Adlens Offers Adjustable Eyewear to Ease Digital Eye Strain

Adlens now offers its Interface adjustable focus eyewear with tinted lenses that filter out 80 percent of the most harmful blue light. OXFORD, U.K.—Adlens is launching a second version of its Adlens Interface adjustable focus eyewear next month that are designed to relieve digital eye strain. The glasses feature tinted lenses that filter out 80 percent of the most harmful blue light, easing the temporary symptoms of digital eye strain and reducing the chances of long-term damage to the eye. They have an adjustable diopter range of 0 to 2.75 to allow easier focus on computers and hand-held devices. “We…


Canada to Regulate Cosmetic and Prescription Contact Lenses With the Same Medical-Device Safety Standards

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, Canada. ​ OTTAWA—Canada has passed a regulation that will require the same medical-device safety standards for cosmetic contact lenses as are already required for prescription contact lenses. Announced on July 29, 2015, by Health Canada’s Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, the new regulations will go into effect July 16, 2016. As medical devices, cosmetic contact lenses will be subject to specific requirements for licensing, manufacturing, labeling and instructions to improve their safety before they go on the market. The proposed changes to the medical device regulations were published in…


Kidz Biz 2015

For those in pursuit of a new fashion statement, an affordable investment or breakthrough technologies in children’s eyewear, Vision Monday delivers the latest in Kidz Biz news. Whether children are whizzing through homework, running through the yard or learning at school, their frames are with them every step of the way. The following companies have not only kept a child’s active lifestyle in mind by creating optical collections with durability and comfort, but also have incorporated the latest trends in eyewear. Bringing brighter colors, more unruly patterns and unique shapes with a touch of sophistication to the world of eyewear…


CMS Releases Comparative Billing Reports to Optometrists

NEW YORK—On Oct. 26, 2015 The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) issued comparative billing reports (CBRs) to approximately 6,500 optometrists, providing doctors with insight into billing trends across regions and policy groups. The CBRs administered by CMS and disseminated under contract by the federal services firm eGlobalTech provides billing patterns for general ophthalmological services, evaluation and management services, and/or diagnostic imaging services as well as the billing and payment patterns of their peers both statewide and nationally. Reports are only accessibly to the doctors who receive them, and the recipients were selected by an analysis of data from claims…


InSite Vision and QLT Amend Merger Agreement

ALAMEDA, Calif.—InSite Vision Inc. (OTCBB: INSV) announced on Aug. 28 that InSite and QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI) (TSX: QLT) entered into a revised merger agreement under which QLT will acquire InSite Vision. InSite Vision specializes in ophthalmologic products that treat ocular infection and inflammation, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. Under the terms of the revised merger agreement, a wholly owned subsidiary of QLT will be merged with and into InSite Vision. At the time of the merger, each InSite Vision share will be exchanged for the following: .078 QLT shares, if the average trading price of QLT shares for the 15-trading…