Article Date: 1/1/2012

what's new

what's new

For your Patients and Practice

Diane von Furstenberg Frames

■ The Diane von Furstenberg 2012 frame collection, from Marchon Eyewear, is comprised of 27 frames, including 20 sunglass styles. Frame shapes include oversized circles, sharp squares and feline cat eyes in colors, such as black, red and blue.

Marchon Eyewear
Phone: (800) 645-1300

Style DVF_546 is part of the Diane von Furstenberg 2012 frame collection.

Color blindness identification

■ The Daylight Glasses-and-Lamp Kit, from Gulden Ophthalmics, optimizes the effectiveness of colorblindness tests performed in your office, the company says. Specifically, the Kit comes with the company's C Daylight Glasses (which use a blue gel material that transforms typical incandescent light into accurate illuminant C light with a color temperature of between 6400° to 7400° K range), a lamp and a 100-watt bulb.

Gulden Ophthalmics
Phone: (800) 659-2250

The Daylight Glasses-and-Lamp Kit optimizes the effectiveness of colorblindness tests, Gulden Ophthalmics says.

Multifocal contact lens

■ The Duette Multifocal, from SynergEyes, Inc., is a hybrid (RGP center/soft outer skirt) daily wear lens that uses an optimized lacrimal layer to decrease aberrations and enhance optical performance, while correcting astigmatism, the company says. Also, it incorporates Synerg-Eye's MultiPro2 Technology, which employs a near center aspheric ADD Zone (small and large) in combination with a distance asphere. Other features: a Dk of 130, base curves of 7.1 to 7.9 in 0.2mm steps, a 14.5mm diameter, skirt curves of Flat, Medium and Steep and sphere powers of +2.00 to −8.00 in 0.25D steps and −8.50 to −10.00 in 0.50D steps.

SynergEyes Inc.
Phone: (877) 733-2012

The Duette Multifocal is a hybrid daily wear lens that uses an optimized lacrimal layer to decrease aberrations, while also correcting astigmatism.


■ The Computer Eye Strain Formula, from EyeScience, is designed to reduce the eye strain and eye fatigue of prolonged computer use, the company says. The formula contains AstaREAL astaxanthin, FloraGLO lutein and zeaxanthin. Collectively, these help increase blood flow, improve accommodation and reduce the inflammation and irritation associated with prolonged computer or digital device use, EyeSciences says.

Eye Science
Phone: (877) 393-8482

product notes
• Heidelberg Engineering has released the RegionFinder software for its Spectralis BluePeak Models. The RegionFinder enables these instruments to quantify and track dark areas on BluePeak images, typically used for following progression of geographic atrophy, the company says. Heidelberg customers will receive the software upgrade at no charge. Visit
• The EyeDispense App for iPad 2 is for optical professionals to help patients who have poor vision select new eyewear. The optician holds the iPad2 up to the patient and captures four different three-second clips so the patient can compare their choices. Once all four are acquired, the patient can narrow the choice, or send a photocard via e-mail or post it on Facebook to get the opinions of friends or family. Visit
Safigel is now launching a 90-Pack for its Safigel 1-day daily disposable lens. In 2010, the company introduced the FDA-approved daily disposable in a 30-Pack made available exclusively to ECPs directly through its office in Chicago as well as through distributor partners across the U.S. Visit

Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: January 2012, page(s): 60