Article Date: 9/1/2005

what's new

The ELG's design allows users to view small print, such as magazines and prescription bottles.

New color video magnifier

Eschenbach's new Color ELG video magnifier was designed for simplicity and value. It features only three buttons, making operation easy, and connects to a television using the video input jack. The ELG provides five to 70X magnification and three different viewing options. A padded table means that pages don't slide.

Eschenbach Optik

Phone: (800) 487-5389


Plugs in pairs

Oasis now offers the Form Fit punctum plug in a two-pack box, so eyecare practitioners have the alternative of purchasing Form Fit one pair at a time. Form Fit plugs are made of a hydrogel material and come pre-loaded on a user-friendly inserter. In their dry state, they measure 3mm in length and 0.3mm in diameter, expanding to 20 times (in volume) their original size.

Oasis Medical

Phone: (800) 528-9786


More parameters for CL

Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, announced that its Acuvue Advance Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism are now available in a full range of parameters.

These include plano to –6.00D in 0.25D steps (Cylinders: 0.75, –1.25, –1.75; Axis: 10� to 180� in 10� steps); –6.50D to –9.00D in 0.50D steps (Cylinders: –1.25, –1.75; Axis: 90� and 180�, ± 20, no obliques); and +0.25D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps (Cylinders: –0.75, –1.25, –1.75; Axis: 90� and 180�, ±20, no obliques).

The AcuVue Advance for Astigmatism is indicated for daily wear.


Phone: (800) 843-2020


The Form Fit is now available in more convenient packaging.

Master Trivex material

"The Trivex Material Edge," CD provides instruction on how to maximize edging results with Trivex lens material. Because the material features unique properties, PPG Industries (in conjunction with A.I.T. Industries, Briot, Gerber Coburn/Essilor, Lab-Tech, National Optronics, Santinelli International/Nidek, Satis-LOH and Topcon America Corp./ ODI) produced the CD, which offers information and demonstrations.

The CD will be the first in a series of educational tools PPG plans to launch on achieving optimal results with Trivex material.

PPG Industries

Phone: (800) 323-2487



Specialty frames get a spacious, special setting with the Provence Table Showcase.

Frames get an elegant setting

Fashion Optical's new Provence Table Showcase displays frames with "a touch of European elegance." With lockable sliding glass doors framed with metal extrusions, it is accessible from both sides and offers patients a 360� view of its contents. The showcase table is available in maple or cherry hardwoods. Fashion Optical offers two optional accessories for the Provence: a four-tiered, stacking frame pyramid that holds up to 67 frames, or acrylic frame holders that display up to 30 frames.

Fashion Optical

Phone: (800) 824-4106



Optometric Management, Issue: September 2005