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Get To Know Non-Glare

eyeglasses in front of a laptop computer screen

The importance of non-glare coatings for visual clarity cannot be overstated. By reducing reflections and glare on lenses, these coatings help improve clarity and reduce strain on the eyes, making it easier to focus and see clearly. However, with the rise of misinformation and false claims about non-glare coatings especially in today’s digital age and work-from-home jobs being so popular, it is crucial for eyewear professionals to be well-informed so they can help their customers understand the difference between fact and fiction.

Non-glare coatings, also known as anti-reflective coatings, are a specialized treatment applied to the lenses of eyeglasses to reduce glare and reflections. By minimizing reflections on the lens surface, non-glare coatings improve visual clarity and contrast, making it easier to see details and reducing eye strain. The anti-reflective properties of these coatings also enhance the appearance of the eyeglasses, giving them a more polished and professional look.

Eye care professionals play a crucial role in guiding customers toward making informed decisions about their eyewear, including the choice to add non-glare coatings. Understanding the science behind non-glare coatings is key to effectively communicating their benefits to customers. By explaining how these coatings work to reduce reflections and improve vision, eye care professionals can empower customers to make choices that prioritize their eye health and visual comfort.

Non-glare coatings are not only beneficial for reducing glare and eye strain but also offer additional advantages such as scratch resistance and protection against visual discomfort caused by some blue light. Well, isn’t blue light just that? Why would I say ‘some’? I say this because contrary to popular belief and because of some very strategic (false) marketing, there are several different types of blue light we are exposed to daily. Let’s start with the basics, blue light ranges from 400-500 nm on the visible spectrum and has different categories with varying impacts. For instance, the shorter wavelengths affect us differently than longer ones making it crucial to not generalize blue light when educating your customers of its effects and solutions. Blue light plays a vital role in our sleep/wake cycle, as it helps keep us alert during the day but is and can disrupt sleep at night. The majority of “blue-light” filtering non-glare coatings only block a small amount, for example, a name brand blue-light blocking coating only blocks about 20% of blue light between 400-455nm. (Which would primarily be outdoor blue light.) Electronic devices emit longer wavelengths that range from 460nm- 500nm and the only effective way to block the longer wavelengths would be with a yellow/amber lens tint which due to cosmetic reasons is less common/popular.

While it may be tempting to some customers to question the need for adding the treatment to their lenses, it is essential to acknowledge the ubiquitous presence of screens in our daily lives, especially work from home or remote jobs. Adding this feature is a crucial element for projecting a polished and sophisticated image by diminishing reflections and glare that can be distracting to peers or possible prospects. In addition to protecting our eyes and giving you a more well-groomed look, non-glare coatings also enhance the overall quality of our vision. These coatings allow more light to pass through the lenses, resulting in improved contrast and color perception. This increase in light transmission can be likened to the concept of “more light = more sight,” as light serves as a stimulus that enters the eye and stimulates the photoreceptors in the retina. These photoreceptors are responsible for processing visual information, and by optimizing light transmission through non-glare coatings, individuals can experience enhanced visual acuity.

Eye care professionals who are well-versed in the benefits of non-glare coatings can guide their customers toward making informed decisions that prioritize their eye health and visual comfort. By explaining the importance of non-glare coatings in today’s digital age and highlighting the various advantages they offer, eye care professionals can empower customers to choose eyewear that not only meets their visual needs but also protects their eyes from digital eye strain and other potential issues.

Eye care professionals play a vital role in educating customers about the facts and benefits of these coating and their importance. By understanding the science behind non-glare coatings and their importance in reducing glare, improving vision, and protecting against harmful light, we can equip customers with the proper knowledge and tools they need to safeguard their eyes and enjoy clear, comfortable vision.

DITA Announces DITA-Lancier: Advanced Lens Technology

man wearing DITA Lancier sunglasses

DITA Group has launched its DITA-Lancier collection with a brand new concept offering customers a unique proposition in the eyewear marketplace with its powerful take-home “Two-week Test Drive Program” led by an experienced team of close to 60 global sales representatives.

