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.

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

By Staff
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council www.thevisioncouncil.org has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Set for May 7 to 8

By Staff
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day— a weekend of raising awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, while celebrating visually impaired children—is now set for May 7 to 8.

Allergan Acquires Dermatology Company Topokine Therapeutics

By Staff
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:23 AM DUBLIN and BOSTON—Allergan plc has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.

Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mobiquity, Inc., a mobile engagement provider and EyeXam, a smartphone and tablet eyecare app, announced that they are collaborating to offer consumers improved access to eyecare information, exams, products and eye health.

VSP Vision Care Survey Finds U.S. Teens Have Spent One-Third of Their Life Staring at Screens

By Staff
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Although many parents worry about how much time their teenagers spend glued to their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, most are unaware of how it affects their children’s vision and overall health.

AOA Advocates Take Health Concerns to Nation’s Capital

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—From April 17 to 19 in Washington D.C., AOA’s Congressional Advocacy Conference will convene AOA-member doctors, leaders and students to voice the profession’s priority issues and concerns to nation's lawmakers.

ARVO’s 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

By Staff
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) announced recipients of the 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Our Children’s Vision Campaign Launches to Combat Future Health Crisis

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Our Children’s Vision is a major new initiative of the non-profit Brien Holden Vision Institute and Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, aiming for every child, everywhere to have access to eyecare.

Jobson Optical Group Joins Industry-Wide Think About Your Eyes Initiative as an Official Media Partner

By Staff
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:45 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Jobson Optical Group, the leading source for information and marketing for the worldwide ophthalmic community, has been announced as the official media partner of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.

40 Ways to Balance the Blues

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM These 40 products offer blue light management solutions for every situation, both indoors and outdoors. They run the gamut from lenses and coatings to screen protectors, neutraceuticals and lens demonstration units.

BLUE LIGHT RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM The following research studies were cited by technical experts from BluTech, Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor, Hoya Vision Care, Jins Eyewear, Reticare and VSP Global who were consulted for “Inside the Blue Boom,” Vision Monday, April 11, 2016:

Centerbridge Partners Completes Acquisition of Superior Vision

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:23 AM PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nautic Partners, LLC announced on Friday that Nautic Partners VI, L.P. and Nautic Partners VI-A, L.P. have completed the sale of Superior Vision Corporation, a leader in managed vision care, to affiliated funds of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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