New MPS Offers Lasting Comfort
Alcon recently launched its Opti-Free PureMoist Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) in the United States. Opti-Free PureMoist MPDS contains the wetting agent HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix [EOBO-poly (oxyethylene)-poly (oxy-butylene)], which the company says demonstrates the ability to provide 16 hours of lens wettability. HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix is specifically designed for all soft lenses and optimized for silicone hydrogel lenses, and it embeds itself on and within the lens surface. This environment and the solution's ability to remove protein deposits and reduce lipid deposition facilitates moisture and comfort from application to removal, according to the company.
Opti-free Puremoist Provides 16 Hours of Lens Wettability.
Alcon says that HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, a proprietary synthetic block copolymer, reduces surface and bulk hydrophobicity and improves the hydrophilic properties of silicone hydrogel lenses. It also has an extremely high affinity for the hydrophobic areas of all soft contact lenses that are not wetted by the tear film. This affinity for hydrophobic sites helps reduce lipid deposition, a problem associated with certain silicone hydrogel lenses, according to Alcon.
Opti-Free PureMoist MPDS contains the dual disinfectant system Poly-quad and Aldox and also contains EDTA (edetate disodium), improving overall activity against microorganisms. For more information, call (800) 451-3937 or visit www.optifreepuremoist.com.
Silicone Hydrogel Multifocal Launches
CooperVision has launched its Biofinity Multifocal lens, which combines the comfilcon A material of the other Biofinity lenses with the company's Balanced Progressive Technology.
In addition to the new lens, CooperVision also introduced a new streamlined fitting approach. Working closely with eyecare practitioners, CooperVision says it developed the new process to make it easier for eyecare practitioners to fit their patients and offer lens wearers an ideal combination of ease, comfort, and eye health.
Coopervision Now Offers the Biofinity Multifocal.
Biofinity Multifocal is currently available in the United States and France in sphere powers of +6.00D to −8.00D and in add powers of +1.00D, +1.50D, +2.00D, +2.50D). A “D” and an “N” lens are available for each add power. The lens will be available in Canada later this fiscal year. CooperVision anticipates a roll-out to more countries and regions in 2012. Call (800) 341-2020 or visit www.coopervision.com.
New Hydrogel Lens Line Available in U.S.
Clearlab US Inc. recently announced the national launch of the U.S. contact lens brand Eyedia. This brand was introduced to a small initial group of U.S. customers in late 2010 and is now available to all eligible eyecare practitioners.
The Eyedia family of products combines the hydrophilic properties of hioxifilcon A with Clearlab's revolutionary Aqua-grip technology to create a biocompatible lens that retains 99 percent of its moisture throughout its entire wear period, according to the company. Clearlab says that it merges unique manufacturing and design technology with aspheric optics to set the highest standard for optical precision in the industry.
Clearlab's Entire Eyedia Line is Now Available in the United States.
The Eyedia brand offers daily disposable lenses, monthly lenses, and monthly lenses for astigmatism. They come highly recommended for patients who have allergies as well as for patients experiencing difficulty with silicone hydrogel materials, according to Clearlab.
In addition, Clearlab US has partnered with its parent company MiGwang Contact Lens Co., Ltd. to bring an extensive line of Clearcolor color contact lenses to the Eyedia family of products. This line includes enhancers, vibrant, mystic, and circle lenses as well as costume-style contact lenses.
Clearlab products are available exclusively to independent practitioners and small regional chains. All of the Eyedia brand lenses come with a money back guarantee, and patient annual supplies ship for free. Call (888) 777-7147 or visit www.clearlabusa.com.
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: July 2011