American Public Health Association Honors Five Ocular Scientists for COVID-19 Papers

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:21 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—The American Public Health Association has recognized the work of five of the world’s most prominent ocular scientists with its 2020 Vision Care Section Outstanding Scientific Paper Award. Two papers published by the group as the COVID-19 pandemic took root provided timely, evidence-based guidance to address and correct misinformation regarding safe contact lens wear.

Satisloh Announces Formation of Specialized STEP Team

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—For more than 15 years Satisloh customers have had the opportunity to choose from the company’s tiered coverage plan, STEP (Satisloh Total Equipment Protection), designed to help labs keep their equipment running at maximum efficiency with minimum down time.

Point of Care Imaging Can Speed Sight Saving Treatments for Patients

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:21 AM SOUTHAMPTON, U.K.—A new study led by the University of Southampton in the U.K. showed how simple, non-invasive imaging at the point of care can aid the diagnosis of corneal infections, reducing the risk of sight loss and helping a patient’s vision return to its pre-infection level.

Bausch + Lomb Reports Nearly 27 Million Units of Contact Lens Materials Recycled Through ‘ONE By ONE Recycling’ Program

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Monday, November 16, 2020 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, the eye health business unit of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), said its exclusive ONE by ONE Recycling program has recycled nearly 27 million used contact lenses, top foils and blister packs since launching in November 2016.

Alcon Says ‘Significant Recovery’ in Q3 Sales Improved Operating Results

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:27 AM GENEVA, Switzerland—Noting that it sees a “strong market recovery” underway, Alcon (SIX/NYSE:ALC) reported this week that its sales in the third quarter totaled $1.8 billion, a decrease of 1 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. However, the company noted in an announcement late Tuesday that a significant recovery in third quarter sales helped to drive a “strong improvement in operating results” compared with 2020’s second quarter. Alcon also said that it has seen momentum in its new products PanOptix trifocal lens and Precision1 contact lenses that are “driving market share gains.”

Alliance for Patient Safety Says It's ‘Encouraged’ by Senate’s Scheduled Markup of Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) said this week that it is pleased by a U.S. Senate committee’s move to schedule a markup of the Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act.  T

Essilor Awards Bonus Points Worth More Than $1 Million to 3,000 ECPs

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Monday, November 9, 2020 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has announced that in the first two months of its Win Together With Essilor rewards program, the company has distributed $1.1 million worth of bonus points ensuring independent practices are empowered to choose their industry-leading lens technologies.

CooperVision Introduces ECP Viewpoints Peer-to-Peer Virtual Learning Series

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Monday, November 2, 2020 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision is kicking off in November its new ECP Viewpoints Peer-to-Peer Virtual Learning Series, a collection of educational sessions presented by eyecare professionals for eyecare professionals.

CVS Launches 'QuickRenew' At-Home Contact Lens Prescription Renewal Tool and Eyeglasses Push With $79 Frame and SV Lens Offer

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:44 AM WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, is moving more aggressively into the optical business with an announcement Tuesday that it is now offering a telehealth contact lens renewal tool via its website across more than 30 states. The drugstore chain announced the launch of QuickRenew, an online contact lens prescription renewal tool powered by technology from Premium Vision. (Premium Vision is one of 1-800 Contacts’ portfolio companies, along with Liingo Eyewear and others.)

Blanchard and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Support GlobalEyes Podcast

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Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24 AM MANCHESTER, N.H.—Blanchard Contact Lenses, a CooperVision Specialty EyeCare company, has announced its sponsorship of GlobalEyes, a podcast hosted by Drs. Melissa Barnett and Tom Arnold, that provides a nexus for eyecare practitioners all around the world.

In New Awareness Campaign, Prevent Blindness Encourages Everyone to ‘Take a Screen Time-Out’

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Friday, October 23, 2020 12:24 AM CHICAGO—In response to increased virtual activity during the coronavirus pandemic, Prevent Blindness, launched Screen Time-Out, an awareness campaign to encourage Americans, especially parents of young children, to introduce regular screen breaks into their daily routines.

Walman University, Now Virtual, Returns

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:00 AM Product: Walman University Virtual Event
Top Line: Walman Optical has scheduled a complimentary Walman University virtual event is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020. Dynamic and entertaining industry experts, Phernell Walker and Mike Karlsrud, are set to live stream courses worth up to six ABO, NCLE or CPO credits.

CooperVision Promotes Michele Andrews, OD, to Vice President, Professional & Government Affairs

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision Inc.  has promoted Michele Andrews, OD, to vice president, Professional & Government Affairs, Americas. In this newly created role, she is responsible for fostering collaboration between the company and eyecare professionals.

Johnson & Johnson Reports Sales, Earnings Gains in Q3 and Expects ‘Strong Momentum Entering into 2021’

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:18 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson  (NYSE: JNJ) reported Tuesday that both its sales and earnings increased in the third quarter, and the company noted that due to “positive trends” across its diverse health care businesses, it is raising its full-year sales guidance by $1 billion and earnings by 15 cents per share.

Transitions Sponsors Expert-Led Study Groups

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:03 AM Product: Light Up Your Sales study group
Top Line: Transitions Optical is sponsoring a series of expert-led study groups. Starting October 12 and October 14, eyecare professionals can learn from peers how to take their practice to new heights by prescribing Transitions lenses, AR and sunwear.