Monday, December 5, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—An advertising industry trade group that monitors advertising claims has recommended that Bausch + Lomb
modify or discontinue certain advertising claims about its PeroxiClear Contact Lens Peroxide Solution, including claims of superior comfort over Clear Care, a competing product manufactured by Alcon Laboratories
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—The startup company Sightbox
, which offers a membership-based supply service for contact lens wearers, has raised $1.8 million in a seed-round of funding.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—CooperVision
president, Jerry Warner, is the guest on tonight’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:11 AM
is hosting a training event today at the Southern College of Optometry
in Memphis to help eyecare professionals become more successful in fitting multifocal contact lenses.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The start-up company Simple Contacts
, which offers an app-based eye test and refill service for contact lens wearers, has raised $2 million in seed funding that it will use to fund further development, an executive of the company confirmed to VMail
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission proposed changes to the 2004 Contact Lens Rule, and also provided details on how the public can comment on the agency’s proposal by Jan. 30, 2017.
Friday, November 11, 2016 12:27 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
, parent of Bausch + Lomb
, has agreed to divest Paragon Holdings to settle charges that its May 2015 acquisition of Paragon violated both Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations and a section of the Clayton Act, according to a FTC news release
earlier this week.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:18 AM
BEDFORDSHIRE, U.K.—UltraVision CLPL
, a leading international contact lens manufacturer, reported Tuesday that group chief executive officer J. Keith Lomas will step down in early 2017 and will turn over day-to-day management responsibilities to an executive management team led by John Clamp, a partner with Lomas in building the company.
Friday, November 4, 2016 12:24 AM
DRAPER, Utah—1-800 Contacts Inc.
,the leading online contact lens retailer in the U.S., is testing the brick-and-mortar retail space with the opening of two “high-service, boutique environment” Lumen Optical
stores outside of Chicago.
Monday, October 31, 2016 12:23 AM
(TOKYO: 7741) reported that the Hoya Group’s revenue decreased 11.8 percent year on year, to 114,865 million yen, for the second quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016.
Friday, October 21, 2016 5:10 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a leading distributor of optical products, is acquiring Diversified Ophthalmics
, Inc., a privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and its partner company MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics, based in Brentwood, Tenn. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:23 AM
LAUSSANE, Switzerland—The Swiss company Sensimed
has expanded its collaboration in Japan with SEED
, a Japanese contact lens manufacturer.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The latest round in the industry battle over contact lens legislation is bringing in more of the consumer perspective.
Monday, October 3, 2016 12:30 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
is conducting a voluntary recall, proposed Class II, of PeroxiClear 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution in the U.S. and Canada.
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are hosting the eighth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.