Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:15 PM
NEW YORK—In a letter today to optometrists, Bausch + Lomb
reiterated its commitment
to its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses, saying it was one that “supports patients and providers.”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The long-running battle over control of contact lens sales which pits major manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson
and Bausch + Lomb
as well as the American Optometric Association
(AOA) against some leading national optical retailers is taking a new turn as several of the retailers launch a coalition and advocacy campaign to press for deregulating the contact lens market.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:21 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
announced yesterday that it is discontinuing its controversial Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses and replacing it with new programs that “ensure broad access and support the needs of patients, doctors and customers.”
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM
ATLANTA—X-Cel Specialty Contacts has added a new Extreme H20 Daily lens to their product line. The lens is the only one-day disposable contact lens available in three diameter options: 13.6, 14.2 and 14.8, enabling practitioners to get a precise fit on patients, the company said.
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM
BRIDGEWATER, NJ—Bausch + Lomb has introduced the Bausch + Lomb Ultra for Presbyopia contact lenses, a monthly replacement silicone hydrogel lens that combines the company’s MoistureSeal technology, which delivers exceptional end-of-day comfort, with the 3-Zone Progressive design found in Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia daily disposable contact lenses.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:18 AM
JUPITER, Fla.—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second patent to Myolite, Inc., a Florida-based company that aims to reduce the incidence of myopia and regulate the progression of myopia through the use of protective lighting systems.
Monday, March 14, 2016 12:24 AM
SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Optometric Association
and the American Optometric Association
rallied supporters last week to defeat state legislation aimed at deregulating contact lens sales and establishing new authority for internet mass retailers to sell and dispense medical devices.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:27 AM
SILVER SPRING, Md.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
is allowing marketing of a one-time use contact lens that may help practitioners identify the best time of day to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP).
Friday, March 4, 2016 12:23 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies
(NYSE:COO) announced that revenue for the fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2016 rose 1 percent year-over-year to $449.6 million, or 5 percent on a pro forma basis.
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:21 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc.
has unveiled its list of 2015 Best Practices honorees.
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Thomas Aller
, OD, will be discussing the topic of multifocal contact lenses on the Feb. 24 episode of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:15 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
distributed a letter to ECPs on Feb. 10 in an effort to provide a brief update regarding their response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act’s (FCLCA) implementing Contact Lens Rule, as reported
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.