Newly Formed Mitsui Subsidiary to Revive PixelOptics Electronic Eyewear

By Staff
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—When the PixelOptics company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November, 2013, the future of the company’s pioneering electronic, autofocusing eyewear technology was uncertain. Now, a year later, a newly formed Mitsui subsidiary called Whole You, Inc., led by CEO Yasunori Nishiyama  is preparing to reintroduce and reposition an improved version of PixelOptics eyewear.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

Vision Health Cooking Class

By John Sailer
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:30 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Bala Ambati, MD, PhD, hosts a "Nutrition for Vision" cooking class. The professor of ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, discusses how diet and nutrition can affect certain conditions of the eye, such as dry eye, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

Valeant Acquires Nicox's U.S. Ophthalmic Subsidiary

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 11:10 AM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France— Nicox S.A., the ophthalmic company, announced that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has acquired Nicox's U.S. diagnostics subsidiary Nicox Inc..

Dynamically Digital Refraction

By Cheryl G. Murphy, OD
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:04 AM The refractor or phoropter has been a long-standing symbol of eye exams and optometry. But in recent years noteworthy advances have been made in the realm of refraction and to the phoropter itself. These innovations are changing the face of the exam room and the way in which subjective refractions are performed.

Eyewear Vending? It Could Happen!

By John Sailer
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM For brick-and-mortar retailers who think e-tailing, showrooming and other forms of multichannel retailing are creating an unfair competitive environment, consider the possibility of eyewear vending machines. While

Transitions, Visionworks and Grammy Winner Care for Kids

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM PHOENIX—Transitions Optical and its brand ambassador, Darius Rucker, partnered with Visionworks to provide free vision screenings for more than 600 students at Longview Elementary School here.

InSite Vision Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

By Staff
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:23 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.— InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB: INSV) reported financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. Revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were $0.4 million compared to $5.3 million for the same period in 2013.

The Link Between Nutrients and Vision

By Marian Zboraj
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:05 AM Further propelling interest in the burgeoning nutraceuticals category are studies that have determined that healthy eating augmented with nutritional supplements can not only help prevent age-related eye disease but in some cases may reduce its progression, according to the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS).

Second Sight Plans $32 Million IPO

By Staff
Monday, November 10, 2014 12:18 AM SYLMAR, Calif.— Second Sight Medical Products, maker of the Argus II retinal prosthesis implant, announced Friday that it is planning for an initial public offering worth nearly $32 million.

Vision for Mars Challenge: A Unique Opportunity for Ophthalmology Companies

By Staff
Friday, November 07, 2014 12:18 AM HOUSTON—The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine announced Thursday the launch of the Vision for Mars Challenge, a program to help identify and advance medical technologies for ocular health in space through collaboration and funding support.

National Eye Institute and Prevent Blindness Support November as National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO and BETHESDA, Md.—In support of November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI), through their National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), along with Prevent Blindness, are offering free resources and calling on public health agencies to raise awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease.

CMS Will Reimburse Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment for VisionCare's Telescope Implant

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:21 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse its Implantable Miniature Telescope under a revised Ambulatory Payment Classification designation, APC 0351, Level V Intraocular Procedures.

Novartis Reports Solid Sales Growth in 3Q 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:23 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Novartis (NVS: NYSE) delivered solid sales growth with strong margin expansion and major innovation in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014.

Abbott’s Third Quarter 2014 Results Report Growth in Vision Care Business

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:23 AM ABBOTT PARK, Ill.— Abbott (NYSE: ABT) released financial results this week for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2014.
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