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
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
OPTICAL NOW DISTRIBUTES SOLUS LENSES IN THE
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.
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
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
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
EYEGENIE OFFERS HANDS-FREE
EYELID RETRACTION FOR BOTH PRACTITIONERS AND
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: August 2006