s tech-enabled eyewear, Level.

Prevent Blindness and Liberty Sport Partner for Sports Eye Safety Awareness

By Staff
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.

ReVision Optics Secures $10 Million Credit Facility

By Staff
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.

Alcon Appoints Dr. JeanMarie Davis to Lead U.S. Vision Care Professional Relations

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH—Alcon, 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.

Dr. Cheryl Engels Is Guest on Aug. 24 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
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.

Prepare to Take Part in Contact Lens Health Week, Toolkits and Social Media Resources Available

By Staff
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.