DITA-Lancier was designed to enhance and optimize visibility for Land, Sea, and Air. Offering an exceptional experience for many environments, the collection is made in Japan and is available in a variety of timeless shapes designed for a classic, enduring style. Equal parts form and functionality, DITA-Lancier showcases proprietary features that make this ideal for everyday wear or life’s adventures.

DITA-Lancier has seasoned brand ambassadors who push the limits of speed and endurance in some of the most technologically advanced and competitively compelling arenas of sport. The DITA-Lancier collection is a celebration of these unrivaled athletes who, like DITA, excel in their endeavors.

closeup of DITA LANCIER frame and lens

The DITA-Lancier sunglass collection offers advanced lens technology for an exceptional visual experience in many environments. All of DITA’s customized lenses are hydrophobic, oleophobic, scratch-resistant, and have a premium AR coating. DITA-Lancier uses a lens material with a clarity almost that of glass while being ultra lightweight.

The full polarization and high contrast of DITA’s Land lens provide increased clarity, revealing vibrant colors and optimal visibility while on land. This lens is great for driving, running, cycling, or practically any activity on land. DITA’s Sea lens gives maximum polarization to reduce the glare of ocean and water environments. For high-altitude, open-air environments that require more clarity, try DITA’s Air lens, featuring no polarization for maximum contrast and depth perception making it the ultimate lens for the mountains, golf, tennis, or any ball-striking sports.

DITA Lancier lens differences
The DITA-Lancier sun collection uses a high-quality TR90 material on many styles, which is an ultra-lightweight nylon-based material, designed to be lighter than acetate for all-day activities. Optimized for comfort DITA’s TR90 frames include sculpted racing lines to further reduce weight.

The DITA-Lancier optical collection is made of Ultralight Titanium that was designed to be thinner making it exceptionally comfortable for all-day wear. The Ultralight Titanium is much lighter than the competitive use of stainless steel while maintaining its durability. Lighter than just three-quarters, the majority of DITA frames weigh in around 20 grams. The collection’s distinctive super-thin profiles with coin-rim etching offer consumers a unique experience that is stylish and wearable for all-day use.

DITA Lancier sunglasses with various lenses

DITA-Lancier has created uniquely functional frames that are ideal for activities using its proprietary features that focus on durability, lightweight comfort, and intentional ergonomic design. DITA-Lancier uses a screwless hinge system that serves as a service-free hinge that is pinned providing a longer product life than other notched or screw systems. Designed with a custom anti-walk hinge pin with open/close assisted detent feature that holds temples open or closed ensuring additional support during activities. All frames feature an enhanced temple tip that is a square-shaped cutout detail designed to allow interface with our proprietary DITA-Lancier Retention Cord, adding an additional layer of security for performance. Additionally coming equipped with adjustable textured anti-slip injected nose pads designed for all-day comfort. The majority of the collection also has adjustable soft-touch anti-slip temple tips enhancing comfort and stability.

DITA-Lancier invites the industry to test drive our frames for themselves. DITA’s powerful take-home “Two-week Test Drive Program” allows any customer to purchase a DITA-Lancier frame, take it home, and compare it against their other lenses for up to two weeks. DITA believes your eyes do not lie, if its Advanced Lens Technology does not exceed your expectations bring them back for a full refund. Experience DITA-Lancier and see the world better without sacrificing style!

 

About DITA

Founded in 1995, DITA reinvented eyewear by transcending its conventions, creating a discreet Luxury with products ranging from bold character frames to new interpretations of timeless shapes through innovative technology. With over 25 years in design and partners at the highest levels of manufacturing, DITA’s expertise is unparalleled, earning a coveted reputation as a true leader in optical innovation. Craftsmanship is the cornerstone of DITA’s reputation for quality and innovation – that’s why its relationships with some of the world’s most highly regarded artisans have lasted not years, but decades.  For over 25 years, DITA’s focus has been one thing: perfecting the art of eyewear. Because of the level of detail in every DITA frame, DITA finishes all its frames in Japan.

