Article Date: 11/1/2008

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Soft Lens for Post-Surgical Patients

Metro Optics now offers its new soft contact lens RevitalEyes, which is FDA-cleared for post-refractive surgery vision correction. RevitalEyes has been effective in clinical case studies, providing exceptional visual acuity to patients with unsatisfactory refractive surgery results, according to Metro Optics.

REVITALEYES' DIAGNOSTIC KIT PROVIDES A SIMPLE FOUR-STEP FITTING PROCEDURE FOR POST-SURGICAL FITS.

RevitalEyes is manufactured in GMA/HEMA (hioxifilcon B) 49 percent water content material and is fit diagnostically. The diagnostic kit consists of three diagnostic lenses and a simple four-step fitting procedure, according to the company. Metro Optics custom manufactures each RevitalEyes lens to each patient's exact spherical, cylinder and axis prescription. Diagnostic contact lenses are replenished free of charge with each use. RevitalEyes is not recommended for penetrating keratoplasty patients. Call (800) 223-1858 or visit www.metro-optics.com.

GP Care Without Tap Water

Advanced Vision Technologies has introduced the Naturalens RDS (rinsing, disinfecting, storage) Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution that the FDA has cleared for both GP and soft hydrophilic contact lenses.

The company says that the Naturalens RDS multipurpose contact lens solution is effective in removing proteins and debris from contact lens surfaces while cleaning and disinfecting lenses daily, yet is safe enough to use directly on the eye and so does not require a tap water rinse. Daily use of Naturalens RDS may eliminate the need for a separate enzymatic cleaner, and no saline solution is required with this solution, according to Advanced Vision Technologies. Call (888) 393-5374 or visit www.avtlens.com.

NATURALENS RDS MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION IS APPROVED FOR ALL SOFT AND GP LENSES.

Dry Eye Drops Launch

Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. has released Blink GelTears and Blink Tears Preservative-Free. The company says that Blink GelTears features a more viscous formula than Blink Tears that's specially designed for moderate-to-severe dry eye patients. Blink GelTears also provides longer-lasting relief for daytime and nighttime use, adapts to an individual's dry eye needs, restores the tear film with every blink and improves tear film stability, according to AMO. It also contains a dissipating preservative.

AMO'S NEW BLINK GELTEARS IS MORE VISCOUS AND DESIGNED FOR MORE SEVERE DRY EYE.

Blink Tears Preservative-Free is the only preservative-free eye drop that adapts to patients' dry eye needs and provides satisfying, longer-lasting relief without blurring, according to AMO. The company also claims that Blink Tears Preservative-Free offers greater than 60-minutes retention time. The drops are available in sterile, single-use vials.

Both drops are available over the counter. Call (866) 427-8477 or visit www.amo-inc.com.

Treatment Kit for Dry Eye Disease

Advanced Vision Research has released the prescription-only Nutri-Dox Convenience Kit for the support of healthy meibomian glands and eye lids that may be susceptible to meibomitis, posterior blepharitis and meibomian gland disease. The three-part kit contains NutriDox (doxycycline monohydrate) 75mg capsules, an oral antibiotic to reduce bacterial colonization, TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3) softgels to support thin meibomian gland oils and uninflamed eye lids, and the portable iHeat Warm Compress System, which provides controlled warmth of 105 degrees for up to five minutes, to assist meibomian gland oil flow, according to AVR. Call (800) 579-8327 or visit www.theratears.com.

NUTRIDOX CONVENIENCE KIT CONTAINS A TRIO OF COMPONENTS THAT HELP RELIEVE DRY EYE SYMPTOMS.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: November 2008