Evidence Links Vision Benefits to Healthy Vision Habits, NAVCP Reports

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:33 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—With the open enrollment period set to begin for millions of Americans, the NAVCP is emphasizing the correlation between vision benefits and healthy eyecare habits.

Vision for a Nation Chief Exec Tom Rosewall Wins Top Charity Award

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is proud to announce that its CEO, Tom Rosewall, has won top prize in the “Rising Chief Executive” category at the 2016 Third Sector Excellence awards ceremony.

Optometry Giving Sight Leads Coalition in Support of World Sight Day Challenge

By Staff
Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:30 AM DENVER—Several leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices are joining forces in a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day on Oct.13 and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs throughout September and October.

Essilor Launches Consumer Campaign for Xperio UV Lenses Featuring April Ross

By Staff
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is launching a national campaign for Xperio UV polarized sun lenses featuring eight-time AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) champion April Ross.

Study Educates ECPs on Blue Light’s Effects

By Jennifer Waller, Contributing Editor
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:32 AM
Blue light is a hot topic, and there has been much discussion in optical about its effects. In an effort to educate eyecare professionals on the beneficial effects of blue light, Spy Optic sponsored an ECP market research study on blue light conducted by Jobson Optical Research and a continuing education course, both free of charge.

Blue light management is at the heart of Spy’s objectives. The company started leveraging the beneficial power of the sun’s long-wave blue light in 2013 when it first launched the Happy Lens and continues to lead the way when it comes to using this proprietary lens technology in its eyewear products. The key feature of the color and contrast enhancing Happy Lens is that it protects the eyes against harmful shortwave blue light and UV rays, while letting in benefcial long-wave blue light, which studies show can result in uplifted mood and alertness. Spy’s goal is to demystify the belief that all blue light is bad for you and bring attention to the fact that the right blue light can do wonders for your overall well-being.

Jim Sepanek, executive vice president of Spy Optic, said, “Spy is happy to sponsor the study and the CE course as we endeavor to learn more and share information about the field of blue light management and more importantly, the happy side of blue light.” Being educated on long-wave blue light is a positive first step toward healthier vision. To download your complimentary copy of the ECP Blue Light research study (available at no charge until Sept. 30, regularly $199), go to www.jobsonresearch.com/bluelight.

Getting Boomers on the Right Wavelength

By Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM The old adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” became obsolete with the Baby Boomer generation. In a population that has experienced the shift from typewriters to computers, landlines to cell phones, and anything from phones, cameras, computers and assistants to all-encompassing mobile devices, advancements and major lifestyle changes are commonplace.

ReVision Optics Announces First U.S. Commercial Cases of Raindrop Near Vision Inlay

By Staff
Monday, September 5, 2016 12:27 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—ReVision Optics announced the U.S. commercial launch of its Raindrop Near Vision Inlay. The launch plan calls for the company’s direct field force to focus on sites that participated in the U.S. IDE clinical trial, followed by a more broad-based expansion.

Texas State Optical Hosts Inaugural Symposia Medical Conference

By Staff
Monday, September 5, 2016 12:18 AM DALLAS—Texas State Optical (TSO) will host its inaugural conference, Symposia, as part of its effort to strengthen the practice of ocular medicine.

Shire Partners With Jennifer Aniston on Dry Eye Awareness Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:15 AM
LEXINGTON, Mass.—Shire PLC has partnered with the actress Jennifer Aniston to launch an educational awareness campaign focusing on chronic dry eye and general awareness of proper eye health.

Gobiquity Secures $6M in Series B Funding and Achieves Over 100,000 Children Screened

By Staff
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:23 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Gobiquity, 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.

Expo Exhibitors, Education Sessions to Focus on Children’s Eye Health, Style and Parent Awareness

By Staff
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.

Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has joined forces with campaign ambassadors as well as some celebrities for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.

VSP’s Eye Health Index Reveals Top 10 Most and Least Eye-Healthy Cities in the U.S.

By Staff
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.

Presbia Acquires Comprehensive Patent Portfolio for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens

By Staff
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.

Contact Lens Health Week Kicks Off With Trending Twitter Chat

By Staff
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.