Eco Eyewear – SS24 Retrospect

Eco Retrospect eyeglasses and sunglasses (Reed)

The sustainability-pioneering eyewear brand, Eco Eyewear, is introducing Retrospect: a brand-new category, with their SS24 collection! The Retrospect additions bring together the best of both worlds with the lightness of Biobased injection combined with the classic look of an acetate frame.

Retrospect is all about sustainability without compromising on style. The collection features a lightweight injection material derived from castor seed oil, ensuring a comfortable fit while minimizing waste material. Unlike traditional acetate frames that produce cut-away waste, the Retrospect collection is designed for efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Eco Forrest Rx Frame
FORREST
Eco Forrest Sunglass
FORREST

Get ready to turn heads with the retro-inspired details of the Retrospect collection. Classic hinge designs, metal temple cores with discreet patterns, and magnets shaped like frame pins take these frames to a whole new level of cool. As with everything Eco does, it’s all in the details! The Retrospect collection offers three distinct styles to suit every individual’s taste: women’s frame Lily, unisex shape Reed, and men’s style Forrest – all with a classic look that will be part of the Retrospect signature aesthetic.

Eco Lily Rx Frame
LILY
Eco Lily Sunglass
LILY

When it comes to colors, the collection brings a retro-inspired palette to life. Think soft pinks, refreshing greens, and of course, the timeless tortoiseshell. The sun lenses follow suit, with shades of blue, green, and warm brown that perfectly complement each frame.

Eco Reed Rx Frame
REED
Eco Reed Sunglass
REED

And with four colorways available for each design, you can mix and match to express your unique style.

 

About Eco Eyewear

Leading the way in sustainability, Eco was the first sustainable eyewear brand back in 2009. Eco has planted over 3.6 million trees through its One Frame, One Tree program. Eco is proud to be one of the first carbon-neutral brands in the world. Eco Eyewear continues to sponsor beach clean-ups around the world.

Andorra la Vella & Havana – Laibach & York

Laibach & York Andorra la Vella

We are often moved by how big something is, especially in the U.S.  For example, if the state of Texas were a country, it would be the 40th largest country in the world, larger than any country in Europe. The King Ranch in Texas is the largest in the U.S. at 825, 000 acres. We are often equally as impressed with how small some things are. Vatican City, in the middle of Rome, boasts an official population of 825 and encompasses a total of 109 acres.

Just over 1000 km from Vatican City there is another small country, though not nearly as small as the city-state headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, of Andorra. Andorra is an independent principality that lies between France and Spain. Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe with an elevation of just over 1,000 meters or 3,356 feet above sea level.

Andorra la Vella is also one of two new frames from Laibach & York, part of their capital collection. The new Andorra la Vella, The Andorra la Vella is a distinctive thick-faced butterly influenced cat-eye frame with a 47-eye size that comes in black, marbled tortoise, and green camouflage. Handmade from premium Italian acetate in Slovenia like the entire Laibach & York collection, this model is sure to rise high above the rest.

Laibach & York Andorra la Vella
Andorra la Vella

Heading 7,810 km or 4,852 miles to the west, we find ourselves in Havana, the capital of Cuba, just a little over 100 miles from the coast of Florida. Havana attracts over 1 million tourists a year, only a fraction of who are from the U.S. Among Havana’s most renowned attractions are the classic 1950s automobiles that can still be seen cruising up and down just about any Havana street. While so many of them exude those classic lines missing from most of today’s automobiles, under the hoods, most have been modified with new engines, suspensions, etc.

