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Article Date: 3/1/2008

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CooperVision has introduced ClearSight 1-Day Toric contact lenses. The lens positions itself at 6 o'clock on patients' eyes and offers exceptional stability and enhanced comfort, according to CooperVision. With a uniform, horizontal iso-thickness, the company says that Clear-Sight 1-Day Toric lenses deliver a smooth lens-eyelid interaction across the lenses when blinking to enhance lens stability. The wide ballast band maximizes the ballast area for optimal orientation and more effective lens-eyelid interaction — and the smooth, continuous surface enhances comfort with every blink, according to CooperVision.


ClearSight 1-Day is manufactured in ocufilcon D (55 percent water). Parameters include sphere powers of plano to –6.00D in 0.25D steps, –6.50D and –7.00D; 8.7mm base curve; 14.5mm diameter; and cylinder powers of –0.75D and –1.25 in axes of 180 degrees, 160 degrees, 90 degrees and 20 degrees.

CooperVision has also expanded the parameters of its Biomedics EP and Proclear Multifocal lenses. Both products are now available in sphere powers of +6.00D to –8.00D. Other Biomedics EP parameters include an 8.7mm base curve and 14.4mm diameter. It's designed for patients with up to +1.25D add. Other Proclear Multifocal parameters include 8.7mm base curve, 14.4mm diameter and add powers up to +2.50D. Call (800) 538-7824 or visit

Slit Lamp-Mounted Topographer

EyeQuip has introduced its Piccolo Corneal Topographer as the third addition to the Keratron Topographer line. It offers the same software features as EyeQuip's larger Keratron and Scout topographers, but in a much smaller form.


Designed to mount on most slit lamps, the Piccolo's advanced miniaturization technology offers reliability and accuracy, according to EyeQuip. The Piccolo can also connect to any recent Windows computer.

Features of the Piccolo include standard maps including corneal wavefront, auto-capture, keratoconus detection, spherical aberration measurement, repeatability check, free software updates and networking and Wave Contact Lens Design Software. Call (800) 393-8676 or visit

Another Tool for Spanish-Speaking Patients

Gulden Ophthalmics now offers a Spanish Language Wormington Card to its standard English version. Gulden says that with this new card, practitioners no longer need to wonder whether a patient's reading difficulty is a vision or a language problem.

Single letters and Spanish text on this new card permit eyecare professionals to accurately measure a Spanish-speaking patient's single letter near vision and reading acuity, according to Gulden. It also features a series of tumbling "E"s, a metric scale and pupil size array. Call (215) 884-8105 or visit

New Lubricant Eye Drops Available

Oasis Medical, Inc. has introduced a new viscoadaptive lubricant eye drop in two treatment options — Oasis Tears and Oasis Tears Plus. These eye drops apply viscous and elastic biopolymers to coat, lubricate and moisten delicate ocular tissue, according to Oasis Medical. The company also states that with each blink of the eye, the high molecular weight viscoadaptive drop coats and recoats the surface of the eye for continued relief of symptoms.


Oasis Tears are preservative-free and come in disposable containers, according to the company. Oasis Tears is for mild to moderate symptoms while Oasis Tears Plus is for moderate to severe symptoms. Call (800) 528-9786 or visit

Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: March 2008

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