Frost & Sullivan Honors EyeQue for Its Consumer-Friendly, Handheld Ophthalmic Monitoring Solutions

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Friday, January 22, 2021 12:21 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Based on its recent analysis of the global home-based ophthalmic monitoring solutions market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized EyeQue Corporation with the 2020 Global Growth Excellence Frost Radar Award.

Healthy Eyes Advantage Partners With OAA to Support Independent Optical

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:27 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA) has formed a strategic partnership with the Opticians Association of America (OAA) to support the OAA’s mission of advancing the optical profession and enhancing recognition of the vital position that opticians hold in the delivery of comprehensive eyecare.

HEA Offers New COPE-Accredited CE for Optometrists

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:06 AM

Adverum Biotechnologies Announces New GMP Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:15 AM REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Adverum Biotechnologies, a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, last week announced plans for a new Good Manufacturing Practices facility in Durham, N.C. Adverum will invest over $80 million in the 174,000-square-foot facility, located in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The site will include four 1,000-liter bioreactors, with space for future expansion and will create more than 200 jobs, Adverum said in a statement.

Hi-Health Launches New Division to Market Eye Nutraceuticals Under Vista Brand

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:24 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Hi-Health, a Scottsdale-based maker of nutraceuticals, has launched a vision care division to make and market a new line of products under the Vista brand.

J&J Vision and Leading Eye Health Groups Unveil New Recommendations in Response to the Growing Myopia Epidemic

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:18 AM ACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision announced Tuesday a new guide with recommendations for eyecare professionals to assess, monitor and treat myopia in children.

Samsara Vision Appoints Three New Members to the Board of Directors

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:18 AM FAR HILLS, N.J.— Samsara Vision, previously known as VisionCare Inc., has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Jonathan H. Talamo, MD, Tracy M. Valorie, and David Schiff.

Under New Bill Massachusetts ODs Can Finally Provide Glaucoma Treatments

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Monday, January 11, 2021 12:18 AM SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Optometrists in Massachusetts are finally able to provide glaucoma treatments, thanks to a multifaceted, telehealth reform bill that was signed into law on New Year’s Day by Gov. Charlie Baker. The move comes after a nearly two decades-long push by the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and others to modernize the state’s scope of practice. The news was first reported by AOA News. The bill, S.2984, also mandates payment of some telehealth services and establishes some parities for primary care and chronic care services.

Prevent Blindness Issues Call for Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and the Rising Visionary Award

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Friday, January 8, 2021 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has issued the call for nominations for the “2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and the second annual “Rising Visionary Award.”

DigitalOptometrics Welcomes Craig Viney

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Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:18 AM LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.—DigitalOptometrics, a leading provider of remote comprehensive eye health and vision analysis examination systems, has named Craig Viney as chief technology officer.

EyecareLive and Allergan Eye Care to Offer Telemedicine Option for Chronic Dry Eye Patients

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:21 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif.—EyecareLive, based here, and Allergan, an AbbVie company, said they have reached an agreement to provide virtual consultations as an option to those patients suffering from symptoms of chronic dye eye disease.

New Ohio State Optometry Clinic Open for Patients

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:18 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio State University College of Optometry has opened a new eyecare clinic on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Binovi Appoints Dr. Michael Gallaway to the Binovi Scientific Advisory Board

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Monday, December 28, 2020 12:15 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Gallaway to the Binovi scientific advisory board.

CTA Recognizes Four Vision Technology Products With CES 2021 Innovation Awards

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Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:15 AM ARLINGTON, Va.—Vision technology was well represented among the CES 2021 Innovation Awards honorees, which were announced yesterday by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

BostonSight Appoints Scientific Advisory Board to Guide Expanding Research Program

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:15 AM NEEDHAM, Mass.—BostonSight, a nonprofit eye health care organization and research center dedicated to saving sight and improving quality of life for patients across the globe, announced today they have formed a scientific advisory board comprising medical experts to help guide BostonSight’s robust research initiatives.