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New Retaine® HPMC™ Lubricant Eye Drops Available in MULTI-DOSE PRESERVATIVE-FREE Bottle

New Retaine® HPMC™ Lubricant Eye Drops Available in MULTI-DOSE PRESERVATIVE-FREE Bottle

OCuSOFT Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, is pleased to introduce Retaine® HPMC™ Lubricant Eye Drops now available in a patented MULTI-DOSE, PRESERVATIVE-FREE delivery system. Retaine® HPMC™ Lubricant Eye Drops is a preservative-free Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution (0.3%) that provides immediate relief to soothe dry, irritated eyes by resembling natural tears. Utilizing a patented proprietary airless pump system that prevents harmful bacteria from entering the bottle and contaminating the solution, Retaine® HPMC™ enables delivery of multiple sterile doses to the eye without preservatives that can be damaging to the sensitive ocular surface. Most solutions intended for multiple use require the addition of preservatives, but Retaine® HPMC™ has a three month stability after opening with guaranteed sterility. Significantly, Retaine® HPMC™ in its multi-dose bottle allows for lower cost of treatment and is only available from OCuSOFT®. Retaine® HPMC™ joins a growing line of Retaine® brand eye care products which have been discounted to practitioners for direct dispensing to the...
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OCuSOFT® Introduces Retaine® PM™ Ointment in 5 Gram EconoTube™ for Maximum Savings

OCuSOFT® Introduces Retaine® PM™ Ointment in 5 Gram EconoTube™ for Maximum Savings

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, is pleased to introduce Retaine® PM™ Nighttime Ointment for relief of severe Dry Eye. Designed to keep eyes lubricated and comfortable while you sleep, Retaine® PM™ is a preservative-free, oil-based formula that, significantly, is packaged in a large, economical 5 gram tube which is 43% larger than traditional 3.5 gram tubes. Retaine® PM™ joins a growing line of Retaine® brand eye care products, including artificial tears and nutritional supplements available through Eye Care Professionals. Introductory discount pricing is available to practitioners dispensing from their office, however, patients may also order online directly at www.ocusoft.com/retaine. Retaine® PM™’s 5 gram EconoTube™ provides maximum savings and is only available from OCuSOFT®. For more information, call (800) 233-5469 or visit www.ocusoft.com.
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Costa Releases OCEARCH Gear to Support Shark Tagging Expeditions

Costa Releases OCEARCH Gear to Support Shark Tagging Expeditions

Costa Sunglasses continues its ongoing partnership with OCEARCH, a non-profit organization actively researching great white sharks and other oceanic apex predators, with the release of custom designed, limited edition gear supporting the program. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Costa’s OCEARCH shirts and hats benefits the organization’s collaborative research expeditions around the world to study and advance knowledge on the ocean’s giants. OCEARCH is known for its groundbreaking tagging of great white sharks and other apex predators, working with world-class fishermen, researchers and corporations like Costa in an effort to support governments and their fisheries in need of hands-on access to large, mature sharks. Its online Shark Tracker allows scientists, researchers and educators a first-hand look at the species’ migratory patterns and other data. Tagged great white sharks Mary Lee and Katherine, both originally spotted in the waters off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., have routinely pinged in up and down the Atlantic coast, near locations including Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla. In 2014, OCEARCH is on a mission to South America, visiting...
EyeCarePro Issues a Call For Seeing is Believing Virtual Conference

EyeCarePro Issues a Call For Seeing is Believing Virtual Conference

Dr. Alan Glazier and EyeCarePro, organizers of the Seeing is Believing and CEing is Believing Virtual Conference Series, have issued a call for papers and presentations for their upcoming Seeing is Believing conference on January 29th and 30th, 2014. The conference focus will be on helping practices navigate the change being brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the impacts it is having on practices. This year’s program will also feature 10 COPE accredited CE courses and an improved virtual platform. “We have now established that there is a clear and strong need for virtual conferencing in optometry,” reported Daniel Rostenne, CEO of EyeCarePro and one of the founders of the virtual conference series. “Attracting over 1400 participants to both our January and July conference is a strong indication of the need for the cost savings, convenience and high quality content that virtual conferencing can bring.” The January Seeing is Believing conference is focused on practice improvement while the July CEing is Believing is focused on clinical COPE CE. “We are seeking the best speakers in our industry who wish to get involved in this growing move to the highest quality online...
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Increase Eye Health With Retaine Dietary Supplements

