Article Date: 7/1/2008

product spectrum

Aspheric Daily Disposable Launches

Unilens Vision, Inc. has launched its new C-Vue 1 Day ASV (aspheric single vision) daily disposable contact lens. The new product is an easy-to-fit contact lens designed with aspheric optics that provide superb comfort and improved depth of focus at all ranges, according to the company. Unilens says that the lens is ideal for low level astigmats, early presbyopes and those who simply wish to improve their vision.

UNILENS NOW OFFERS C-VUE 1 DAY ASV ASPHERIC DAILY DISPOSABLE LENSES EXCLUSIVELY TO LICENSED OPTICAL PROFESSIONALS.

C-Vue 1 Day ASV contact lenses are manufactured in methafilcon A (55 percent water) material with a reported Dk of 19.5. Parameters include 8.5mm base curve, 14.5mm diameter, sphere powers from –8.00D to +4.00D (0.25D steps from +4.00D to –6.00D, 0.50D steps from –6.50D to –8.00D) and 0.065mm center thickness for a –3.00D lens.

C-Vue 1 Day ASV is available exclusively to licensed optical professionals. Call (800) 446-2020 or visit www.unilens.com

Large-Diameter GP for Irregular Corneas

Lensco recently launched its Zenith LD, a large-diameter GP lens incorporating an easy-to-understand secondary and peripheral curve system, according to the manufacturer. Lensco says that using a large-diameter lens allows practitioners to have fitting success and optimal patient comfort with problematic fits such as irregular corneas, globus cones, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-penetrating keratoplasty, post-refractive surgery and keratoconus.

The Zenith LD contact lens design is available in 10.8mm through 11.5mm diameters and in a power range of –20.00D to +20.00D. Call (800) 528-1175 or visit www.lensco.com.

SOCT Receives FDA Marketing Approval

Reichert, Inc. has received 510k clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market its Reichert-Optopol SOCT Copernicus in the United States. The SOCT Copernicus is a spectral optical coherence tomographer that uses spectral tomography to deliver high-resolution 3-D images of the retina at a much higher speed than current time domain OCTs, according to Reichert.

The company says that the SOCT Copernicus was the first commercially available SOCT ophthalmic imaging device in the world market and is now available for purchase in the United States. The instrument is used for invivo imaging and measurement of the retina to enhance the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease as well as for pre- and post-surgical assessment of patients, according to the company. Call (716) 686-4500 or visit www.reichert.com.

Software for Practice Management

Clarkson Eyecare, a 37-office practice based in St. Louis, MO, is offering its Grow | cms practice management software that was developed by eyecare professionals for eyecare professionals. It features multiple office integration, flexible appointment scheduling, insurance claim filing, inventory and distribution, reports, patient recall, lab interfacing and a 24/7 technical support team. It's currently installed in more than 100 offices and now offers the option of electronic medical records.

Grow | cms also is now interfaced with a variety of additional software programs including Labzilla, Optifacts, Frames Data Spex UPC CD, CyberEyes and House Calls, a TeleVox product. Call (877) 500-4015 or visit www.growcms.com

High-Potency Omega-3 Supplements Available

Nordic Naturals Professional Exclusive Division has introduced two new products that the company claims contain the highest concentration of single omega-3 fatty acids available in the natural triglyceride form: ProEPA Elite and ProDHA Elite. These products are intended for use by healthcare professionals when aggressive supplementation of one specific essential fatty acid may be indicated, according to Nordic Naturals.

The company says that its ProEPA Elite is targeted to supporting the body's natural anti-inflammatory response. Each soft gel contains 315mg EPA and 57mg DHA.

ProDHA Elite is targeted to support maximum production of resolvins and neuroprotectins for protection of brain, nerve and ocular tissue. Each soft gel contains 354mg DHA and 55mg EPA.

Call (800) 662-2544 ext. 1 or visit www.nordicnaturals.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: July 2008