Article Date: 12/1/2008

product spectrum

Custom Toric Launches

Unilens Vision Inc. has launched the new C-Vue Advanced Custom Toric. The lens is available in new convenient blister packaging and is manufactured in hioxifilcon D, a material that offers advanced hydration properties that allow it to retain 97 percent of its moisture resulting in all-day comfort, according to the company. Unilens says C-Vue Advanced Custom Toric is an easy-to-fit specialty toric lens that's designed in a wide range of customizable parameters including made-to-order base curves, diameters, powers and cylinders with axes in 1-degree steps.

C-VUE ADVANCED CUSTOM TORIC OFFERS PATIENT COMFORT AND A HASSLE-FREE TRIAL LENS POLICY.

The lens usually ships within two to three days, according to the company. Unilens is also offering a revolutionary hassle-free trial/no returns necessary program for this lens. Call (800) 446-2020 or visit www.unilens.com.

Proclear Parameter Expansions

CooperVision has expanded the parameters of its Proclear Sphere and Proclear 1-Day contact lenses. The company expanded the sphere powers of its Proclear Sphere lens for a new range of +20.00D to –20.00D. Base curve and diameter parameters remain the same at 8.6mm and 14.2mm, respectively.

The Proclear 1-Day lens is now available in a plus sphere power range up to +6.00D. CooperVision is also now offering this lens in a 30-lens revenue carton, which the company says is ideally suited for occasional lens wearers. The base curve and diameter for this lens remain as 8.7mm and 14.2mm, respectively. Call (800) 341-2020 or visit www.coopervision.com.

Parameter Expansion for Low-Cylinder Toric

Hydrogel Vision Corporation has expanded its Extreme H2O 54% Toric LC (low cylinder, –0.65D) with around-the-clock axes in 15-degree steps. All available axes include 15, 30, 45, 60, 105, 120, 135, 150, 165 and 180 degrees. The company says the expansion to 15-degree steps enables a more precise fit while still requiring fewer parameters, enabling a quick fit. The lens is manufactured in hioxifilcon D with a prism-ballast design, toric back surface and tapered edge. Call (877) 336-2482 or visit www.extreme-h2o.com.

New Parameters for Silicone Hydrogel Toric

CIBA Vision has released additional parameters for its Air Optix for Astigmatism silicone hydrogel lens. The expansion includes a new –2.25D cylinder power available from plano to –6.00D in 0.25D steps; in addition, the –1.25D and –1.75D cylinder powers are now also available in high minus powers (–6.50D to –9.00D in 0.50D steps). CIBA plans to further expand the parameter range for Air Optix for Astigmatism in the future to include plus powers.

Air Optix for Astigmatism lenses are manufactured in lotrafilcon B material. The current full parameter range includes 8.7mm base curve, 14.5mm diameter and powers from plano to –6.00D in 0.25D steps with cylinder powers of –0.75D, –1.25D, –1.75D and –2.25D, and from –6.50D to –9.00D in 0.50D steps in –1.25D and –1.75D cylinder powers. Call (800) 488-6859 or visit www.cibavision.com.

Preservative-Free Artificial Tear Launches

Allergan, Inc. has expanded its Optive Brand line with the addition of Optive Sensitive Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops, an over-the-counter artificial tear for patients suffering from dry eye or dryness following LASIK surgery. It is the only eye drop labeled for use post-LASIK, according to Allergan.

Optive is Allergan's line of artificial tears with a dual-action formula that works on both the ocular surface and at the cellular level to provide long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms. It first provides a lubricating and hydrating protective shield on the surface of the eye, then penetrates below the surface to provide osmoprotection to the corneal epithelial cells from excessive salt levels, according to Allergan.

Optive Sensitive is available in unit-dose (single use) vials. All Optive Brand products are available at retail locations where OTC eye-care products are sold. Call (800) 433-8871 or visit www.optivesolutions.com.

OPTIVE SENSITIVE IS DESIGNED FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DRY EYE OR POST-LASIK DRYNESS.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: December 2008