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Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

MONROVIA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that it has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Divis...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

MONROVIA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that it has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Divis...

SynergEyes, Inc. Launches New Hybrid Lens Design for Keratoconus Patients

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., the high Dk hybrid contact lens manufacturer, recently introduced a new advanced lens design for keratoconus patients. ClearKone(TM) is a revolutionary contact lens that takes advantage of the best features of the hybrid platform, pr...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

Researchers have reported positive first-year results from a clinical trial that is testing whether specialized contact lenses can slow or halt the progression of near sightedness in children. Co principal investigators Drs S. Barry Eiden and Robert Davis, working with EyeVis Eye and Vision Resea...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

While both boys and girls experience value-added benefits beyond vision correction, girls experience stronger boost in self esteem with switch to contacts from glasses JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact lenses improve the overall self-worth of girls, according to data drawn f...

Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP , is announcing the results of an inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where investigators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott La...

VisionDirect.com Offers Contact Lens Customers a New Way to Pay

Auto Reorder Provides Convenient Automatic Way to Spread Payments and Deliveries BELLEVUE, Wash., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vision Direct, Inc., a leading online retailer of contact lenses and a wholly-owned subsidiary of drugstore.com , inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM ), today announced...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

In study, contact lens wearers who replace contact lenses on schedule are more comfortable; Replacement schedule compliance highest with daily disposable and one-month replacement lenses. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 4, 2009 -- A new study demonstrated the lack of complian...

GfK Asia Releases First Ever Malaysian Contact Lens Industry Retail Measurement

SINGAPORE, April 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GfK Asia is pleased to release its first ever Malaysia contact lens retail measurement for the optical industry today in line with the 14th MAPO (Malaysian Association of Practicing Opticians) Fair 2009. According to our recent survey in Malaysia, 25% ...

70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those ...

Premium Lens Boot Camp™ Helps Refractive Surgeons Grow Their Premium IOL Practice

Premium Lens Boot Camp™ - a first-of-its-kind training program to help refractive & cataract surgeons grow their accommodating/multi-focal lens business - has announced that its first boot camp session will be held on June 5th in Chicago at the O'Hare Marriott. ...

Bausch & Lomb Survey Shows People with Astigmatism Unaware of Contact Lens Options

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by Decision Analyst (an independent research firm in Arlington, Texas) and sponsored by Bausch & Lomb revealed that 4 out of 10 consumers incorrectly believe that their astigmatism prevents them from wearing contact lenses. ...

Contact Lens Wearers Should Blink More Often During Winter - Tips from VisionDirect.com to Keep Eyes Moist During Dry Winter Months

Vision Direct, Inc., a leading online retailer of contact lenses in the United States wants to remind contact lens wearers that discomfort and possible infection from dry winter eyes can be easily prevented. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 9, 2008 -- Vision Direct, Inc. ...

AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers

Optometrists and other experts sponsor workshop to investigate increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis and to develop new testing methods to improve contact lens care products and protect against infections ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase the safety and effectiveness of...

Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP

Complaint Charges Consumers Have Been Misled into Purchasing Brand Name Product Identical to Less Expensive Solution Manufactured by AMO for COSTCO Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 -- The Schmidt Firm, LLP in Dallas, Texas announced today that Southern Californi...

Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

Study finds germs appear even in the presence of disinfecting solutions THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Contamination is common in contact lens storage cases, say Israeli researchers who found at least one pathogen in two-thirds of 30 storage cases used by 16 people. The test...

Eyeglass Dispensary and Contact Lens Now Available at Global Laser Vision

Adding to their repertoire of full-service ophthalmological care, Global Laser Vision now offers an eyeglass dispensary and contact lens for its clients in addition to Lasik surgery. (Vocus) November 13, 2008 -- Adding to their repertoire of full-service ophthalmologica...

High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study

ReNu with MoistureLoc was tied to eye infection outbreak in U.S. MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to high temperatures degrades the antifungal properties of the ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which was implicated in a U.S. eye infection outbreak betw...

STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL and Elastimide(R) IOL Each Recognized with New Technology Intraocular Lens Classification

MONROVIA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated two of STAAR's new asp...

Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas

ST. LOUIS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As flooding continues to expand across much of the Midwest, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds contact lens wearers to closely follow hygiene and compliance instructions issued by their eye doctor. Higher temperatures combined with standing wat...

New study finds resistant organisms at core of soft contact lens corneal infections

In 2006, Bausch & Lomb withdrew its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution because a high proportion of corneal infections were associated with it. Now in a new study from University Hospitals Case Medical Center, researchers show that these infections were fueled and made resistant to treat...

Contact Lens Shift Can Compromise Vision of People with Astigmatism with the Blink of an Eye

Clinical study compares rotational stability of two differently designed toric soft contact lenses over a range of every day viewing conditions JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For contact lens wearers who wonder why their vision may sometimes fluctuate during the day, the answer ...

