Custom Soft Toric,
SPECIALEYES 59 TORIC
ARRIVES IN FOUR DAYS OR LESS.
SpecialEyes, LLC has introduced
its 59 Toric soft contact lens. The lens offers a wide range of parameters to
provide a personalized fit and optimum acuity for virtually any astigmatic
patient, according to SpecialEyes.
Parameters for the 59 Toric, manufactured in
hioxifilcon A, include diameters from 12.5mm to 16.0mm in 0.1mm steps, base
curves from 6.9mm to 9.5mm in 0.1mm steps, sphere powers up to 15.00D in 0.10D
steps, cylinder powers from �0.50D to �8.00D in 0.10D steps and around-the-clock
standard four-day delivery or expedited two-day delivery. Call (866) 404-1060 or
New GP Lens and Surface
Accu Lens Inc. recently launched its Clarity Plus
dual aspheric GP multifocal contact lens for patients who need up to +2.50D add.
According to Accu Lens, its proprietary dual optics allow for an alignment fit
without sacrificing sharp stable vision at all distances.
Accu Lens also now offers the Aqua-Wet Plasma
Treatment, a cold gas plasma energetic process that uses oxygen and electrical
energy to transform the molecular structure of a GP lens surface. Lenses treated
with Aqua-Wet have enhanced wettability to improve patient comfort, according to
Accu Lens. The company recommends the treatment for patients who have dry eyes
or oily tear films or who are new GP lens wearers. Call (800) 525-2470 or visit
Expandable Punctal Plug
Oasis Medical, Inc. has introduced the Form Fit
punctal plug, a long-term intracanalicular plug made of a hydrogel material.
Once in contact with the tear film, Form Fit expands out to 20 times its volume
(original size 3.0mm x 0.3mm) into a soft, pliable gelatinous material that
fills the entire canalicular cavity within 10 minutes, according to Oasis
Unlike traditional silicone plugs, Form Fit has
no cap or anchor system to cause potential dislodgement or foreign body
sensation, and it's easily removed by irrigation through the punctal opening.
It's available pre-loaded on an inserter in packages of either 10 plugs or two
plugs. Call (800) 528-9786.
Magnifiers for Low Vision
GULDEN'S ASPHERIC 5X MAGNIFIERS CAN HELP YOUR LOW VISION
Gulden Ophthalmics now offers a new family of
aspheric 5x magnifiers. They're lightweight and durable with recessed lenses to
protect them from scratches, according to Gulden. All three are 20.00D, 50mm
diameter magnifiers featuring a scratch-coated aspheric acrylic lens.
The magnifiers are
available in three configurations that, according to Gulden, fit most
vision-impaired patients' magnification needs: A stand for patients who have
unsteady hands, finger-held ring for the pocket and hand held with a handle.
Call (800) 659-2250 or visit
New 3-D Presbyopia Patient
Refractec, Inc., an ophthalmic device
manufacturer, and Eyemaginations, Inc., an interactive design and multimedia
development firm, have created a specialized presbyopia patient education
animation program. Targeted for ophthalmologists, the program features 3-D
animations simulating presbyopia and Refractec's NearVision CK (conductive
keratoplasty), which is the only non-laser treatment for near vision loss
associated with presbyopia, according to the manufacturers. The PC-based package
is available for use in waiting rooms, exam rooms and consultation areas.
The program also offers practitioners the ability
to update into the Eyemaginations 3D-Eye Office full software suite, allowing
them to add hundreds of other animations including their own video segments.
Call (877) 321-5481 or visit
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: March 2006