SiHy Daily Disposable Makes U.S. Debut
As reported in last month’s News Spectrum, CooperVision has introduced MyDay silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses to the U.S. market. According to CooperVision, MyDay daily disposable lenses are made with Smart Silicone chemistry, an innovative technology that optimizes oxygen permeability in a lens that is just 4.4% silicon. By using less silicon, Smart Silicone leaves more room in the lens for built-in channels of comfort-enhancing moisture, according to CooperVision. It also enables a modulus of only 0.4 MPa.
MyDay lenses are naturally wettable, unlike surface-coated lenses, according to the company. Additionally, built-in UV protection filters 85% of UVA and 96% of UVB rays. Parameters include sphere powers from +6.00D to –10.00D (in 0.50D steps after +5.00D and –6.00D); 8.4mm base curve; 14.2mm diameter; and Dk/t of 100 (@ –3.00D). Call (800) 341-2020 or visit www.coopervision.com.
Peroxide System Designed to Provide Sustained Moisture
As reported in last month’s News Spectrum, Alcon recently launched Clear Care Plus Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution containing HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology, for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses.
Clear Care Plus contains 3% hydrogen peroxide, the same as the original Clear Care; both are indicated for use with soft (hydrophilic) and GP lenses, both require six hours to neutralize the peroxide, and both are approved for lens storage after neutralization in the unopened case for up to seven days.
Clear Care Plus also contains HydraGlyde, which is also used in Alcon’s Opti-Free PureMoist solution. HydraGlyde is a surface-active agent specifically designed for all soft lenses and optimized for silicone hydrogel lenses, according to Alcon. The company says that this proprietary wetting technology surrounds soft contact lenses with lasting moisture.
Clear Care Plus is now available for over-the-counter purchase. Call (800) 451-3937 or visit www.myalcon.com.
CLEAR CARE PLUS CONTAINS HYDRAGLYDE FOR LENS COMFORT.
Parameter Expansion for Daily Disposable Multifocal
Bausch + Lomb has expanded the parameters of its Biotrue Oneday for Presbyopia (nesofilcon A) contact lenses with the addition of a high add power range from +6.00D to –9.00D (0.25D steps). The full parameter range now includes 8.6mm base curve, 14.2mm diameter, and sphere powers of +6.00D to –9.00D (0.25D steps) in both low add and high add, including plano. Call (800) 828-9030 or visit www.bausch.com/ecp.
Absorbable Punctum Plug Released in U.S.
Paragon BioTeck, Inc. offers its Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug for temporary punctal occlusion.
Comprised of the synthetic absorbable polymer, polydioxanone, Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plugs are medium-term implants designed to be inserted into the canaliculus to block tear drainage through the lacrimal drainage system. The plugs are available in two diameters: 0.4mm and 0.5mm. The implants are supplied sterile with two implants per package. Absorption time for the Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plugs is approximately six months. Call (888) 424-1192 or visit www.paragonbioteck.com.
Eye Supplement Available as Gummies
Bausch + Lomb now offers Ocuvite Eye Health Gummies for adults. The Ocuvite Eye Health Gummies formula contains antioxidant vitamins C and E and zinc at levels that provide the recommended daily intake; it also contains macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin at levels identified by ocular nutrition experts to support eye health.
Bausch + Lomb’s Ocuvite brand is available over-the-counter at leading national retailers. Call (800) 553-5340 or visit www.ocuvite.com.
ADULTS NOW HAVE THE OPTION OF A GUMMIES EYE SUPPLEMENT.