CooperVision Launches New Myopia Education Campaign for U.S. Parents

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, a leader in myopia management, announced a new U.S. education initiative called “Take Control: Myopia & You” to increase awareness of the disease and encourage parents to schedule eye exams for their young children. Childhood myopia has been increasing in prevalence and severity in recent decades, a trend that may have been exacerbated by increased time spent on screens and other “near work” indoors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s announcement Tuesday.

Nominations for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

CooperVision's SightGlass Business Reports Trial Data Indicating Vision Diffusion Optics Technology Demonstrates ‘Significant Reduction in Myopia Progression’ After Two Years

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision said its SightGlass Vision business has revealed two-year clinical study data for its Diffusion Optics Technology, which is specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia in children. After two years, children who wore their Diffusion Optics Technology-enabled spectacles full time, including not removing them for near vision activities, progressed on average one-half diopter less than those wearing the control spectacles—a reduction of 59 percent, according to an announcement.

HPO Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreements With Alcon for New Contact Lens Innovation

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:18 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Alcon has entered into multiple licensing agreements with HPO, an organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Andrew Ishak, OD, FAAO, through work focused on protecting the human retina from High Energy Visible Light (HEVL).

Bausch Health Releases Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:24 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) has released its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report (previously referred to as the Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR report), highlighting the company's ongoing commitment to drive a sustainable and equitable impact for its various stakeholders.

Satisloh’s New AR Coater Debuts at Vision Expo West

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:11 AM

J&J Vision Names Dr. Monica Jong to Role of Global Professional Education, Myopia

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Monica Jong as its global professional education lead, myopia, according to an announcement this week.

CooperVision Opens Applications for 2022 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees, Now With Five Key Focus Areas

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Friday, September 24, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, CALIF.—CooperVision Inc. has announced its seventh annual search for the nation’s 2022 Best Practices. The program celebrates the innovative ways that U.S. eyecare practices deliver exceptional patient care and advance the profession, bringing them together to share their insights with their peers. New this year, the program structure has been enhanced so that honorees will now be recognized in five key categories: industry advancement, community impact, patient experience, specialty services, and team building.

VSP Global Premier Program Now Includes Extra Lens Savings on Eligible Carl Zeiss Vision and Hoya Vision Care Products

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global Premier Program will now extend additional revenue opportunities for eligible lens partner products as part of what VSP describes as its larger commitment to support network doctors’ long-term success through expanded choice and flexibility.