Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—According to the World Health Organization, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

American Optometric Association Announces New Pediatric Clinical Practice Guideline for Review

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) presented its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination for an online 30-day public review period.

Larry Clark Named CEO of iCare Health Solutions

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21 AM MIAMI—iCare Health Solutions has announced the appointment of Larry Clark as the company’s new CEO. Clark assumed the responsibilities last month and will continue to report to Dr. Sidney J. Stern, OD, president and chairman.

S.C. Senate and House Override Governor’s Veto of ‘Eye Care Consumer Protection Law’ Banning Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:33 AM NEW YORK—On May 19, 2016, The South Carolina House of Representatives voted to override Governor Nikki Haley’s May 16 veto of the "Eye Care Consumer Protection Law" (Bill No. 1016) which seeks to ban companies from offering prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses after online eye exams.

American Optometric Association Sponsors FDA Workshop on Myopia

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—American Optometric Association (AOA) members have the opportunity to participate in a milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression that will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.

Envision Unveils Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision recently welcomed state, city and county officials, business leaders and donors to its headquarters in downtown Wichita last week for the grand opening of the Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute (ERI).

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

VSP Global and U.S. Conference of Mayors Kick Off Partnership for 10-City Tour

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The U.S. Conference of Mayors and VSP Global kicked off their partnership to provide access to eyecare for those in need with four days of no-cost eye exams and glasses to residents in Atlanta.

NovaBay Reports Q1 Sales of $1.7 Million

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:23 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), makers of Avenova Lid and Lash Cleanser, reported unaudited total net sales on a GAAP basis for the first quarter of 2016 ending March 31, 2016, of $1.7 million, up 220 percent from $538,000 for the first quarter of 2015.

Ora Names David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer and SVP

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON, Mass.—Ora, Inc., a leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, has appointed David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as chief medical officer and senior vice president.

How Optometry Can Help the Homeless on May 18 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Robert Bell, a long-time eyecare industry executive, will be talking about how optometry can help the homeless on the May 18 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

‘Sight: The Story of Vision’ Due to Air in Fall 2016

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson’s director of education and training content, sat down with Kris Koenig, writer, producer and director of “Sight: The Story of Vision,” for an update on the documentary and multimedia project, scheduled to air later this year.

New Essilor Lens for Indy ECPs Combats Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is expanding its Eyezen brand portfolio with the addition of Eyezen+, an enhanced, everyday single vision lens with embedded protection from harmful blue light. Eyezen+ lenses are designed to provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Vision Ease Intros Clear Blue Filter Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Clear Blue Filter which provides high-energy light protection in a clear, everyday polycarbonate lens.

Allergan Streamlines Executive Team in Business Realignment

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:27 AM DUBLIN—During Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) conference call with investors earlier this week, Brent Saunders, the company’s president and CEO, announced “a streamlined executive team to lead Allergan going forward.”
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