New Silicone Hydrogel Comes to United States
CooperVision has launched its silicone hydrogel lens Biofinity for daily wear in the United States. Designed with patented Aquaform technology, Biofinity monthly replacement lenses are manufactured in comfilcon A, which offers higher water content, lower modulus and high oxygen transmissibility, according to the company.
COOPERVISION'S NEW SILICONE HYDROGEL BIOFINITY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.
CooperVision further states that the Aquaform technology establishes hydrogen bonds with water molecules to create a naturally hydrophilic material that retains water within the lens. In addition, wettability is inherent within the material itself, eliminating the need for additives, coatings, wetting agents or surface treatments, according to CooperVision.
The water content of Biofinity is 48 percent, with a Dk of 128 and Dk/t of 160. Parameters include sphere powers from –0.25D to –6.00D, 8.6mm base curve and 14.0mm diameter.
In other CooperVision product news, the company has expanded the parameters of its Proclear Multifocal Toric. The lens is now available in sphere powers from +20.00D to –20.00D (0.50D steps after ±6.50D), cylinder powers of –0.75D to –5.75D in 0.50D steps, axes in five-degree steps, add powers of +1.00D to +4.00D in 0.50D steps and base curves of 8.4mm and 8.8mm. Call (800) 538-7824 or visit www.coopervision.com.
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Get Rapid and Accurate IOP Measurements
Reichert, Inc. has released the Tono-Pen Avia Applanation Tonometer, an applanation tonometer that's small enough to fit in a shirt pocket yet filled with advanced technology, according to Reichert.
The Tono-Pen Avia is similar to the Tono-Pen XL Applanation Tonometer, but features a more ergonomic design, battery power that lasts four times longer and two large LCD screens, according to the company. Reichert claims that new features allow operators to take fast and accurate IOP measurements with minimal training. The instrument is designed to function in any position.
Tono-Pen Avia utilizes micro strain gauge technology and a 1mm diameter transducer tip. The average of 10 independent readings, combined with a statistical coincidence index, ensures accurate and repeatable results, according to Reichert. Call (716) 686-4500 or visit www.tonopenavia.com.
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A New Way to Check Computer Vision
Gulden Ophthalmics offers a Computer Screen Clip-on Test Card to facilitate vision testing at the exact distance and height that patients tend to use computer monitors. The card is designed to be easily attached to any slit lamp or other adjustable lane equipment.
Gulden also now offers two combination occluder/fixation point tools for use with children. The blank side of the tool serves as an occluder; the other side is a colorful butterfly with flashing lights in one model, while a second model features a flashing light star. Each tool comes with a long-life button battery to power the LEDs. Call (215) 884-8105 or visit www.guldenophthalmics.com.
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GULDEN'S COMPUTER SCREEN TEST CARD HELPS YOU CHECK ACUITY FOR COMPUTER USE.
AMCON LABORATORIES NOW OFFERS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED FLUORESCEIN GLOSTRIPS.
New Fluorescein Strips Available
Amcon Laboratories now offers Fluorescein GloStrips 1.0mg, which the company says are reliable, affordable fluorescein strips for staining the anterior segment of the eye when fitting contact lenses, disclosing corneal injury and for measuring applanation tonometry. They're packaged with 100 sterile, individually wrapped strips per box. Call (800) 255-6161 or visit www.amconlabs.com.
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