Prevent Blindness Educates Public on Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—With the Fourth of July only days away, Prevent Blindness is once again supporting the development and enforcement of bans on the importation, sale and use of all fireworks and sparklers, except those used in authorized public displays by competent licensed operators.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Champions Eye Health Advocates With New Advocacy Academy

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:21 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced the launch of Advocacy Academy, an on-demand virtual learning tool designed, the company said, to educate, empower and mobilize a new community of eye health advocates to engage with lawmakers, agencies and patient associations on key issues impacting eye health.

Bausch + Lomb Unveils AMD Virtual Experience at Optometry’s Meeting

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb on Tuesday announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) tool that will allow eyecare professionals (ECPs) to experience the daily challenges that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) brings their patients with mild to more advanced stages of AMD.

Three-Year Study Indicates Contact Lens Therapy Effective in Slowing Myopia Progression in Children

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:15 AM LIVERPOOL, England —A new contact lens therapy has significant potential to address the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to the results of study outcomes presented here at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, according to an announcement by CooperVision.

Prevent Blindness Announces Sixth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will hold the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28 form 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the National Press Club Washington D.C. The Summit will include presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?”

Prevent Blindness Spearheads Industry Coalition Seeking Senate Support of ‘Essential Health Benefits’

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—In an effort to preserve coverage for comprehensive eye exams for children, 101 industry organizations spearheaded by Prevent Blindness last week sent to U.S. Senate leaders a letter that outlined the importance of retaining the “essential health benefits” (EHB) definition in any effort the Senate undertakes to draft new health care legislation.

EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Announces a $10 Million Public Offering

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:23 AM WALTHAM, Mass.—EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEG), a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing treatments for diseases and disorders of the eye, reported last week that it has set the pricing of a public stock offering that is expected to raise gross proceeds of $10 million.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Names Jonathan Talamo as Chief Medical Officer

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:27 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has named Dr. Jonathan Talamo as its new chief medical officer (CMO) and worldwide vice president of medical affairs and clinical affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision, which comprises both its vision care and surgical businesses.

Boots Opticians Fined For ‘Misleading’ Blue Light Lens Claims

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:27 AM LONDON—Boots Opticians, a leading British optical retail chain, has been fined £40,000 for making misleading claims about its blue light-filtering lenses.

FDA Approves Nicox’s Zerviate, the First Topical Ocular Formulation of Antihistamine Cetirizine

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Monday, June 5, 2017 12:24 AM OPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an ophthalmic research and discovery company, has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its new drug Zerviate (cetirizine ophthalmic solution 0.24%), the first topical ocular formulation of this antihistamine.

TearClear Completes $4.5 Million Series A Financing and Introduces Leadership Team

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:23 AM ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.—TearClear Corp., an early-stage, eye health technology company, reported Tuesday that it completed a Series A financing round that generated proceeds of $4.5 million.

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month to Educate the Public

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Monday, May 29, 2017 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on risk factors, symptoms and treatment options of the disease.

How Warby Parker’s New Prescription Check Service Works

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:20 PM NEW YORK—New details about Warby Parker’s new Prescription Check service are emerging, following VMail’s report yesterday that the click and brick retailer will be launching the mobile refraction service on a limited basis this summer. Prescription Check uses a proprietary vision testing method which requires only an iPhone, an app and a computer.

One Month Until National Sunglasses Day 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day 2017 is just one month away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses.

Dr. Brian Marr Named Director of Ophthalmic Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Dr. Brian Marr will join the department of ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as director of the division of ophthalmic oncology, effective May 15.
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