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.

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.

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.

CooperVision Names Drs. Walsh, Shah and Siergey to Professional Affairs Teams as Company Continues Growth

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has announced the addition of three well-known optometrists to its professional affairs teams.

Bausch Health Files Confidentially for Public Offering of Bausch + Lomb and Medical Aesthetics Business

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:27 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week noting that the parent company had previously submitted registration statements related to the planned separation and/or spinoff of both its Bausch + Lomb eyecare business and its medical aesthetics group.

See Tomorrow Campaign Reaching Millions, Says Contact Lens Institute

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Monday, September 13, 2021 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—One month into the consumer phase of its “See Tomorrow” initiative, the Contact Lens Institute said last week that the campaign has already reached millions of U.S. residents.

Health Canada Approves Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Acuvue Abiliti 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:21 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision said Wednesday that Health Canada has approved its Acuvue Abiliti 1-Day soft therapeutic lenses for myopia management. Abiliti 1-Day lenses are a new option of daily wear, single-use, disposable lenses that have the potential to slow the progression of myopia and are specifically designed for children who are 7 to 12 years old at the start of treatment, the announcement noted. Abiliti 1-Day lenses are expected to become available in select areas of Canada beginning “as early as this year and expanding beyond in 2022,” J&J Vision said. Parents and eyecare professionals who want more information can visit the site at seeyourabiliti.com.

CooperCompanies Reports Record Sales, Earnings in Q3 as All Contact Lens Segments Show Double-Digit Growth

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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) on Thursday reported that its third-quarter sales increased 32 percent (28 percent in constant currency) year-over-year to $763.4 million, driven by sales gains in both of its business segments. In the CooperVision (CVI) segment, which includes contact lenses, revenue rose 24 percent (20 percent at constant currency) to $557.5 million. In the CooperSurgical (CSI) segment, revenue increased 60 percent to $205.9 million in the third quarter, which ended July 31, 2021.

Expertscape Names Lyndon Jones as the Decade’s Top Contact Lens Expert

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:18 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—Biomedical website Expertscape has published an update to its rankings of the world’s top authorities in contact lenses. Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), achieved top honors for the past decade.

CooperVision Fosters Peer-to-Peer Connection to Strengthen Myopia Management as Standard of Care

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Friday, August 27, 2021 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—With the number of Brilliant Futures Certified eyecare professionals in the U.S. now exceeding 4,600, CooperVision convened select prescribers in Chicago in mid-August to support the continued growth of myopia management in U.S. eyecare practices.

Kits Eyecare Reports Second-Quarter and Half-Year Sales Gains and Says ‘Positive Momentum’ Will Lead to Sustained Growth

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Monday, August 23, 2021 12:15 AM VANCOUVER, Canada—Kits Eyecare Ltd., a digital eyecare platform that went public earlier this year, said its first-half sales increased 21 percent to $42.1 million.

Alcon Cites ‘Strong Commercial Execution’ of New Product Launches for Driving Second-Quarter Sales, Income Growth

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:21 AM GENEVA—Alcon (SIX/NYSE:ALC) reported Tuesday that its worldwide sales in the second quarter rose 75 percent on a reported basis to $2.1 billion.

Report Shows How ECPs Can Boost Contact Lens Trial and Engage Patients with Sustainable Options

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—A survey commissioned by CooperVision Inc. sheds new light on the value of providing patients more sustainable contact lens options.