FDA-approved OptiLight unveiled

Lumenis showcased its new OptiLight technology for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED) to the Australian and New Zealand market at a recent virtual...

The best of French and Italian know-how

Maison Jean-François Rey’s Volte Face’s fall/winter 2021 collection offers a stunning selection of 14 models featuring vibrant colours rendered in acetate. The styles include assertive...

Emerald eyes – nobody buys

Two pairs of extraordinary spectacles with diamond and emerald lenses, once owned by an unknown Mughal prince in South Asia, failed to find a buyer at...

Trial success for DED drops

US-based Aldeyra Therapeutics announced it’s 0.25% reproxalap ophthalmic solution met its primary endpoint in a phase 2 clinical trial in dry eye disease...

Partners for sustainability

Kenmark Eyewear has partnered with Eastman to create ISCC-certified eyewear using Acetate Renew, which the companies said will help keep plastic waste...

Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

NSW practices welcome the unvaccinated

Optometry practices in New South Wales (NSW) are no longer required to check the Covid-19 vaccination status of staff or patients. The restrictions were...

OGI’s new collections – big and bold

OGI Eyewear has unveiled new collections for four of its flagship brands: OGI, Seraphin, Seraphin Shimmer and Red Rose. The collections represent the latest...

Solar clip style

JF Rey has released a fresh take on the vintage solar clip, offering a stylish, modern piece for men. The model’s design allows the clip to be inserted...

Oaks study: hope for GA

Intravitreal pegcetacoplan (Empaveli), met its primary endpoints in one of two phase-3 studies for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to...

CLs better with mask wear

A new study confirmed that contact lenses (CLs) offer a better experience than spectacles when paired with face masks, likely improving adherence to mask...

The cost of the cataract queue

An Australian study has found that 61% of patients in New South Wales were still waiting for an initial outpatient appointment 12 months after being referred for...

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