LAUNCHES, PROMOTIONS, MERCHANDISING, EVENTS, AND OTHER THINGS TO KEEP YOU IN THE KNOW.
B+L ULTRA CONVENIENCE PACK Bausch + Lomb has introduced a new convenience pack combining the company’s ULTRA‘ contact lenses and Biotrue’ multi-purpose solution. The convenience pack is a tool to help improve patient compliance and annual supply purchase rates. With the purchase of an ULTRA contact lens inventory, offices receive 24 convenience pack boxes, 24 Biotrue 10-oz. multi-purpose solution samples with accompanying lens cases, and a pad of ULTRA consumer forms for $60 rebates on annual supply purchases. Bausch + Lomb, 800-828-9030, bausch.com.
GULDEN’S IOL EDUCATION TOOL Gulden Ophthalmics has introduced Premium IOL lens inserts compatible with its Cataract Eye Model. This education tool is designed to help patients better understand cataract removal and their IOL options. In all, three IOL implant options are available. Gulden Ophthalmics, 800-659-2250, guldenophthalmics.com.
ALCON LAUNCHES ONLINE GUIDE Alcon has released a web-based Guide to Clinical Contact Lens Management, a compact summary of signs, symptoms, and management options of a broad range of anterior segment and contact lens-related conditions. The updated guide includes more conditions, images, and videos than previous print versions. Conditions are easily searched by anterior segment anatomy or by the accompanying signs and symptoms. There is also a section specific to contact lens fitting complications. Alcon Laboratories, Inc., 800-451-3937, alcon.com.
COOPERVISION ADOPTS UNIFORM PRICING CooperVision now uses universal product pricing (UPP) for its clariti family of contact lenses””1-day, 1-day toric, and 1-day multifocal. CooperVision has informed its accounts about its decision to maintain UPP based on input from ECPs over the past several months. CooperVision, Inc., 800-341-2020, coopervision.com.
SYNERGEYES’ DUETTE VIDEO TUTORIALS SynergEyes has released eight video tutorials for its Duette‘ Progressive contact lens for astigmatic presbyopes. The videos, each only a few minutes in length, are available through the “Video Tutorials” link on the homepage of synergeyes.com/professional. SynergEyes, Inc., 877-733-2012, synergeyes.com.
Ireland-based Actavis plc has agreed to acquire Allergan in a deal valued at $66 billion.
AIT Industries is now a distributor of Visionix Instruments.
Welch Allyn is sponsoring KidSight USA, a new Lions Clubs initiative designed to ensure children ages 6 months to 6 years get vision screenings and professional follow-up.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International acquired Nicox Inc.
My Vision Express software can now interface with Veatch Ophthalmic’s diagnostic devices and systems.