Increase Eye Health With Retaine Dietary Supplements

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical research, development and supply company is pleased to announce the availability of two new dietary supplements specially formulated to support ocular health, Retaine® OM3™ and Retaine® FLAX™. Retaine® Supplements contain a unique blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids, which have been reported to reduce inflammation associated with Dry Eye. Retaine® OM3™ contains high potency EPA and DHA, 800 mg and 400 mg per serving respectively, while Retaine® FLAX™ contains Flax Seed Oil making it ideal for individuals who cannot tolerate fish oil-based supplements. Both supplements are conveniently packaged in blister cards to improve compliance and reduce the potential for missed doses. Retaine® OM3™ contains 60 softgel capsules, two taken daily and Retaine® FLAX™ contains 120 softgel capsules, four to be taken daily or as directed by a health care professional. Troy Smith, Vice President, Sales of OCuSOFT, Inc. comments, “OCuSOFT® is extremely excited to offer two unique solutions for Dry Eye therapy that will help accommodate a variety of patients. We believe dietary supplementation is instrumental for those suffering...
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Get Longer Lashes Without Batting An Eye

Get Longer Lashes Without Batting An Eye

OCuSOFT, Inc., a research, development and supply company specializing in eye and skin care is pleased to announce the introduction of Zoria™ Boost™ Lash Intensifying Serum, the first innovation in its new line of cosmetic products for sensitive eyes. Zoria™ Boost™ will be offered through OCuSOFT®’s new Skin Care Division and may be ordered through OCuSOFT®’s traditional toll free Customer Service number, online or from local OCuSOFT® Representatives. Utilizing patented polypeptide technology developed by ophthalmologist and biochemist, Lili Fan M.D., Zoria™ Boost™ naturally enhances and supports the eyelash growth cycle for dramatically longer, fuller and darker looking eyelashes. Lili Fan, M.D. is a visionary scientist and entrepreneur with achievements in business and science that include practice as an ophthalmologist while also holding numerous patents for polymeric and oligomeric biosurfactants. Zoria™ Boost™ is a clinically proven, drug-free formula that is non-irritating and delivers noticeable results without the potential side effects associated with other lash-enhancement products. It is safe for contact lens wearers and ideal for those with sensitive...
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OCuSOFT Launches Redesigned Website

OCuSOFT Launches Redesigned Website

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic and dermatological research, development, and supply company is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at www.ocusoft.com. With this launch, the new website showcases the company’s central focus on eye care, as well as its expansion into the dermatology and pediatric markets. Along with a fresh new look, the new website has a more user-friendly interface, improved navigation functions, simple search options and a secure online shopping cart for quick and easy purchasing. It also includes helpful information on various eye and skin related medical conditions for patients. Cynthia L. Barratt, OCuSOFT® CEO and Co-Chairman states, “In an effort to improve our focus on exceeding our customers’ needs, we decided to build a new, custom website that was truly unique to OCuSOFT® and what we offer. What you see on www.ocusoft.com is not a mere update, but a complete redesign from how it looks to how it functions and we are confident that our customers will be happy with the improvements.” To view the new website, visit www.ocusoft.com.
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OCuSOFT Baby™Eyelid & Eyelash Cleanser

OCuSOFT Baby™Eyelid & Eyelash Cleanser

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical research, development and supply company is pleased to introduce OCuSOFT Baby™, the first and only eyelid and eyelash cleanser for children of all ages, at Walgreens and Duane Reade Pharmacies nationwide. Developed by the same company behind OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub®, the #1 Doctor Recommended Eyelid Cleanser; OCuSOFT Baby™ is a mild, tear-less formula that gently removes irritants and morning gunk that can contribute to discomfort associated with blocked tear ducts, pink eye, allergies and other eyelid related conditions in infants and small children. Specially formulated for children’s delicate skin, OCuSOFT Baby™ contains no parabens, fragrances, dyes or Quaternium-15 ensuring the utmost comfort. Simply cleanse eyelids and eyelashes with gentle side-to-side strokes. No rinsing necessary! “As the leader in eyelid hygiene, OCuSOFT® remains committed to providing innovative products that benefit ocular health and overall well-being,” said OCuSOFT® CEO and Co-Chairman, Cynthia L. Barratt. “After careful research, we realized that there was an unrecognized need for such a product and that is how OCuSOFT Baby™ was born. Designed...
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OCuSOFT Makes Changes In Corporate Leadership

