New Multifocal Toric Lens Option Launches
As reported in last month’s News Spectrum, Alden Optical recently launched its Astera Multifocal Toric. The company partnered with Precilens, a leading European manufacturer, to incorporate Precilens’ C2 center-near multifocal optics. Astera Multifocal Toric also incorporates Alden Optical’s proprietary Dual Elliptical Stabilization.
ALDEN OPTICAL’S ASTERA MULTIFOCAL TORIC IS CUSTOMIZABLE FOR TORIC OR SPHERICAL LENSES.
Astera Multifocal Toric is also available without cylinder for spherical wearers who require custom lens prescriptions or designs.
Astera Multifocal Toric is manufactured in hioxifilcon D, which has a water content of 54 percent. Parameters include diameters of 13.0mm to 16.0mm (14.5mm standard), base curves of 7.7mm to 9.8mm in 0.1mm steps, powers of ±30.00D in 0.25D steps, and cylinder powers of -0.25D to -10.00D in any axis (1-degree increments). The adds include Profile 1: ≤ +2.00D, and Profile 2: > +2.00D. Distance optics include Sphere: Aspheric correcting for spherical aberration and Toric: Spherical.
Astera Multifocal Toric features a handling tint (clear available on request) and replacement intervals of conventional, quarterly, bimonthly, and monthly. Call (800) 253-3669 or visit www.aldenoptical.com.
Ortho-k Lens for Higher Myopic Corrections
GP Specialists has developed an advanced ortho-k lens design that the company says has been shown to correct patients who have high myopic powers. The new iSee Ortho-k lens is based on GP Specialists’ FDA-approved Fargo ortho-k contact lens. The iSee corneal reshaping design incorporates a more aggressive treatment zone that allows practitioners to treat patients who have higher degrees of myopia, thus increasing the number of likely candidates for ortho-k treatment, according to the company.
The Fargo and now iSee brand ortho-k lenses are FDA approved up to -3.00D, while extended powers are manufactured as practitioner-customized designs. Call (800) 889-0379 or visit www.gpspecialists.com.
Eyelid Cleanser for Young Children
OcuSoft, Inc., earlier this year launched OcuSoft Baby, the first and only eyelid and eyelash cleanser for children of all ages, according to the company.
OcuSoft Baby is a mild, tear-less formula that gently removes irritants and morning gunk that can contribute to discomfort associated with blocked tear ducts, pink eye, allergies, and other eyelid-related conditions in infants and small children, according to OcuSoft. The company says that OcuSoft Baby contains no parabens, fragrances, dyes, or Quaternium-15, ensuring the utmost comfort. Caregivers can cleanse eyelids and eyelashes with gentle side-to-side strokes, with no rinsing necessary, according to the company.
OCUSOFT BABY HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED FOR CHILDREN’S DELICATE SKIN.
OcuSoft Baby Eyelid & Eyelash Cleanser is available in individually wrapped towelettes (20/box) and can be found in the Baby Care aisle at Walgreens and Duane Reade Pharmacies nationwide. To request professional samples for trial evaluation, visit www.ocusoftsamples.com or call (800) 233-5469.
Patient Education Software Updated
Earlier this year, Eyemaginations, Inc. announced its latest software update for its LUMA patient education and marketing software. The company says that LUMA v1.9.5 features a wide variety of new eyecare topics including Tear Osmolarity Testing, Exfoliation Glaucoma, and Mixing Premium IOLs.
LUMA v1.9.5 also includes a new series of silent waiting room segments designed to provide specific messaging and call-to-action language for patient marketing. These segments, called vignettes, include such topics as Polarized Lenses, AMD Pigment Density and Vitamin Therapy, Bladeless LASIK, and Contact Lens Options. New vendor media have also been added from Allergan, Essilor, Physio, Alcon, and Zeiss. Call (877) 321-5481 or visit www.eyemaginations.com.