Monday, September 25, 2017 12:30 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical Contact Lens
, a leading independent custom lens manufacturer, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) on their Ampleye scleral lens for the therapeutic management of ocular surface disease from dry eye.
Monday, September 25, 2017 12:24 AM
LAS VEGAS—A new study commissioned by CooperVision Inc.
reveals that while the explosive use of digital device screens may pose vision challenges, only a fraction of U.S. eyecare professionals (ECP) are talking about these issues.
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:33 AM
WETZLAR, Germany—Leica Camera AG
plans to launch a line of ophthalmic lenses, beginning Oct. 1. The company will be adding ophthalmic lenses to its existing portfolio of cameras, lenses and sport optics products.
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:30 AM
is eyeing a move into the smart glasses market. The online retail and tech giant is developing its first wearable device, a pair of “smart glasses.”
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:24 AM
BRUSSELS—Luxottica and Essilor have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust authorities’ concerns over their proposed €47 billion ($56 billion) merger, which could increase the likelihood that EU investigators will take a deeper look at the deal, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:36 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
has acquired Sightbox Inc.,
an online, membership-based subscription service for contact lens wearers in the U.S., according to a J&J Vision announcement earlier this week. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:30 AM
VANCOUVER—Online eyewear retailer Clearly
has named Arnaud Bussieres as managing director and Alex Buhler as chief technology officer.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the ninth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify
the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.
Friday, September 15, 2017 12:18 AM
ATLANTA—Visioneering Technologies Inc.
(VTI), a global company dedicated to improving vision care, has named Douglas P. Benoit, OD, FAAO, executive director, professional affairs, a new position at the company.
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:36 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO), notified ECPs late last week that it was removing its Biofinity Energys contact lens product line from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) effective immediately.
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30 AM
and IFB Solutions
are preparing to commercialize the 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, a technological feat that is an industry first.
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. and BETHESDA, Md.—VSP Global
has made an investment in RightEye LLC
, an innovative company that is pioneering the use of eye-tracking technology to improve patient care and vision performance. A VSP spokesperson declined to say how large the company’s stake in RightEye is.
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:21 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc
. (HKW), a private equity firm with offices in Indianapolis and New York, has acquired Allied Vision Group, an independent distributor of contact lenses, optical products and pet medications, according to a joint announcement earlier this week.