Contact Lens Material Available in Large Diameter Button
The Paragon HDS 100 (Paflufocon D) lens material, from Paragon Vision Sciences, is now available in large diameter buttons to authorized Paragon Laboratories. (To find the authorized Paragon laboratory in your state, go to www.paragonvision.com/master_list2.asp.)
The large diameter buttons are 14mm in size and come ready for immediate placement within the collet (the device that holds the button in place during the manufacturing process). Because the button is collet-ready, it requires less modification during the manufacturing process, which increases precision manufacturing, the company says.
The Paragon HDS 100 has an ISO/ANSI Dk of 100 and has been FDA approved for corneal reshaping daily wear and up to seven days of continuous wear. It also features a high index of refraction at 1.442 and a low specific gravity of 1.10, due to minimal fluorine content.
The 14mm diameter button is available in crystal and clear blue. Neither button contains ultra-violet protection. Call 1-800-528-8279, or go to www.paragonvision.com.
Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, from Vistakon, is designed for contact lens wearers who often experience tired and dry eyes when faced with long hours of computer use, frequent travel and exposure to dry windy environments.
The lens is indicated for daily wear, comes in a six-pack and will be available to practitioners at the end of this month (August). Call 1-800-843-2020, or go to www.acuvue.com.
The Viewpoint collection, from Eye Designs, features modular, semi-custom displays and furniture, available in multiple styles in both traditional and modern designs. Call 1-800-346-8890, or go to www.eyedesigns.com.
Multifocal Acrylic IOL
ReZoom, from Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), is a second-generation refractive multifocal hydrophobic acrylic IOL for hyperopic cataract patients. A total of 92% of patients implanted with a ReZoom IOL never or only occasionally wear spectacles, the company says.
The IOL, which is 13mm in size, offers a +3.5D add power at its plane, +2.8D near add power at the corneal plane, a power range of 6.0 to 30.0D (in 0.5D steps) and a 1.47 index of refraction. Another feature is Balanced View Opticsa patented design that distributes light over five optical zones, providing distance, intermediate and near vision to reduce the wearers dependence on spectacles, Advanced Medical Optics says. This design feature also distributes the appropriate amount of light needed for good vision when the wearer is faced with a range of light conditions, the company says.
ReZoom also comes with AMOs patented triple-edge design, which provides uninterrupted 360 degree barrier protection and decreases edge glare, the company says. Call 1-800-346-5005, or go to www.amoinc.com.
The Renovation multifocal, from Art Optical, is designed for presbyopic patients who need add powers of +2.25D and greater.
The lens features an adjustable distance/intermediate zone diameter to fit small pupils for enhanced near vision and large pupils for a decrease in flare and glare. Other features include a flexible, front-surface eccentricity control platform that disposes of spherical aberrationenabling the wearer to convert into the near zone without facing optical distortionand a flexible, automatic thickness control that decreases lens mass and improves wearing comfort and lens centration, even at higher add powers, the company says.
The Renovation multifocal can be fit empirically in four steps and comes with an optional six-month fitting warranty. For practitioners who prefer a trial lens fitting, an 11-lens diagnostic fitting set is also available. Call 1-800-253-9364, or go to www.artoptical.com.
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Vision Council of America Launches Political Web Site
The Web site www.2020advocacy.com, from the Vision Council of America (VCA), showcases the VCAs advocacy efforts and provides the latest news on vision-related issues.
The site features a section on legislative alerts and updates, current legislation, tips on telephoning and writing to elected officials about the vision issue(s) you feel strongly about, links to your state senators and representatives and PDF documents on vision facts and various vision studies. Other features include links to federal government agencies, a news archive and more. Go to www.2020advocacy.com.
Device Detects Risk Factor for AMD
The Macuscope, from MacuChek, is a quantitative measuring device that measures macular pigment deficienciesa contributing factor of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Eye Care Nutraceuticals
VitamEyes Original, Performance and Dry Eye are three new eye care nutritional supplements, from Vitamin Dynamics Inc.
