Bausch + Lomb Issues Letter to ECPs Supporting FTC’s Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:15 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb distributed a letter to ECPs on Feb. 10 in an effort to provide a brief update regarding their response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act’s (FCLCA) implementing Contact Lens Rule, as reported by VMail.

Pfizer Names Executive Team for Combined Organization Upon Completion of Allergan Transaction

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Pfizer Inc. has announced the executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan plc business following the close of the proposed transaction.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Wraps Up Record Breaking Year

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has wrapped up its record breaking 2015 efforts, reaching more consumers and producing more eye exams than ever before.

CareCredit Provides $25,000 Grant to Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program is making a difference in the vision health of children with a $25,000 grant to Optometry Cares - The American Optometric Association Foundation’s InfantSEE program.

Bausch + Lomb Donates $50,000 to Optometry Giving Sight

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, has made a $50,000 donation to Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraising organization that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error by providing access to eye examinations and glasses.

Prevent Blindness Seeks Applications for the 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is seeking applications for its 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award, a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

Sacramento Kings Announce Legacy Partnership With VSP Global

By Staff
Friday, January 22, 2016 12:21 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The NBA’s Sacramento Kings announced a Legacy Partnership with VSP Global.

Telemedicine Trial Run Helps Anthem’s CareMore Medicare Advantage Plan Metrics

By Marjolijn Bijlefeld
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM RICHMOND, Va.—Over the course of two very busy days in December, the Anthem Healthkeepers MediBlue Medicare Advantage plans here, took huge leaps forward to gaining a higher HEDIS score for imaging the retinas of its Medicare patients with diabetes.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Secures $3 Million Bridge Loan

By Staff
Monday, January 11, 2016 12:22 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NBY), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on commercializing its Avenova Lid and Lash Cleanser for the domestic eyecare market, announced that it has secured a $3 million bridge loan.

Glenn P. Sblendorio to Join Ophthotech as Executive VP, COO and CFO

By Staff
Friday, January 8, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced that Glenn P. Sblendorio, a leading industry veteran, has agreed to join the company as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer on April 1, 2016.

Valeant Names Howard B. Schiller Interim CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:00 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) today announced that Howard B. Schiller has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Valeant, effective immediately.

January Is Designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, January 4, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Today, nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report.

Vision for a Nation Launches National Village Outreach Campaign in Rwanda

By Staff
Monday, December 28, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON—U.K. charity Vision for a Nation Foundation is launching an unprecedented nationwide village outreach campaign in Rwanda.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Awards Grant to Peek Vision

By Staff
Friday, December 18, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON—U.K. charity Vision for a Nation, which runs an innovative national eyecare program in Rwanda, announced that it has provided Peek Vision, a London based start-up, with accelerator funding of £50,000.

Vision Council Announces Publication of Non-Rx Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear Requirements

By Staff
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council, as the secretariat administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80, has announced the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.3, Nonprescription Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear Requirements.
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