Article Date: 4/1/2009

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Improved Continuous Wear Lens

CIBA Vision now offers Air Optix Night & Day Aqua, which will fully replace the original Night & Day lens. Air Optix Night & Day Aqua features the same lens material, lens design, and base curves as the original lens, but with significant handling and comfort improvements, according to CIBA.

CIBA'S AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA OFFERS PATIENTS IMPROVED COMFORT OVER ORIGINAL NIGHT & DAY.

The company says that the Aqua Moisture System lubricates for initial comfort. A patented lens material helps maintain an ultra-smooth surface with superior wettability and excellent deposit resistance, according to CIBA.

Air Optix Night & Day Aqua lenses have a Dk/t of 175 at –3.00D and are recommended for monthly replacement. They are approved for daily wear and up to 30 nights of continuous wear. Parameters include an 8.6mm and 8.4mm base curve, 13.8mm diameter, and sphere powers from +6.00D to –8.00D in 0.25D steps and from –8.50D to –10.00D in 0.50D steps. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.cibavision.com

Monthly Hydrogel Available in 12-Pack

Hydrogel Vision Corporation has introduced its new Clarity H2O hydrogel lens, made with hioxifilcon D "Benz-G Material." According to Hydrogel Vision, Benz-G Material features properties that deliver extreme hydrophilicity. The lenses naturally retain up to 97 percent of their original water content all day, according to the company.

Clarity H2O is available in three base curves. The initial launch includes Flat and Median with Steep available in Q2 2009. Available parameters are median: +6.00D to –10.00D, flat: –0.25D to –6.00D, and steep: –0.25D to –10.00D.

Clarity H2O is a monthly lens and is available in six-packs or in eco-friendly 12-packs that offer >20 percent savings versus traditional six-pack pricing. Free diagnostic sets are available directly through Hydrogel Vision and its authorized distributors. Call (877) 336-2482 or visit www.hydrogelvision.com.

HYDROGEL VISION'S CLARITY H2O CAN BE ORDERED AS A ONE-YEAR SUPPLY IN ONLY TWO BOXES.

Second Generation HD Lenses Available

PolyVue Distribution, Inc. has launched its second-generation High Definition lenses: HD2 and HDX2. Both are manufactured in methafilcon A using Hypathin cast-molding and are designed for monthly replacement. The patented aberration-control optics of these aspheric lenses are optimized to reduce spherical aberration for myopic and hyperopic corrections, according to PolyVue. HD2 optics can mask up to 0.75D of astigmatism and can correct up to +1.00D add. Parameters include 8.6mm base curve, 14.2mm diameter and sphere powers of –10.00D to +6.00D. The HDX2 lens has the same parameters and can correct adds from +1.25D to +2.25D.

POLYVUE'S HD2 AND HDX2 IS THE SECOND GENERATIONS OF THE COMPANY'S HIGH DEFINITION ASPHERIC LENSES.

HD2 and HDX2 fitting kits are available to qualified eyecare providers through PolyVue. Purchasing a kit qualifies practitioners for two free boxes of lenses. Call (877) 734-2010 or visit www.polyvue.com.

Ultra-Thin GP Design

Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc. now offers Thinsite2, a lens that the company says uses patented lathing techniques and advanced mathematical concepts for a thinner overall profile that reduces lens mass and increases oxygen transmissibility while maintaining lens stability. The ultra-thin and light lens profile aids in lens centration, according to the company. Art Optical claims that by eliminating stress points, Thinsite2 is less prone to lens flexure compared to other ultrathin designs, even in lower-powered parameters. Junctionless front surface technology reduces lens awareness and lid interaction, according to the company.

Thinsite2 is manufactured in Boston XO2 material (Bausch & Lomb) and is available in parameters to fit the vast majority of patients, according to Art Optical. Call (800) 253-9364 or visit www.artoptical.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: April 2009