Article Date: 8/1/2006

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Antimicrobial Case

CIBA Vision has launched its Pro-Guard Lens Case, a new contact lens storage case that contains silver ions to kill bacteria and help minimize contamination on the lens case surface. According to CIBA, the silver ions are gradually released as the case is exposed to moisture. This slow, sustained release maintains the antimicrobial agent at the surface of the case, according to the manufacturer.

CIBA is including a Pro-Guard Lens Case with every package of Aquify 5 Minute Multipurpose Solution and Clear Care. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.cibavision.com.

New Diameter Option for Extreme H2O 54%

Hydrogel Vision Corporation now offers its Extreme H2O 54% lens in a new 14.2mm diameter. The lens originally launched in a 13.6mm diameter, which Hydrogel Vision recommends for patients who have an HVID <11.8mm. The new 14.2mm diameter size is for patients who have an HVID >11.8mm. The 14.2mm diameter is currently available in a median base curve in powers from –0.25D to –6.00D. Call (877) 336-2482 or visit www.extreme-h2o.com.

IMPERIAL OPTICAL NOW DISTRIBUTES SOLUS LENSES IN THE UNITED STATES.

Solus Comes to U.S.

Imperial Optical recently entered into an agreement with Strategic Lens Innovations Corp. to market and distribute the Solus Brand family of contact lenses directly to U.S. eyecare professionals. The Solus family of lenses is currently available in Canada and the European Union and includes Solus 55a, Solus Platinum FRP, Solus Platinum Toric, Solus Platinum Daily Disposable, Solus Platinum Daily Disposable Toric, Solus TCL and Solus Soft K.

Imperial Optical is already distributing the Solus TCL, Solus 55a and Solus Soft K. The Solus Platinum line will be introduced on a rolling basis over the second half of 2006 and into the first half of 2007.

The Solus TCL is a custom toric lens made from Acofilcon A, a new non-HEMA polymer that allows increased moisture retention and resistance to deposits, according to the manufacturer. Parameters include cylinder correction up to –10.00D and sphere powers from –20.00D to +20.00D. Solus 55a is made from Methafilcon A with a tangential flat back edge with reducing aspheric front optics. Parameters include an 8.7mm base curve, 14.5mm diameter, sphere powers from +6.00D to –12.00D and UV blocking. This lens is made in the same material and parameters as the soon-to-be discontinued Choice A.B. lens (CIBA), and according to Imperial Optical, current Choice A.B. patients should not require a refit. Call (800) 367-8422 or visit www.imperialoptical.com.

Keratoconus Fitting Made Easy

THE EASY-TO-FIT ABBAKONE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN A 26-LENS FITTING SYSTEM.

ABBA Optical now offers its ABBAKone keratoconus lens in a new 26-lens fitting system. According to ABBA, the professional appearance and diagnostic staging area will make your presentation sharp and organized, and the aspheric design is easy to fit. The system also includes a fitting guide and tamper resistant lens vials. Call (800) 331-2015 or visit www.abbaoptical.com.

Finger-Free Eyelid Retraction

Wilson Ophthalmic now offers Eyegenie, a multi-functional instrument that can be used by all eyecare professionals as well as by patients. This easy-to-use eyelid retractor features a delicate, soft-grip tip to enable precisely controlled eyelid positioning, according to the manufacturer.

Disposable tips offer safe, hygienic, finger-free eye access. Practitioners can use Eyegenie for slit lamp exams, tonometry and contact lens evaluations, and patients and practitioners can use it for applying eyedrops and ointments and applying and removing contact lenses. Call (800) 222-2020 or visit www.wil-sonophthalmic.com.

EYEGENIE OFFERS HANDS-FREE EYELID RETRACTION FOR BOTH PRACTITIONERS AND PATIENTS.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: August 2006