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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Prevent Blindness and Liberty Sport Partner for Sports Eye Safety Awareness

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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.

ReVision Optics Secures $10 Million Credit Facility

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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.

Prepare to Take Part in Contact Lens Health Week, Toolkits and Social Media Resources Available

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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.

FDA and Trade Associations to Sponsor Myopia Progression Workshop on Sept. 30

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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.

ReVision Optics Names Dr. Nick J. Manesis Vice President of R&D

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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.

Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global Launch Campaign to Encourage Pre-K Eye Exams

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Friday, August 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global have launched the Kids See: Success Campaign to advocate for every child’s right to see clearly.

Allergan to Acquire Clinical-Stage Biotech Company, ForSight VISION5

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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.

Allergan 2Q Net Revenue Climbs to $3.7 Billion

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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.

Prevent Blindness Announces Second Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness along with the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) announced the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) at Princeton Vision Clinic based at the Illinois Chicago College of Optometry as the recipient of the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion Children’s Award.
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