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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 29, 2017 12:30 AM
has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on risk factors, symptoms and treatment options of the disease.
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.
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.