Article Date: 4/1/2013

What�s New
what’s new


Multifocal contact lens

■ The C-Vue HydraVUE Multifocal contact lens, from Unilens Vision Inc., is a monthly replacement lens made of silicone hydrogel material, which offers high oxygen transmissibility, the company says. The lens is available in power ranges from +6.00D to −10.00D and is designed to correct vision among presbyopic patients while eliminating the need for bifocal or reading glasses, the company says. Also, the company also provides a display cabinet and trial program with a 120-day performance guarantee on the lenses.

Unilens Vision, Inc.
Phone: (800) 446-2020


The C-Vue HydraVUE Multifocal is a monthly replacement contact lens made of silicone hydrogel material.

Hybrid contact lens

■ UltraHealth, from SynergEyes, Inc., is a hybrid contact lens intended for patients who have irregular corneas, including emerging to mid-stage and advanced keratoconus, central, oval and decentered cones and corneal ectasia. The lens has a reverse geometry design that creates a central area of vault, which is available in several vault heights to assure corneal clearance. The silicone hydrogel skirt is available in three curves (flat, medium, steep) for centration and patient comfort.

SynergEyes, Inc.
Phone: (877) 733-2012

Illuminated magnifier

■ The Visolux+, from Eschenbach, is an LED-illuminated stand magnifier features a large, distortion-free viewing area. Its double lens system that features a patented hard coating to minimize scratches and extend the life of the product, the company says. The field of view is a full 100mm × 75mm or 4 inches × 3 inches. The VisoLux+ comes with two color options depending on environment and need: standard bright, white light and a softer orange light that can be used by sliding the built-in filter over the LEDs.

Phone: (800) 487-5389


The field of view on the Visolux+ is 100mm × 75mm or 4 inches × 3 inches.

Video centration system

■ The visuReal Portable, from AIT Industries, is a video centration system that attaches to an iPad. This measurement system works in conjunction with a calibration tool that sits on the patient’s frame to determine centration values including pupillary distance, fitting heights, boxing dimensions, head rotation and inclination. The visuReal Portable takes photos and movies to show patients with high prescriptions who cannot see themselves wearing trial lenses, which are uploaded to a cloud for later viewing. Cloud computing instantly computes measurements, which can be e-mailed or stored online.

AIT Industries
Phone: (800) 729-1959


The visuReal Portable is a video centration system that attaches to an iPad.

product notes

The Smart System product line, from M&S Technologies, now includes near vision testing. Eyecare professionals can display a variety of near vision targets, including fully randomizable Sloan letters and Lea Symbols integrated with M&S Technologies’ Smart System Tablet. The user can toggle from 16 inches to a 10-foot distance.

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones, VISTAKON’s podcast series, is now available on Episodes of the program can be found at The program is hosted by Val Jones, M.D., CEO of Better Health, LLC, and supported by Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses.

Optometric Management, Volume: 48 , Issue: April 2013, page(s): 45