UMass Chan Graduates Two ACGME Approved Ophthalmology Residents, the First in 20 Years

By Staff
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.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2022, Set for September 14-17 in Las Vegas

By Staff
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.

Ace Vision Group Appoints Elizabeth Yeu, MD, as Chief Strategic Advisor

By Staff
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.

Lensar Receives U.S. FDA Clearance of ALLY Adaptive Cataract Treatment System

By Staff
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.

Vision Expo West 2022 Opens Hotel Reservations

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, 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.

Aurion Biotech Appoints Dr. Michael Goldstein as President and Chief Medical Officer

By Staff
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.

Midwest Vision Partners Announces Two New Partnerships as Group Expands Into Three New States

By Staff
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.

First-of-its-Kind Study Finds AI Screenings Improve Eyecare Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Staff
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.

Visiox Appoints Two Nationally Recognized Ophthalmologists to Board of Directors

By Staff
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.

Prism Vision Group Completes 21st Acquisition With Addition of South Jersey Eye Physicians

By Staff
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.

Ocular Science Appoints Kip Crecca to Board of Directors

By Staff
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.

If It’s June, It Must Be Cataract Awareness Month

By Mary Kane
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.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on Monday, June 6

By Staff
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.

Lumenis OptiLight Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best New Tech Solution for Ophthalmology

By Staff
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.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
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.