SynergEyes Raises $12 Million In New Financing

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014  SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, has raised $12 million to accelerate expansion of its contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia and irregular corneas. The funding also will facilitate SynergEyes’ strategic acquisitions in the field of specialty contact lenses. “As the […]

Cooper Companies Complets Acquisitions of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals

PLEASANTON, Calif., August, 2014* — The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) has completed its acquisition of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited, the manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lenses and solutions. The transaction – valued at approximately $1.2 billion – gives CooperVision the ability to offer the most extensive range of daily disposable contact lens options to […]

Google Smart Contact Lens Infographic

Google joined up with Alcon for the development and releases of Smart Contact Lenses for Diabetics. This info graphic shows how the smart contact lens will work with diabetics. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, with about 1.9 Million people diagnosed in 2010. According to a survey Economic Costs […]

Novartis Via Alcon To License Google “Smart Lens” Technology

Innovative technology offers potential to transform eye care and further enhance Alcon’s leadership in contact lenses and intraocular lenses. Agreement is a first step for Novartis to evolve technology to manage human diseases and conditions Basel, Switzerland, July 15, 2014 – Novartis announced that its eye care division Alcon has entered into an agreement with a […]

Cooper Companies Announces Agreements to Acquire Sauflon Pharmaceuticals LTD

PLEASANTON, Calif., June, 2014 – The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a European manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lenses and solutions, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.2 billion. Sauflon forecasts revenue of approximately $210 million for its fiscal year ending October 31, […]

Cooper Vision Sponsors Triathlete And Optometrist, Steven Rosinski

Following CooperVision’s sponsorship of three Team Great Britain athletes in the U.K., including a half pipe skier, ice hockey player, and mogul skier, CooperVision, Inc. is sponsoring Steven Rosinski, who is not only a nationally ranked professional triathlete, but a practicing Doctor of Optometry. As Steve kicks off his second full triathlon season as a […]

Contact Lens To See In The Dark

ANN ARBOR—An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can’t see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. Heat or thermal vision, one variety of night vision, illuminates the heat being emitted by animals, humans, cars, electronic devices and more. The U-M […]