WATER GRADIENT DAILY DISPOSABLE MULTIFOCAL LAUNCHES
Alcon has introduced Dailies Total1 Multifocal contact lenses designed for people who have presbyopia. This water gradient lens is designed to provide seamless distant, intermediate, and near vision as well as exceptional comfort to this patient group, according to the company.
Alcon says that the features of Dailies Total1 Multifocal are designed to address the specific vision needs of presbyopes and that the water gradient material reduces end-of-day dryness as the water content approaches 100% at the outermost surface of the lens. The hydrophilic surface gel of the lens is almost as soft as the human corneal epithelium to provide exceptional comfort, according to the company.
The innovative optical design of Alcon’s multifocal Precision Profile technology offers a smooth progression of power designed to provide a seamless experience between distant, intermediate, and near vision, according to Alcon. The company says that this lens profile is also available in Air Optix Aqua Multifocal and Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal contact lenses and offers a 96% fit success rate.
Dailies Total1 Multifocal contact lenses are available with a power range of +3.00D to –6.00D (in 0.25D steps) and three add powers (Lo, Med, Hi) with expanded parameters to follow to match the rest of Alcon’s multifocal portfolio (+6.00D to –10.00D in 0.25D steps). Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.myalcon.com ■
Alcon’s Dailies Total1 Multifocal is designed to provide exceptional comfort and vision at all distances.
NEW SIHY MATERIAL IN TWO-WEEK SPHERE AND TORIC LENS
CooperVision, Inc. has launched Avaira Vitality in the United States. Avaira Vitality sphere and toric lenses are made from a new material (fanfilcon A), which features a higher water content (55%) as well as a high level of oxygen permeability and transmissibility, resulting in overall comfort for wearers, according to CooperVision. UV protection has also been improved to Class I, which means the lenses now block more than 90% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays.
According to the company, Avaira Vitality allows for easy refits of current Avaira wearers. Avaira Vitality sphere lenses feature powers from +8.00D to –12.00D, a modulus of 0.6MPa, a Dk of 90, a Dk/t of 110, 8.4mm base curve, and 14.2 mm diameter.
Like its predecessor, Avaira Vitality toric lenses feature the company’s Optimized Ballast Design, which provides stability and optimal visual acuity, according to CooperVision. The lenses will be available in a power range of +8.00D to –10.00D, with cylinder options of 0.75D, 1.25D, 1.75D, and 2.25D in axes from 10° to 180° in 10° steps. They have a modulus of 0.6MPa, a Dk of 90, and a Dk/t of 82. The base curve is 8.5mm, and the diameter is 14.5mm.
Distribution of Avaira Vitality sphere fit sets and lenses in the United States began in August. Avaira Vitality toric will be available beginning in December in a limited parameter range; the full power range is planned for 2017. Avaira Vitality is currently available in six-pack cartons. Call (800) 341-2020 or visit www.coopervision.com ■
CooperVision’s Avaira Vitality lenses are manufactured in a new silicone hydrogel material for improved comfort.
DAILY DISPOSABLE NOW IN 90-PACKS
Comfort Vision today announced the addition of a 90-pack configuration for ProOcular daily disposable contact lenses, which provide patients with the benefits of trusted polymacon material and the advantages of a unique dual aspheric lens design—resulting in a healthier and more comfortable contact lens-wearing experience, according to the company.
ProOcular daily contact lenses were added to Comfort Vision’s leading product portfolio through the company’s pharmaceutical company Carlsbad Tech. Until now, ProOcular daily disposable lenses were available only in 30-pack cartons, but 90-packs are now available. Call (855) 397-9777 or visit Comfort-Vision.com ■