Article Date: 8/1/2008

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New Silicone Hydrogel and Daily Disposable Focus on Comfort

CIBA Vision has launched Air Optix Aqua and Dailies AquaComfort Plus. Air Optix Aqua is a silicone hydrogel lens that features the new Aqua Moisture System, which includes a moisture agent that helps lubricate the lens for initial comfort, a patented lens material that helps maintain moisture by minimizing the rate of lens dehydration, and an ultra-smooth surface with superior wettability and excellent deposit resistance, according to CIBA.

CIBA'S AIR OPTIX AQUA FEATURES THE AQUA MOISTURE SYSTEM FOR COMFORT ON CONTACT AND ALL DAY.

Air Optix Aqua lenses are manufactured in lotrafilcon B and feature a light blue handling tint. Parameters include 8.6mm base curve, 14.2mm diameter, center thickness of 0.08mm at –3.00D, and sphere powers from –0.25D to –8.00D in 0.25D steps, from –8.50D to –10.00D in 0.50D steps, and from +0.25D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps. The lenses are recommended for daily wear or up to six nights of extended wear. CIBA recommends a monthly replacement schedule. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.airoptix.com.

CIBA SAYS ITS DAILIES AQUACOMFORT PLUS LENSES OFFER A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMFORT THAN PREVIOUS DAILIES LENSES.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus is a daily disposable lens that features Triple Action Moisture, including hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) to lubricate the lens, polyethylene glycol (PEG) to moisturize the lens and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to refresh the lens throughout the day with each blink.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus lenses are manufactured in nelfilcon A (69 percent water). Parameters include 8.7mm base curve, 14.0mm diameter, center thickness of 0.10mm at –3.00D, and sphere powers from +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps, –0.25D to –6.00D in 0.25D steps and –6.50D to –10.00D in 0.50D steps. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.dailies.com.

New Disposable Lens Line Available

Ocu-Ease Optical Products, Inc., is now distributing its Elite Series of disposable lenses.

The Elite Sphere lens features base curves of 8.8mm and 8.4mm with a diameter of 14.2mm and sphere powers from +8.00D to –12.00D. The lenses are available in a blister pack of six lenses.

The Elite Aberration Control (AC) lens features base curves of 8.3mm and 8.6mm with a diameter of 14.2mm and sphere powers from +8.00D to –12.00D. The lenses are available in a blister pack of six lenses.

The Elite AC Daily lens is a daily disposable lens featuring an 8.6mm base curve, 14.2mm diameter and sphere powers from +4.00D to –8.00D. The lenses are available in a 30- or 90-lens pack.

The Elite AC Toric lens features a base curve of 8.7mm and a diameter of 14.5mm. Sphere powers range from +4.00D to –6.00D with cylinder powers of –1.00D and –1.75D and around-the-clock axes in 10-degree increments. The lenses are available in a blister pack of six lenses.

All Elite Series lenses have a UV absorber, a light visibility tint and are manufactured in methafilcon A (55 percent water). Trial lenses are available for all lenses in the series. Call (800) 521-8984.

New OTC Drop for Ocular Itch Relief

Allergan, Inc. has introduced Refresh Eye Itch Relief (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution), an over-the-counter eye drop for patients with itchy eyes due to allergies. Refresh Eye Itch Relief features a triple-action formula designed to provide a potent antihistamine effect to offer relief in minutes, mast cell stabilization to sustain relief for up to 12 hours, and eosinophil inhibition to prevent late phase allergic reaction, according to Allergan. The company says the product is safe for adults and for children ages 3 and older. Call (800) 433-8871 or visit www.refreshbrand.com.

REFRESH EYE ITCH RELIEF IS AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: August 2008