OCuSOFT Makes Changes In Corporate Leadership

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic research, development, and supply company is pleased to announce a change in its corporate leadership with the promotion of Patrick Ward, R.Ph., M.B.A., to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cynthia L. Barratt, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will now serve as Co-Chairman with Nat Adkins while retaining the position of CEO. Two of the company’s executives, Stacy Foster and Troy Smith have also assumed new roles within the organization. Stacy Foster will succeed Mr. Ward as Executive Vice President and Troy Smith has been named Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining OCuSOFT® in January 2011, Mr. Ward served as Vice President, Finance and Administration and co-founder of Aviara Pharmaceutical Research, a startup biopharmaceutical company. He also previously served as Executive Director of Business Development of Encysive Pharmaceuticals and as a pharmacist with over 15 years of international experience in business development, strategic planning and operations; he has been an invaluable asset to the OCuSOFT® Executive Team. Mr. Foster arrived at OCuSOFT® in February 2009 as Vice President of Business Development after...
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Retaine® MGD™ Debuts

Retaine® MGD™ Debuts

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical research, development and supply company is pleased to announce the availability of Retaine® MGD™ Ophthalmic Emulsion, a new therapy for individuals suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Debuting at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Meeting in Chicago April 21-24, Retaine® MGD™ is the ONLY preservative-free oil-in-water emulsion that moisturizes, lubricates and protects moderate to severe dry eyes. Utilizing Novasorb® Technology—a proprietary cationic process of binding positively charged ions to the negatively charged ocular surface, Retaine® MGD™ prolongs corneal contact time resulting in enhanced comfort. The hypotonicity of the emulsion adds moisture by lowering the salt concentration of tears while the lipid component lubricates and protects the surface of the eye. Cynthia L. Barratt, President and CEO of OCuSOFT, Inc. comments, “OCuSOFT® is extremely excited to offer such a unique solution for Dry Eye therapy. We believe Retaine® MGD™ will become the standard of care for those patients suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction as well as moderate to severe dry...
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Clearvision Optical Wins HOW Magazine’s Prestigious Design Award

Clearvision Optical Wins HOW Magazine’s Prestigious Design Award

Hauppauge, NY – December 2011 – ClearVision Optical, a leader in the eyewear industry, is the recipient of HOW Magazine’s 2011 In-HOWse Design Awards , a national level, creative competition that recognizes the best creative work produced by designers working in corporations, associations and organizations.  This premiere awards program shines the spotlight on the design industry, giving in-house designers the kudos they deserve. ClearVision, a first time entrant, received the Merit Award for its 2010 Eco Bag in the Business – to – Business category.  This high-profile, graphic design award competition is one of several that HOW magazine sponsors each year.  Thousands of entries from a broad range of design work were submitted from throughout the United States.  Submissions were evaluated by a panel of HOW Magazine judges on their creative excellence. “This is a tremendous recognition for ClearVision furthering the notion of our company as a growing leader committed to excellence and continued innovation,” says Sheila Haile, ClearVision’s Manager of Marketing & Creative Services. “HOW Magazine is well recognized in the industry as a powerhouse publication for...
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Wiley X® Partners With Drifire® To Introduce New Paladin™ Combat Glove

