Visiox Pharma Names Ophthalmic Industry Veteran Ryan S. Bleeks as CEO

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:30 AM TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Visiox Pharma, LLC., a privately funded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ophthalmic therapeutics, has appointed Ryan S. Bleeks as chief executive officer.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes on June 6

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Sunvera Group Forms New Partnership With William S. Goldstein, MD PC – Laser Eye Care Center

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:26 AM BINGHAM FARMS, Mich.—Sunvera Group, a management services organization providing support services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties, has formed a new partnership with William S. Goldstein, MD PC and Laser Eye Care Center in Shelby Township, Mich.

Lighthouse Guild Awards 2022 Bressler Prize to Dr. Sheila Nirenberg for Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK–Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and health care organization, announced today that Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Bressler Prize for her outstanding advances in vision science, including deciphering the retina’s neural code which is the key to restoring meaningful vision in people who are blind from retinal degeneration.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now for Vision Monday's Special Report

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:13 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

Gryphon Investors Enters Vision Care With Investment in Vision Innovation Partners, Leading Eyecare Group in Mid-Atlantic Region

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Monday, May 16, 2022 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Gryphon Investors (Gryphon), a leading middle-market private equity firm, has partnered with Vision Innovation Partners (VIP), a leading provider of eyecare services in the mid-Atlantic region. Financial terms of the transaction—which marks the investor group’s first move in the eyecare sector—were not disclosed. New York-based Centre Partners was an initial investor in VIP. According to the Centre Partners website, the firm no longer holds an ownership position following the Gryphon transaction.

Carl Zeiss Meditec Reports Growth in First Half of 2021/22, Despite Strained Supply Chain

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Monday, May 16, 2022 12:24 AM JENA, Germany—Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of €855.4 million in the first six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 versus €767.4 million the prior year, an 11.5 percent increase compared with the same period of the prior year (+10.7 percent adjusted for currency effects).

Bascom Palmer Receives Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship

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Monday, May 16, 2022 12:15 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine announced that Meher Saleem has received a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship that will allow her to take a year off from medical school and to devote that time to pursue a research project at Bascom Palmer. Saleem earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Miami, magna cum laude, with a double major in chemistry and studio art.

MyVision Survey Reveals New Insights into How Pandemic Has Affected Consumer Vision Behavior and Attitudes

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:26 PM The COVID pandemic has led to a growing number of eye issues over the last two years which have been identified in a newly released consumer survey conducted by MyVision.org, a group of expert ophthalmologists and optometrists whose purpose is to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. Yesterday’s Data Feed featured some key findings from MyVision’s survey. Here are some additional highlights.

Driving, in general, is already dangerous, but what MyVision found about drivers with poor eyesight is especially concerning. One out of three drivers say they’ve driven with an outdated eyesight prescription.

MyVision Study Reveals Eye Issues Related to Pandemic

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Monday, May 9, 2022 12:50 PM The COVID pandemic has led to a growing number of eye issues over the last two years, according to the results of a new consumer survey conducted by MyVision.org, a group of expert ophthalmologists and optometrists whose purpose is to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. The organization polled more than 1,121 people who wear glasses and/or contacts to get feedback on their eye health and eye habits throughout the past few years.

VM to Mark 20th Anniversary of VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report as Nominations Open for 2022

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Monday, May 9, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

STAAR Surgical Posts 1Q Net Sales $63.2 Million, Up 25 Percent Year-on-Year

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Monday, May 9, 2022 12:18 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and companion delivery systems for the eye, reported record net sales of $63.2 million for the first quarter ended April 1, 2022, a 25 percent increase over the prior year quarter.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2022 ARVO Student Travel Fellowship Grant Recipients

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Monday, May 2, 2022 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has awarded 2022 ARVO Student Travel Fellowship Grants to five recipients. These $750 travel fellowships provide funding for students to attend the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado on May 1-4, 2022.