B+L Extends Power Range for Toric Multifocal
Presbyopic patients with higher-than-usual astigmatism have had to rely on custom-fit contact lenses if they wanted to try that modality—until now. Bausch + Lomb is expanding the cyl powers on the company’s Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism, adding powers of -2.25D and -2.75D to the range. According to the company, the lenses have been designed for optimal comfort, clarity and stability, along with the convenience of same-day in-office fitting during the initial exam. The cylinder power parameters now include -0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25 and -2.75 options. The other parameters remain unchanged: a sphere range of -6.00D to +4.00D with low and high add power varieties. The lenses are made of samfilcon A material, and have a base curve of 8.6mm and a diameter of 14.5mm. Read more.
X-Cel Introduces REMLens for Myopia Management
X-Cel Specialty Contacts introduced REMLens, a highly adjustable and easy-to-fit orthokeratology design for the management of myopia, manufactured exclusively in Boston Equalens II material. REMLens is designed to yield a Rapid Eye Molding effect for patients with low-to-moderate myopic refractive errors. REMLens can be prescribed to patients of all ages who are diagnosed with low-to-moderate myopia (up to –5.00D sphere, and up to –1.50D of astigmatism). The company says the lens offers an 89% first fit success rate. REMLens features four independently adjustable fitting zones and five diameter sizes, each with three optic zone options, and the Dynamic Edge Profile for on-eye comfort in an open and closed eye setting. Read more.
TelScreen Introduces EyeRes Diamond System Slit Lamp
TelScreen introduced the EyeRes Diamond System, which the company says provides slit-lamp imaging that is closer to human eye resolution. The digital imaging system offers a new camera with 137 million pixels per square inch, more than 3.3x the resolution of the Platinum system and within 11 percent of matching the human eye. In addition, the system creates a more efficient process, with a convenient foot pedal. Learn more.
AAOF Announces William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced the twelve recipients of the 2021 William C. Ezell Fellowships. View the recipients.
Prevent Blindness Announces Fireworks Safety Awareness Week
Prevent Blindness declared June 28 to July 4 Fireworks Safety Awareness Week to educate the public on the dangers of fireworks. During that week, Prevent Blindness will post messages on its social media channels, as well as offer free shareable materials including fact sheets and social media graphics. Learn more.
Dr. Link Named Chairman of Allegro’s Board of Directors
Allegro Ophthalmics announced William J. Link, PhD, was appointed chairman by the company’s board of directors and that Stephanie Yee was named vice president of finance. Dr. Link is founder and principal of Flying L. Partners and is a founder and managing director of Versant Ventures. Read more.
neurolens Partners with Cherry Optical Lab
neurolens announced Cherry Optical Lab will be the domestic lab distribution partner for neurolenses moving forward. Read more.
Marco Partners with Olleyes
Marco Ophthalmic entered into a distribution agreement with Olleyes, which offers intuitive and user-friendly virtual reality ophthalmic products. Effective immediately, Marco will add the Olleyes VisuALL S VRP (Virtual reality Platform) into its existing portfolio of ophthalmic medical devices. The VisuALL is the latest commercially available virtual reality visual field analyzer that can be used in clinical practice to detect glaucoma and to evaluate other eye diseases. Learn more.