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Essilor, Luxottica merger progresses

March 24, 2017

Essilor’s board of directors signed the draft contribution agreements that relate to the transfer by Essilor International of substantially all of its activities and shareholders to its fully owned subsidiary, Delamare Sovra, to be renamed Essilor International.

In addition, Delfin will contribute all of its shares in Luxottica in exchange for new shares issued by Essilor, based on an exchange ratio of 0.461 Essilor share for one Luxottica share, according to an Essilor press release.

FDA News

FDA encourages proper use of hydrogen peroxide solutions

March 22, 2017
The FDA published a consumer update on proper handling of hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution, cautioning users that the red warning label and red tip on the bottle…

Visioneering Technologies raises $33 million, expands infrastructure

March 21, 2017
Visioneering Technologies Inc., manufacturer of the NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses, has raised $33.3 million following the close of its fully underwritten…
PCON Reports

Educating patients essential in the age of disruptive technologies

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
By nature, the term “disruptive technology” can elicit fear of losing the status quo or a change beyond recognition. New technologies in eye care are…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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Essilor, Luxottica merger progresses

March 24, 2017
Essilor’s board of directors signed the draft contribution agreements that relate to the transfer by Essilor International of substantially all…

FDA News

FDA encourages proper use of hydrogen peroxide solutions

March 22, 2017
The FDA published a consumer update on proper handling of hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution, cautioning users that the red warning label and…

Visioneering Technologies raises $33 million, expands infrastructure

March 21, 2017
Visioneering Technologies Inc., manufacturer of the NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses, has raised $33.3 million following the close of its…

PCON Reports

Educating patients essential in the age of disruptive technologies

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
By nature, the term “disruptive technology” can elicit fear of losing the status quo or a change beyond recognition. New technologies in…

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AOA urges FTC to reject changes to Contact Lens Rule

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
The American Optometric Association urged the Federal Trade Commission not to adopt proposed new changes to the Contact Lens Rule, according to a…

From The Editor

Embrace disruptive technologies while advocating for patients

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
While intently staring at the computer, attesting to the electronic health record content and accuracy of a recent encounter, my elderly patient…

Subscription contact lens service Hubble closes $16.5 million in financing

March 14, 2017
Hubble, a new direct-to-consumer contact lens brand, announced the close of a $16.5 million Series A investment round led by FirstMark Capital…

Bausch + Lomb introduces 1-day lens for astigmatism

March 8, 2017
Bausch + Lomb announced the introduction of Biotrue OneDay for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses. The new lens offers patients the…

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Alcon continues charitable giving

March 7, 2017
ATLANTA – Alcon took part in nearly 650 medical missions, facilitated 47,000 cataract surgeries and served more than 480,000 patients around…

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J&J: Acuvue Oasys 1-day for astigmatism covers most toric needs

March 6, 2017
ATLANTA – “Acuvue has continued to broaden its portfolio of contact lenses, which is inspired by the natural function of the eye and…

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