Monday, August 29, 2016 12:23 AM
, a provider of mobile vision screening technology, received a $6M investment round from venture capital firm InterWest Partners in a first close of its Series B financing.
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM
LAS VEGAS—As the back-to-school season kicks off, International Vision Expo West is helping attendees reach a largely untapped audience with a variety of education sessions geared toward children’s eye health, as well as exhibitors displaying the latest eyewear and sunwear trends for children, teens and parents alike.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care
has released its Eye Health Index
, featuring the top 10 eye-healthy cities in the U.S. Reno, Nevada, tops the 2016 Index as the nation’s most eye-healthy city.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:18 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland—Presbia PLC
(NASDAQ: LENS) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Presbia Ireland, Ltd. recently completed the purchase of the assets of Switzerland-based Neoptics AG, including its intellectual property portfolio for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 million.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Contact Lens Health Week
, a campaign created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care kicked off Monday, Aug. 22 with a live Twitter chat.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—According to recent data from Prevent Blindness
, more injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:23 AM
LAKE FOREST, Calif. & SAN DIEGO—ReVision Optics
(RVO) has secured a $10 million credit facility from Square 1 Bank
, a division of Pacific Western Bank. RVO announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for the surgical correction of presbyopia on June 29, 2016. Proceeds from the credit facility will be used for working capital purposes including commercial operations, the company said.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.—ECPs and retailers who want to improve knowledge and communications to patients about contact lenses and eye health can take part in encouraging healthy contact lens wear by participating in the third annual Contact Lens Health week, an observance scheduled for Aug. 22 to 26, 2016.
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—A milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians
this fall, and AOA members will have the opportunity to participate.
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:21 AM
LAKE FOREST, Calif.—ReVision Optics
, maker of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, has named Nick J. Manesis, PhD as vice president of R&D. Dr. Manesis brings to RVO nearly 30 years of materials research and development experience, including at the leading ophthalmic companies Allergan and CooperVision.
Friday, August 12, 2016 12:15 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland and MENLO PARK, Calif.—Allergan plc
(NYSE: AGN) and ForSight VISION5
, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on eyecare, announced they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire ForSight VISION5.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:23 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland—Allergan plc
(NYSE: AGN) reported total net revenues of $3.7 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, a 2 percent increase versus the prior year quarter.