New Lens for Fitting PMD and Keratoconus
Optics has introduced the ComfortKone OZ (Off-Center Zone) fitting set. The lens
is designed to fit corneas that have developed keratoconus cones in the inferior
periphery or pell-
ucid marginal degeneration (PMD).
Based on the tri-aspheric design of the original ComfortKone lens,
ComfortKone OZ also considers the additional curves needed to comfortably fit the
interior apex of conditions such as PMD and some cases of keratoconus, according
to the manufacturer.
Metro Optics strongly advises using a fitting set to fit complex
cases such as these. Call (800) 223-1858 or visit
FDA Approves New GP Material
The Lagado Corporation has received FDA marketing approval for
its Tyro-97 (hofocon A), a new hydrophilic-surface fluoro-silicone-acrylate GP contact
lens material. The approval covers spherical, aspheric, toric and bifocal contact
lenses for daily wear.
The new material has a Dk value of 97 and a wetting angle of 23
degrees. Lagado says that the Tyro-97 formula contains a combination of hydrophilic
monomers to produce a hydrophilic surface that is wettable and comfortable. Tyro-97
lenses can be fabricated in blue, green, gray, blue/green and clear tints, with
or without a UV absorber, and will be available from custom contact lens laboratories
worldwide. Lagado recommends the new lens for wearers who need higher oxygen permeability
and thicker lens designs. Call (800) 574-2581 or visit
Eye Nutraceutical for Smokers
COMPLETE-S IS SAFE FOR SMOKERS TO USE.
Health has launched MacularProtect Complete-S, an all-in-one nutritional formulation
designed to help protect macular and full body health. It's free of beta-carotene
for individuals who should avoid high intake of beta-caro-tene, such as smokers.
MacularProtect Complete-S also contains antioxidants such as lutein,
zeaxanthin and lycopene; protective flavonoids; B vitamins; and other essential
vitamins and minerals to protect the entire body, according to the manufacturer.
Call (888) 433-4726 or visit www.sciencebasedhealth.com.
LASIK Eyelid Drapes
Odyssey Medical now offers Lasik Eyelid Drapes, which are
designed to provide a sterile adhesive surgical barrier for a variety of ophthalmic
procedures. They can also be trimmed to any size or configuration to aid in retracting
lashes without obstructing the surgical site. Call (888) 905-7770 or visit
Help Visually Impaired Patients Read
Plustek Inc., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of consumer and professional
imaging devices, has launched the only reading peripheral device under $700 that
is devoted totally to book reading for the vision impaired, according to the manufacturer.
Plustek's Book Reader has both Text-to-Speech (TTS) and Optical Character Recognition
(OCR) feature sets and can be customized to read books in several different languages.
Users place a book or document on the screen and press one button, after which the
device transforms the print into audio format, which can be saved in MP3 format
for future access. Embedded OCR allows the software to rotate disoriented text
to generate a clear message for the user, according to the manufacturer. Visit
Gulden Ophthalmics now offers the Gulden Over Refraction Rack.
It contains ±0.25D, ±0.50D and ±0.75D lenses mounted in a system
that allows you to place the lenses over the patient's spectacles. Gulden says it's
also a great way to over-refract contact lens patients, especially monovision and
bifocal patients. Call (800) 659-2250 or visit
GULDEN OPHTHALMICS MAKES
OVER-REFRACTION A BREEZE.
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: December 2005