Article Date: 1/1/2013

What's New
What’s New

FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Toric lens

■ ASTERA Multifocal Toric, from Alden Optical, is designed for presbyopes who can benefit from custom lens prescriptions or astigmatic correction. Alden Optical partnered with Precilens, a European manufacturer, to incorporate their C2 center-near multifocal optics, which feature large stabilized spherical zones at near and distance. ASTERA Multifocal Toric also features Dual Elliptical Stabilization, which ensures orientation and rotational stability, the company says. The lens is available in custom prescriptions and multiple replacement cycles, as well as without cylinder for spherical wearers who require custom lens prescriptions or designs.

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ASTERA Multifocal Toric is designed for presbyopes who can benefit from custom lens prescriptions and/or astigmatic correction.

Alden Optical
www.aldenoptical.com
Phone: (800) 253-3669

Measurement tool

■ The Lewerenz Accommodation Maddox and Occluder Tool, from Gulden Ophthalmics, can be used to measure the amplitude of accommodation as well as near point of convergence. After testing visual acuities or performing a cover test with the occluder function, O.D.s can keep the Lewerenz tool in hand, pick up the near target, and not have to find or reach for any other device to take measurements. Designed by David Lewerenz, O.D, F.A.A.O., in conjunction with Gulden, the device provides measurements in diopters for accommodation and centimeters for convergence, eliminating the need to convert units.

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The Lewerenz Accommodation Maddox and Occluder Tool provides measurements in diopters for accommodation and centimeters for convergence.

Gulden Ophthalmics
Web: www.guldenophthalmics.com
Phone: (800) 659-2250

OCT devices

■ Cirrus, from Carl Zeiss Meditec, is a family of Zeiss OCT products. The Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 and 500 feature a new modernized OCT platform with fast processing and OCT camera systems, large viewing monitors and wireless keyboard and mouse. Both models come equipped with ZEISS’ suites of clinical applications for retina and glaucoma and with time-based historical data and normative data comparison analysis tools. In addition, the Cirrus photo 800 and 600 multi-modality systems combine standard-setting CIRRUS OCT technology with mydriatic/non-mydriatic fundus imaging in one integrated system.

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The Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 comes equipped with ZEISS’ suites of clinical applications.

Carl Zeiss Meditec
Web: www.meditec.zeiss.com
Phone: (800) 341-6968

Orthokeratology lens

■ The iSee Ortho-k lens, from GP Specialists, is an orthokeratology lens design. The iSee corneal reshaping design incorporates a treatment zone that allows practitioners to treat patients who have high degrees of myopia, the company says. The lens is designed to reshape the first few microns of the cornea while the patient sleeps. This slight change in the curvature of the corneal surface results in clear vision during waking hours to reduce the dependence on daytime contact lenses or glasses, the company says.

GP Specialists
Web: www.gpspecialists.com
Phone: (800) 889-0379

product notes

Superfocus adjustable-focus glasses launched the Leonardo collection with a “Focus Module + Frame” construction. The collection can be ordered in clear, tinted or Transitions front lenses. With the design comes a new pricing for the Superfocus glasses at just over $500.

Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear Plus Technology, from Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., are now available in a 24-pack. Acuvue Oasys is indicated for daily wear vision correction and may be worn overnight (up to one week) as recommended by an eyecare professional.



Optometric Management, Volume: 48 , Issue: January 2013, page(s): 40