Article Date: 2/1/2008

what's new


Combination device

■ The newly designed M3, a combination automatic refractor, keratometer and non-contact tonometer, from Marco, features the following enhancements:

The new M3 has a CCD camera with super luminescent diode technology.

• A CCD (charge couple device) camera, which captures the retro-illumination of the super luminescent diode (SLD) image from the retina to accurately measure the autorefraction and to provide a qualitative assessment of patients of who have cataracts, corneal opacities, intraocular lenses and post-LASIK eyes.

• Fully automated eye alignment, tracking and focusing.

• An auto-fogging system to minimize accommodation throughout the exam.

• Tilt screen and motorized chinrest.


Phone: (800) 874-5274

Toric contact lens

■ The Extreme H2O 54% Toric LC (low cylinder — 0.65D) daily wear contact lens, from Hydrogel Vision Corporation, is for patients who have 0.50D to 1.00D of astigmatism. The lens, which is made of 46% hioxifilcon D and 54% water, features a Dk of 21, a 14.2mm diameter, an 8.6mm base curve and sphere powers from plano to -6.00D. Also, the lens features a 30° axis around the clock, making it a quick fit, the company says.

Hydrogel Vision Corporation

Phone: (877) 336-2482

Digital microscope camera

■ Microcast HD, from Optronics, is a high-definition C-Mount digital camera for microscopes. The device has 1080P (progressive) digital output at 60 frames per second. In addition, it delivers an image resolution of 1920 × 1080 (two million) pixels with real-time frame rates, reflecting natural human vision, via its 3CCD, high-definition progressive scan technology, the company says.

Image outputs include two DVI (digital visual interface) outputs, RGB, S-Video and DV.


Phone: (800) 796-8909

The Microcast HD delivers an image resolution of 1920 × 1080 (two million) pixels with real-time frame rates.

Sean John frames

■ The Sean John style SJ123S, is a women's sun style, from Marchon. SJ123S is a metal frame with an oversized circle shape and features the Sean John logo on the left temple, the inside of the right temple tip and laser etched into the top left corner of the lens. Colors include black, ruthenium (olive green), dark brown and shiny golden (a shiny gold).

Sean John style SJ123S is a women's sun style with an oversized circle shape.

Marchon Eyewear

Phone: (800) 645-1300

LensAlert! tells you when it's time to replace your lenses and lens case.

Contact lens and case timer

■ LensAlert!, from the WatchDog Group, is a digital timer that enables contact-lens wearers to set their lens and case replacement schedules based on their specific lens. The device is available in two forms:

  1. A tray with a digital timer designed to fit most lens cases, according to the company.
  2. A full-year system, which includes 12 multi-colored cases that snap on to the device. (Both products contain separate buttons for the lens- and case life.)

WatchDog Group

Phone: (314) 721-5367

Optometric Management, Issue: February 2008