Laibach & York Havana
Havana

Like the classic cars that cruise along Obispo Street or the Malecón in Havana, the new Havana frame from Laibach & York is a wonderful square oversized homage to the classic 1950s with a 55-eye size. Handmade from premium Italian acetate in Slovenia, these sculpted square shapes are both sophisticated and stylish. The Havana is available in dark chocolate tortoise, burgundy tortoise, and dark jade tortoise. These wonderful new frames are sure to turn heads with fashionistas everywhere.

Laibach & York Havana
Havana

“Both the Adorra la Vella and Havana bring to life the styles so many shops have said their customers have been asking for. These two new additions to our catalog have been hits with everyone we’ve shown them to.”  Blaž Oberč, Founder/Designer, Laibach & York

 

About Laibach & York:

Laibach & York was founded in 2013 and has been bench-crafting eyewear for high-profile clientèle ever since. Founder Blaž Oberč, is an industrial designer with a master’s in eye optics. With a feeling for great design, he continues to perfect his skills in creating high-end eyewear.

Laibach & York’s goal is to make high-quality eyewear accessible for everyone, with superb design, high-quality manufacturing, and the best fit for your face. With its in-house design team and manufacturing facility, it guarantees excellent quality and provides trendy high-end eyewear.

By choosing only the best materials and parts, like Italian cellulose acetate, 3 & 5 barreled hinges, and quadruple polishing for a stunning glossy finish, the result is a perfect handmade frame, ergonomically designed for superior weight distribution. All Laibach & York frames are handcrafted in their own manufacturing facility in Slovenia.

Founders Pledge Awards $4 Million Grant To RestoringVision

Founders Pledge RestoringVision logos

RestoringVision has been awarded a $4 million grant from Founders Pledge to address presbyopia at scale in India and Nigeria. This investment will enable RestoringVision to implement three large-scale initiatives with its partners to provide reading glasses to 2.5 million people living in poverty with uncorrected presbyopia.

RestoringVision focuses on addressing presbyopia at scale. Presbyopia is a naturally occurring, age-related eye condition that affects billions of people worldwide, including 800 million who have limited access to vision care. The organization aims to increase income potential, alleviate poverty, and foster sustained impact in India and Nigeria – two of the largest countries in the world – by increasing access to vision screening and reading glasses.

The programs include the following:

India: RestoringVision will collaborate with Supreme Task India, an NGO focused on access to affordable healthcare, to provide 500,000 adults aged 35-65 working in visually intensive occupations in Odisha state – one of the poorest states in India – with vision screenings and reading glasses. These include tailors, weavers, mechanics, carpenters, and farmers among others, to enable them to see clearly and continue their work.

Nigeria: Two million people will receive vision screenings and reading glasses in Nigeria through two initiatives to scale access to clear sight. This will be the largest contribution to date to advance the Nigerian Presidential Initiative that aims to reach five million Nigerians with glasses over the next several years.

RestoringVision will work with the Government of Nigeria’s National Eye Health Programme, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and other partners to supply one million reading glasses for programs reaching people living in poverty with presbyopia and provide technical support to help this initiative succeed.

In addition, RestoringVision will partner with the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) to provide vision screenings and reading glasses to one million adults engaged in visually intensive occupations. The program will leverage Nigeria’s faith-based health systems – tapping into CHAN’s nationwide network of faith-based hospitals, clinics, and community outreach organizations, in collaboration with faith leaders from Nigeria’s Christian and Muslim communities.

The far-reaching initiative in Nigeria will support insights into how to address presbyopia at scale in a large country and inform how we can solve the vision crisis globally.

By partnering with national and local organizations and leveraging their existing networks, RestoringVision’s model is consistent with the World Health Organization’s recommendation to address presbyopia at the community and primary level.

“Thanks to this transformative grant from Founders Pledge we are thrilled to be able to scale up our presbyopia programs in India and Nigeria so that more people will be able to see clearly. This grant not only enables us to reach millions more people with the gift of clear sight but also fosters a broader global community of changemakers dedicated to creating a world where everyone who needs glasses has them. It is taking us a significant step forward towards solving the global vision crisis,” said Pelin Munis, Ph.D., CEO of RestoringVision.

