Bausch + Lomb Corp. Files Registration Statement and Preliminary Prospectus for Proposed Initial Public Offering

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Friday, January 14, 2022 8:45 AM LAVAL, Quebec and VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) said late Thursday that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its plans for spinning off the wholly owned subsidiary Bausch + Lomb Corp. This filing is in connection with the company’s previously announced intention to separate the vision care business, Bausch + Lomb Corp. and the plan now moves ahead with the public filing of a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC and a preliminary base post-receipt pricing procedure (PREP) prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada (other than Quebec) relating to this proposed initial public offering (IPO) of Bausch + Lomb's common shares.

CORE Appoints Dr. Alex Hui as Head of Biosciences

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Monday, January 10, 2022 12:18 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has appointed Alex Hui, OD, PhD, FAAO, as head of Biosciences. Dr. Hui is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney.

ABB Optical Group Awards $8,500 in Donations to Three Charities Through 7th Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading provider of optical products and business solutions in the eyecare industry, has announced that three non-profit organizations, nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide, will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for outstanding programming and community impact through the 7th Annual ABB Cares Program. Since the program’s inception in 2014, ABB has donated more than $70,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in the U.S. “Many non-profit organizations throughout the country were heavily impacted by the pandemic during the last 18 months,” said Tom Burke, chief executive officer of ABB Optical Group.

CORE Names ‘Top 10 of 2021’ Scientific Papers for Eyecare Community

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:18 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—In a year like no other, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published a record 66 scientific and clinical educational papers on topics that advance academic and clinical knowledge in optometry and ophthalmology.

CooperVision Opens Applications for its 2022 Best Practices Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.— As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the education of future eyecare professionals, CooperVision is now accepting applications for its 2022 Best Practices Student Scholarship Program.

Experts Address Dangers of Inappropriate Contact Lens Substitution in New Contact Lens and Anterior Eye Paper

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:15 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—A newly published review paper addresses the dangers and consequences of inappropriate soft contact lens substitution by consumers and resellers, offering an objective, evidence-based perspective on a globally proliferating issue. The paper, “All soft contact lenses are not created equal,” is now in press from Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, the peer-reviewed journal of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), according to a recent announcement by the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE).

Hubble Names Rachael Durkin as VP, Merchandising and Strategy, Amid Plans for Further Expansion in Vision Care

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Vision Path Inc., the parent company that owns Hubble Contacts and ContactsCart, has named former Walmart executive Rachael Durkin as vice president of merchandising and strategy.

CooperVision Launches Student Myopia Leadership Society

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has launched the CooperVision Student Myopia Leadership Society, an initiative that the company said will impact the eyecare profession and patients for decades to come.

CooperCompanies Expands Corporate Role of Dan McBride and Promotes Jerry Warner to President of CooperVision

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Friday, November 19, 2021 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) on Thursday announced two senior leadership changes that will enable the company to maximize current and future opportunities. Effective Feb. 1, 2022, Dan McBride, who is executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer of CooperCompanies, will take on additional responsibilities that span the organization. In conjunction with this move, Jerry Warner EVP, Americas and global commercial functions of CooperVision, will be promoted to president of CooperVision, effective Feb. 1, the announcement noted.

CooperVision Reports Seven-Year MiSight 1 Day Contact Lens Study Indicates No Myopia Control Rebound in Children

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:21 AM BOSTON—CooperVision on Tuesday announced new seven-year findings from its pivotal MiSight 1 day contact lens clinical trial.

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue Eye Care Recycling Program in Collaboration With Terracycle in the U.S.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:18 AM LAVAL, Quebec, and TRENTON, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, the eye health business unit of Bausch Health Companies (NYSE/TSX: BHC), announced the launch of the Biotrue Eye Care Recycling program, which the company said is the first and only eyecare recycling program in the U.S. The new program will allow consumers who participate in the program to properly recycle all brands of their eye drop single dose units, lens cases and lens solution caps, as well as Biotrue Hydration Boost Lubricant Eye Drops multi-dose bottles through a collaboration with TerraCycle, a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, according to the announcement.

ABB Optical Group Announces Three Updates to its Specialty Vision Product Consultation Team

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading independent eyecare distributor, announced Wednesday changes within the company’s specialty vision product division, effective immediately.

Johnson & Johnson Reports 10 Percent Sales Growth in Third Quarter and Raises Guidance for Full Year 2021

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:21 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported Tuesday that its third-quarter sales increased 10.7 percent to $23.3 billion, with operational growth of 9.9 percent (which excludes currency changes) and adjusted operational growth of 10.6 percent.

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).