Article Date: 5/1/2001

what's new
For Your Patients And Practice

Corning offers new design

Corning's lens materials are now available in various designs:

For more information, call (607) 974-9000 or visit

New online offerings

Heine's redesigned Web site gives you information on the company's entire line of diagnostic equipment.

Heine has redesigned its Web site. Additions to the site include the company's catalog as well as a product literature library that you can download on your computer.

The Heine site also offers trade show schedules, a quote list and a Heine dealer locator.

For more information, call (800) 367-4872 or visit

OSI to offer new toric lens

Ocular Sciences, Inc. is launching a disposable contact lens, the new Biomedics Toric.

The Biomedics Toric, from Ocular Sciences, is for flexible, extended wear.

The Biomedics Toric features a wide ballast band and a smooth, continuous surface. It has a diameter of 14.5 mm, a base curve of 8.7 mm and a toric mark at six o'clock. Ocular Sciences is packaging the new Biomedics Toric in six individual blister packs per box.

For additional information, call (800) 972-6724 or visit them at

New options for lenses

Speaking of Corning, its SunSensors lenses have been added to Vision-Ease Lens' Outlook plastic product line. As you already know, Corning SunSensors is a 1.56 index hard resin, progressive photochro-mic lens.

Vision-Ease Lens offers Corning SunSensors in true gray or warm brown finished single vision, semi-finished single vision, bifocals, trifocals and now in the Outlook progressive as well.

For more information, call (800) 328-3449 or visit

Indirect ophthalmoscope

Keeler Instruments has now upgraded its All Pupil Indirect Ophthalmoscope.

The All Pupil II weighs less than 500 grams.

Keeler's All Pupil II Indirect Ophthalmoscope is lightweight, and can give you more than 2000 lux of illumination.

According to the company, "The All Pupil II is ideal for penetrating small or undilated pupils. It features an increased pupillary distance range extending from 47 mm to 75 mm to accommodate virtually any user. And a new padded headband provides extra comfort."

The All Pupil II is available with a portable power source or a standard wall-mountable transformer. A variety of carrying cases is available, too.

For more information, call (800) 523-5620 or visit Keeler at

Essilor and Nikon

Essilor Lenses now offers the Nikon Performance Package.

The Nikon Performance Package features lenses that are anti-reflective, scratch resistant, plus thin and light. The Package comes in single vision and in three progressive lenses: Varilux Panamic, Varilux Comfort and Essilor Natural. The lenses are available from +6.00 to -8.00, cylinder -3.00.

You can order the Nikon Performance Package through your authorized Varilux/Crizal lab.

For more information, call (800) 237-8725.

Pediatric photoscreener

Marco Ophthalmic introduces the Marco PhotoScreener, a pediatric camera designed to detect vision disorders in young and preverbal children.

Marco's new instrument screens for conditions that can lead to amblyopia, including all refractive errors, strabismus, media opacities and ptosis. As you know, you can treat these conditions more easily if they're detected early in life.

The PhotoScreener works by utilizing photo refraction. For the sake of accuracy, the PhotoScreener features a focusing system and a flashing fixation light. Its results are produced instantaneously on high-speed Polaroid film.

For additional information, call Marco Ophthalmic at (800) 874-5274 or visit


Oculus's Easyloupes are available in two magnifications: 1.8x and 2.5x.


Oculus introduces Easyloupes, which are sophisticated magnifying glasses. Oculus says Easyloupes are made with "high-quality, coated optics to ensure high resolution and color authenticity."

Easyloupes feature a light, ergonomic-shaped frame, which prevents strain even during long periods of wear. You can make convergence and pupil convergence adjustments in just one step, while wide, ocular exits make for easy binocular viewing and a bright image. The Easyloupes come in a working distance of 40 cm.

Oculus provides a carrying case and a cleaning cloth for the Easyloupes.

For more information, call Oculus at (888) 284-8004 or visit

Optometric Management, Issue: May 2001