Friday, September 4, 2015 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) is seeking comments on the efficiency, costs, benefits and impact of the Ophthalmic Practice Rule
(Eyeglass Rule) and the Contact Lens Rule
, both of which require prescribing eyecare professionals to provide prescriptions to patients. The request for comment is part of the FTC’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and regulations, according to the agency.
Friday, September 4, 2015 12:23 AM
DUBLIN and ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Allergan
(NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and AqueSys, Inc.
a private clinical stage medical device company focused on developing ocular implants that reduce intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma, announced yesterday that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire AqueSys in an all-cash transaction.
Friday, September 4, 2015 12:21 AM
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies
and Kowa American Corp.
have entered into agreement that allows Coburn to distribute Kowa’s complete line diagnostic products in the U.S., beginning Sept. 1, 2015.
Friday, September 4, 2015 12:18 AM
TINLEY PARK, Ill.—Eyelation
, a prescription eyewear kiosk company specializing in safety glasses, has appointed Brian Rady as chief financial officer.
Friday, September 4, 2015 12:15 AM
HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—Started in May of 2015, Mitchell Zimberg, formerly of Zimco, has founded The Chlogän Eyewear Group, based here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:27 AM
TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics
, a leading wholesale distributor of high margin eyewear and sunwear, has announced that Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC
has partnered with the company. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:24 AM
PADUA, Italy/PARIS—Safilo Group
(SFLG.MI) has signed a licensing agreement with Elie Saab
, the Lebanese fashion designer, for an eponymous eyewear collection. The licensing agreement will run until 2025.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:18 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
, the largest independent optometric alliance in North America, has entered into a relationship with UnityPoint Health
, an integrated health system which provides care to 4.5 million patients annually.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES—As part of the company’s continued growth in North America, Jacques Durand Occhiali
has awarded distribution of its brands throughout Canada to Gramercy Eyewear
, based here, starting Sept. 1, 2015. Gramercy Eyewear is already the brands’ distributor in the U.S. market.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:00 AM
CUMMING, Ga.—The Luneau Technology Group
, which develops, manufactures, and markets Briot and Weco edgers and Visionix wavefront-based diagnostic instruments, said its Briot USA subsidiary is merging with AIT Industries.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:30 AM
SAN ANTONIO—Danny Bentley has been named president of vision insurance benefit provider, Davis Vision
, a division of HVHC Inc.
and part of the Diversified Business unit of Highmark Health
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:27 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif.—InSite Vision Inc.
(OTCBB: INSV) announced on Aug. 28 that InSite and QLT Inc.
(NASDAQ: QLTI) (TSX: QLT) entered into a revised merger agreement under which QLT will acquire InSite Vision.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit
—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Through the company’s innovation lab, The Shop
, VSP Global is announcing today a major collaboration with the University of Southern California
(CBC), an interdisciplinary think tank specializing in research related to mobile health, wearable technology and the growing intersection of personalized, empowered health care.