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$1 Million Grant Supports InfantSEE

$1 Million Grant Supports InfantSEE

  The Allergan Foundation is marking the halfway point of a $1 million grant disbursed over four years to support InfantSEE, a public health program developed by Optometry Cares – the AOA Foundation to provide free professional eye care for infants nationwide. Through InfantSEE, optometrists provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their […]

Eye Saw Good Campaign Begins

Eye Saw Good Campaign Begins

Alcon launched the Eye Saw Good campaign, a charitable initiative that highlights the important role that good eye health and clear vision play in allowing people to see the world around them and live life to the fullest. Actress and mother Jennie Garth is the spokesperson for the campaign, which benefits Kids Vision for Life, […]

Company Pursues Two Acquisitions

Company Pursues Two Acquisitions

Abbott announced that it entered into an agreement to purchase OptiMedica Corporation, a privately held, Silicon Valley-based ophthalmic device company. OptiMedica developed the Catalys Precision Laser System, which is designed to allow surgeons to replace some of the technically demanding manual steps in cataract surgery with a precise, computer-guided, femtosecond laser technology. The acquisition would […]

Project Foresight Winners Announced

Project Foresight Winners Announced

Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness announced the 2012-2013 winners of its optometry scholarship competition, Project Foresight, during a dessert reception in San Diego in June, which more than 200 people attended. Three awards were presented during the reception. Blake Dornstauder and Rhea Butchey, NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry, were the first-place winners […]

New Lens Improves View, Saves Time

New Lens Improves View, Saves Time

Volk Optical has developed the G-6 Six- Mirror Glass Gonio Lens as an upgrade to the classic four-mirror design. The G-6 Gonio’s six closely aligned mirrors provide a true 360-degree view during examination, with no lens adjustment required. Its six mirrors are equally angled, eliminating gaps for visualization of the entire anterior segment at 1.0X […]

A Daily Disposable in Silicone Hydrogel

A Daily Disposable in Silicone Hydrogel

Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced the initial availability in the Unites States of 1-Day Acuvue TruEye Brand Contact Lenses. The silicone hydrogel lenses, made with narafilcon A material, are already being used by more than 1.3 million patients worldwide. They incorporate a unique balance of properties designed to provide comfort […]

New Site Educates About Photochromics

New Site Educates About Photochromics

Transitions Optical launched a new “Tech Talk” tab on the company’s Facebook page for professionals. Tech Talk aims to help eyecare professionals increase their understanding of the photochromic lenses they prescribe. The tab features Transitions researchers responding to FAQs about adaptive lens technology, technical papers, and a section that allows visitors to ask a question […]

OneSight Awards 20 Scholarships

OneSight Awards 20 Scholarships

The OneSight Research Foundation announced the winners of its 2013 Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarships. As a part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to support optometrists of the future, 20 optometry students recently received $2,000 to help fund their education beginning this fall. A four-member selection committee reviewed nearly 100 applications to identify students who illustrated leadership, scholastic performance […]