FREQUENT REPLACEMENT COLORED TORIC LENS LAUNCHES
X-Cel Specialty Contacts now offers the Toricolors Comfort Cosmetic Lens, an opaque frequent replacement toric contact lens that is the outcome of a partnership between PolyDev Ltd. and X-Cel Specialty Contacts. PolyDev is based in Ireland and has world-class expertise in the design and production of cosmetic contact lenses, according to X-Cel.
Toricolors is a monthly replacement lens powered by Extreme H2O Toric LC (low cylinder) and Extreme H2O Toric MC (mid cylinder) lenses. Toricolors are manufactured in 46% hioxifilcon D (54% water, Dk = 21), a patented ultra-hydrating material that provides patients with comfort throughout the entire wearing period, according to the company. Available colors are Seabreeze Blue, Emerald Green, Golden Amber, and Horizon Grey. Parameters include 8.6mm base curve, 14.2mm diameter, and sphere powers of plano to –4.00D (0.25D steps up to –2.50D and 0.50D steps from –2.50D to –4.00D) in both cylinder powers. The axes for the LC (–0.65D) power are 15°, 90°, and 180°. Axes for the MC (–1.25D) power are 10°, 90°, and 180°. Toricolors are available in six-pack boxes. For information on how to receive a Toricolors diagnostic trial set, call (877) 336-2482 or visit www.xcelspecialtycontacts.com . ■
MYDAY TORIC NOW IN PLUS POWERS
CooperVision has expanded the spherical powers of its MyDay Toric daily disposable lenses to include plus powers. The full parameter range is now 8.6mm base curve, 14.5mm diameter, sphere powers of plano to –10.00D (0.50D steps after –6.00D) and +0.50D to +6.00D (0.50D steps), and cylinder powers of –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D in axes of 10°, 20°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 160°, 170°, and 180°; and –2.25D in axes of 10°, 20°, 90°, 160°, 170°, and 180°. Call (800) 341-2020 or visit prescribemyday.com/toric . ■
OASIS MEDICAL INTRODUCES A PEN STYLE PUNCTAL PLUG INSERTER
Oasis Medical Inc. offers a new pen style inserter for use with the Soft Plug Silicone Punctum Plugs. It is designed to be cradled between the index finger and thumb with the punctum plug release button positioned beneath the finger (user-determined) that will be used to gently press and release the plug upon placement.
The initial packaging configuration is of the new pen style inserter with Soft Plug Silicone Punctum Plugs preloaded and sterile. The box will contain six sealed trays holding one inserter and one plug. Call (844) 820-8940 or visit www.oasismedical.com . ■
NEUROSTIMULATION DEVICE FOR DRY EYE COMES TO MARKET
Allergan plc announced the official launch of TrueTear, an FDA-cleared device developed to temporarily increase tear production in adult patients. TrueTear is a handheld neurostimulation device with disposable tips that is inserted into the nasal cavity to temporarily induce the production of natural tears. TrueTear provides tiny pulses of energy within the nasal cavity to create tears and may be appropriate for most patients who have inadequate tear production, according to Allergan.
TrueTear is a prescription only device. Call (800) 678-1605 or visit www.allergan.com . ■
ALCON INTRODUCES SYSTANE COMPLETE
Alcon introduced Systane Complete, a new formula designed to provide soothing relief for every major type of dry eye. According to the company, Systane Complete uses intelligent moisture and lipid delivery to enhance delivery of the active ingredient across the surface of the eye and to stabilize the tear film. Its nano-droplet technology allows for fast-acting hydration, tear evaporation protection, and long-lasting relief for a patient’s eyes. Each drop includes the active demulcent propylene glycol, which spreads across the surface of the eye.
Systane Complete is currently available in select retail locations and e-commerce sites. It will be widely available for patients to purchase over-the-counter nationwide by June 2018. Call (800) 862-5266 or visit www.myalcon.com . ■
FOXFIRE ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE OFFERINGS
FoxFire Systems Group, a provider of ophthalmic-specific electronic health records and practice management software, will now offer EdgePro by GPN Edge, M’eye Fit Mirror/Visioffice 2 by Essilor, and integration of the CLX System.
With GPN Edge and its EdgePro software, practitioners can capitalize on opportunities already existing in their practice by optimizing their product mix and markup strategies. This analytics software offers top visibility into their data so that practitioners can see how well each aspect of their practice is performing and make adjustments, according to the company.
M’eye Fit Mirror/Visioffice 2 by Essilor is a compact plug-and-play solution that allows for fast, easy, and precise measurements, including but not limited to pupillary distance.
Additionally, Foxfire is now offering CLX integration, which allows practitioners to grow their contact lens business through a cloud-based ordering, management, and marketing system. CLX offers tools that are designed to compete with online competition, retain patients, and grow revenues.
For a free demo of FoxFire’s practice management system, call (800) 333-4176 or visit http://foxfiresg.com . ■