These initiatives build upon RestoringVision’s 20 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the global vision crisis that bring immediate and sustained impacts. A recent study carried out in Bangladesh showed a 33% median increase in income for people in a wide range of visually intensive occupations who received reading glasses. By utilizing cost-effective strategies and leveraging partnerships, RestoringVision aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions of underserved individuals.

man wearing eyeglasses reading

 

 

About RestoringVision:

RestoringVision is a global nonprofit dedicated to ending the global vision crisis. The organization is committed to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses, particularly for individuals living on less than $2 a day. One billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed, 80% of which could be corrected with a simple pair of reading glasses. RestoringVision works to solve this global crisis by partnering with its unparalleled network of more than 3,000 NGOs and government partners to provide life-changing vision screenings and eyeglasses to millions of people who could not access them otherwise. RestoringVision has reached more than 28 million people in over 150 countries since 2003.

About Founders Pledge:

Founders Pledge is a global nonprofit empowering entrepreneurs to do the most good possible with their charitable giving. We equip members with everything needed to maximize their impact, from evidence-led research and advice on the world’s most pressing problems to comprehensive infrastructure for global grant-making, alongside opportunities to learn and connect. To date, its members have pledged over $10 billion to charity and donated more than $1 billion.

MIDO Takes 1st Prize In Mediastars Press Section Again

MIDO wins 1st Prize at Mediastars 2024

For the second consecutive year, MIDO the international eyewear show, was awarded 1st Prize by Mediastars in the Press section, Daily category, for its SPHERES – The Eyewear Universe communication campaign developed and created by Max Galli in partnership with Mixer Group. The campaign was also awarded the Special Star for Creative Direction. The awards ceremony was held last week, Thursday, June 6th, at the Auditorium San Fedele in Milano.

The “Spheres” campaign was a turning point in the advertising sector because it was the first, in the trade show industry, to be created by combining human creativity and the innovative power of Artificial Intelligence, exploring the new frontiers of visual communication.

At its 28th edition, each year the Mediastars award is assigned to the best Italian campaigns, recognizing and adding value to the professionalism and talent of those working in the field of communication at the national level. More than 580 projects were nominated for this edition and evaluated by a jury composed of industry experts and professionals.

The MIDO team is already working on a new communication campaign with the aim of once again fascinating its audience and strengthening brand awareness internationally, thanks to unique, creative, engaging messages.

Join The Optical Journal at MIDO 2025 from Saturday, February 8 through Monday, February  10 at Fiera Milano Rho. Stay tuned here for more information and travel deals or visit MIDO.com.

 

CREDITS “SPHERES – THE EYEWEAR UNIVERSE”

Agency: MAXGALLI Communication e MIXER GROUP
Creative Direction: Max Galli
Art Director: Sergio Copetti
Copy: Lorella Montanaro
Digital Processing: Silvia Badalotti
Client Manager: Martina Vailati

Teachable Tuesday – Opticians and Eyeglass Repairs

John Seegers - Optician Works

John Seegers of Optician Works and Laramy-K, have graciously shared some of their awesome videos with us to share with you. John is one of the best trainers of opticians and his video series has received acclaim from coast to coast, helping thousands of opticians pass certification and licensing exams.

This week’s video is Teachable Tuesday – Opticians and Eyeglass Repairs

 

For more information or education, visit Laramy-K

 

Fielmann Group acquires Shopko Optical

Shopko Optical exterior store windows

The Fielmann Group, a leading global eyewear provider, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement in which its US subsidiary, Fielmann USA, will acquire 100% equity ownership in Shopko Optical, an optical retailer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, from Monarch Alternative Capital LP. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Shopko Optical has been a leader in providing trusted eyecare to communities for over 40 years. The company operates more than 140 stores across 13 US states and generated US$168 million in sales in 2023. Upon closing, Fielmann USA intends to integrate Shopko Optical into its omnichannel platform that, following the completion of the transaction, would serve customers via digital sales channels and more than 220 retail practices across 19 US states, predominantly in the Midwest.

