Article Date: 11/1/2007

product spectrum

Improve GP Tear Flow

AccuLens, Inc. has released its new single vision lens called AquaFlow, a GP lens that incorporates a new design system called "Fluid Edge Technology." This new system combines a dual aspheric posterior curve with a proprietary thin harmonic profile design and "Aqua-Wet" plasma treatment. According to AccuLens, when manufactured in a high- or hyper-Dk material such as Boston XO or Boston XO2 (both Bausch & Lomb), Fluid Edge Technology will allow for exceptional tear flow on and around the lens surface for improved corneal health and comfort. Call (800) 525-2470 or visit www.acculens.com.

Healthier, Hygienic Rewetting Drops

Optics Laboratory, Inc. has developed Eye-Cept Rewetting Drops, a preservative-free drop packaged in hygienic single-use vials that eliminate common concerns with multi-dose eye drops, according to the manufacturer. Optic Laboratory also says that with its pure formula, Eye-Cept offers safe, long-lasting comfort and contributes to a healthier contact lens fit over long hours of wear.

Eye-Cept drops are packaged in sterile vials that are used one time and then discarded. Optics Laboratory claims that a set of vials conveniently fits in a briefcase or purse so wearers are more likely to use the drops as recommended. Eye-Cept is currently available at Rite Aid and in the pharmacy eyecare sections of various supermarket chains. Call (800) 968-6788 or visit www.opticslab.com.

OPTICS LABORATORY'S EYE-CEPT REWETTING DROPS ARE PRESERVATIVE-FREE AND HYGIENICALLY PACKAGED FOR MORE COMFORTABLE, HEALTHIER LENS WEAR.

New Presbyopic Soft Lens Options Available

Metro Optics has expanded its SaturEyes soft lens line to include SaturEyes Multifocal and SaturEyes Multifocal Toric lenses.

SaturEyes features a high-performance GMA/HEMA 49-percent water content material (hioxifilcon B) that does not dehydrate during lengthy wear and enhances comfort in dry environments, according to the company. Metro Optics also says that this material is lathe cut by the latest CNC machines precisely to each patient's parameters, thus providing the accuracy needed to create superior optical clarity.

The SaturEyes Multifocal and Multifocal Toric offer add power up to +2.50D. Other parameters for SaturEyes Multifocal include 8.4mm and 8.7mm base curves; 14.2mm diameter; and sphere powers of &ndash10.00D to +10.00D. The SaturEyes Multifocal Toric also offers cylinders of &ndash0.75D to &ndash4.00D in 0.25D steps with axes of 5 degrees to 180 degrees in 5-degree steps and one diopter of prism.

All Metro Optics soft lens products are 100 percent guaranteed and ship in two business days or less, according to the manufacturer. Call (800) 223-1858 or visit www.metro-optics.com.

METRO OPTICS HAS EXPANDED ITS SATUREYES LENS LINE TO INCLUDE A MULTIFOCAL AND A MULTIFOCAL TORIC DESIGN.

Get into the Readers Market

Midsouth Premier offers the 2 Clear Reader System, a cost effective way for your practice to capture part of the presbyopic "readers" market, according to the company. The 2 Clear Reader System isn't designed to replace your premium progressive lenses and frames or high-end readers. Rather, it provides an inexpensive back up pair of readers for presbyopic patients.

The 2 Clear Reader System comes with 108 frames, 390 lenses with powers from +0.75D to +3.00D in 0.25D steps, extra temple screws and frame sleeves. Call (877) 700-0914 or visit www.mspremier.com.

Warm Relief for Dry Eye

Eye Eco Inc. has introduced a microwaveable version of its Thermoeyes gel pad inserts to boost the intensity and duration of the tranquileyes moist heat treatment. Patients place the gel pads in a cup of water, heat in the microwave and then insert the gel pads into the Tranquileyes goggles. According to the company, the extra heat helps open the meibomian glands, which secrete the oily lipid layer of the tear film, slowing evaporation of natural tears. Users will experience noticeable relief in just 10 minutes of use, according to Eye Eco. Call (888) 730-7999 or visit www.eyeeco.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: November 2007