Peter Menziuso and Dr. Millicent L. Knight of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Join May 25 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Johnson & Johson Vision Care president, Peter Menziuso and Dr. Millicent L. Knight, vice president of professional affairs, join the May 25 ‘Power Hour,’ the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice to discuss the recent decision to eliminate Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) pricing for their contact lenses.

Alcon Adds Clear Care Rinse & Go

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon announced the newest addition to its contact lens care portfolio with the launch of Clear Care Rinse & Go, a gentle, saline solution for rinsing and temporarily storing contact lenses after cleaning and disinfecting with any hydrogen peroxide solution.

Three Contact Lens Companies Reiterate Their Commitment to Universal Product Pricing (UPP)

By Staff
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.”

Retailers Launch Coalition to Press for Contact Lens Deregulation

By Staff
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, Alcon 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.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Drops Unilateral Pricing Policy for CLs

By Staff
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.”

X-Cel Announces Extreme H2O Daily Contact Lenses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
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.

UPDATED: 1-800 Contacts Accuses ECPs of Violations to FCLCA Act, Notifies Federal Trade Commission

By Staff
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:30 AM DRAPER, Utah—1-800 Contacts notified the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday of alleged violations by “nearly 28,000 optometrists and other eyecare providers of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act of 2004 (FCLCA).”

Bausch + Lomb Introduces Ultra for Presbyopia Contact Lenses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
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.

Myolite Awarded Second Patent for Technology for Reducing Myopia and Regulating Its Progression

By Staff
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.

Utah Optometric Association, AOA Lead Effort to Defeat Online Prescribing Bill

By Staff
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.

FDA Approves Marketing of Triggerfish, a Sensor-Equipped CL That Measures Intraocular Pressure

By Staff
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).

Cooper Companies Revenue Rises Slightly in First Quarter 2016

By Staff
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.

CooperVision Unveils 2015 Best Practices Honorees

By Staff
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:21 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. has unveiled its list of 2015 Best Practices honorees.

Essilor Acquires Vision Direct Group, a U.K.-based Online Contact Lens Retailer

By Staff
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International has acquired Vision Direct Group Ltd., one of Europe’s leading online contact lens retailers.

Thomas Aller, OD, Talks Multifocal Contact Lenses on Feb. 24 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
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.
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