The Performance Blend is suited for the active patient who is also interested in maintaining his eye health. These vitamins include A, C, D3, E, B1, B2, B6 and B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, chloride, potassium and boron. The Performance Blend also includes betaine HCl, L-taurine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, alpha lipoic acid, astaxanthin, lycopene, ginko biloba extract, citrus bioflavonoids, bilberry, grape seed extract, fish oil, rutin, L-glutathione, green tea extract, zeaxanthin, FloraGLO Lutein and Pycnogenol.
The Dry Eye Blend is suited for patients who have dry, scratchy, irritated eyes, Vitamin Dynamic says. These vitamins contain vitamins A, C, E, and B6, magnesium, flaxseed oil, black currant seed oil, fish oil, muco-polysaccharides and turmeric. The Dry Eye Blend also includes zeaxanthin and FloraGLO Lutein.
Call 1-877-822-7370, or go to www.vitamindynamics.com.
Fendi Sunglasses By Marchon
Marchon Eyewear Inc. introduces the Zucchino Collection for women from Fendi:
FS302, shown below, has a narrow rectangle shape and is made of plastic. Colors include ebony, white, Havana, amber and bordeaux. The temple interiors are sheathed with the Zucchino F pattern. The size of this style is 53/19/130.
FS303 has a soft round shape and is made of plastic. Colors include ebony, white, Havana, amber and bordeaux. The temple interiors are sheathed with the Zucchino F pattern. The size of this style is 55/13/130.
FS304 has a large square shape and is made of plastic. Colors include ebony, white, Havana, amber and bordeaux. Temple interiors are sheathed with the Zucchino F pattern. The size of this style is 55/17/130.
Call 1-800-645-1300, or go to www.marchon.com.
Guess Sunwear by Viva International
Viva International Group introduces the Guess? Sun Grouping.
GU 6139 has a butterfly shape and is made of handmade acetate (plastic). Colors include blue with a grey lens, black with a grey lens, brown with a brown lens and tortoise with a green lens. The size of this style is 52/18/140.
GU 6140 has a rectangle shape and is made of handmade acetate. Colors include black with a grey lens, burgundy with a rose lens and horn (light beige) with a brown lens. The size of this style is 54/17/140.
GU 6141 has a cat-eye shape and is made of handmade acetate. Colors include black over white with a grey lens, brown over blue with a brown lens, demi amber (dark brown with a hint of cherry) with a brown lens and green with a green lens. The size of this style is 54/18/140.
Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivagroup.com.
Versus Sun By Luxottica
Luxottica introduces three new styles from the Versus (Versace) sun collection. (There are a total of 15 styles).
VR 6026, shown below, is an oversized unisex wrap with elongated rectangular lenses and is made of zyl plastic. Colors include plum/lime-green/plum with brown fade lenses, pumpkin with brown lenses, opaque white with light grey fade lenses, dark tortoise with brown lenses and black with dark olive lenses. The size of this style is 66/14/120.
VR 6022 is a full-rim womens design with oversized square lenses and is made of zyl plastic. Colors include plum/mango with light grey fade lenses, olive/dark rose with light brown fade lenses, plum/violet with grey/pink lenses and black with grey fade lenses. The size of this style is 63/18/120.
VR 5018 is a unisex rendition of the aviator look and is made of monel metal. Colors include pewter with light brown fade lenses, pewter with grey lenses and satin black with dark olive lenses. The size of this style is 70/05/120.
Call (516) 484-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.
Plano Sport Goggles
Hilco introduces two Rx sport goggles that contain 3mm polycarbonate plano lenses:
The Zoom sport goggles are made of plastic. Colors include clear with a black nose bridge, clear with a red nose bridge, clear with a blue nose bridge, gray and bronze. The goggle sizes are extra small, small, medium and large. These goggles have been certified to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM F803) impact standards for soccer, basketball, racquetball, tennis, squash, field hockey and womens lacrosse.
The Sniper sport goggles, shown below, are made of plastic. Colors include clear with a black nose bridge, clear with a red nose bridge, gray and blue. The goggle sizes are medium and large. These goggles have been certified to meet ASTM F803 impact standards for racquetball, tennis, squash, field hockey, womens lacrosse and soccer.
Both goggles have been certified by the Protective Eyewear Certification Council and feature a SprinGuard bevel design to keep the lenses in place, adjustable head straps and maximum airflow, which means less fogging, the company says.
Call 1-800-955-6544, or go to www.hilco.com.