WATERTOWN, Mass.—Kala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KALA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eysuvis (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 0.25% for the short-term (up to two weeks) treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. “The FDA […]
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarship. Nearly $164,000 was awarded to 50 top-performing fourth-year optometry students in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, according to the announcement this week. The Practice Excellence Scholarship […]
NEW YORK—A new online platform, TeleEyes.com debuted yesterday to enable patients to find an eyecare professional if they're in need of eyecare or eyewear services across the country. It's being launched by Abby Ayoub, CEO and founder of the Clifton, N.J.-based Optical Academy which provides a range of onsite eyecare services to schools and work sites or community centers. […]
CHICAGO—Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, shows that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes and 88 million American adults have prediabetes. Alarmingly, more people are developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes during their youth, and racial and ethnic minorities continue to develop type 2 diabetes at higher rates. […]
ST. LOUIS—Responding to the rapid rise of telehealth-based care among U.S. optometrists, many of whom began using the technology to remain connected with patients during the coronavirus pandemic, the American Optometric Association(AOA) is shifting its stance toward virtual vision care.
WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Health’s announcement this week that its CVS Pharmacy division has launched an online prescription renewal service for contact lenses has prompted strong reaction from ECPs across social media and has drawn a rebuke from the American Optometric Association (AOA).
AUSTIN, Texas—As it turns out, 2020 is certainly going to become a memorable year for many companies and people across the optical sector. VisionWeb, based here in Austin and the leading provider of cloud-based technology services to the optical industry, is no exception.
Halloween will look a lot different across the U.S. this fall season, with many parents signaling they’ll be keeping their children home due to fear of COVID-19 transmission. Still, many kids will trick-or-treat on Oct. 31, and many adults will dress up and attend socially distanced parties (hopefully). New data shows how the sales of Halloween […]
Retailers have been on the front lines of this pandemic as economic first responders and are going above and beyond to maintaining a safe work environment for themselves, their colleagues and their customers. These new credentials will give employees the training they need to continue operating and serving customers safely.
NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. continued to remain flat this past week, showing little change from the previous week (Oct. 12 to 18), according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the week ending Oct. 25. Sales showed little change over the course of last week even as COVID-19 cases continue to break […]