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Gretchyn M. Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief, Content Channel Director
Editor’s choice for the most important stories of 2014
This past year brought us some very interesting stories. I couldn’t limit myself to only five choices, so I give you six of my favorite stories from 2014.
Actavis, Allergan CEOs talk acquisition
“The future is as bright as it’s ever been as a combined company—we’ll have an incredible amount of resources,” says Actavis CEO Brett Saunders. Saunders, Allergan CEO David Pyott, spoke exclusively with Optometry Times about the Allergan acquisition.
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye color
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye color
Your patients may have seen wife of rapper T.I. and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris appear on Good Morning America this week to reveal she had undergone surgery to permanently change her brown eyes to “ice gray,” sparking a national conversation about the safety of such a procedure.
FDA holds CL microbiology workshop
FDA holds CL microbiology workshop
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a contact lens microbiology workshop in early September as a follow-up to its May meeting to discuss updating recommendations for contact lens and lens care guidance documents. The goal is safer contact lens wear for patients.
Cooper keeps UPP for Sauflon clariti products
Cooper keeps UPP for Sauflon clariti products
CooperVision announced during Vision Expo West that the unilateral pricing policy (UPP) on Sauflon clariti contact lenses will be upheld. CooperVision completed its acquisition of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited in August 2014.
The state of contact lenses
The state of contact lenses
During the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, Scot Morris, OD, FAAO, provided current information about the status of contact lenses in the United States.
Gas permeable contact lenses: Here to stay?
Gas permeable contact lenses: Here to stay?
During the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, Jeff Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO, discussed the predicted demise of gas permeable contact lenses.
How to establish a specialty contact lens practice
How to establish a specialty contact lens practice
During the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, shared tips on how to establish a specialty contact lens practice.
CA scope bill no longer active
A bill in California (SB 492) which as originally written would have granted expanded scope to optometrists was recently moved to inactive status.
Letters to the editor: Use optometry resources; In need of VT charts
I am disappointed that Optometry Times would choose to suggest its readers use a pediatric “vision” check list from Bascom Palmer.