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HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

On Dec. 6, 2016, HOYA Vision Care announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. The safety prescription eyewear business has more than 90 years of experience in North America and provides HOYA with a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses and premium coating options. The business also provides safety […]

New Slit Lamp Offers Lower Illumination and Flexible Features

New Slit Lamp Offers Lower Illumination and Flexible Features

The new Z Series slit lamp from Keeler is a lower illumination system that also offers flexible features and options for comprehensive examination of the anterior and posterior segments. According to the company, the Z series is the only slit lamp currently available with a 1-mm square aperture and 14-mm variable slit width. In addition, […]

Opportunities for Students and Student Organizations

Opportunities for Students and Student Organizations

Because it believes that everyone deserves to see their best to live their best, National Vision supports mission trips through chapters of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) at the schools and colleges of optometry. National Vision provides $1,000 per school each year to help with the costs of going on mission trips. In […]

Annual Student Scholarship Competition Returns

Annual Student Scholarship Competition Returns

It’s time to start thinking about the 2016-2017 Walmart and Sam’s Club Health and Wellness optometry scholarship competition, Project Foresight. Project Foresight is a national student competition that highlights the vision of Walmart and Sam’s Club Health and Wellness to provide quality, affordable, accessible health care for everyone. This year’s contestants will present on how […]

Company Co-Develops Contact Lens Recycling Program

Company Co-Develops Contact Lens Recycling Program

Bausch + Lomb launched the ONE by ONE recycling program, which encourages consumers to help preserve the environment by taking ONE action at a time to ONE day achieve a greener future where even contact lenses can play a role. With the program, co-developed with TerraCycle, patients can recycle their used Bausch + Lomb contact […]

Customer Suggestions Helped Craft New Trial Frame

Customer Suggestions Helped Craft New Trial Frame

Oculus has introduced a new Universal Trial Frame, the UB 6, which is designed to be lighter, trendier, simpler and more comfortable for patients and doctors. Because the frame has 12 total slots for trial lenses (six for each side, four in front, and two behind), fine adjustment with sphere or refraction with circular/linear polarizing […]

New Photochromics Video Learning Library

New Photochromics Video Learning Library

Transitions Optical Inc. has released a new series of educational videos to help eyecare professionals learn more about the Transitions family of brands, the technology behind them, and what types of patients can benefit from them. The video series includes 12 short episodes, each focusing on a different topic: Signature VII lenses, how photochromics work, […]

New Instrument Tables More Practical Than Ever

New Instrument Tables More Practical Than Ever

Topcon Medical Systems has introduced a new series of adjustable instrument tables designed to maximize patient comfort and office space. The new AIT-W1 and AIT-W2 Adjustable Instrument Tables can be placed flush against a wall and accessed from the front and both sides, providing wheelchair accessibility, saving space, and facilitating the use of ophthalmic instruments. […]

New Initiative Targets Emerging Leaders in Optical Industry

New Initiative Targets Emerging Leaders in Optical Industry

The Vision Council Board of Directors unanimously approved the formation of the Emerging Optical Leaders Committee, which is tasked with identifying and developing the next generation of optical industry leaders for The Vision Council. Potential members of the Emerging Optical Leaders Committee must be employed by an organization in good standing as a member of […]

New Monthly Replacement Contact Lens Option

New Monthly Replacement Contact Lens Option

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde is the newest addition to Alcon’s Air Optix portfolio of monthly replacement contact lenses. Air Optix plus HydraGlyde contact lenses merge two unique technologies: SmartShield, which is designed for excellent deposit resistance, and HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, which aims to deliver longer-lasting lens surface moisture. The new lenses are expected to be […]