The Unique Point of View of One Practitioner Focused on Contact Lenses

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Contact lenses continue to be one of the market’s more dynamic vision correction categories, with arange of new materials, designs and modalities that are propelling more premium product solutions for patients.

FOCUS Series: Multifocal CL Options Appeal to Long-Term Wearers

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Recognizing the value of contact lenses within the total vision correct offerings of a practice, and factoring in the aging of long-time contact lens wearers, has supported high growth in the multifocal market.

Cooper Companies’ 2014 First Quarter Results Indicate Market Share Gain for CooperVision

By Staff
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:23 AM PLEASONTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced financial results for the 2014 fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2014. Overall first quarter revenue increased 7 percent year-over-year to $405 million.

Unilens Vision Reports Royalty Income Increased in Q2 2013

By Staff
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:23 AM LARGO, Fla.— Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCQB: UVIC), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets specialty contact lenses, reported its operating results for the second quarter and first half of FY 2014.

The Vision Care Institute Schedules Live Contact Lens Seminars for 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:18 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Vision Care Institute has announced its 2014 schedule of live training seminars, all of which are two-day events taking place at the Johnson & Johnson company’s facilities here, except the eight-hour Costco Independent OD Roadshow on April 1 in Los Angeles.

FOCUS Series: Contact Lenses Are a Practice Bright Spot

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Outpacing the growth rate of the total optical market for the past several years running, contact lenses, as a category, have been one of the bright spots in dollar growth and stimulating new product options for patients and practitioners.

SynergEyes Launches New Duette Lens for Presbyopes

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, has launched its newest lens, the Duette Progressive, designed to deliver exceptional vision at all distances for presbyopes from emerging to advanced, the company said.

Hoya’s Revenue and Profit Grew in 3Q 2013

By Staff
Monday, February 03, 2014 12:23 AM TOKYO— Hoya Corporation (TOKYO: 7741) reported a 21 percent increase in revenues to 109,690 million yen for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013 versus the year ago period. Profit before tax rose 66.7 percent to 29,499 million yen compared with the same quarter last year.

International Vision Expo, British Contact Lens Association Preview First Global Contact Lens Forum

By Staff
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The International Vision Expo & Conference, in partnership with the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) will host the first ever Global Contact Lens Forum for eyecare practitioners, March 26 to 27, immediately preceding Vision Expo East 2014 in New York.

FOCUS Series: Contact Lenses Can Contribute Significantly to Overall Practice Revenues

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK— New designs, new materials and new modalities have been fueling rapid growth in the contact lens sector.

Google Tests a Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes Patients

By Staff
Monday, January 20, 2014 12:27 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google announced last week that it is developing a smart contact lens that can monitor glucose levels in the tears of diabetes patients.

X-Cel Debuts Flexlens ARC Custom Soft Lens Design for Irregular Corneas

By Marge Axelrad


Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00 AM DULUTH, Ga.—X-Cel Contacts has announced the addition of the Flexlens ARC (Atypical Refractive Correction) custom soft lens to their toolbox of irregular cornea designs.

CooperVision and Its Employees Donate $100,000 to Support Optometry Giving Sight’s 2013 World Sight Day Challenge

By Staff
Friday, January 03, 2014 12:15 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision is donating $100,000 to Optometry Giving Sight in support of the 2013 World Sight Day Challenge. Employees in over 30 locations worldwide participated in a global fundraising campaign and organized local activities to help raise funds for the 2013 World Sight Day Challenge.

Paragon Vision Sciences Announces Reorganization and New Management Team

By Staff
Monday, December 23, 2013 12:21 AM MESA, Arizona— Paragon Vision Sciences, Inc., has announced a major reorganization and a new management team that will fundamentally reorganize the company's corneal reshaping, specialty GP and Lab Channel businesses to increase brand awareness, improve profitability and strengthen competitiveness on a global platform.
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