Article Date: 6/1/2009

what's new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Lens for presbyopia

■ Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia, from Vistakon, is a senofilcon A lens with Hydraclear Plus (an improved formulation of the company's Hydraclear technology) that features Stereo Precision Technology. This technology gives the lens a zonal aspheric front surface and an aspheric back surface, leveraging the eyes' natural depth of clear focus, Vistakon says. Parameters include -0.50D to -9.00D in 0.25 steps and near additions of "low" and "mid" to fit patients who have measured near additions of +0.75D to +1.75D. Other attributes: a 38% water content, a 147 Dk/t, an 8.4mm base curve; and a 14.3mm diameter.

Vistakon
Phone: (800) 843-2020
Web: www.ecp.acuvue.com

Slit lamp software

■ The VK Digital Slit Lamp imaging system, from Kowa Optimed, Inc., provides image capture capability to all Marco and Zeiss slit lamp systems as well as the Haag Streit 900BQ, Topcon SL-2EF, SL-7EFT and SL-7E. Also, the software features live video display, capture replay and still-frame capture from live and recorded video. Further, the system provides an historical record of digital images for diagnosis and legal documentation.

Kowa Optimed, Inc.
Phone: (800) 966-5692
Web: www.kowa-usa.com

Non-contact tonometer

■ The NT-510 Non-Contact Tonometer, from Marco, enables you to instantly align and focus the patient, via its auto-tracking function, making auto-measurement instantaneous, the company says. Also, the device creates minimum pressure via its "soft air" puff control for patient comfort, Marco says. Further, the NT-510 monitors and adjusts each air pulse based on intraocular pressure measurements to increase accuracy.

The NT-510 monitors and adjusts each air pulse based on intraocular pressure measurements to increase accuracy.

Marco
Phone: (800) 874-5274
Web: www.marco.com

Motorcycle eyewear

■ The Wiley X Jake, from Wiley X Eyewear, is for the motorcycle enthusiast. It features a patented, removable and vented foam gasket that locks into the ANSI-certified frame, protecting the eyes from elements, such as precipitation and dirt, the company says. Its light-adjusting scratch-resistant lenses (made of Selenite polycarbonate material) offer light transmission that ranges from 21% in direct sunlight to 82% in no light, Wiley X says. Further, the lenses offer UVA and UVB ray protection and are available in prescription. Choose from five additional lens and frame combinations.

Wiley X Jake's removable and vented foam gasket protects the eyes from the elements.

Wiley X, Inc.
Phone: (800) 776-7842
Web: www.wileyx.com

Diabetes mellitus supplement

■ DiaVis, from ScienceBased Health, is a twice-a-day nutritional supplement for adult diabetes mellitus patients or those at risk for the condition, the company says. It delivers nutrients that promote a healthy equilibrium of fluids in the eye; support retinal vessel health; and aid in fighting oxidative stress and inflammation. Also, DiaVis provides nutrients linked with a reduced risk of developing diabetes; those affected by diabetes-related drugs; and those that play a role in normal glucose metabolism, the company says.

DiaVis provides nutritional support for those who have or are at risk for diabetes mellitus, says ScienceBased Health.

ScienceBased Health
Phone: (888) 433-4726
Web: www.sciencebasedhealth.com



Optometric Management, Issue: June 2009