Conant Lens Launches UV++

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MARIETTA, Ga.— Conant Lens is introducing UV++, a lens that blocks shorter wavelength light. Exposure to this spectrum of blue light, which is emitted from digital devices, can cause eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes and retinal damage.

Appeals Court Extends Deadline for Utah State Attorneys in Contact Lens Pricing Battle

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—An appeals court has extended the deadline Utah state attorneys have to reply in a lawsuit that three major contact lens manufacturers have filed against a Utah law that prevents contact lens manufacturers from establishing minimum prices on certain products.

Art Optical Partners With Laboratoire Precilens to Distribute Expert Progressive GP Multifocal Lens

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical has again partnered with Laboratoire Precilens of Paris, France, to bring another specialty contact lens to their U.S. customer base.

Court Allows Utah Law Outlawing Contact Lens Universal Pricing Policies During Appeals Process

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—On June 12, 2015, a federal appeals court allowed a Utah law that prevents contact lens manufacturers from establishing minimum prices on certain products to go into effect.

NovaBay Gets FDA Clearance for High-Tech Contact Lens Case

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:24 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) last week received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its intelli-Case with hydrogen peroxide solutions.

Contact Lens Manufacturers Ask Appeals Court to Maintain Injunction Against Utah’s Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Friday, June 05, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Following last week’s attempt by Utah, Costco and 1-800 CONTACTS to lift an injunction blocking a new state law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies (UPP) to set minimum retail prices on certain products, Alcon, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Bausch + Lomb filed papers in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, requesting that the injunction be solidified.

CL Pricing Battle Continues: Utah, Costco and 1-800 CONTACTS Try to Lift Injunction Banning Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Friday, May 29, 2015 12:27 AM SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Attorney General’s Office opposed an injunction blocking a new state law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

Federal Appeals Court Stops Utah’s Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 10:15 AM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—A federal appeals court late on May 14 stopped a Utah law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

Utah Outlaws Contact Lens Unilateral Pricing Policies Despite Litigation

By Staff
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:27 AM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—The “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” (S.B. 169) went into effect in Utah on May 12 after a federal judge refused to side with allegations that the law was unconstitutional.

LensFerry Expansion Planned for N.Y. and California

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM NEW YORK—Executives from WebSystem3 and its parent company, CooperVision, took the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 19 to announce the expansion of their mobile contact lens commerce service, LensFerry.

Three Major Contact Lens Manufacturers Sue Utah Attorney General Over New Anti-UPP Law

By Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:40 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—In response to last month’s passage of the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” in Utah, three leading contact lens manufacturers (Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) have filed lawsuits to stop that state’s attorney general from enforcing the new law.

Contact Lens Pricing Battle Decided in Utah, Garners National Attention With Litigation and Proposed Bills

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Friday afternoon, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act,” which bans contact lens manufacturers from utilizing Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP).

What’s the Status of State Bills Opposing UPP Policies?

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:05 AM NEW YORK—To stop the practice of contact lens manufacturers using UPP policies, 1-800 CONTACTS has backed legislation in 14 states—Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.

The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners Create Spanish E-Certification Exams

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:18 AM SPRINGFIELD, Va.—The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) announced that they have successfully developed a full Spanish-language electronic version of the NOCE and CLRE Basic Certification Examinations.
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