Article Date: 1/1/2010

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Daily Disposable Toric Expansion

Ciba Vision has relaunched Focus Dailies Toric lenses with several new features. The parameters have expanded to include axes of 20 degrees, 70 degrees, 110 degrees and 160 degrees. Ciba says that with the new axes, Focus Dailies Toric lenses now offer the widest parameter range of any daily disposable toric lens, resulting in an increase in patient coverage from 55 percent to 78 percent.

FOCUS DAILIES TORIC IS NOW AVAILABLE IN A 90-COUNT BOX.

Focus Dailies Toric lenses also now feature an inversion mark to assist patients in lens application as well as scribe marks to measure rotation for accurate fittings.

The full parameter range for Focus Dailies Toric now includes sphere powers from +4.00D to −6.00D in 0.25D steps and from −6.50D to −8.00D in 0.50D steps; cylinder powers of −0.75D and −1.50D with axes at 20 degrees, 70 degrees, 90 degrees, 110 degrees, 160 degrees, and 180 degrees; 8.6mm base curve; and 14.2mm diameter. The lenses are also now available in 90-packs, offering a greater value for patients, according to Ciba. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.cibavision.com

Spherical Daily Disposable Expansion

CooperVision has once again expanded the sphere powers of its Proclear 1 Day daily disposable contact lens. The complete sphere power range now extends from +8.00D to −12.00D.

Other Proclear 1 Day lens parameters include a center thickness of 0.09mm at −3.00D, a Dk/t of 36.6, a water content of 60 percent, an 8.7mm base curve, and a 14.2mm diameter. The lenses are available in both 90- and 30-lens cartons. Call (800) 538-7824 or visit www.coopervision.com/1day.

Portable Perimeter Screening Device

NovaVision, Inc. recently launched the NovaVision HMP Head-Mounted Perimeter, a new medical device created to make visual field testing more accessible for patients who have disabilities and for practitioners who have mobile practices, according to NovaVision.

THE NOVAVISION HMP HEAD-MOUNTED PERIMETER IS PORTABLE AND MORE CONVENIENT FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE CERTAIN DISABILITIES.

The NovaVision HMP Head-Mounted Perimeter is an automated portable visual field screening device that quickly and reliably tests a 60x44-degree visual field using a supra-threshold 3 zone testing strategy, according to NovaVision. The company says the HMP can be used in multiple office locations and with patients who may not be able to sit at a table-mounted device due to physical constraints, making it ADA-compliant. Additionally, NovaVision claims that the HMP delivers detailed information with test points every 4 degrees (most other devices have test points every 6 degrees). The hardware is comprised of a head-mounted display with state-of-the-art optics, a response button for patients and a touch screen for practitioner use. It comes in a carrying case for travel. Call (888) 205-0800 or visit www.novavision.com.

Two Diagnostic Devices Launch

Hightech American Industrial (HAI) Laboratories, Inc. has launched two new FDA 510(k)-approved devices: The HAI CL-1000nc Non-Contact Specular Microscope and HAI CL-1000eva Endothelium Viewing Attachment. The double product launch follows HAI Labs' acquisition of non-contact specular technology from the German company Rhine-Tec gmbH that was improved and integrated with existing HAI technology and manufacturing processes.

The HAI CL-1000nc is a complete non-contact specular microscope system. It features a patented automatic switching mechanism between two internal cameras for targeting the endothelium, as well as fully automated image capture, best image selection, enhancement, and cell analysis, according to the company.

HAI says that its CL-1000eva has a sleek, space-saving design that can attach to a slit lamp. At just 2.2 pounds, it is lighter and smaller than a laptop, connects to a PC via firewire, and is compatible with most EMR systems. Call (781) 862-9884 or visit www.hailabs.com.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: January 2010