Article Date: 11/1/2009

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Customizable Multifocal Toric Lens Available

Unilens Vision, Inc. has launched the C-Vue Advanced Toric Multifocal, a monthly replacement lens that allows for complete customization, according to Unilens.

The c-vue Advanced Toric Multifocal is completely customizable, even for adds and pupil sizes.

Manufactured in hioxifilcon D, the C-Vue Advanced Toric Multifocal offers made-to-order base curves, diameters, powers, and cylinders. Practitioners can even specify individual add powers and zone sizes, according to Unilens. The full range of standard parameters includes base curves/diameters of 8.0mm/14.0mm, 8.2mm/14.5mm, 8.5mm/14.5mm, 8.8mm/14.5mm, and 9.1mm/15.0mm; sphere powers from +20.00D to −20.00D; cylinder powers up to −4.00D in any axis (one-degree steps); and add powers up to +3.00D. The lens parameters to order can be determined through the fitting guide or through the fitting calculator located on Unilens' Web site.

The company claims that CRT SureFit will simplify fitting by reducing chair time up to 75 percent, compared to competitive designs, and eliminate unnecessary lens exchanges while dramatically improving patient convenience by reducing office visits.

This lens is available in six-blister packaging and is sold directly to independent eyecare professionals. Unilens is offering a free trial program and says the lenses typically ship in two-to-three days. The company claims that this new product offering and free trial program will provide independent practitioners with an additional specialty C-Vue contact lens option that contributes to patient retention and practice profitability. Call (800) 446-2020 or visit www.unilens.com.

Silicone Hydrogel Toric Expansion

CooperVision has expanded the parameters of its Biofinity Toric. The lens is now available in expanded sphere powers of +6.50D to +8.00D and −8.50D to −10.00D in four cylinder powers with around-the-clock axes. Manufactured in comfilcon A with a water content of 48 percent, Dk of 128 and Dk/t of 116, the full parameter range now includes an 8.7mm base curve, 14.5mm diameter, sphere powers of +8.00D to −10.00D, and cylinders of −0.75D, −1.25D, −1.75D, and −2.25D in axes from 10 degrees to 180 degrees in 10-degree steps. Call (800) 538-7824 or visit www.coopervision.com.

New Partial Occluder Enters the Market

Odyssey Medical has released its Micro Flow Punctal Occluder, which is designed to provide a simple, reversible means of partial occlusion by limiting the drainage of tears into the lacrimal duct, according to Odyssey Medical. The company says the new occluder is intended for use in patients experiencing epiphora caused by a punctal stenosis or when total punctal occlusion is too aggressive. Available in three sizes (small, medium, and large), the Micro Flow is packaged in a Sterile Pre-loaded (one pair per box) and Non-Sterile Bulk (five pairs per box) configuration. Call (888) 905-7770 or visit www.odysseymed.com.

Wireless Digital Indirect Ophthalmoscope

Earlier this year, Keeler Ophthalmic Instruments released its Digital Vantage- Plus LED indirect ophthalmoscope, which the company says is the world's first wireless indirect ophthalmoscope able to produce digital images. The instrument captures video and sharp still pictures, with the convenience and mobility of wireless technology, according to Keeler.

The new Digital VantagePlus LED indirect ophthalmoscope retains all of the original features of Keeler's VantagePlus LED with the addition of an integrated digital camera to capture video and still images. Images are accessed using the Keeler software via a USB interface and are compatible with other video packages capable of receiving video input from a USB source, according to the company.

Keeler's Digital VantagePlus LED indirect ophthalmoscope captures both video and still pictures.

The LED light of the indirect ophthalmoscope improves image clarity with brighter, whiter light and delivers a long service life, according to Keeler. The company says the instrument uses an intelligent optical system that automatically changes the optics and mirrors when the aperture is adjusted, providing a 3D stereoscopic view of the retina. Call (800) 523-5620 or visit www.keelerusa.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: November 2009