December 2015 Corporate Contributors News

App Promotes Importance of Eye Protection

App Promotes Importance of Eye Protection

Polaroid Sunglasses launched an international campaign to increase understanding of the risks of UV radiation. As part of the campaign, the brand has also launched a free app that measures UV radiation and alerts users when it reaches dangerous levels. The Polaroid UV Alert app also includes information about Polaroid polarized sunglass lenses and lens […]

Dry Eye Diagnostics in One Report

Dry Eye Diagnostics in One Report

The JENVIS Dry Eye Report is a new way for eyecare professionals to create a convenient one-page overview of the exam results generated by the Oculus Keratograph 5M, a corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and a color camera optimized for external imaging. In addition to the meibography, NIKBUT, tear meniscus height, lipid layer […]

Grant Program for Students Open Now

Grant Program for Students Open Now

Through a new 2015-2016 grant program, National Vision Inc. is encouraging students to pause and reflect on why they are interested in practicing primary care optometry and to consider the key issues affecting their future profession. All third- and fourth-year optometry students in the United States are eligible to apply for the chance to win […]

Company Acquires Doctor’s Allergy Formula Diagnostic Test

Company Acquires Doctor’s Allergy Formula Diagnostic Test

Bausch + Lomb has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Doctor’s Allergy Formula LLC. The company markets an FDA-approved in-office test that enables eyecare practitioners to objectively identify the root cause of patients’ ocular allergies. The noninvasive, three-minute, in-office test utilizes a panel of 60 allergens that are specific to each region of the […]

Gel Drops a New Option for Dry Eye Sufferers

Gel Drops a New Option for Dry Eye Sufferers

Refresh Optive Gel Drops, a new aqueous gel for patients who need or desire a more viscous artificial tear to relieve dry eye symptoms, are now available from Allergan. Gel Drops are designed to bind to the surface of the eye to provide long-lasting relief from dry eye discomfort, day or night. According to Allergan, […]

Best Practices Winners to be Announced

Best Practices Winners to be Announced

In January 2016, CooperVision Inc. will announce the inaugural honorees in its Best Practices initiative. Best Practices discovers and recognizes U.S. eyecare practices that have found unique ways to make their businesses thrive. The initiative is designed to share stories of creativity and success to inspire new ways of thinking and drive excellence in eye […]

Device Streamlines Slit Lamp Imaging

Device Streamlines Slit Lamp Imaging

At this year’s Vision Expo West meeting, Marco unveiled its Ion Imaging System, an all-in-one anterior segment imaging device that combines an intra-optics beam-splitter/camera adapter with the computing and imaging power of the latest Apple technology to create a highly sophisticated “mainstream” imaging system that emphasizes image quality, simplicity and efficiency. The Ion combines all […]

Company Introduces Two New Tools

Company Introduces Two New Tools

Topcon has introduced two new tools for eyecare offices, the IS-5500 Instrument Stand and the SP-1P Specular Microscope. The IS-5500 Instrument Stand features several new functions, including a white LED overhead lamp; a smaller and more compact design that brings the control panel and charging wells closer to the user; and an illuminated liquid-proof membrane […]

FDA Clears First OCT Angiography System

FDA Clears First OCT Angiography System

AngioPlex OCT Angiography from Zeiss Medical Technology is the first such technology to receive 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. With a single additional OCT scan that takes just seconds on the Cirrus HD-OCT system, images of the retinal vasculature at a depth and clarity not previously available can be obtained. AngioPlex […]

Student Scholarship Competition Returns

Student Scholarship Competition Returns

Project Foresight, the Walmart and Sam’s Club Health & Wellness optometry scholarship competition, has returned for the 2015-2016 academic year. The national business plan competition highlights the vision of Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness to provide quality, affordable, accessible health care for everyone. Students create their own two-member teams to compete for a […]