Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:30 AM
yesterday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has granted “Breakthrough Device” designation to its Essilor Stellest spectacle lens, the company’s new generation lens developed to correct myopia and slow down the progression of myopia in children. The designation of the Essilor’s Stellest spectacle lens as a “Breakthrough Device” by the FDA, that will lead to further U.S. research and FDA review, builds on the publication of groundbreaking two-year results of an ongoing three-year clinical trial, in China, in myopic children.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:27 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
, which recently surpassed 100 standalone locations, has named Cameron Weiner to its leadership team as vice president of strategic development.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:24 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—L'Amy America
has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Centennial Optical
, a leading eyewear distributor in Canada, to distribute the Ben Sherman Eco Green eyewear collection both online and in stores in Canada.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW DELHI & MUMBAI, India—Lenskart
, a top India-based omni-channel eyewear retailer and global investment firm KKR
announced the signing of definitive agreements under which KKR will invest $95 million in Lenskart via a secondary stake acquisition.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:18 AM
has announced the relaunch of Myopia Awareness Week, a global initiative to bring attention to the growing epidemic of myopia in children across the world. Myopia Awareness Week 2021 will run from May 24 to 28. BHVI will be providing a range of educational resources for practitioners, parents and advocates of myopia awareness, as well as content for social media, to help drive awareness. Resources and campaign information can be found at bhvi.org
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products
, a leading developer of implantable visual prosthetics, announced that it has received notice from the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) of the release of year three funding for its Early Feasibility Clinical Trial of a Visual Cortical Prosthesis (the Orion Trial), grant UH3NS103442. The NIH released $1.4 million of the $6.4 million planned five-year grant. Second Sight uses the funds primarily to pay UCLA
and Baylor College of Medicine
to conduct the Orion Trial.
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:24 AM
MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group Inc.
announced Friday that its shareholders voted to approve a proposed deal that will have three investor groups take the Canadian optical retail company private. In its statement, New Look Vision referred to the results of the vote at the special meeting of the shareholders as a “positive outcome.” The vote was in favor of the previously announced plan for NL1 AcquireCo Inc. to take ownership of New Look Vision, which operates 407 locations, primarily in Canada.
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:21 AM
has declared the second annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week” for May 16-22, 2021.
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:18 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Kits Eyecare Ltd.
, a vertically integrated, digital eyecare platform, reported first-quarter results late last week that showed a record quarterly revenue of $20.4 million, representing organic growth of 42 percent from the year-ago period, and active customers exceeding 750,000 at quarter’s end.
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:15 AM
invites all ECPs and eyewear enthusiasts to join in celebrating the sixth annual National Eyewear Day on June 6, 2021.
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:14 AM
The Vision Council invites members to register now for a member-only Q&A on Tuesday, May 18 at 2 pm EST
to learn more about the all-new Vision Expo+
experiences. To register to attend, click here.
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:33 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings
(NASDAQ: EYE) reported Thursday that its net sales rose 13.7 percent to $534.2 million (from $469.7 million a year ago) and net income increased 346 percent to $43.4 million in its first quarter, which ended April 3. The retailer said its adjusted operating income rose 77.8 percent to $67.7 million in the period, and chief executive officer Reade Fahs noted that the results marked “a truly remarkable start to the year, as patients and customers chose us at record levels.”
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the education program curated by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:27 AM
, host of the leading continuing education meeting for optometrists and allied health care ophthalmic professionals, held its annual Congress here from April 28 to May 2.
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global Innovation Center
released findings from a new report that identified vision as a key force in cutting-edge technologies and startup companies poised to shape the future of eyecare and eyewear.