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Article Date: 4/1/2014

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New Peroxide-Based Lens Care System Enters Market

Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has introduced PeroxiClear 3% hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting solution as an alternative peroxide-based product. According to B+L, PeroxiClear solution has been proven to keep contact lenses cleaner and moister for longer.

B+L’S PEROXICLEAR IS DESIGNED TO NEUTRALIZE FASTER AND TO KEEP CONTACT LENSES CLEANER AND MOISTER COMPARED TO OTHER PEROXIDE CARE SOLUTIONS.

PeroxiClear solution contains Triple-Moist Technology, which helps provide up to 20 hours of moisture. The company says that PeroxiClear provides the disinfection efficacy that you expect from a hydrogen peroxide solution, but neutralizes in only four hours, as compared to six hours with other peroxides.

PeroxiClear solution will be available in April and May 2014 in Target, Rite-Aid, K-Mart, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. It will be available at most U.S. retailers by June 2014. Call (800) 828-9030 or visit www.bausch.com.

Toric and Multifocal Daily Disposable Lenses Introduced

Alcon recently introduced the Dailies AquaComfort Plus family of one-day contact lenses, manufactured in nelfilcon A (69% water content), with the additions of toric and multifocal contact lens designs to the portfolio.

The Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric daily disposable lens combines the same dual thin zone Precision Curve Lens Design of Focus Dailies Toric contact lenses with the Blink-Activated Moisture of the Dailies AquaComfort Plus sphere contact lens.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric contact lenses are available in a greatly expanded parameter range compared to Focus Dailies Toric, including 8.8mm base curve, 14.4mm diameter, sphere powers of +4.00D to –6.00D (0.25D steps) and –6.50D to –10.00D (–0.50D steps); and cylinder powers of –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D in axes at 90º ±20º degrees and 180º ±20º in 10º steps. Scribe marks are at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

ALCON NOW OFFERS A FAMILY OF DAILIES AQUACOMFORT PLUS LENS DESIGNS.

The Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal daily disposable lens combines the Precision Profile Design of Air Optix Aqua Multifocal lenses with the Blink-Activated Moisture of the Dailies AquaComfort Plus sphere contact lens.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal contact lenses offer the design and parameters of the Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lens including 8.7mm base curve, 14.0mm diameter, powers of +6.00D to –10.00D (0.25D steps), and three levels of add (Lo, Med, Hi) to allow fitting of advanced as well as emerging presbyopes in a binocular fashion.

Both new designs are available in five-lens trial packs as well as in 30 packs and 90 packs. Call (800) 451-3937 or visit www.alcon.com.

Larger-Diameter Soft Lens Now Available

Hydrogel Vision Corporation has expanded its Icuity H2O product line with the 14.8mm diameter Icuity H2O LD. Hydrogel Vision says the larger diameter acts as a problem solver for patients who would benefit from a larger lens, and that the lens provides increased comfort for patients who experience lens awareness in the lens that they are currently wearing.

According to the company, the 14.8mm diameter provides full coverage sitting under the lid so any interaction that could cause discomfort from the lens edge is gone.

ICUITY H2O LD OFFERS A LARGER DIAMETER IN A SOFT CONTACT LENS.

Icuity H2O LD is manufactured in hioxifilcon A, a non-ionic ultra-hydrating material that retains 99% of its water content on the eye, even under extreme conditions, according to the company. Hydrogel Vision says that lens comfort, movement, and fit are stable throughout the day. Icuity H2O LD lenses are available in an 8.6mm base curve and sphere powers of –0.25D to –8.00D.

Diagnostic fit sets of Icuity H2O LD are available directly through Hydrogel Vision and through any of the company’s authorized distributors. Call (877) 336-2482 or visit www.hydrogelvision.com.

Parameter Expansion for SiHy Toric

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. has announced that Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism are now available in more parameters.

Parameters now include sphere powers from –6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps in cylinders of –0.75D, –1.25D, –1.75D, and –2.25D in full-circle axes (10º steps) and from –6.50D to –9.00D in 0.50D steps in cylinders of –0.75D, –1.25D, –1.75D, and –2.25D in full-circle axes (10º steps). Call (800) 843-2020 or visit www.acuvueprofessional.com.

Silicone Hydrogel Lens Family Launches

Vision Source is launching this month the Fresh Day silicone hydrogel family of lenses, manufactured by Sauflon. A Vision Source exclusive brand, Fresh Day offers a full portfolio of daily disposable silicone hydrogel lenses at a cost similar to daily disposable hydrogel lenses, according to the companies.

The Fresh Day material features AquaGen technology, which Vision Source says ensures a perfect balance of long-lasting comfort and ocular health at a low cost. The material also has a low modulus of 0.5 MPa and contains the highest water content of any silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens at 56%, according to Vision Source. In addition, Vision Source says that Fresh Day has UV protection that filters harmful UVA and UVB rays, and ensures 97 percent corneal oxygen consumption to provide long-term ocular health. These offerings, combined with spherical, for astigmatism, and multifocal contact lens designs, cater to a variety of patients and their needs, according to Vision Source.

VISION SOURCE NOW OFFERS A FAMILY OF SIHY DAILY DISPOSABLES.

Parameters of the Fresh Day daily disposable include 8.6mm base curve, 14.1mm diameter, and powers from +8.00D to –10.00D (0.50D steps above ±6.00D). They are available in 30 packs and 90 packs.

Fresh Day Toric daily disposable lenses feature a back-surface toric, prism-ballasted design with an aspheric front optic zone. Parameters include 8.6mm base curve, 14.3mm diameter, sphere powers of +4.00D to –8.00D (0.50D steps above –6.00D), and cylinder powers of –0.75D and –1.25D in axes of 20º, 70º, 90º, 110º, 160º, and 180º. They are available in 30 packs.

Fresh Day Multifocal features a simultaneous, center-near design. Parameters include 8.6mm base curve, 14.1mm diameter, sphere powers of +5.00D to –6.00D (0.25D steps), Low add up to +2.25D, and High add +2.25D to +3.00D. They are available in 30 packs.

Vision Source also is launching Fresh 30 monthly silicone hydrogel lenses to its network members. To contact Vision Source, call (888) 558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com. To contact Sauflon, call (800) 682-3240 or visit www.sauflonusa.com.

FRESH 30 MONTHLY REPLACEMENT SIHY LENSES FROM VISION SOURCE.

Retaine Line Expands

OcuSoft recently introduced Retaine PM Nighttime Ointment and Retaine HPMC.

Designed for relief of severe dry eye and to keep eyes lubricated and comfortable during sleep, Retaine PM is a preservative-free, oil-based formula that is packaged in a large 5g tube, which the company says is significant because it is 43% larger than traditional 3.5g tubes and therefore more economical.

Retaine HPMC Lubricant Eye Drops are a preservative-free hypromellose ophthalmic solution (0.3%) available in a patented multi-dose, preservative-free delivery system. OcuSoft says that Retaine HPMC 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 the preservatives typically required for multi-dose solutions that can be damaging to the ocular surface. Retaine HPMC has a three-month stability after opening with guaranteed sterility, according to OcuSoft. Call (800) 233-5469 or visit www.ocusoft.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume: 29 , Issue: April 2014, page(s): 58, 59

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