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PRODUCT SPECTRUM

COOPERVISION LAUNCHING MISIGHT FOR MYOPIA MANAGEMENT IN U.S. MARKET

CooperVision MiSight 1 Day lenses recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children who have non-diseased eyes and who at the initiation of treatment are 8 to 12 years of age and have a refraction of –0.75D  to –4.00D (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75D of astigmatism. MiSight’s ActivControl technology utilizes an optic zone concentric ring design. CooperVision says that two vision correction zones provide the label power, and two alternating treatment zones provide 2.00D of defocus to slow myopia progression. This allows a child to see clearly while benefitting from the treatment effect, according to the company.

MiSight lenses are manufactured in omafilcon A material. Parameters include sphere powers of –0.50D to –6.00D in 0.25D steps, 8.7mm base curve, and 14.2mm diameter. The lenses will be available this month to certified practitioners as part of the CooperVision Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program. Call (800) 341-2020 or visit coopervision.com/practitioner/myopia-management . ■

CONTAMAC LAUNCHES NUTRIFILL

Contamac now offers Nutrifill, an FDA-cleared preservative-free saline solution with five essential electrolytes for filling and rinsing scleral, hybrid, and GP lenses. Nutrifill contains sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphate, and it has an optimal pH (7.4) and osmolality (300) to provide a fill solution that closely mimics the body’s natural tears, according to the company. Ralph Stone, PhD, is the inventor, patent holder, and developer of Nutrifill.

Nutrifill is currently available only in the United States. It is available direct to patients in cartons of 35 single-use 10ml ampules through www.nutrifill.com . It is also available for wholesale to practitioners. Call Contamac Solutions at (833) 266-8262 or visit www.nutrifill.com .

EAGLET EYE ADDS FEATURES TO EYE SURFACE PROFILER

Eaglet Eye announced two new features for its Eye Surface Profiler (ESP). The first is the Scleral Profiler, which Eaglet Eye says allows practitioners to quickly and easily determine whether they should pursue a spherical, toric, quadrant-specific, or fully custom scleral periphery. This new feature, Eaglet believes, will make the fitting process with an ESP even faster.

The second new feature is the ability to enter the over-refraction to allow for more seamless interaction with the practitioners’ lab of choice.

In North America, contact Tom Shone at tom.shone@eaglet-eye.com; outside of North America, contact Arnie Snepvangers at arnoud.snepvangers@eaglet-eye.com.

BAUSCH + LOMB EXPANDS PARAMETERS FOR BIOTRUE ONEDAY FOR ASTIGMATISM

Bausch + Lomb recently announced the U.S. launch of expanded parameters for Biotrue Oneday for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses. The expansion increases the toric parameter range by more than 60%, according the company.

The full parameter range now includes sphere powers of plano to –6.00D in 0.25D steps in cylinder powers of –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D in axes of 10°, 20°, 30°, 40°, 50°, 60°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 120°, 130°, 140°, 150°, 160°, 170°, and 180° and in a –2.25D cylinder in axes of 10°, 20°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 160°, 170°, and 180°; sphere powers of –6.50D to –9.00D in 0.50D steps in cylinder powers of –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D in axes of 10°, 20°, 60°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 120°, 160°, 170°, and 180° and in a cylinder power of –2.25D in axes of 10°, 20°, 90°, 160°, 170°, and 180°; and sphere powers of +0.25D to +4.00D in 0.25D steps in 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 in a cylinder power of –2.25D in axes of 10°, 20°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 160°, 170°, and 180°. Call (800) 828-9030 or visit www.bausch.com .

VISIONARY OPTICS EXPANDS PRODUCT LINE WITH EUROPA ELEVATE FITTING SET

Visionary Optics announced a new addition to its product line: the 16mm diameter Europa Elevate Fitting Set. As an extension of the Europa Fitting Set, the Europa Elevate Set includes new advancements and resolves decentration complications, according to the company. The fitting set has eight quadrant-specific and six toric-haptic (extended range) lenses to help quantify fitting challenges. It also utilizes Visionary Optics’ exclusive scleral shape data to offer resolution. Call (877) 533-1509 or visit www.visionary-optics.com .