YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE
FDA approved new labeling claims for ReNu.
for silicone hydrogels
FDA has cleared additional labeling claims for Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc
Multi-Purpose Solution (MPS). The product now features a specific indication for
use with silicone hydrogel contact lenses, as well as an additional claim that the
product conditions contact lenses, in support of its original "sustained comfort"
Bausch & Lomb
of America launched two progressive lenses made with Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement
(WAVE) technology. The Varilux Physio, Essilor says, is suitable for most patients,
including new presbyopes. The lens utilizes a front side design and digital surfacing
on the molds. The resulting improved vision includes a 30% wider intermediate field
of vision, controlled aberrations in distance vision, and more contrast in low-light
conditions, the company says.
For patients who have more complex prescriptions or have not adapted
to other progressive addition lenses, Essilor offers the Varilux Physio 360�. WAVE
technology is applied to both the front and back of this lens with a proprietary
technology the company says minimizes distortions and preserves and enhances the
effectiveness of the
Varilux Physio and Varilux Physio 360Þ bring wavefront technology to progressive
Essilor of America
Help LV patients focus
presents the Highlighter, a magnifier/highlighter designed to keep low-vision patients
from losing their place while reading. The company says that the device's design
sheds extra illumination on one line of text in the center of the lens' field of
view, helping patients stay on track. The Highlighter features 11.40D of power and
a 100mm x 50mm lens, so patients can view a large amount of text at one time. A
tiltable head prevents overhead light glare. Patients can adjust the degree of illumination
to their preference. A halogen bulb is included.
New and improved edger
says its new SE-9090 Express Plus edger (an upgraded version of the 2004 OLA award-winner)
offers up to 35% faster lens finishing. It's constructed of heavy-duty, industrial-grade
components for 24/7 operation, and edges high-index, Trivex and polycarbonate lenses.
The new edger can be fit with Santinelli's robotic handling
units and paired with
the company's AHM-1000 unit for drilling functionality. Other features include automatic
exclusive Crystal Cut edge polish and automatic safety bevel.
is designed with dual spindle technology, allowing for multi-tasking.
Phone: (800) 644-3343
New toric progressive CL
Distribution will introduce its fully molded, planned-replacement toric contact
lens, the HDX Toric Progressive, this month at SECO. The lens features a toric back
surface, stabilized with a prism ballast to provide consistent vision at all distances,
as well as patented aberration-control optics that provides clearer, crisper vision,
the company says.
PolyVue Distribution Inc.
Phone: (877) 734-2010
Optometric Management, Issue: February 2006