SiHy DD Lens with Tear-Infused Design
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI) has announced the launch of a new lens with a tear-infused design, Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology, designed to provide excellent comfort and vision throughout a day full of activities. JJVCI says that this lens is designed to help keep contact lens wearers comfortable throughout their demanding days. The lens features:
• Tear-infused material, complementing the natural tear film with an enhanced network of tear-like molecules (PVP), that integrates with contact lens wearers’ own tear film each day.
• Electrolyte-balanced packaging solution to mimic human tears.
• Enlarged optics to help wearers to see clearly even when their pupils may be enlarged due to low light.
• Increased lens diameter to ensure full corneal limbus coverage during blinking.
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day lenses are manufactured in senofilcon A material, which has a 38% water content and a reported Dk of 121 (for –3.00D lens). Parameters include base curves of 8.5mm and 9.0mm; 14.3mm diameter; power ranges (both base curves) of –0.50D to –6.00D (0.25D steps), –6.50D to –12.00D (0.50D steps), +0.50D to +6.00D (0.25D steps), and +6.50D to +8.00D (0.50D steps); and a center thickness of 0.085mm for –0.50D to –12.00D (varies for +0.50D to +8.00D). The lens also features a Class 1 UV blocker, inside-out mark, and visibility tint. It is available in 90-pack boxes. The lens will be available in the United States starting on Nov. 2, with the global launch to come in 2016. Call (800) 874-5278 or visit www.acuvueprofessional.com.
ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY WITH HYDRALUXE TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED FOR ALL-DAY COMFORT.
Best Fit Analysis Report Added to Ocular Measurement Device
Volk Optical has expanded the capabilities of its Volk Eye Check portable ophthalmic exam tool with the addition of a Best Fit Analysis Report to its Contact Lens (CL) Mode. Volk Eye Check’s CL Mode provides measurements including horizontal visible iris diameter (HVID), pupil diameter, and sagittal depth.
Using Volk Eye Check measurements, Best Fit Analysis generates a patient-specific report, recommending the most appropriate lenses by brand and type. Best Fit Reports identify patients suitable for specialty lenses and increase first-time fit rates, according to Volk Optical. Practitioners are able to select the exact brand and dimensional specifications of the standard or specialty lenses required. For more difficult and custom cases, the reports can be sent directly to contact lens manufacturers to aid in the fitting process.
The Best Fit Analysis Report subscription module is included free for one year on all newly purchased Volk Eye Check devices; a low monthly fee applies thereafter. Call (440) 942-6161 or visit www.volk.com.
Enhanced Design for Mini-Scleral Lens
Blanchard Contact Lenses has announced design enhancements for its Onefit scleral lens, with the design now being offered as a platform.
With a trial set composed of only 14 lenses, practitioners can fit normal prolate corneas, astigmatism, mild-to-moderate irregular corneas, multifocals, and oblate corneas (including oblate multifocal and toric optics). The Onefit Platform offers a thinner lens profile, meeting Holden Mertz criteria for optimum oxygenation of the cornea and limbal stem cells for long-term corneal health and integrity, according to Blanchard.
The lens is available with the following parameters: base curves of 6.70mm to 8.50mm in 0.10mm increments; diameters of 13.8mm, 14.3mm, 14.6mm, or 14.9mm (standard); powers of +20.00D to –20.00D in 0.25D increments; cylinder powers of –0.50D to –5.00D in 0.25D increments; any axis; adds of D Lens (dominant) and N Lens (nondominant); and edge lift values of Standard, Steep 1, Steep 2 and Flat 1. Call (800) 367-4009 or visit www.blanchardlab.com.
Third-Generation Tonometer Measures Corneal Hysteresis
Reichert Technologies recently launched its Ocular Response Analyzer G3, the only tonometer capable of measuring corneal hysteresis, a superior predictor of glaucoma progression, according to Reichert. The company says that a low corneal hysteresis measurement has been shown to be a glaucoma progression risk factor.
The Ocular Response Analyzer G3 also provides the patented Corneal Compensated IOP (IOPcc) measurement, which the company claims is a better indication of the true pressure compared to Goldmann or other methods of tonometry.
Reichert says this third-generation Ocular Response Analyzer is the most user-friendly; its fully automated alignment and chinrest-less design make for a fast and simple measurement that can be delegated to a trained technician. The Ocular Response Analyzer G3 is engineered to have improved measurement repeatability over previous models, and its ability to connect to electronic medical record (EMR) systems makes patient record keeping easy and worry-free, according to the company. Call (888) 849-8955 or visit www.reichert.com/ora.
Enhanced Slit Lamp Imaging
Marco says it has redefined slit lamp imaging by combining a new intra-optics beam-splitter, adapter, and camera mount with the computing and imaging power of Apple Technology. The result is Ion, an imaging system that emphasizes image quality, simplicity, and efficiency, according to Marco. Slit lamp not included.
REICHERT’S OCULAR RESPONSE ANALYZER G3 IS MORE USER-FRIENDLY AND HAS IMPROVED MEASUREMENT REPEATABILITY.
Imagine combining all of the bulky components of the traditional photo slit lamp into one all-in-one device. Ion includes an App dedicated to anterior segment imaging that consists of patient demographics, pre-set photography modes maximizing the various lighting techniques for video or still images, auto storage to the Cloud, local network for EMR, or PACS integration. Call (800) 874-5274 or visit www.marco.com.
Questionnaire Assesses AMD Risk
SightRisk USA, exclusively distributed by MacuHealth Distribution Ltd., recently launched its cloud-based algorithm to eyecare professionals.
SightRisk USA was developed through the collaboration of a team of research scientists who assessed and documented both modifiable lifestyle and non-modifiable risk factors of thousands of patients who were diagnosed with AMD as well as through a detailed review of more than 300 published scientific manuscripts. The proprietary algorithm behind the SightRisk questionnaire prioritizes, compiles, and weighs the risk factors based on a patient’s answers, creating a report that eyecare professionals and staff can review with their patients. The company says that this report will help identify young and healthy patients who have risk profiles and who, through consultation and practitioner recommendations, may delay or even prevent the onset of blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) later in life.
To use SightRisk, an editable PDF can be emailed or faxed to patients to be completed prior to their eye appointment. The staff takes patients’ answers, adds in the answers for five clinical questions from the practitioner, and a report with a set of unique recommendations is created for each patient. Call (866) 704-0845 or visit www.sightriskusa.com.
“Entry-Level” Mask for Dry Eye Relief
Earlier this year, Eye Eco introduced the Dry Eye Relief Mask (D.E.R.M.), a moist-heat/cold compress mask for mild dry eye that complements the company’s line of Tranquileyes and Tranquileyes XL moist-heat/cold therapy goggles.
Made from silica beads, D.E.R.M. is inert and will not mold. The mask is heated in a microwave for 20 seconds to create a four- to six-minute moist-heat treatment. Treatment can be extended to seven to nine minutes by placing a moistened cotton liner over the mask before heating. Using the liners also allows practitioners to use D.E.R.M. as an in-office compress. Call (888) 730-7999 or visit www.eyeeco.com.
EYE ECO’S DRY EYE RELIEF MASK IS AN ENTRY-LEVEL MASK FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE MILD DRY EYE.