Monday, June 19, 2017 12:15 AM
LIVERPOOL, England —A new contact lens therapy has significant potential to address the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to the results of study outcomes presented here at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, according to an announcement by CooperVision.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 4:25 PM
HARTFORD, Conn.—In the final hours of the 2017 legislative regular session, the Senate in Connecticut voted unanimously late Tuesday night to approve a bill that will limit the use of some new technologies in issuing or refilling prescriptions for contact lenses.
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON—Several member companies of the Coalition for Patient Vision Safety
participated in a meeting earlier this week with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to discuss the FTC’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.
Friday, May 19, 2017 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Industry leaders visited Capitol Hill this week to deliver a message to Congress about eyecare, patient safety and the importance of “in-person vision care” provided by optometrists.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:26 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
(NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX), parent company of Bausch + Lomb
, reported Tuesday that divestiture efforts enabled the company to reduce its debt by $1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2017 and by $3.6 billion overall since the end of the first quarter of 2016.
Friday, March 31, 2017 12:30 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb,
a unit of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International,
Thursday announced several changes to its U.S. management team that it said are "designed to improve operational efficiencies and foster potential synergies to drive growth."
Friday, March 31, 2017 12:23 AM
(ASX:VTI), the maker of NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses, announced that it is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange after raising $33.3 million following the close of its initial public offer.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:33 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision
, a unit of The Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO), is the latest contact lens company to make changes to its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP).
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:33 AM
RICHMOND, Va.—The state of Virginia in February approved legislation that amends the state code and clarifies and adds to the requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions, including via a telemedicine approach.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:23 AM
, an e-commerce company that offers a subscription service for its own brand of contact lenses, has raised a new round of $16.5 million in a Series A round of funding, which was supported by several venture capital groups.
Friday, March 3, 2017 12:26 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif—The Cooper Companies
(NYSE:COO) announced that revenue for the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2017 increased 11 percent year-over-year to $499.1 million or 8 percent pro forma.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:24 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Johnson & Johnson
(NYSE: JNJ) announced an updated organizational and leadership structure this week for what will now be known as Johnson & Johnson Vision
(J&J Vision), effective with the completion of the acquisition this week of Abbott Medical Optics
(AMO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s
year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—In support of its ongoing commitment to provide basic eyecare to underserved populations around the world, EyeCare Prime
has partnered with Optometry Giving Sight
to introduce its own philanthropic initiative, LensFerry S Gives Sight, according to an announcement from EyeCare Prime.