Designed to help contact lens patients wear their lenses longer, the Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress delivers consistent, therapeutic moist heat to soothe dry, irritated eyes. The microwaveable mask alleviates symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction and contact lens-related dry eye. By stimulating glands and increasing oil production, Eyeleve helps stabilize the ocular surface to reduce dryness and extend comfortable wear time of contacts. According to the company, it’s the first and only compress clinically proven to increase comfortable contact lens wear time by up to three hours daily. Also beneficial: Eyeleve features silver ion MediBeads and an anti-microbial EyeOnic material to reduce the risk of infections in contact lens wearing patients.
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Harmful blue light has been attributed to many eye issues (light sensitivity, itchiness, redness, blurry vision, dry eyes) and contributes to headaches and sleep problems. The latest dietary supplement from Viteyes, Blue Light Defender, enables your patients to safeguard their eyes from harmful blue light, which is emitted everywhere from digital devices, computer monitors, television screens, and even sunlight, by helping to block the detrimental effects of these blue wavelengths.
The all-natural gummies contain the antioxidant lutein to protect and maintain healthy cells within the eyes and absorb blue light to protect the eyes from damaging rays; the carotenoid zeaxanthin, which helps to maintain macular and retinal health, protecting the eyes from detrimental blue light as well; and bilberry fruit extract to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery in the eyes.
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Alcon has introduced an in-office treatment that treats meibomian gland dysfunction, a leading cause of dry eye disease. The handheld, portable iLux Device with Smart Tip Patient Interface enables ECPs to directly target a patient’s blocked meibomian glands through the application of light-based, localized heat and compression to soften the blockages.
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SynergEyes, Inc. has launched the SimplifEyes 1Day daily disposable lens. The lenses are enhanced by Dual Tangible Polymers from Tangible Science—the company that developed Tangible Hydra-PEG for scleral, GP and hybrid lenses. With one tangible polymer coating on the lens surface and another tangible polymer in the solution, the Dual Tangible Polymers are designed to provide enhanced wettable surfaces, less debris build-up and excellent comfort.
SimplifEyes 1Day is available in powers of +0.50D to +4.00D, and -0/50D to -6.00D in 0.25D steps. The Etafilcon A with Dual Tangible Polymers lens has an ultra-thin edge design and UV blockers. The introduction of this lens means the company now offers a complete line of hybrid, scleral, gas permeable and soft contact lenses. The lenses are supported by the MyContactLens Online Ordering System, currently in beta, a portal available on eyecare professionals’ websites that makes it easy for patients to order lenses.
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After carefully evaluating all of the evidence-based science, Michael Lange, OD, CNS, of Fortifeye has combined three supplements in a cost-effective box called Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy, which contains Fortifeye Super Omega, Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Black Currant Oil/GLA. These nutrients are supported by clinical studies showing benefits to dry eye, eye strain and fatigue, macular pigment density, skin health, joint health, muscle endurance, muscle recovery, mitochondrial support and much more. Formulated to help patients with dry, tired eyes, it is also recommended for anyone suffering with Computer Vision Syndrome.
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Bausch + Lomb introduced the Zen Multifocal scleral lens for Presbyopia, which will be exclusively available with Zenlens and Zen RC scleral lenses through the company’s Specialty Vision Products unit. The lens is a fit for presbyopic patients who have irregular and regular corneas, as well as those who suffer from ocular surface disease, such as dry eye, with add power ranges from +1.00D to +3.50D in 0.25D steps. The lens incorporates decentered optics, enabling the near power to be positioned over the visual axis. The multifocal design also offers variable near zones from 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps.
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