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Canadian Optometry Students Team Up in Ireland to Share Journey

Two ex-pat Canadians, the “Primary Eye Guys”, provide a light and entertaining view of Optometry study from abroad. Pour your Guinness and listen up.

BMO and ROI Team Up to Guide Practice Buyers and Sellers

Bankers and brokers provide valuable insights to the practice sale process. Great overview if a practice sale or purchase is even remotely on your horizon. Join BMO and ROI Corp at upcoming dinner events in GTA.

Both USA and Canadian Retail Markets Consolidate

Optik compared each country’s largest retailers and found that the level of store concentration in Canada has drawn closer to that of the USA due to the aggressive acquisitions by New Look Vision Group and FYidoctors in particular.

First Annual Canadian Dry Eye Summit

The first annual Canadian Dry Eye Summit (CDES) was held on May 25 -26th, 2018 at the Hotel Novotel in Mississauga Ontario.

Webinar: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exit Strategy Considerations for ODs

On Monday June 4th 2018 Canadian Eye Care Business Review hosted a panel discussion entitled: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exit Strategy Considerations.

NEI Awards $25,000 Prize for Lab Grown Retinas

The National Eye Institute has awarded $25,000 to a team from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for their work in creating a tissue model that replicates the complexity and functionality of a human retina.

Scientists Develop a “Contact Lens” Patch To Treat Eye Diseases

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new device for delivering drugs to the eye for treating diseases such as macular degeneration.

New Glaucoma Drainage Device Shakes Contamination Loose

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new smart drainage device that can relieve pressure buildup in the eyes of glaucoma patients.

Colour Changing Contact Lens Monitors Drug Levels in Eye

Contact lenses that can deliver drugs to the eye, and also provide a real-time indication of the rates of drug delivery have been developed by researchers at the China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing.

Thinning Retina May Be Early Sign of Parkinson’s

A new study published in Neurology shows that thinning of the nerve cells in the back of the eye is linked to the loss of dopamine producers in the brain.

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Paraben-free Liposomal Lid Hygiene Product Launched by Candorvision

New product exerts tear film stabilization effect while avoiding chemical irritants such as parabens.

Ready to Take on Myopia

MiSight® 1 day—the first soft contact lens proven to slow myopia progression by 59% in children.

Be Smart and Connected: Smart Boost

Nikon smart Boost: The perfect NL Viewfit upgrade for smartphone users

Enhance Your Customer’s Experience

VISIOFFICE® 2 measures all physiological and behavioural patient parameters.

ZEISS Launches UVProtect

Sunglass-level UV protection in all clear lenses. All ZEISS lens materials are now available with UVProtect, protecting up to 400nm - consistent with the highest standards for sunglasses.

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Ophtha Market Small but Attractive Even with 2018 Set-Backs

The world-wide ophthalmology market will have solid growth, notwithstanding R&D set backs, including loss of anticipated Roche block-buster AMD drug, Alcon spin off and Shire rumours.

Hoya Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

HOYA Corporation announced its financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Safilo Expects 2018 Sales Declines in North America Wholesale Business

Safilo expects to report world-wide 2018 net sales down 7% while North American Wholesale business sales are down 10.6%.

Zeiss Achieves Record Revenue

Zeiss Group revenue for the fiscal year 2017/18 increased by nine percent to a record 5.8 billion Euros, according to the Annual Report released on Dec. 18.

New Look Vision Reports Record Results for the Third Quarter of 2018

New Look Vision Group Inc. reported financial results today for the 13 and 39 week periods ended September 29, 2018 (“Q3 2018”).

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