Eye Health

MacuHealth and M&S Technologies Partner to Advance Patient Care and Treatment Protocols

NILES, Ill. and BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—MS Technologies and MacuHealth, LP have entered into a cooperative marketing agreement. The two companies issued a statement saying they will educate and train eyecare professionals on the direct relationship between enriching macular pigment with nutritional supplements and optimizing visual performance. “As more and more optometric practices move toward the medical model, the combined body of scientific and clinical evidence available through MS technologies and MacuHealth’s unique formulation will help advance the quality of patient care,” the companies said. Each company brings complimentary capabilities to the partnership. MS Technologies has developed peer-reviewed testing methods that are…

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Completes Acquisition of Device Manufacturer TearScience

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson Johnson Vision has completed its previously announced acquisition of TearScience Inc., a medical device manufacturer that focuses on evaluating meibomian gland health and treating Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), the leading cause of dry eye disease. In an announcement earlier this week, JJ Vision said the transaction represents another step in its strategy to become “a broad-based, global leader in eye health and further expands the company’s leading eye health portfolio.” In addition, JJ Vision noted that the acquisition marks its expansion into dry eye medical device technology and provides “a complementary eye health solution to address an…


Prevent Blindness Works With Eagles Charitable Foundation to Train Philadelphia School Nurses

PHILADELPHIA—Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization in the U.S., oversaw the administration of vision-screening training and certification at a professional development meeting for Philadelphia school nurses held here Friday. The professional development meeting was hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation and was held at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Eagles. It was the seventh annual professional development meeting the foundation has hosted for Philadelphia school nurses, according to a statement about the event. According to the statement, studies indicate that about one in four school-aged children have a vision problem that requires treatment…


Couple in South Carolina Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Eclipse Glasses

CHARLESTON, S.C.—A South Carolina couple filed a lawsuit against Amazon Inc. last week in federal district court here, claiming that the online retailer sold faulty glasses that were marketed as being safe for viewing the solar eclipse in mid-August. The couple is seeking to have the lawsuit become a class action. They claim in the lawsuit that their vision was affected after viewing the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with the viewing glasses they purchased via Amazon.com. Amazon, as early as Aug. 10, began to notify customers that it was recalling potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses that it could not verify…


Safilo Unveils Newly Renovated Optical Collection, Reinforcing Its Design Heritage

PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group unveils a completely renovated optical collection, redesigned with a new concept and positioning while reinforcing the company’s technical and aesthetic heritage. The collection will be available in select optical stores this fall. This new Safilo collection builds on the company’s heritage of technical and aesthetic content with a new range of optical frames which celebrate superior design, functional innovation and “Made in Italy” know-how that the brand is recognized for. The Safilo optical frames which speak to a “demanding and educated consumer” and celebrate the Italian DNA of the brand includes a balance of mixed styles in…