The transaction marks another milestone for the Fielmann Group’s growth strategy in the US. In 2023, it entered the market by acquiring online eyewear retailer Befitting as well as SVS Vision, an optical retailer that operates 80 stores across 9 US states with a market-leading position in Michigan.

Marc Fielmann, CEO of the Fielmann Group: “Fielmann’s purpose is to help everyone hear and see the beauty in the world. Our acquisition of Shopko Optical is in line with our Vision 2025 growth strategy to expand our business further internationally, particularly in the US market. This acquisition is the next step in our long-term plan to redefine what US consumers can expect of eyecare and eyewear.”

Lukas Ruecker, CEO of Fielmann USA, Inc.: “Over its 50-year history, the Fielmann Group has helped shape the European eyewear market with its signature customer-centricity. Having integrated recent acquisitions, SVS Vision and Befitting, Fielmann USA today offers a unique omnichannel shopping experience for customers with vision insurance. The addition of Shopko Optical is going to enable us to make affordable quality eyewear and eyecare accessible to more people across the Midwest.”

 

About Fielmann Group AG

The Fielmann Group is a German family business that serves 28 million customers with eyewear, contact lenses, hearing aids, and primary eyecare services. It operates an omnichannel platform consisting of digital sales channels and more than 1,000 retail stores worldwide. Founded in 1972, the company is led by Marc Fielmann, representing the second generation of the Fielmann Family who still owns the majority of the company’s stock. By staying true to its customer-centric values, the Fielmann Group helps everyone hear and see the beauty in the world. Thanks to the dedication of its 23,000 people worldwide, the company is consistently reaching customer satisfaction and retention rates of more than 90% and has to-date fitted more than 200 million pairs of individual prescription glasses.

About Shopko Optical

Shopko Optical (Shoptikal Topco, Inc.) is an optical retailer operating more than 140 stores in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. The company generated US$168 million in sales in 2023. At year-end, 1,087 employees were driving the growth of Shopko Optical.

J.F. REY Hybrid Collection

JF Rey Hybrid Collection for women for Spring 2024

These combined frames stand out as true “coup de Coeur” of our hybrid collection. They attract attention with their rich and original custom-made acetate ranges, offering an incredible festival of colors, styles, and various emotions. Led by exceptional creative enthusiasm, they celebrate the pleasure of unexpected combinations and the aesthetic uniqueness that characterizes each J.F. REY creation, imposing a free and spontaneous vision that transcends traditional codes.

J.F. REY JF3059
JF3059

The frames’ fronts are adorned with a bespoke acetate construction: a play of subtle and complex laminations blending colors, patterns, and textures into an artistic assembly carefully structured to highlight the beauty of each shape. Colorful harmonies full of character, modern textured transparencies, eye-catching vibrations mixing unique touches of trendy colors and more formal fantasies: these innovative combinations create a captivating dynamic interplay, a unique balance that brilliantly plays contrasts on freshness and intensity, boldness and subtlety, strength, and delicacy.

J.F. REY JF3060
JF3060

The velvety satin finish of the metal frame structure enhances their sophisticated aesthetics, adding a contemporary elegance. An expressive, distinctive, and memorable visual signature that reflects the creative essence of J.F. REY’s color design.

J.F. REY JF3061
JF3061

 

ABOUT J.F. REY

JFREY is an independent designer of high-end optical and sunglasses frames. Founded by Jean-François Rey in 1995 and located in Marseille, the brand presents collections with an original, differentiating, and innovative style. It carries a family heritage made of passion and commitment around the product, which allowed it to become a unique and essential signature throughout the world. See the entire collection on their website www.jfrey.fr.

