Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:27 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
announced Wednesday a global strategic collaboration with contact lens maker Menicon
aimed at creating a portfolio of products and services to manage the progression of myopia in children. "For decades, Johnson & Johnson Vision has invested in research collaborations with academic centers, research institutes and leading global health organizations who share our vision of leading with science to reshape the future of myopia and eye health," said Peter Menziuso, global president, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.
Monday, April 5, 2021 12:21 AM
MONROE, N.J.—The International Sports Vision Association
(ISVA) and Zyloware Eyewear
today announced the launch of Protect. Prevent. Play., a new educational resource designed to help ECPs educate parents, coaches, teachers, athletic trainers and athletes about the importance of wearing appropriate protective eyewear to help reduce the chance of eye injury.
Monday, April 5, 2021 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES—Second Sight Medical Products
(NASDAQ: EYES), a leading developer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics for blind individuals, announced that the company’s board of directors has named Scott Dunbar to replace Matthew Pfeffer as acting chief executive officer. Under Nasdaq rules, an independent director may temporarily be named acting CEO, but such service cannot continue for more than one year. Accordingly, Pfeffer has relinquished the role of acting CEO but will remain on the board as an independent director.
Friday, April 2, 2021 8:30 AM
As a journalist who covers vision technology, I’ve become fascinated with eye tracking and its many uses, which range from health care to virtual and augmented reality, sports training, gaming, retail, marketing, education and military applications. Eye tracking uses motion-detecting sensors embedded in special eyeglasses or behind a computer screen to detect and measure eye movement. As many VMAIL
readers know, it’s used for diagnosing and treating vision problems related to the eye-brain connection. “We use eye tracking on virtually every single one of our patients who are coming in with a visual processing issue,” said Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, a vision development and vision rehabilitation specialist whose practice, Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas
, is in Plano, Texas.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:15 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—Surface Ophthalmics Inc.
, a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics for ocular diseases, has appointed Preeya K. Gupta, MD, as chief medical advisor (CMA).
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:21 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—A new special report is helping draw awareness to the increasing severity and prevalence of myopia in children among non-ophthalmic health care providers. The report, “Advancing the Treatment of Myopia in Children
,” is published by Global Business Media.
Friday, March 26, 2021 12:21 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
said this week that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) gave its approval to the company’s Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen for allergic eye itch.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:15 AM
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Visionary Ventures
, an Orange County California based venture capital firm, yesterday announced the closing of Visionary Venture Fund II with $114 million in committed capital.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:24 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—A recently announced initiative from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
to protect children from the vision-threatening consequences of high myopia (nearsightedness) has attracted major financial support from CooperVision
. The company will make a five-year commitment to help underwrite the program, part of its global leadership in developing evidence-based clinical and educational approaches that advance myopia management as standard of care.
Monday, March 22, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK, N.Y.—OCLI Vision
, an internationally recognized, multi-specialty ophthalmology group in four Northeast states, announced a non-exclusive affiliation agreement with a network of New York-based optometry practices supported by the LION Eye Group
management services organization.
Monday, March 22, 2021 12:18 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia—Revenio Group
, a Finland-based health tech group that is a global leader in ophthalmological devices, signed an agreement on Friday to purchase Oculo
, an Australian teleophthalmology and clinical communication platform company focusing on telehealth, remote monitoring, and clinical communications.
Friday, March 19, 2021 8:30 AM
We’ve all seen those notifications and displays on our phones tallying up our average screen time for the week. Ever since we went into lockdown last March, we’ve all been spending way too much time not just on our phones, but on electronic devices in general—including laptops, ipads and TVs. And once you add in children learning remotely on screens, you have a recipe for digital overload throughout the entire family. Here are some eye opening statistics about the rise of Digital Eye Strain (DES) and some advice from several eye doctors on how to combat the problem.
Friday, March 19, 2021 12:24 AM
MADISON, Miss.—Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed legislation on Wednesday, House Bill 1302
, that expands the scope of optometry in the state. The state’s senate had passed the bill earlier, and it was originally introduced early this year in the state’s House of Representatives. The legislation expands the scope of practice for optometrists, including the ability to prescribe certain medications and perform specific procedures. The new rules are set to take effect July 1, 2021, Ryan Wally, OD, legislative chair for the Mississippi Optometric Association
(MOA), told VMAIL
Friday, March 19, 2021 12:15 AM
TEL AVIV, Israel—EyeYon Medical
, a start-up developing ophthalmic products for vision-threatening conditions, announced the completion of $25 million in a Series C funding.