Monday, August 14, 2017 12:18 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
reported that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the therapeutic use of its Boston XO and Boston XO2 materials in treating several ocular surface diseases.
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the Aug. 16 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
, Gerber will discuss the future of optometry.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 PM
WATERLOO, Ontario—Last month, our neighbors from the north released some photos that made our hearts melt. Insight Eye Care collaborated with Save Our Scruff (SOS), a charity organization that finds homes for dogs, to create a perfect photoshoot that married Insight Eye Care’s stylish frames with Save Our Scruff’s adorable dogs.
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:30 AM
BALTIMORE and SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The two managed vision care companies – Davis Vision
and Superior Vision
– at the center of this week’s Highmark Health-Centerbridge Partners deal are “more complementary than overlapping” in their business, according to Superior Vision chief executive officer Kirk Rothrock.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care
finds that just over one-half (50.1 percent) of parents in the U.S. overlook a back-to-school eye exam for their school-age children.
Friday, August 4, 2017 10:46 AM
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Since 1986, eyewear enthusiast Susie Sykes has owned her optical boutique, Eyes On Main
, which is just a short walk away from beautiful Venice Beach. Although her main focus is providing fashionable eyewear and specialty lenses for her customers, the blank, white walls of Eyes On Main reveal another one of her interests—art.
Friday, August 4, 2017 12:27 AM
ATLANTA—Shore Capital Partners
, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company EyeSouth Partners
has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Retina
, one of the largest retina medical practices in the Southeast.
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:23 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—Startup firm Sightbox, which offers an annual membership-linked supply service for contact lens wearers, recently raised $2.4 million in new funding to support its growth, a spokesman confirmed.
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:18 AM
Retail’s Eye Care Division in North America, which supports the practice development and growth of their affiliated doctors, has launched a new learning experience for optometry students focused on building and maintaining a successful OD practice.
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:21 AM
PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Optometric Association
(KOA) chose Cliff Caudill, OD, as the 2017 Kentucky Optometrist of the Year in recognition of his dedication and service to the profession of optometry and the advancement of vision care in Kentucky.
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:18 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry
is opening FocalPoint, the first facility of its kind in the U.S. to offer completely paperless telemedicine via EyecareLive
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:27 AM
MILAN—As Luxottica Group S.p.A.
(MTA:LUX) transitions to a greater emphasis on “retail excellence” and moves away from promotional selling, company management reported this week that the ongoing changes and the corresponding results of its retail division, particularly LensCrafters, is “progressing as we planned.”
Friday, July 21, 2017 12:26 AM
MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group Inc.
(TSX:BCI) reported this week that it has completed a previously announced private placement of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of $50 million.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:21 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—National Vision Inc. (NVI), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, has awarded $7,000 in grants to three members of the National Optometric Student Association
(NOSA), the company announced earlier this week. The student grants come under NVI’s partnership with the National Optometric Association