Ophthalmic Lenses

Progressive Photochromic Lens

Definity Fairway SolFX lenses, from Essilor of America and Transitions Optical, are progressive photochromic lenses intended primarily for golfers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The lenses feature patented Definity Dual Add 2.0 technology and Ground View Advantage for clearer viewing when looking down. Depending on the lighting conditions when outdoors, the lenses will range in color from amber to dark brown for better contrast and depth perception. Go to www.definity.com or www.transitions.com/sunwear. For Essilor, call 1-800-THE-EYES, and for Transitions, call 1-800-848-1506.


Light-Responsive Trifocal Lens

The LifeRx Light Responsive Trifocal lens, from Vision-Ease, is a photochromic polycarbonate lens. It is available in both gray and brown, and completes Vision-Eases line of LifeRx offerings. For more information on this 7 x 28 trifocal, call

1-800-328-3449, or go to www.vision-ease.com.  


Contact Lenses

Multifocal Lenses

Acuvue Oasys lenses for Presbyopia, by Vistakon, are made of senofilcon A and feature Hydraclear Plus, a wetting agent. The lens is currently available from -0.50D to -9.00D in 0.25D steps, with add powers from +0.75D to +1.75D. It blocks more than 96% of UV-A rays and 99% of UV-B rays, the company says. Call 1-800-843-2020, or go to www.jnjvisioncare.com.


Contact Lens Care

Case and Timer Set

The LensAlert! case and timer set now includes two replacement lens cases, intended to encourage the patient to replace the case monthly. Six- and 12-case packs are also available. Call (314) 721-LENS, or go to www.lensalert.com.  


Patient Care

Astigmatism Screening

The Toric Unmasker, from Bausch & Lomb, is a tool to help the doctor discuss astigmatism with patients. This handheld trial lens demonstrates to patients the correction possible with a toric contact lens and helps you explain the possible need for specialized vision correction. Call 1-800-553-6000, or go to www.bausch.com/torictips.


What"s New on the Web

AMD Education
EyeScience.com, from EyeScience Labs, is an online resource for patients to learn about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Its watch-and-learn video format presents comprehensive information about eye anatomy, AMD screening, diagnosis, risks and treatment options. FAQs and an Ask the Doctor section (in which an EyeScience medical expert answers queries privately and free of charge) are also available.
Go to http://www.eyescience.com/.

Vol. No: 146:05Issue: 5/15/2009