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NAD recommends B+L discontinue certain claims for Ultra lenses

April 25, 2016

The National Advertising Division determined that Bausch + Lomb can support advertising claims that indicate the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone, which attracts and maintains moisture, in its Ultra contact lenses with MoistureSeal technology.

However, the group recommended in a press release that B+L discontinue claims that Ultra lenses contain “four times more PVP” than lenses from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

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Naidoo introduces global children's vision program

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “The Our Children’s Vision global campaign has been launched to ensure we make child eye health accessible to children all over the…
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Essilor supports efforts to address children’s vision

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “Uncorrected refractive error is probably the biggest disability in the world,” Jayanth Bhuvaraghan said. “It’s not an expensive…
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Physicians lack clarity on FDA approvals, ‘breakthrough therapy’

April 18, 2016
Physicians demonstrated limited understanding of the FDA approval process and the meaning of the “breakthrough therapy” designation, according to recent…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Fewer medications prior to SLT improve chance of success

April 25, 2016
One-year efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty in controlling intraocular pressure was limited in patients with…
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Proactive approach to OSD improves surgical outcomes, contact lens success

April 22, 2016
NEW YORK – Do not wait for a patient to say he or she has dry eye; assess his or her risk and symptoms and…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma patients found to have greater risk of unsafe driving

April 26, 2016
Glaucoma patients at the greatest risk for unsafe driving exhibited slower performance on psychometric and mobility…
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NAD recommends B+L discontinue certain claims for Ultra lenses

April 25, 2016
The National Advertising Division determined that Bausch + Lomb can support advertising claims that indicate the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone…
Meeting News CoverageVideo

Naidoo introduces global children's vision program

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “The Our Children’s Vision global campaign has been launched to ensure we make child eye health accessible to children…
Meeting News Coverage

Essilor supports efforts to address children’s vision

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “Uncorrected refractive error is probably the biggest disability in the world,” Jayanth Bhuvaraghan said…
In the JournalsPerspective

Physicians lack clarity on FDA approvals, ‘breakthrough therapy’

April 18, 2016
Physicians demonstrated limited understanding of the FDA approval process and the meaning of the “breakthrough therapy” designation…

BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016
I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other…

AOA supports contact lens prescription verification, patient safety bill

April 13, 2016
The American Optometric Association announced its support for the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016, introduced by Sen. Bill…
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JJVC replaces unilateral pricing policy

April 13, 2016
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced that it has discontinued its unilateral pricing policy and is replacing it with new programs to…
Medicare Coding

All practices should implement a medical records compliance program

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2016
Charles B. Brownlow, OD
I am sure most of the nation’s health care providers have heard or read about Medicare’s recent comparative billing reports, which began…

Report outlines current national issues for children’s eye, vision health

April 7, 2016
A report from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness found that amblyopia is the most common cause of…

Senate committee recommends PATH Act for superbug treatment

April 6, 2016
A bill aimed at shortening the development time for superbug treatments was recommended today by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education…
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