AMO to ship multipurpose solution in U.S.

Advanced Medical Optics (AMO, Santa Ana, California) reported that it plans to begin shipping a multipurpose solution in the U.S. in the first half of August and expects the product will be widely available to consumers in the U.S. by early September. The company had previously projected the product would not be available until late September.

The new product will focus on comfort and disinfection efficacy, incorporating the importance of proper handling and care of contact lenses, per guidelines set forth by professional eye care associations including the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

AMO plans to ship to other global regions in a phased-in approach throughout the fall. This timeline does not impact previous guidance provided on June 26. AMO expects to provide more information on its launch plans during the second quarter earnings conference call scheduled for today. AMO produces ophthalmic surgical devices and eye care products.