Essilor Strengthens its Polarized Lens Distribution Network With the Acquisition of KBco

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, October 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Essilor of America, a subsidiary of Essilor International, has acquired a majority stake in KBco, one of the largest polarized lens distributors in the United States. Created in 1987 and based in Centennial, Colorado, KBco generat...

A Drug-Dispensing Contact Lens

Sustained-release could ease treatment of glaucoma and other conditions BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking eye drops multiple times a day can be difficult for patients to do, and because of blinking and tearing, as little as 1 to 7 percent of the dose is actuall...

Unilens Launches New C-VUE(R) Advanced(TM) Custom Toric Lens

All New C-VUE Advanced Custom Toric Lens Now Available Through Licensed Eye Care Professionals Only LARGO, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVICF; TSX Venture Exchange: UVI), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes...

Unilens Launches Aspheric C-VUE(R) Daily Disposable Lens

C-VUE 1 Day ASV Single Vision Lens Now Available Through Licensed Eye Care Professionals Only LARGO, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVICF; TSX Venture Exchange: UVI), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes a...

Unilens Names Eschenbach Optik Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of the UniVision(R) Low Vision Lens

LARGO, Fla. and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVICF) (TSX Venture Exchange: UVI) and Eschenbach Optik announced today that Eschenbach Optik has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor of the UniVision(R) Low Vision Lens. Esc...

Contact Lens Wearers Warned Against Using AMO Solution

Soft contact lens users beware of the AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution. For an ongoing government investigation in the US has found that it could lead to an increased risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare yet severe eye infection. The disease can cause permanent vision l...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

ST. LOUIS: Following Advanced Medical Optics' voluntary recall on Friday of its Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) brand contact lens solution, doctors of optometry from the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section concur with the company's decision to remove the product n...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

A recent research has found that the use of a specific contact lens solution is very strongly linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare severe eye infection. The study, by University of Illinois researchers, has been published online by the American Journal of Ophthalmology. A...

In the Eye of a Storm- B&L Contact Lens Solution Recalled

New York- In an action replay of events just ten months ago, Bausch and Lomb, have recalled above 1 million bottles of contact lens solution//, following reports of abnormal levels of iron content in the solution. In 2006, the company had removed its product called ReNu with Moisture Loc soluti...

Key Gene Controlling Eye Lens Development Identified

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered in mouse models that a gene called Six3 is one of the earliest critical regulators // controlling lens development in the eye of the mammalian embryo. Mutations in Six3 have been previously identified in patients with holop...

Investigations Reveal That Infections Due To Contact lens Could Cause Blindness

An investigation has found that 200 people in the United States and the Far East who use contact //lenses have contracted an infection that could lead to blindness. Investigators have warned contact lens users about a new fungus infection called fusarium keratitis. This warning has lead to th...

Reports Characterize Fungal Eye Infections Among Soft Contact Lens Wearers

CHICAGO - Fusarium, the fungus implicated in recent eye infections among soft contact lens wearers, is associated with an increasing number of cases of keratitis// (corneal swelling and inflammation), according to a report published online today in Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archive...

Mystery Behind Lens Cleansing Solution and Eye Infection Unresolved

Health officials, investigating the incidence of fungal infection in Bausch and Lomb lens wearers are still confused about the cause of// the infection. The only association arrived at is that nearly 50% of those who had contracted the fungal infection had used a lens cleansing solution, manufactur...

Contact Lens Care Products Results In Eye Infection

Bausch & Lomb Inc. is in serious trouble after an eye infection was detected in association with the use of one of its lens care products.// There are complaints arising from Asia, US and Europe under pressure since authorities said its contact lens care products might be linked to a spate of serio...

Bausch & Lomb Pulls Lens Solution From US Market

Bausch & Lomb has pulled a widely used contact lens solution from the US market on Thursday after a lawsuit alleging that it failed to disclose the facts of the // solution, which is implicated in serious fungal infection in users in Asia. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walgreen Co. and other retailers ...

Alarm Raised for Contact Lens Wearers

The use of a Bausch & Lomb Inc's brand cleansing solution has been linked to a severe corneal fungal infection, which if left untreated can cause blindness//. Optometry doctors in the U.S have urged contact lens wearers to take proper precautions to prevent this. Bausch & Lomb Inc. has st...

New contact lens materials

According to researchers at the Southeastern Medical College at Dallas report that contact lenses, both rigid and soft, made from new hyper-oxygen transmissible materials are expected to reduce the possibility of bacterial infection better than contact lenses which are available now. Based in part ...

Microscopic lens monitors heart problems

An innovative way to predict risk of surgery. Lens as thick as two strand of human hair, can predict when complications are developing after coronary bypass surgery. The main problem with bypass surgery is that arteries tend to re-block, risking heart attack and requiring further treatment.// If ch...
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