Eye Health

David Kind Launches Its Debut Sunwear Collection

VENICE, Calif.—David Kind has announced its new sunglass line which carries on the brand’s trademark Japanese and Italian construction, creating high quality sunglasses with a laid back feel. The debut sun collection features seven sunglass options that embody the urban beach vibe with vintage 50s inspiration. The David Kind collection features tailored, understated, on-trend frames that are a laid back tribute to Southern California lifestyle. Non-prescription sunglasses will feature tempered AR coated, scratch resistant, polarized Japanese mineral glass lenses. They will also feature 100 percent UVA, UVB and UVCC protection up to 400 nanometers to block out blue light. Additionally,…


FDA Grants Clearance to Bausch + Lomb’s Boston Xo and Boston XO2 Materials

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb reported last week that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the therapeutic use of its Boston XO and Boston XO2 materials in treating several ocular surface diseases, including dry eye. The Boston XO and Boston Xo2 gas permeable materials are used in a broad spectrum of custom specialty lenses, including the Zenlens scleral lens from Alden Optical, a part of the Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products business, B+L said in its announcement. “When considering new innovative ways to advance our contact lenses, we always keep eyecare professionals and their patient’s top of mind,” David…


Kidz Biz 2017

Whether adventurous, athletic, stylish, studious or all of the above, children have their own tastes and needs when it comes to their eyewear. For those in pursuit of the latest eyewear styles and technology that children of all ages will love, Vision Monday delivers the latest in Kidz Biz news. With new, durable designs and colors that will appeal to boys and girl of any age, much of this year’s eyewear is both practical and fashionable so that children can enjoy a range of activities without worrying about their eyewear. For the kids who are savvy about the latest in…


Eyecare Experts and Organizations Warn Against Faulty Eclipse Glasses

NEW YORK—The Great American Solar Eclipse is only two weeks away and with Aug. 21 fast approaching, many vendors and ECPs are beginning to sell solar eclipse viewing glasses. As VMWeekend previously reported, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned against purchasing eclipse glasses from Amazon because they are not guaranteed to be safe. The organization also issued a flyer that indicates ways to know that your glasses meet the safety standards. Despite NASA’s efforts, however, counterfeit viewing glasses are still making their way to consumers. To try and combat this problem, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) issued a…


Fourth Annual Contact Lens Health Week to Kick Off Aug 21

NEW YORK—The fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week, a campaign created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care, will kick off Monday, Aug 21. As part of their promotional efforts, the CDC will be co-hosting live Twitter Chat on Tuesday, Aug. 22 with NBC News Health. The CDC encourages people to join the conversation using the hashtag #HealthyContactsChat. Last year, Vision Monday took part in the live chat along with others in the industry including the AOA, Johnson Johnson, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision and many more…