Article Date: 5/1/2008

FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE
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FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Optical measurement system

■ The Center, from AIT Industries, is a patient-measurement device for your optical lab.

It uses three built-in cameras and infrared light-emitting diodes (LED) to obtain 3-D patient measurements. These measurements include interpupillary distance, nasopupillary distance, pupillary height, vertex distance and pantascopic frame angle — the latter of which the device can achieve in almost 80% of cases, the company says.

The Center is particularly useful for fitting both conventional and free-form progressive lenses, AIT Industries says.

Because the device offers these measurements, it's particularly useful for fitting both conventional and free-form progressive lenses, AIT Industries says.

AIT Industries
Phone: (800) 729-1959
Web: www.aitindustries.com

Dry-eye drop

■ blink Tears, from Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), is an over-the-counter (OTC) lubricating eye drop for dry-eye patients.

The drop offers patients more than 60 minutes of moisture retention time, replenishes the tear film with each blink and improves tear-film stability, the company says.

In addition, blink Tears adapts to the dry-eye patient's needs via thickening when the eye is open and thinning upon blink, AMO says.

Advanced Medical Optics
Phone: (714) 247-8200
Web: www.amo-inc.com

Field analyzer

■ The Humphrey Field Analyzer II-I (HFA II-i), from Carl Zeiss Meditec, enables you to closely monitor changes in the eye to prevent irreversible loss of vision from Glaucoma, via its Guided Progression Analysis (GPA) software, the company says.

The software determines the stage of glaucoma, rate of its progression and your patient's risk of future vision loss. It does this by automatically summarizing all available visual-field test results on a single page and by calculating the patient's rate of visual-field deterioration, Carl Zeiss Meditec says.

Carl Zeiss Meditec
Phone: (925) 557-4100
Web: www.meditec.zeiss.com/usa

The HFA II-i includes Guided Progression Analysis Software.

Dry-eye insert

■ Lacrisert, from Aton Pharma, is a prescription-only preservative-free, once-daily sustained-release ophthalmic insert of hydroxypropyl cellulose, which you place in the eye's inferior cul-de-sac.

The insert enables moisture retention, tear-film stabilization and lubrication of the eye, providing dry-eye patients with relief from their moderate to severe symptoms all day, the company says.

In addition, Lacrisert may help slow, stop or reverse further damage to a dry-eye patient's corneal surface, Aton Pharma says.

Aton Pharma
Phone: (877) 286-6549
Web: www.lacrisert.com

Karl Lagerfeld Sunwear

■ Style KL104S is one of four styles that comprise the Karl Lagerfeld Sunwear collection, from Marchon Eyewear. This unisex style is made of metal/acetate and has a flat curved shield shape.

Style KL104S, one of four styles that comprise the Karl Lagerfeld Sunwear collection, has a flat curved shield shape.

The temples feature an engraved racing stripe and a shaded Karl Lagerfeld logo. (The color of the racing stripe depends on the color of the style.)

Colors include satin black with gray gradient lenses, shiny dark gun-metal with grey/flash silver lens and shiny gold with clear gold/flash electric (mirror effect) lenses.

Marchon Eyewear
Phone: (800) 645-1300
Web: www.marchon.com



Optometric Management, Issue: May 2008