Ahead of National Sunglasses Day, New Report Highlights Usage and Benefits of Sports Sunglasses

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released the findings from its recent survey on adults’ sports sunglass usage and preferences. The report, titled Focused inSights 2024: Sports Sunglasses, explores sunglasses designed specifically for outdoor sports and physical activities, and reveals insights into the demographics, purchasing habits and product characteristics that matter most to sports sunglasses users, according to an announcement from The Vision Council. The survey results were released ahead of National Sunglasses Day on June 27, The Vision Council’s annual commemorative day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect eyes from the sun’s powerful rays.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Plan of Compliance Is Accepted by the NYSE American

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Monday, June 10, 2024 12:18 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a developer of eyecare, skin care and wound care products, has announced that the NYSE American LLC has accepted the company's plan to regain compliance with NYSE American's continued listing standards.

As Remote Eyecare Gains Traction, Patients and Practitioners See Many Advantages

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In the May feature story Remote Eye Exams, Vision Monday examines how ocular telehealth has become an essential component in the eyecare ecosystem in just over a decade. The feature explores the growth of remote, comprehensive eye exams as seen through the eyes of eyecare technology executives, eyecare practitioners and optical retailers.

Prevent Blindness Raises Stargardt Disease Awareness With New Educational Resources

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:24 AM CHICAGO—May is IRD Genetic Testing Awareness Month and Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has created new educational materials on Stargardt disease, a form of inherited retinal disease (IRD). The effort is supported by funding from Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner for Jobson’s 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program by May 22

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations to tell their stories for the Ultimate Partners annual editorial initiative. But time is running out—the deadline for submissions is May 22. Now in its fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

Prevent Blindness Launches ‘It Started With an Eye Exam’ Campaign to Encourage, Educate and Empower the Public to Make Eye Health Part of Their Overall Health Care

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Monday, May 20, 2024 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, is launching a new campaign titled, “It Started With an Eye Exam” to encourage consumers to share their stories of how eyecare had a positive impact on their health and well-being.

Proposed Bipartisan Legislation Would Create First Federally Funded Program to Address Children’s Vision and Eye Health

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Friday, May 17, 2024 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, said it is strongly urging the House and Senate to quickly pass the Early Detection of Vision Impairments for Children (EDVI) Act to improve eyecare access, eye disease diagnosis and treatment for children aged 2-17 years.

Eyenovia Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Provides Updates on Products and Its Myopia Program

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a commercial-stage ophthalmic company with two FDA-approved products and a late-stage asset in pediatric progressive myopia, has announced its financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.

Deadline Is Extended to May 22 for Jobson’s 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner Now

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations to tell their stories for the Ultimate Partners annual editorial initiative. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 22. Now in its fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

Canadian Seniors Are at Risk of Vision Loss Due to Financial Barriers, Specsavers Survey Reveals

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 1:20 PM Canadian seniors are finding it too expensive to maintain a regular eye exam schedule. A new Specsavers survey, conducted by Leger, found that despite provincial insurance coverage for seniors, 41 percent of Canadian seniors are missing their annual eye exam. 

The survey found that the cost of eyewear remains a barrier for many seniors, causing them to delay their exams, creating concern among eyecare providers. Missed exams can lead to undiagnosed eye conditions that can cause significant damage to vision, the survey said.

Half of Canadian seniors do not have vision health benefits and one in four have skipped or delayed updating their eyewear prescriptions due to financial barriers, putting seniors' vision at risk, according to the survey.

Subsequent health complications due to these risks are one of the major drivers behind the need for seniors to get regular eye exams. According to Specsavers, one-in-five seniors do not know their family's eye health history and may not be aware of their increased risk of vision-threatening diseases, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

According to Specsavers, many in the industry are calling for a national strategy for eyecare, through the proposed Bill C-284, to ensure better health outcomes for Canadians. This is particularly important for senior populations who are more likely to be diagnosed with eye diseases such as glaucoma and AMD.

Alimera Sciences Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of 2024

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Alimera Sciences, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company specializing in retinal health, has announced financial results for the first quarter of 2024. The company reported net revenue of $23.0 million, up 70 percent compared with the prior-year quarter.

Lensar Reports First Quarter 2024 Results and Provides Business Update

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Lensar, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNSR), a medical technology company focused on femtosecond laser treatment of cataracts, has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, and provided an update on key operational initiatives.

Nominate a Supportive Business Partner for the 20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations for their Ultimate Partners. The deadline for submissions is May 15. Now in it's fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

EssilorLuxottica and WCO Release a Global Standard of Care for Presbyopia and the Aging Eye During Presbyopia Awareness Month

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 12:15 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, FRANCE—To honor this year’s Presbyopia Awareness Month, the World Council of Optometry (WCO), in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, has announced the release of the global standard of care for presbyopia and the aging eye. According to the announcement, the aim of this resolution is to set a benchmark through evidence-based resources that center on the eyecare practitioner's attention toward the three pillars of mitigating, measuring and managing presbyopia.

OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation Expands Vision Care Access to Women Globally

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Monday, April 29, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—This April, in honor of Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is highlighting innovative programs that are globally expanding vision care access to women and empowering them to provide care in their communities.