■ 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, www.Transitions.com, 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 www.ocularnutritionsociety.org.
■ 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.