MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sight Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGHT) (“Sight Sciences,” or the “Company”), an eyecare technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative technology intended to transform care and improve patients’ lives, today announced third quarter 2023 revenue guidance and updated its revenue guidance for full year 2023.
Third Quarter 2023 Revenue Guidance
The Company expects third quarter 2023 total revenue to be in the range of $19.0 million to $20.0 million. While account retention remains high for our Surgical Glaucoma segment, the Company has seen reductions in new account additions, and expects year-over-year utilization to decrease in the third quarter, which the Company believes is primarily due to the transitory uncertainty for glaucoma customers caused by proposed local coverage determinations (“LCDs”). In June 2023, five of the seven Medicare Administrative Contractors (“MACs”) published LCDs that, if finalized as proposed, could identify many non-implantable micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (“MIGS”) procedures, including the Company’s surgical glaucoma technologies, as investigational and non-covered for Medicare beneficiaries in the states covered by these five MACs. The Company expects revenue from its Dry Eye segment to be slightly down sequentially primarily due to typical seasonality patterns, coupled with the evolution of the Company’s go-to-market strategy which emphasizes higher utilization within existing accounts as part of its focused reimbursement strategy. The Company is focused on building a higher utilization, recurring revenue business model with a durable repeat customer base and broad market access. While this is expected to result in relatively fewer new accounts added in the period, the Company has seen positive trends in recurring revenue from existing customers in the third quarter.
“We typically see a strong second quarter followed by a slower start to the third quarter given traditional seasonality patterns. While we had a strong second quarter prior to the LCD proposals, we have faced a lower cadence of new account additions and relatively flat utilization and we have not experienced the expected increase in commercial activity thus far in August and early September. While we are actively managing the proposed LCDs and their impacts on our business and customers, we believe that the ongoing uncertainty from the proposed LCDs has affected the ordering activity of certain customers in the third quarter. We expect this impact to continue until there is clarity on longer-term coverage by the MACs. We are taking steps intended to mitigate these effects and believe they will prove to be transitory if our products, especially our OMNI® Surgical System technology, maintain their current broad coverage upon finalization of the LCDs,” said Paul Badawi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sight Sciences. “Notably, our account retention remains high, evidencing OMNI’s clinical importance to the glaucoma treatment paradigm. We expect that revenue will normalize and return to growth should the MACs clarify that OMNI procedures are to remain covered for Medicare beneficiaries in the affected jurisdictions.”
“We remain steadfast in our belief in OMNI’s leading clinical value proposition and are confident that we, along with industry stakeholders, responded to the proposed LCDs with compelling clinical evidence that is more than sufficient to ensure continued widespread patient access to our OMNI technology. We will continue to focus on maintaining strong relationships with our customers and executing our strategic initiatives, which we believe will be greatly enhanced by the addition of medtech industry veteran Matt Link as Chief Commercial Officer. We look forward to continuing to improve the lives of patients with glaucoma and dry eye as we optimize and scale both our Surgical Glaucoma and Dry Eye businesses,” continued Mr. Badawi.
2023 Financial Guidance
Sight Sciences updates revenue guidance expectations for the full year 2023 to $80.0 million to $82.0 million, which represents growth of approximately 12% to 15% compared to 2022, from the prior revenue guidance range of $89.0 million to $94.0 million. The Company expects the guidance for the third quarter of 2023 is a reasonable expectation for quarterly revenue run rate until customers gain more visibility into longer term Medicare coverage for OMNI. Should OMNI procedures remain covered for Medicare beneficiaries after the final LCDs are published, the Company would expect a return to historical growth rates.
The Company plans to discuss complete third quarter 2023 financial results in early November 2023.
About Sight Sciences
Sight Sciences is an eyecare technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions intended to transform care and improve patients’ lives. Using minimally invasive or non-invasive approaches to target the underlying causes of the world’s most prevalent eye diseases, Sight Sciences seeks to create more effective treatment paradigms that enhance patient care and supplant conventional outdated approaches. The Company’s OMNI® Surgical System is a MIGS technology indicated to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (“POAG”), the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. The Company’s TearCare® System technology is 510(k) cleared for the application of localized heat therapy in adult patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (“MGD”) when used in conjunction with manual expression of the meibomian glands, enabling office-based clearance of gland obstructions by physicians to address the leading cause of dry eye disease. The Company’s SION™ Surgical Instrument is a manually operated device used in ophthalmic surgical procedures to excise trabecular meshwork.
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Forward Looking Statements
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