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Eastern States Eyewear Presents First Collection With Coco and Breezy

NEW YORK—Eastern States Eyewear and celebrity designers, Coco and Breezy are debuting their first sunglasses collection together. This first collection features functional pieces for the individual who loves geometric shapes and art deco stylings. The eight styles in this collection represent Coco and Breezy’s penchant for bold, head-turning designs. A variety of statement making shapes include round and upswept flairs as well as progressive, geometric cuts. Acetate cuts and bevels as well as strong metallic end piece accents create the ideal balance such as color contrasting nose pieces and rubber coated temple designs. Each frame comes packaged within a specialized…


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked First in Ophthalmology for 16th Time

MIAMI—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute  of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News World Report in its Best Hospitals edition. This is the 14th year in a row and the 16th time that Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked number one since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual rankings. “Ensuring personalized, exceptional care for each of our patients is our priority,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. “The fact that ophthalmologists from…


SEE Eyewear Expects to Open its First Canadian Location in Toronto Next Month

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—With its presence established in many key U.S. markets, SEE Eyewear is ready to enter Canada with its first location later this summer. It will mark the company’s third new-store opening this year, SEE chief executive officer Richard Golden told VMail in a telephone interview earlier this week. “We’re always looking at [real estate opportunities],” he said. SEE, a privately-held retailer, markets and sells a unique proprietary or private label assortment of frames and sunglasses. It currently operates 40 stores in 17 states after opening new locations in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Memphis, Tenn., earlier this year. The SEE boutique…


FDA Approves Nicox’s Zerviate, the First Topical Ocular Formulation of Antihistamine Cetirizine

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an ophthalmic research and discovery company, has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its new drug Zerviate (cetirizine ophthalmic solution 0.24%), the first topical ocular formulation of this antihistamine. The new drug is approved as a treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Cetirizine is the active ingredient in the allergy treatment Zyrtec. “Receiving approval from the FDA for Zerviate is a huge milestone for Nicox and partnering discussions are under way for U.S. commercialization rights,” Michele Garufi, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement….


Second Sight Posts Losses in First Quarter 2017

SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), maker of the Argus II retinal prosthesis, posted losses for the three months ended March 31, 2017, despite an increase in implant volume of the device. Second Sight reported that 14 Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems were implanted worldwide during the first quarter of 2017 compared to seven in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 10 in the first quarter of 2016. However, the company’s net sales in the first quarter of 2017 were $1.0 million compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2016, which represents revenue per implant of $72,000 in…