Article Date: 9/1/2007

what's new


Très Jolie frame

■ The Très Jolie style TJ106 is a women's frame, from Marchon, that features spring hinges and pearls with metal accents that twirl along the temples and plastic temple sleeves.

Très Jolie TJ106 is available in sizes 51/17/130 and 51/17/135.

The frame comes in two sizes (51/17/130 and 51/17/135) and in colors nutmeg glaze (a deep brown), warm spice (a sandy brown), violet breeze (pastel purple) and cabernet (a deep burgundy).
Marchon Eyewear
Phone: (800) 645-1300

Lens parameter expansion

■ The Teflon Clear Coat finished single-vision (FSV) line of spectacle lenses, from Carl Zeiss Vision, are now available in powers from 4.00D to -6.00D, to a -2.00D cylinder in both polycarbonate and CR-39 materials.

The lenses feature low visible reflectance for clarity, scratch resistance and a hydrophobic, oleophobic top-coat that facilitates cleaning, according to the company.
Carl Zeiss Vision
Phone: (800) 358-8258

FDA approves combination device

■ The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the 3D OCT-100, a combination, fourier-domain, optical-coherence tomographer and non-mydriatic retinal camera, from Topcon, for use in the U.S.

The device provides a 3-D view of a given area and measures 100% of this area — allowing you to map the location of a retinal abnormality, such as a macular hole, and take cross-sectional images to help you diagnose and monitor the patient, the company says.
Topcon Medical Systems
Phone: (800) 223-1130

The 3D OCT-100 allows you to map the location of a retinal abnormality.

Patient Direct adds MPS

■ The Sauflon Lite Multipurpose solution is now part of the company's Patient Direct Program starter kit. The kit also contains a preprinted Patient Direct membership card, with an I.D. number that identifies you as a particular patient's optometrist.

Once your patient purchases his retail-size solution through the Patient Direct Web site (www.sauflon or toll-free order line, you'll receive the profits.
Sauflon Pharmaceuticals
Phone: (800) 682-3240

The Sauflon Lite Multipurpose solution is the newest member of the company's Patient Direct program starter kit.

Hybrid multifocal

■ The SynergEyes Multifocal, combines the oxygen permeable hard center of a gas permeable (GP) lens with a soft lens skirt for presbyopic patients.

The daily-wear lens has a Dk of 100, a diameter of 14.5mm and comes in base curves of 7.1mm to 8.0mm in 0.10mm steps. It's available in sphere powers of +2.00D to -6.00D in 0.25D steps and with add powers of 1.25D, 1.75D and 2.25D.
Phone: (877) 733-2012

The SynergEyes Multifocal has the hard center of a GP lens with a soft lens skirt to provide oxygen permeability and comfort to presbyopic patients, the company says.

Optometric Management, Issue: September 2007