Bausch + Lomb Expands Specialty Lens Business With the Addition of Alden Optical Laboratories, Inc.

By Staff
Friday, January 15, 2016 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, has expanded its specialty lens business with the addition of Alden Optical Laboratories, Inc., a privately-held company based in Lancaster, N.Y. that manufactures premium specialty and custom soft and gas permeable (GP) contact lenses.

International Contact Lens Prescribing Habits on ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 11, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—International contact lens prescribing habits featuring a discussion with Jason Nichols, OD, is the topic of the Jan. 13 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice.

Medmont International Makes Donation to Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA)

By Staff
Friday, December 18, 2015 12:15 AM MELBOURNE, Australia—Medmont International Pty Ltd has announced the donation of $15,000 to the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA).

AEA Investors to Acquire a Majority Interest in 1-800 Contacts

By Staff
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:30 PM DRAPER, Utah—AEA Investors, LP announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest of 1-800 Contacts from Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., who will remain a significant shareholder in the company.

Cooper Companies Report Year-End Revenue Increase

By Staff
Friday, December 4, 2015 12:23 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, (NYSE:COO) reported record revenue for the full year ended Oct. 31, 2015, despite a slight softness in the fourth quarter.

NSBRI to Fund Electronic Adjustable Power Eyeglasses

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:21 AM HOUSTON—Astronauts may one day wear adjustable power eyeglasses to correct for vision changes that occur during space travel.

AOA Files Its Comments To FTC for Contact Lens, Eyeglass Rules

By Staff
Friday, October 30, 2015 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS— With this Oct. 26 as the deadline for submitting comments to the Federal Trade Commission’s recent request, the American Optometric Association (AOA) said it had officially filed its comments on the FTC site.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Announces $250 Million Alcon Expansion in Atlanta Area

By Staff
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:30 AM ATLANTA—Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that Alcon, a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS), has invested $500 million in the Johns Creek community within the Greater Atlanta Metro area since 2013.

The Cooper Companies Report 7 Percent Rise in Revenue for 3Q 2015

By Staff
Monday, September 7, 2015 12:23 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) posted $461.7 million in revenue for the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, 2015, up 7 percent year-over-year and 5 percent in constant currency.

Global Contact Lens Forum Brings Leaders Together

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo West once again will host The Global Contact Lens Forum, an exclusive “meeting within a meeting” which brings together many of the most highly respected leaders in the contact lens field to share their expertise. The event combines the latest scientific content with critical business strategies, covering topics from profitability, disease and technology, as well as forecasting the future of the contact lens industry.

Canada to Regulate Cosmetic and Prescription Contact Lenses With the Same Medical-Device Safety Standards

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:30 AM OTTAWA—Canada has passed a regulation that will require the same medical-device safety standards for cosmetic contact lenses as are already required for prescription contact lenses.

Conant Lens Launches UV++

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MARIETTA, Ga.— Conant Lens is introducing UV++, a lens that blocks shorter wavelength light. Exposure to this spectrum of blue light, which is emitted from digital devices, can cause eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes and retinal damage.

Appeals Court Extends Deadline for Utah State Attorneys in Contact Lens Pricing Battle

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—An appeals court has extended the deadline Utah state attorneys have to reply in a lawsuit that three major contact lens manufacturers have filed against a Utah law that prevents contact lens manufacturers from establishing minimum prices on certain products.

Art Optical Partners With Laboratoire Precilens to Distribute Expert Progressive GP Multifocal Lens

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical has again partnered with Laboratoire Precilens of Paris, France, to bring another specialty contact lens to their U.S. customer base.

Court Allows Utah Law Outlawing Contact Lens Universal Pricing Policies During Appeals Process

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—On June 12, 2015, a federal appeals court allowed a Utah law that prevents contact lens manufacturers from establishing minimum prices on certain products to go into effect.
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