New Kentucky law sets guidelines for online eye care technology

April 9, 2018
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed the Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act into law March 30, establishing safeguards and limitations on the use of…

Colonial Life launches vision, dental plans

April 4, 2018
Colonial Life, a worksite benefits insurance company, launched Colonial Life and Dental, which will allow employers to offer vision and dental…

Opternative partners with Sight Supply to offer contact lens prescriptions

March 29, 2018
Opternative announced it has partnered with Sight Supply to provide access to online prescription technology on Sightsupply.com. Opternative’s…

Olympic skier, ophthalmic industry CEO endorses comanagement

March 27, 2018
Ryan Heckman, president and CEO of ICON Eyecare, was raised in Colorado on the Western Slope, where he grew up skiing. As a Nordic combined skier…

In the Journals

Study shows increasing myopia in Canada, benefits of time outdoors

March 23, 2018
A pilot study conducted in the Waterloo region of Canada found an estimated myopia prevalence of 6% in children between 6 and 8 years of age, growing…

Eyenovia myopia micro-therapy advances to phase 3 trial

March 23, 2018
The U.S. FDA has advanced Eyenovia Inc.’s therapeutic program for progressive myopia treatment, MicroPine, into phase 3 clinical development. …

Meeting News

Essilor president announces goal to eradicate poor vision in one generation

March 21, 2018
NEW YORK – Essilor of America President Eric Leonard said that 2.5 billion people on the planet do not have vision correction, and “we…

Meeting News

CooperVision announces plus powers for daily disposable toric

March 21, 2018
NEW YORK – CooperVision announced the addition of plus powers to its MyDay toric daily disposable contact lenses, here at Vision Expo East. The…

FDA News

FDA posts warning letter to Opternative

March 16, 2018
The FDA issued a warning letter to Opternative CEO Aaron Dallek regarding the company’s online eye examination mobile app. The letter, dated…

Proposed bill promotes earlier eye exams for Calif. students

March 9, 2018
California Assemblymember Autumn Burke introduced legislation aiming to send students to school with healthy eyes and clear vision on the first day…

In the Journals

Reduced reading performance linked to binocular vision anomalies

February 22, 2018
A significant percentage of children with reduced reading ability often present with abnormal binocular or accommodative test results, according to a…

Kentucky bill to protect consumers in online eye care heads to Senate

February 19, 2018
House Bill 191, ensures that the use of technology for eye care would provide reasonable standards and consumer protections, has passed the Kentucky…

In the Journals

Peripapillary RNFL significantly thicker in higher hyperopic eyes

February 15, 2018
Anisometropia affects the development of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, regardless of the presence of amblyopia, according to…

In the Journals

Miniscleral lens significantly improves VA, comfort

February 14, 2018
The ICD 16.5 miniscleral gas permeable lens is an appropriate alternative for managing challenging corneas in patients who require better outcomes…

Optometry Giving Sight merges into BHVI

February 6, 2018
The Global Board of Optometry Giving Sight announced that it will merge its operations into the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation. The groups…

In the Journals

Manifest refraction shown superior to autorefraction in keratoconus

February 5, 2018
Manifest refraction leads to better corrected distance visual acuity results than autorefraction in eyes with keratoconus and is, therefore…

Documentary on myopia will appeal to broad audience

February 2, 2018
Filmmaker Jane Weiner has been working for the last few years on a documentary on myopia. Weiner spoke with Primary Care Optometry News about why she…

Tangible Science expands into daily disposable contacts

February 1, 2018
Tangible Science announced that its contact lens product family now includes FDA-approved daily disposables. The first offering will be a daily…

EyeGuide to pitch concussion test at Super Bowl

February 1, 2018
Philadelphia-based startup, EyeGuide, makers of a medical device capable of detecting brain injuries will pitch its concussion management platform at…

South Carolina court order dismisses Opternative lawsuit

January 31, 2018
The American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association applaud the order by a South Carolina court to dismiss…