Article Date: 5/1/2013

What�s New
what’s new


Daily disposable lens

■ The 1-Day Acuvue TruEye (narafilcon A), from Vistakon, is a silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens. The contact lens features Hydraclear1 technology, which attracts tear film to maintain the natural ocular environment for all-day comfort, the company says. Also, its High O2 Consumption allows 100% corneal oxygen consumption at all points across minus and plus powers. In addition, its Class-1 UV-Blocking blocks approximately 96% of UV-A rays and greater than 99% of UV-B rays that reach the lens, the company says.

Phone: (800) 843-2020


The 1-Day Acuvue TruEye (narafilcon A) is a silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens

HIPAA compliance

■ Touchstone Compliance is a company that aids optometrists and other healthcare professionals in tackling the problem of HIPAA compliance. Launched by Roman Diaz, a former director of software development, the company offers a cloud-based solution. Its series of online services uses a question-and-answer format to guide users through the process and evaluates their level of compliance in areas of Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification; identifies specific issues that need to be addressed and provides proof for potential auditors that steps have been taken to become HIPAA compliant.

Touchstone Compliance
Phone: 858-779-4842

Display system

■ The Synergy Pro Rod Display System, from, features a rod system for interchangeable merchandising accessories, such as shelves, signage and mirrors, and multiple frame holder options. Constructed of extruded anodized aluminum, the display system features a satin chrome finish. Synergy Pro can be used as either a locking or non-locking display system and displays up to 15 frames. Its locking frame holders secure frames with a spring-loaded lock and the use of a trigger release key.
Phone: 610.489.7620


The Synergy Pro can be used as either a locking or non-locking display system.

Progressive lens

■ Autograph III, from Shamir Insight, Inc., utilizes the company’s EyePoint Technology lens design software. This software affords the ability to provide a different lens design for both hyperopic and myopic patients, the company says. Other features include Natural Posture, which shifts the near-viewing zone within the lens corridor based on the plus or minus power of the prescription, and IntelliCorridor, which allows Shamir’s designers to control the power profiles of the lens based on the needs of the wearer, the company says.

Shamir Insight, Inc.
Phone: (877) 514-8330


Autograph III utilizes Shamir’s EyePoint Technology lens design software.

product notes

CooperVision, Inc., has acquired Websystem3, a web-based software company that automates patient communications. Created by Michael Arnell, O.D., the software enables practices to send practice-branded e-mail marketing campaigns, newsletters, surveys and text messages and can integrate with Facebook.

• Optos Plc has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for microperimetry as part of the Optos OCT/SLO. Microperimetry assesses retinal sensitivity, which provides correlation between structural pathology and corresponding visual functional defects.

Optometric Management, Volume: 48 , Issue: May 2013, page(s): 54