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Free Clinical Grading Scales App Available for Download

Free Clinical Grading Scales App Available for Download

The Vision Care Institute, LLC, (TVCI), a Johnson & Johnson Company, has made available to U.S. eyecare professionals a comprehensive grading scale for assessing severity and evaluating the progression of complications associated with contact lens wear. The Clinical Grading Scales App is free, compatible with the iPhone, and can be downloaded from the Apple App […]

Scholarship Program to Give 40 Awards/Year

Scholarship Program to Give 40 Awards/Year

VSP Global has partnered with the American Optometric Foundation to provide scholarships to students at every school and college of optometry in the United States. Continuing the scholarship support VSP has provided to optometry students for the past 10 years, the partnership will award scholarships to 40 students for a total of $160,000 annually. The […]

New Gucci Line Features Iconic Temple Detail

New Gucci Line Features Iconic Temple Detail

Gucci introduced a new autumn/winter 2013/2014 eyewear collection that features the web ribbon detail on the temples. The web stripe, in green-red-green and blue-red-blue has its roots in the art of horse-riding and is one of Gucci’s most iconic motifs. The collection includes four pairs of sunglasses and three optical frames as well as three […]

Two Contact Lenses Now Available in Expanded Parameters

Two Contact Lenses Now Available in Expanded Parameters

Following the recent plus-powers expansion of its Avaira toric contact lens parameters, CooperVision is launching a -2.25 cylinder power to further broaden the brand’s range and potential wearer base. This allows potential contact lens wearers with more significant astigmatism to enjoy the end-of-day comfort that Avaira lenses are designed to provide. With this addition, Avaira […]

Company Enters Femto-Cataract Arena

Company Enters Femto-Cataract Arena

Expanding its vision care business into the femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery market, Abbott completed its acquisition of OptiMedica Corporation, developer of the Catalys Precision Laser System. The image-guided Catalys has both CE Mark in Europe and FDA clearance in the United States. Abbott also announced that it received FDA approval for the Healon Duet Dual […]

New Adaptive Lenses Designed to be More Reactive

New Adaptive Lenses Designed to be More Reactive

Transitions Optical launched Transitions Signature VII lenses with Chromea7 technology, which it says is its most responsive everyday adaptive lens ever. Available beginning Jan. 7, 2014, Transitions Signature VII will replace Transitions VI as the optimal lens for maximum indoor clarity and responsiveness to UV outdoors. The lenses are designed to be more responsive in […]

Non-Contact Lenses Available in New Ring Colors

Non-Contact Lenses Available in New Ring Colors

Volk Optical now offers its Digital Series lenses, for non-contact imaging during BIO and at the slit lamp, with new colored ring options for easy identification and organization. The Digital Wide Field, High Mag and Clear Field lenses can be ordered in standard Volk blue or black, red, silver, gold, purple or green. Colored rings […]