SYSTANE Complete Features Nano-Droplet Technology
Alcon has expanded its SYSTANE family of dry eye drops with the introduction of SYSTANE Complete, a new formula designed to relieve evaporative, aqueous tear-deficient or mixed dry eye. SYSTANE Complete uses intelligent moisture and lipid delivery to enhance delivery of the active ingredient, propylene glycol, across the surface of the eye and stabilize the tear film. Nano-droplet technology allows for fast-acting hydration and protection from tear evaporation.
SYSTANE Complete will be available in eyecare practitioners’ offices this month and nationwide for over-the-counter purchase next month. Call 800.451.3937, or go to SYSTANE.com
Coburn Technologies Offers Field Analyzer, Retinal Camera
Coburn Technologies has introduced two FDA-approved devices: the SK-850A Visual Field Analyzer and the non-mydriatic SK-650A Retinal Camera.
The SK-850A, an automatic pure optical projection perimeter, fully complies with the Goldmann Standard and comes in Standard and Expert models. It features 3D fixation monitoring with infrared light tracking of the pupil, an easy-to-read printed report, and automatic calibration and brightness measurement.
The SK-650A is compatible with DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine). It transitions from ocular surface to fundus examination. It features a nine-point fixation system for auto mosaic photography over a large retinal area, red-free visual testing for comparing nerve fiber layers to help diagnose glaucoma, and full 45° image capture to avoid losing fundus information. Call 800.COBURN.1 (800.262.8761), or go to CoburnTechnologies.com
Johnson & Johnson Develops Photochromic Contact Lens
Johnson & Johnson Vision, in a strategic partnership with Transitions Optical, has developed ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye. These contact lenses quickly adjust from clear to dark in response to changing light conditions; reducing exposure to bright light indoors and outdoors, filtering blue light and blocking ultraviolet rays.
ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is indicated for the attenuation of bright light. The two-week reusable, spherical contact lens will be marketed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and will be commercially available in the first half of 2019. Call 800.843.2020 or go to ACUVUE.com
AIR OPTIX Contact Lenses Now In Gemstone Colors
Alcon has introduced its new AIR OPTIX COLORS Gemstone Collection contact lenses in colors amethyst, true sapphire and turquoise, bringing the total number of colors in the AIR OPTIX COLORS contact lens line to 12. Eyecare practitioners can find social and online media materials for the Gemstone Collection on the Alcon Vision Care Marketing Portal (MyAlcon.Intuition.com/ECPMarketingPortal/). Patients can virtually try on the colors before their appointments through the AIR OPTIX COLORS Color Studio (AIROPTIX.com/colors/color-studio.shtml). Alcon also is launching a two-count pack for all AIR OPTIX COLORS lenses. Call 800.451.3937, or go to Alcon.com
FDA Approves B+L’s Scleral Lens Case
The Specialty Vision Products business of Bausch + Lomb has received 510(K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Boston scleral lens case. The case can hold lenses up to 23.5mm in diameter and 10.0mm in sagittal depth. The Boston scleral lens case is indicated for use with Boston original conditioning solution, Boston Advance formula conditioning solution and Boston Simplus multi-action solution. Patients can purchase the lens case from the Specialty Vision Products Web Store. Call 800.828.9030, or go to BauschSVPstore.com
Neurostimulation Device Temporarily Increases Tears
Allergan plc has launched TrueTear, a handheld neurostimulation device with disposable tips, to use in adults who have inadequate tear production. When inserted into the patient’s nasal cavity, TrueTear provides tiny pulses of energy to create tears. In two clinical trials, TrueTear was shown to be safe and effective for temporarily increasing tear production in adult patients. Call 800.347.4500, or go to Allergan.com. Call 800.843.2020, or go to ACUVUE.com