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.

Unilens Reports Improved Sales, Revenues and Profits for Q2 and First Half of Fiscal Year 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:23 AM LARGO, Fla.— Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCQX: UVIC) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2015, which ended Dec. 31, 2014, for the contact lens supplier.

Contamac Announces License Agreements With Brien Holden Vision Institute and Ocular Dynamics

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:21 AM SAFFRON WALDEN, Essex, U.K.— Contamac, which manufactures high performance materials for contact lenses and intraocular lenses, has entered into a licensing agreement with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which develop solutions for vision care and eliminates vision impairment and avoidable blindness.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:12 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 6th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year.

Cooper Companies Report Record Revenue for Fiscal Year

By Staff
Monday, December 08, 2014 12:23 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.— The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended Oct. 31, 2014.

ABB Optical Group’s Lynda Baker to Retire

By Staff
Friday, November 14, 2014 12:18 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.— ABB Optical Group has announced the retirement of Lynda Baker, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Currently executive vice president of ABB Optical Group, Baker was instrumental in the 2007 merger of ABB Optical and Concise Contact Lens Company, where she began her career in 1965.

Bausch + Lomb Rolls Out Multimedia Consumer Educational and Marketing Campaigns

By Staff
Monday, November 10, 2014 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—This fall, Bausch + Lomb (B+L) is launching several consumer-focused marketing campaigns, presenting professionals and celebrities across multiple media to engage and educate contact lens wearers.

Advanced Vision Technologies Moves to New Location

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:15 AM LAKEWOOD Colo.— Advanced Vision Technologies, a custom and specialty GP and soft lens manufacturer, recently relocated to a new manufacturing facility here.

Sommer to Head Sales for B+L's U.S. Vision Care Division

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:26 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb, has named Tony Sommer head of sales for its U.S. vision care division. Sommer will also help plan, develop and execute growth plans, and strategic business strategies to maximize market opportunities and grow the lens product portfolio, the company said.

FDA and Optical Stress Safe Contact Lens Wear on Halloween

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health care, government and ophthalmic organizations and ECPs are joining  to warn the public against the dangers of costume contact lenses worn without a prescription this Halloween season.
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