Friday, July 1, 2022 12:15 AM
WORCESTER, Mass.—On Friday, June 24, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass
held the first Inaugural Residents' Graduation Day. Speakers included Dr. Ajoy Vincent, Dr. Michael Gustafson, and Dr. Terrence Flutte.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration opens today for Vision Expo West
, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:21 AM
NEWARK, Del.—Ace Vision Group
, a privately held U.S. ophthalmic medical device company developing Laser Microporation Therapeutic technologies to treat diseases of the aging eye, has appointed Elizabeth Yeu, MD to the role of chief strategic advisor.
Monday, June 20, 2022 12:18 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.—Lensar, Inc.
(NASDAQ: LNSR), based here, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration
510(k) clearance for its next-generation ALLY Adaptive Cataract Treatment System.
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that reservations are now being accepted at Vision Expo West’s partner hotels for Vision Expo West
, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. Exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of special rates at Vision Expo’s partner hotels. A list of participating hotels and instructions on how to book can be found here
. Room block requests for 10 or more rooms can also be made here
. All the partner hotels are conveniently located near the convention center.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:21 AM
SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Aurion Biotech
has appointed Michael Goldstein, MD, MBA, as president and chief medical officer.
Monday, June 13, 2022 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—Midwest Vision Partners
(MVP) said it has recently completed two new partnerships, which also expands the group’s presence into three new states. The new eyecare partnerships are with Spectrum Eye Institute
(Spectrum), which operates two eyecare locations in Illinois, and Lee Eye Center
(LEC), which operates five locations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The terms of the partnership transactions were not disclosed. The new states for Midwest Vision—which is backed by the San Francisco-based private equity firm Alpine Investors
—are Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Orbis International
announced new research findings demonstrating that diabetic retinopathy screenings supported by artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced patients' speed and uptake of referral services in Rwanda, which can help reduce vision loss due to diabetes in the region.
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:15 AM
TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Visiox Pharma, LLC
has appointed two new executives, Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS and Tom Mitro to its board of directors.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:21 AM
NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.—Prism Vision Group
, a vertically integrated eyecare services organization with practice groups along the East coast, has announced the addition of South Jersey Eye Physicians
to the Prism network.
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:15 AM
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Kip Crecca, vice president of sales, North America at STAAR Surgical
has joined the Ocular Science
board of directors.
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:30 AM
“Having the surgery was life-changing. I can see everything from the time on my alarm clock to a bird’s nest in a tree hundreds of feet away without glasses. It’s the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.” At age 49, Michael Sargent’s vision had become so impaired by cataracts that he couldn’t distinguish shapes or colors without his glasses on, even if objects were right in front of him. His ophthalmologist recommended cataract surgery and the results were life-changing. Throughout June, Prevent Blindness
and the American Academy of Ophthalmology
are among the many eyecare organizations, practitioners and groups making a major push to educate the public about the detection and treatment of cataracts.
Friday, June 3, 2022 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form
. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:27 AM
YOKNE’AM ILLIT, Israel—Lumenis Be.
announced that its OptiLight device has received the MedTech Breakthrough Award
for “Best New Technology Solution for Ophthalmology.” This year, MedTech’s range of health and medical technology categories attracted more than 3,900 nominations from over 15 countries, from which MedTech selected OptiLight. The win follows Lumenis’ MedTech awards for Best Overall Medical Device Company in 2021 and Best New Surgical Technology Solution in 2020. OptiLight is the first and only light treatment that is FDA approved for management of dry eye disease.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.