BioTissue Launches CAM360 AmnioGraft

BioTissue Introduces CAM360 AmnioGraft™

Marking a significant advancement in regenerative therapy for the treatment of ocular surface disease and disorders, BioTissue has unveiled CAM360 AmnioGraft (CAM360 AG), a new, hydrated, shelf-stable Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane (CAM) solution that was developed to optimize comfort.

Ideal for patients who have mild to moderate dry eye disease and other ocular surface conditions, CAM360 AG is a ringless CAM that does not require refrigeration, making storage simple and convenient for all practices. Its adhesive properties1 ensure that the CAM stays in place under a Bandage Contact Lens (BCL), increasing patient comfort and treatment efficacy while patients go on with their normal daily lives.

“The introduction of CAM360 AG revolutionizes how eye care professionals can leverage regenerative medicine in the treatment of the ocular surface, particularly when it comes to Dry Eye Disease,” said Ted Davis, President and CEO, BioTissue. “Dry Eye Disease is a progressive disease, and until now, the lack of options available meant that practitioners often had to wait until the patient’s condition worsened before they could intervene. CAM360 AG bridges that gap, enabling practitioners to provide more patients with treatment much earlier, which is a true reflection of our dedication to improving patients’ lives with everything we do.”

CAM products have been proven to alleviate signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease, and its unique composition exerts potent anti-inflammatory, anti-scarring, and anti-angiogenic actions that help promote the body’s healing capabilities.2,3,4 It is adaptable to treat many conditions including mild to moderate Dry Eye Disease, superficial punctate keratitis, neurotrophic keratitis, and more.

BioTissue’s proprietary CryoTek® and SteriTek® preservation methods are the only proven processing methods that retain the HC-HA/PTX3 found in fresh tissue, which is, in part, responsible for amniotic membrane’s therapeutic benefits5. These processes were specifically designed to optimize preservation while providing efficiencies in handling, storage, and product application.

BioTissue has provided treatment to more than 800,000 patients, with its scientific and clinical breakthroughs documented in more than 390 peer-reviewed publications. The company remains at the forefront of innovation, actively conducting multiple clinical trials to obtain Biologic License Applications. These efforts address unmet needs in the ocular, orthopedic, and wound management markets, reaffirming BioTissue’s commitment to pioneering advancements in patient care.

1 BioTissue, Data on File, 2024.

2 John, T., Tighe, S., Sheha, H., Hamrah, P., Salem, Z. M., Cheng, A., … & Rock, N. D.(2017). Corneal nerve regeneration after self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane in dry eye disease. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017.

3 McDonald, M. B., Sheha, H., Tighe, S., Janik, S. B., Bowden, F. W., Chokshi, A. R., … & McMurren, B. J. (2018). Treatment outcomes in the dry eye amniotic membrane (DREAM) study. Clinical Ophthalmology, 677-681.

4 Cheng, A. M., Zhao, D., Chen, R., Yin, H. Y., Tighe, S., Sheha, H., … & Tseng, S. C.(2016). Accelerated restoration of ocular surface health in dry eye disease by self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane. The Ocular Surface, 14(1), 56-63.

5 Cooke M, Tan EK, Mandrycky C, He H, O’Connell J, Tseng SC. J Wound Care. 2014;23(10):465-476.


About BioTissue Holdings Inc.

BioTissue is an emerging biotechnology company and leader in harnessing the unique power of human birth tissue to support regenerative healing for ocular surface disease and in surgical, chronic wound, and musculoskeletal applications. BioTissue’s portfolio of Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane (CAM) products uses its proprietary CryoTek® cryopreservation technology, designed to retain the tissue’s structural and functional integrity. The company continues to break new ground with multiple investigational new drug clinical trials as the company pursues Biologic License Applications (BLAs) for products to treat patients’ unmet clinical needs. BioTissue is committed to empowering healthcare professionals with solutions to deliver optimal patient outcomes by fostering innovation through evidence-based science. Since its inception, clinicians have performed over 800,000 human implants with its products and published over 390 peer-reviewed publications supporting BioTissue’s platform technology.