Friday, June 9, 2023 2:22 PM
HEIDELBERG, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Novaliq GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on ocular therapeutics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vevye (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.1% for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Vevye (development name CyclASol) is the first and only cyclosporine solution indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease with efficacy demonstrated after four weeks of treatment, according to the company. Read More
Friday, June 9, 2023 2:08 PM
Wilzen Lingad, OD, moved from her home country of Switzerland to New York City on her own at age 19. She worked her way through SUNY and gained experience as an associate OD for a number of years. But the slow, early days of the pandemic got her thinking of being her own boss, and in September 2021, her year-long passion project turned into Bridges Eye Care in Queens, Long Island, New York. Sitting at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, Bridges Eye Care started as a “blank space” with no electricity meter or water line. Dr. Lingad saw the opportunity to let her creativity run wild, even creating both hand-drawn sketches and an “entire PDF of the practice design.” Read More
Friday, June 9, 2023 10:51 AM
In the Eastern U.S., wildfire smoke is the biggest topic of conversation right now. But in Eastern Canada, smoke and fire
are causing destruction and devastation. Head over to The Cut
for a look at how you can help those impacted by wildfires in Canada.
By Mary Kane
Friday, June 9, 2023 8:30 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), more than one million cataract surgeries are performed each year and more than half of Americans over the age of 80 are living with cataracts. Cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., as well as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, the CDC said. VMAIL Weekend
recently sat down with Dr. David Litoff, a corneal specialist and surgeon specializing in both cataract surgery and refractive surgery. Here’s what he had to say about the early signs of cataract, how patients can protect themselves from developing cataracts and what's involved in cataract surgery.
Friday, June 9, 2023 8:20 AM
Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at Apple’s Vision Pro Headset, air quality alerts and an Eye Health Summit.
Friday, June 9, 2023 8:10 AM
This mug is the perfect way to sip on your morning coffee. You can buy it in a variety of colors on Etsy here
Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:05 PM
CHICAGO—Because individuals with vision loss can experience a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues as compared to their sighted peers, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has engaged experts from around the country to raise awareness, provide education and offer newly developed resources for patients, care partners and health care service professionals. The second day of the upcoming 2023 Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health Summit, set for July 13, will be dedicated to presentations and forums addressing mental health and vision. Read More
Thursday, June 8, 2023 1:51 PM
News flash! The price of lens-only packages (lenses and treatments) sold by independent eyecare practitioners is steadily increasing. That’s one of the key findings of L&T’s newly released annual Premium Lens MarketPulse Survey. The average price of a lens-only package was $298.48 in 2022, according to the survey, a significant increase from $272.43 in 2021 and $260.85 in 2019. The results of L&T’s 2023 Premium Lens MarketPulse Survey are based on input from 289 independent optical retailers. Read More
Thursday, June 8, 2023 11:39 AM
Wildfires in Canada have caused smoke and hazardous air
to spread across the East Coast, sending millions of people indoors. And it's not quite over yet. Head over to Mashable
for more information on how you can track these wildfires and the smoke that comes with them.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 2:34 PM
HAMBURG, Germany, and DETROIT—The Fielmann Group (ETR: FIE), a leading European eyewear provider, announced that it is entering the U.S. market with two complementary acquisitions. The company stated this is an important milestone in the internationalization that the German family business is pursuing with its "Vision 2025 growth strategy." The Fielmann Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent equity ownership of SVS Vision, an optical retailer that operates more than 80 stores across nine U.S. states. Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 2:26 PM
With the growing focus on and market demand for “green” products and production processes, Divel Italia is committed to reducing the environmental impact of all their production facilities. They have also put in place research and development for producing lenses and sun filters that make use of increasing levels of biosourced materials and eco-sustainable byproducts, thereby enhancing the environmental sustainability of their products and production processes. This year, the company has launched Gaia Eco Lens department to produce a sustainable corrective lens, which reduces carbon emissions by 5 times by using 82 percent bio-sustainable materials. Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:05 AM
HAMBURG, Germany, and DETROIT—The Fielmann Group
(ETR: FIE), a leading European eyewear provider, announced that it is entering the U.S. market with two complementary acquisitions. The company stated this is an important milestone in the internationalization that the German family business is pursuing with its "Vision 2025 growth strategy." The Fielmann Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent equity ownership of SVS Vision
, an optical retailer that operates more than 80 stores across nine U.S. states.