Article Date: 2/1/2013

O.D. Notebook
O.D. Notebook

Alcon launched Ilevro Suspension, a new once-daily treatment option for pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.

TearScience’s LipiView ocular surface tonometer received FDA clearance for its v2.0 software, available in the second quarter, so the company can now claim the device measures the absolute thickness of the lipid layer in nanometers.

Transitions relaunched its consumer website,, which now includes in-depth education on the Transitions family of products.

The Ocular Nutrition Society has released the agenda for their Spring 2013 Educational Symposium. For details, visit “meetings” in the members section of

Synergeyes has named James Kirchner, O.D., its senior vice president of clinical and professional affairs.

Walmart and Sam’s Club are launching a new online- and phone-based contact lens program, which includes reduced prices on many top brands. In addition, Walmart will launch its own private label contact lenses under the Equate brand name.

“Say What!?” STUDY

Adolescents (ages 13 to 14) and children (ages six to seven) who eat fast food three or more times a week increased their risk of severe asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema, says the January 14 online issue of Thorax: An International Journal of Respiratory Medicine.

Optometric Management, Volume: , Issue: February 2013, page(s): 14