LEADING OFF: Also Notable

  • Aerie Pharmaceuticals named Ami Bavishi director, investor relations and Vincent Santucci, Pharm.D., as director, scientific market access.
  • Bausch + Lomb created, which provides resources to learn about AMD. It will also donate $1 to the Prevent Blindness up to $50,000 for every “like” or “share” of the company’s posts from .
  • BoxSee ( ) is a monthly contact lens subscription service that partners with participating doctors to alleviate the administrative burden, while providing marketing tools and driving patients to their doctors for annual comprehensive eye exams.
  • Cleinman Performance Partners is celebrating 30 years as a business development consultancy for large optometry practices.
  • CooperVision is offering the following rebates for MyDay daily disposable; clariti 1 day; Biofinity Energys; Biofinity sphere; Biofinity toric; and Biofinity multifocal.
  • Eyenovia announced positive results of its MicroStat fixed combination formula (phenylephrine 2.5% - tropicamide 1%) from the MicroStat Phase 3 MIST-1 study.
  • Innovega Inc. is developing a technology for managing the vergence-accommodation conflict that causes discomfort and visual fatigue when using near-eye displays.
  • Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge delivered eye exams and glasses to more than 190,000 people in 2018, due to more than 160 companies and 360 optometry practices, globally, that participated in the challenge to raise more than $970,000.
  • Optovue has named Joe Garibaldi, who has held several leadership positions within the company’s sales group, vice president of U.S. Sales.
  • PECAA announced its 2019/2020 Regional Leader Team to its membership. This team is comprised of member doctors who will strive to connect PECAA members in their local communities by helping promote doctor camaraderie, peer sharing of best practices and member engagement at regional events. For the list of team members visit .
  • Transitions Optical’s 2018 Transitions Innovation Award winners are: PECAA (Best in Training); Sheena Taff (Best in Marketing); Costco Optical (Canada Retailer of the Year;) National Vision Holdings Inc. (U.S. Retailer of the Year); Weaver Eye Associates (Eyecare Practice of the Year); and Amanda Rights, O.D. (2018 Transitions Brand Ambassador).