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Education Summit includes New Contact Lens for Presbyopia

Education Summit includes New Contact Lens for Presbyopia

At the B+Lieve Innovation Summit in March in Orlando, Fla., more than 400 eyecare professionals (ECPs) were introduced to Bausch + Lomb’s new Ultra for Presbyopia contact lenses. Ultra for Presbyopia contact lenses are monthly replacement silicone hydrogel lenses that combine the company’s MoistureSeal technology with the 3-Zone Progressive design found in Biotrue ONEday for […]

Three Students Awarded Grants

Three Students Awarded Grants

National Vision Inc. has announced the three winners of its 2015-2016 grant program: • First place: Vy Pham, NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry, Class of 2017 • Runner-up: Emma Budraitis, University of Alabama Birmingham, Class of 2016 • Runner-up: Francesca Sefton, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017 To compete for the grant awards, […]

FDA Clears Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography System

FDA Clears Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography System

The FDA has cleared Optovue’s optical coherence tomography angiography system, the AngioVue System, for commercial sale. AngioVue provides a new, non-invasive way to visualize abnormal blood vessels in the retina to help physicians determine an appropriate course of treatment. In less than three seconds, the AngioVue System acquires a single image that complements the current […]

Safilo Renews Partnership with Special Olympics

Safilo Renews Partnership with Special Olympics

Safilo Group has announced a new three-year commitment to Special Olympics. The partnership between Safilo and Special Olympics dates back to 2003, and the past 12 years have led to more than 1 million optical frames and sunglasses provided to Special Olympics athletes all over the world. As part of the Special Olympics global health […]

New Specular Microscope, Instrument Stand

New Specular Microscope, Instrument Stand

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 […]

National Survey: Employees Increasingly Elect Vision Benefits

National Survey: Employees Increasingly Elect Vision Benefits

According to the 2016 annual Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Transitions Optical Inc., vision benefits remain a popular election among employees, with eight in 10 choosing to enroll in employer-sponsored plans. In addition, a year-over-year comparison of the surveys showed that vision is the only benefit to experience increased […]

2015 Best Practices Honorees Chosen

2015 Best Practices Honorees Chosen

CooperVision named its inaugural class of 2015 Best Practices. The 10 thriving optometry practices are being recognized for elevating the profession and serving patients in visionary, innovative and even unexpected ways. CooperVision notes that they are leaders in optometry who go above and beyond to find ways to differentiate their practices and deliver exceptional care […]

Company Launches Practice Development Program

Company Launches Practice Development Program

Hoya Vision North America has launched Seiko Elite, a practice development program for optometry and ophthalmology practices. Developed by eyecare marketing specialists for eyecare professionals, Seiko Elite is a comprehensive marketing, consulting and analytics program. Among other things, the program includes social media assistance, analytics software for insight into key performance indicators, and consulting to […]

Toric Contact Lenses Improved Visual QofL in Study

Toric Contact Lenses Improved Visual QofL in Study

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. recently presented data from a study showing that 1-Day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses for astigmatism [etafilcon A toric soft contact lenses (TCLs)] resulted in significant improvements in quality of life (QoL) measures compared with its spherical soft contact lens (SCL) counterpart for patients with astigmatism. Researchers fitted 60 […]

Butler Promoted to VP, Product Development & Technology

Butler Promoted to VP, Product Development & Technology

M&S Technologies announced the promotion of Kevin Butler to Vice President, Product Development & Technology. According to M&S, the company has made several strides forward that wouldn’t have been possible without Butler’s expertise, guidance and direction. These include the growth of the Smart System line of products, development of a Clinical Trial Suite of products, […]