S.C. Senate and House Override Governor’s Veto of ‘Eye Care Consumer Protection Law’ Banning Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:33 AM NEW YORK—On May 19, 2016, The South Carolina House of Representatives voted to override Governor Nikki Haley’s May 16 veto of the "Eye Care Consumer Protection Law" (Bill No. 1016) which seeks to ban companies from offering prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses after online eye exams.

Envision Unveils Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision recently welcomed state, city and county officials, business leaders and donors to its headquarters in downtown Wichita last week for the grand opening of the Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute (ERI).

NovaBay Reports Q1 Sales of $1.7 Million

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:23 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), makers of Avenova Lid and Lash Cleanser, reported unaudited total net sales on a GAAP basis for the first quarter of 2016 ending March 31, 2016, of $1.7 million, up 220 percent from $538,000 for the first quarter of 2015.

Ora Names David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer and SVP

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON, Mass.—Ora, Inc., a leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, has appointed David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as chief medical officer and senior vice president.

New Essilor Lens for Indy ECPs Combats Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is expanding its Eyezen brand portfolio with the addition of Eyezen+, an enhanced, everyday single vision lens with embedded protection from harmful blue light. Eyezen+ lenses are designed to provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Vision Ease Intros Clear Blue Filter Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Clear Blue Filter which provides high-energy light protection in a clear, everyday polycarbonate lens.

Allergan Streamlines Executive Team in Business Realignment

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:27 AM DUBLIN—During Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) conference call with investors earlier this week, Brent Saunders, the company’s president and CEO, announced “a streamlined executive team to lead Allergan going forward.”

EGMA to Make Iseikonic and Isophoric Lenses Under License From Shaw Vision

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:18 AM DALLAS—EGMA LLC has finalized an agreement to manufacture ophthalmic lenses under license from Shaw Vision Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based company that is the largest supplier of iseikonic and isophoric prescription eyeglass lens technology.

Georgia Enacts Bill Requiring Eye Exams With Contact Lens and Spectacle Prescriptions

By Staff
Monday, May 9, 2016 12:27 AM ATLANTA—Organized optometry won the latest round in its fight against online refraction when lawmakers in the state of Georgia enacted legislation making it illegal to issue a contact lens or spectacle prescription without an eye exam.

Ophthotech Posts First Quarter 2016 Financial and Operating Results

By Staff
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corp. (Nasdaq:OPHT) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Dr. Dean Bok Awarded Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

By Staff
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Noted vision researcher Dean Bok, PhD. of UCLA has been awarded the 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.

Encore Vision Announces Positive Results for Presbyopia Treatment

By Staff
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—A clinical trial for eye drops that reverse the symptoms of presbyopia has shown positive results.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Version of Digital Eye Strain Report

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

Allergan Breaks Ground on $200 Million Waco Facility Expansion

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:18 AM WACO, Texas—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), broke ground Monday on a $200 million expansion of its Waco, Texas facility.
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