Essilor’s myopia lens breakthrough

A two-year clinical trial has demonstrated that Essilor’s Stellest lens slows myopia progression in children by 67%. In partnership with Wenzhou Medical...

Better metrics for CL fitting

Researchers at the Indiana School of Optometry in the US have demonstrated that mean corneal curvature is a better metric for predicting sagittal height...

AI platform flourishes downunder

Eyetelligence Workstation, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed in Melbourne to detect signs of glaucoma, is now being used by 50 Australian optometry practices.  With...

Rose-tinted CLs for colour vision

United Arab Emirates (UAE) researchers have developed a hydrogel polymer contact lens (CL) infused with gold nanoparticles to help correct red-green colour...

Covid boosts practice tech

Technology for sterilising frames topped optometrists’ purchase list following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, according to a survey by US-based online...

Rodenstock Group bought by Apax Partners

Apax Partners is set to acquire German eyeglass-lens maker Rodenstock Group by the middle of 2021.  The Munich-based Rodenstock has a staff of around 4,900...

New Nordic styles

ProDesign Denmark has released a collection of three fresh, new models inspired by Nordic colours and design traditions. For men, panto model Quadra stands...

Leaders in sight restoration merge

‘Bionic eye’ companies Pixium Vision and Second Sight have joined forces to consolidate their efforts to restore vision. The combined entity is expected...

Coopervision’s optometrist portal

Coopervision has launched its Brilliant Futures myopia management programme in Australasia. The programme spans eyecare practitioners and health and education...

Colour fizz

Dutch brand Dutz is keen to put some colour back into our lives after a tough year, and with a range that seems to come straight from a paint box, it certainly...

CLC: Evolve combines to combat DED

Launched this year and taking pride of place on Corneal Lens Corporation’s (CLC’s) stand was the company’s latest addition to the Evolve, preservative-free,...

Gabi Hollows honoured

Order of Australia recipient Gabi Hollows, co-founder and director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, has been named one of Australia’s 25 most influential...

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