Article Date: 7/1/2008

To the Contact Lens Practitioner

To the Contact Lens Practitioner

Contact Lenses and Solutions Summary's goal is to provide you with a concise, easy-to-use, chairside informational source to aid in patient care decision-making. It follows the K.I.S.S. philosophy - keep it simple and streamlined. We have incorporated list prices for soft contact lenses, however these prices are approximate, and are provided as a guideline. For exact pricing, costs for atypical powers or other parameters, warranty or exchange policies, or more information about products, contact the manufacturers and distributors listed in Company Directory.

To provide you with a method to compare lens designs, we've taken the liberty of standardizing manufacturers' descriptions of their lens parameters. Unless otherwise indicated, center thickness specified is for average minus power. We've arranged lenses by brand name rather than by company because that's how we refer to them in practice. In addition, ongoing corporate acquisitions make brand identification a more consistent system as all names are registered or trademarked.

In addition to registered or trademarked names, each material has a generic name. Because an understanding of generic hydrogel materials is important as it relates to disinfection systems and Dk values, please take a moment to read the information under Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Lens General Considerations in Soft Contact Lenses.

We trust the Contact Lenses and Solutions Summary continues to fulfill your needs. It is made possible through an educational grant from VISTAKON, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Paul White, O.D.

Clifford Scott, O.D., M.P.H.

P.S. The online version of Contact Lenses and Solutions Summary is the electronic counterpart to this booklet. The use of online information has become an integral part of eye care practice. We expect that CLASS online will become a primary resource for your contact lens inquiries.





Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: July 2008