Article Date: 3/1/2007

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CooperVision Launches Daily Disposable, New Cylinder for Proclear

CooperVision recently launched ClearSight 1-Day, a line of daily disposable soft contact lenses. CooperVision claims that ClearSight 1-Day lenses are thinner than other brands and have design features that work together to provide optimum comfort and excellent health for daily wear patients.

Figure. COOPER'S NEW DAILY DISPOSABLE IS DESIGNED FOR COMFORT.

ClearSight 1-Day lenses feature a 52-percent water content material and are available in sphere powers of +6.00D to -10.00D in 0.50D steps above +5.00D and -6.00D; a center thickness of 0.07mm at -3.00D; an 8.7mm base curve; and a 14.2mm diameter. The lens also features a UV blocker.

CooperVision has also extended the parameters of its Proclear Toric contact lenses with the introduction of a -2.25D cylinder power in the 8.4mm base curve.

With this addition, Proclear Toric lenses are now available in 8.4mm and 8.8mm base curves; sphere powers of +6.00D to -8.00D; and cylinder powers of -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D and -2.25D with axes of 10 degrees to 180 degrees in 10-degree steps. Call (800) 538-7824 or visit www.coopervision.com .

Seeing Yellow

Gulden Ophthalmics now offers the Gulden Slit Lamp Yellow Filter, a Wratten #12 Yellow filter that practitioners can add to existing slit lamps that don't feature a built-in yellow filter, according to the manufacturer. It's easy to use, encased in a sturdy plastic frame and is recessed to reduce filter damage and scratches, according to Gulden. Call (215) 884-8105 or visit www.guldenindustries.com .

Improved Keratoconus Fitting System Launches

Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc. recently re-launched its new and improved AKS (Art Keratoconic System). The improved kone fitting system features updated tamper-evident packaging, easy-to-use fitting charts and the Optimum (Contamac) family of GP lens materials, according to Art Optical.

The AKS design allows you to control the optical zone diameter according to the base curve relationship, according to Art Optical. As the base curve steepens, the optical zone diameter decreases to prevent midperipheral seal off. The AKS system features standard base curves from 7.20mm to 6.00mm. AKS provides a practical means of managing keratoconic patients through the use of corneal topography or diagnostic fitting sets, according to Art Optical. Call (800) 253-9364 or visit www.artoptical.com .

Figure. ART OPTICAL'S IMPROVED AKS SYSTEM RECENTLY LAUNCHED.

New Implants for Keratoconic Corneas

Addition Technology, Inc. recently announced its international launch of Intacs SK, a new implant designed for patients who have severe keratoconus. According to Addition Technology, Intacs SK is designed to maximize the effectiveness for severe cases by providing the broadest field of vision. It's distributed in two sizes: 0.400mm and 0.450mm. A new supplemental instrument set is available for use with the new Intacs SK product. Call (888) 8INTACS (846-8227) or visit www.IntacsForKeratoconus.com .

Software Helps with Image Management

Canon U.S.A., Inc. now offers its Eye Q Capture Review software, designed for use on the Canon Non-Mydriatic CR-DGi Retinal Camera. The software is a portable retinal imaging solution that features a drag-and-drop interface to allow for rapid image acquisition, quick review of images in stereo and RGB (Red-Green-Blue) separation modes and automatic image storage, according to Canon.

The software also features Emboss, a three-dimensional rendition from a single image that practitioners can view at a given set standard of separation without the need for special stereo glasses.

The Canon Eye Q line of software conforms with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard in ophthalmology. The software can save images in visible light (XC) and ophthalmic photograph (OP) formats. Call (800) 970-7227 or visit www.usa.canon.com .



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: March 2007