EyeCare Prime Teams With Optometry Giving Sight to Launch LensFerry S Gives Sight Initiative

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—In support of its ongoing commitment to provide basic eyecare to underserved populations around the world, EyeCare Prime has partnered with Optometry Giving Sight to introduce its own philanthropic initiative, LensFerry S Gives Sight, according to an announcement from EyeCare Prime.

Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”

Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Partner With #WhyEyeFight Campaign for AMD Awareness Month

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Friday, February 3, 2017 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month and Bausch + Lomb along with Prevent Blindness are partnering for a second year in a row on the #WhyEyeFight Campaign.

Shire Names Sushanta Mallick as VP, Global Development Lead for Ophthalmics

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Monday, January 30, 2017 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Mass—Shire has named Sushanta Mallick to its ophthalmics team as vice president and global development lead for clinical development, ophthalmics, according to a company announcement.

OneSight Expands its U.S. Sustainable Program With Four School-Based Vision Centers in California

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Friday, January 27, 2017 12:18 AM BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Last week, Advanced Center for Eyecare (ACE) and Bakersfield City School District, in partnership with OneSight, opened its first system of school-based vision centers in California presented by Oakley.

Court Finds Bausch + Lomb Patent to Be Valid, Enforceable and Infringed

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, said it has won its patent infringement lawsuit with Vitamin Health Inc. in U.S. District Court and will receive an undisclosed sum from Vitamin Health.

Mount Sinai Establishes Eye and Vision Research Institute to Pursue Clinical Research

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Mount Sinai Health System earlier this week announced plans to develop the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, a facility that the health system said would be “the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region.”

Smart Vision Labs Partners with a Top German Online Retailer

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs has formed a partnership with Brille24, a leading German online optical retailer.

Unum Launches Vision Coverage Benefit Nationally as Follow-up to Starmount Deal

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:18 AM CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leader in employee benefits, earlier this week said it is entering a new market with the launch of Unum Vision and Unum Dental, a move that was planned as a follow-up to its April 2016 acquisition of the parent company of Starmount Life Insurance Company and Always Care Benefits, an independent vision and dental benefits provider.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. Announces Rights Offering

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:23 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:EYES) a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to provide some useful vision to blind patients, has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a rights offering to its existing stockholders.

Paragon CRT Contact Lenses Approved by China Food & Drug Administration

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:18 AM MESA, Ariz.—Paragon Vision Sciences, a leader in orthokeratology, today announced approval from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and commercial availability of its corneal reshaping/orthokeratology brand, Paragon CRT Contact Lenses in China.

Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, January 9, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced the call for applications for its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award. The award is a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

The Vision Council Releases Results of Nationwide Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light Survey

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the results of a nationwide survey detailing the effects and implications of blue light—and available eyewear treatment options—as more than 165,000 attendees gather with the latest in technology at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Vision Expo East Announces Partnership With Google for 2017 Education

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:18 AM Alexandria, Va.—Show organizers for Vision Expo East have announced exclusive events for ECPs including a presentation from Google agency developer Liz Austin, a dynamic VIP networking reception, and sessions focused on utilizing Google’s digital products to grow their eyecare businesses.

Study Projects Significant Rise in Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia

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Monday, January 2, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—A group of medical researchers expect that more than one-half of the world’s population will have myopia or high myopia by 2050. The projection is based on a meta-analysis of data from 145 studies (dating back to 1995) and covering 2.1 million participants.
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