Wiley X® Partners With Drifire® To Introduce New Paladin™ Combat Glove

Wiley X, ® Inc. is proud to announce it has expanded its innovative family of protective gloves with its new Paladin™ Combat Glove.  These new gloves —available through GSA — meet the highest U.S. military standards and regulations, including ASTM D 6413 Flame Resistance, ASTM F 1790 Fabric Cut Resistance and NFPA 1971-07 Thermal Resistance. Engineered for use in intermediate to cold weather conditions, the new Wiley X Paladin Combat Glove delivers “no compromise” protection with comfortable wear and superior dexterity — precisely what a solider needs when the weather is cold and the action is hot. The key to these gloves’ cold-weather comfort and performance is Wiley X’s incorporated Drifire® fleece insulation, providing warmth while quickly wicking away moisture.  This insulation’s unique quick-drying properties further enhance comfort and sure-handed performance in the field. Wiley X uses a lightweight Kevlar® weave throughout the fingers and the back of the hand, providing superior protection against flame and cuts.  A padded knuckle protector is added to provide both impact and abrasion resistance in combat situations. The Wiley X Paladin Combat Glove...
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OCuSOFT, Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement

OCuSOFT, Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Rosenberg, TX (December, 2011) – OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical research, development and supply company is pleased to announce an agreement with Scope Ophthalmics of London, UK to exclusively distribute and market its #1 Doctor Recommended Brand of Eyelid Cleansers, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub®, to the ophthalmic market in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 2009, Scope Ophthalmics is the leading distributor of innovative ophthalmic products in the UK. With offices located in London and Dublin as well as established relationships in the ophthalmic community, the company already has a significant presence in both UK and Irish markets. Under this new agreement, Scope will add OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Original and OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS Extra Strength Eyelid Cleansers to its expanding portfolio of products for Ocular Surface Disease. Stacy Foster, Vice President of Business Development of OCuSOFT, Inc. comments “To solidify a competitive advantage and our continued growth, the development of distribution channels in diverse international markets is essential. We are excited about our new partnership with Scope and the opportunity it provides for the OCuSOFT® brand to...
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Snapit Screw Awarded Utility Patent

Snapit Screw Awarded Utility Patent

DECEMBER, 2011 — BELLPORT, N.Y. — OptiSource International (www.1-800-optisource.com) is pleased to announce that the Snapit Frame Screw — for which OptiSource has exclusive distribution rights in North America — has been awarded U.S. patent #8070403 for utility, also referred to as a patent for invention. The U.S. Patent Office decisively granted the patent based on more than 60 claims. Snapit was also awarded Australian patent #2011101044; additional patents are pending in more than 30 countries and issuances are expected shortly. Innovative, time-saving Snapit screws – used in hinges and eyewires for repairs, assembly, and mounting – take the pain out of eyeglass repair, and have become one of the most talked-about products in the optical industry. In the 18 months since OptiSource International introduced Snapit at the 2010 Vision Expo East in New York, more than 2.5 million have been sold. OptiSource sells Snapit’s 26 hinge and eyewire designs. Plans are in place to grow the Snapit line to approximately 40 screw sizes that will fit every type of frame. “Snapit’s patent award illustrates OptiSource’s commitment to bringing innovative lens processing products...
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SEIKO Announces New Wrap Tech Thin Lenses

SEIKO Announces New Wrap Tech Thin Lenses

September 2011 Mahwah, NJ – SEIKO Optical Products of America, the global leader in digital ophthalmic lens technology is pleased to offer a new product in the free-form single-vision lens category. New Wrap Tech Thin, in 1.67 index clear and polarized (gray & brown) lenses utilizes advanced SEIKO free-form technology to create lightweight and thin high-base lenses for wrap style eyewear. Michael J. Rybacki, Seiko’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing stated, “The demand for highly curved prescription frames in clear and sunglasses is increasing, as wearers look for high tech fashions along with comfort and advanced optics. Conventional high-base designs induce asymmetry, which can cause eye fatigue and visual discomfort. Our new Wrap Tech Thin lenses use a free-form panoramic, aspheric and asymmetric design that corrects power error and astigmatism, creating a 50mm wide ‘sweet spot’ of comfortable, natural vision centered at the fitting point. Advanced free-form style-thinning technology is then incorporated to produce the thinnest lenses possible.” Wrap Tech Thin lenses are available clear & polarized (gray & brown) in 6.00 and 8.00 base curves in...
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