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J&J OFFERS MORE OPTIONS FOR ASTIGMATISM. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., has recently introduced a new -2.75D cylinder for its ACUVUE OASYS for ASTIGMATISM line, which makes it the first and only silicone hydrogel toric contact lens of its size that’s readily available without special ordering. The lenses will continue to boast the comfort of J&J’s HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology and the visual stability of the company’s BLINK STABILIZEDâ„¢ Design. For more information, contact VISTAKON Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., at 800-843-2020 or ACUVUEProfessional.com EXPANDED ISIGHT SCLERAL CONTACT LENS PORTFOLIO. GP Specialists, Inc. recently added a toric option to its iSightâ„¢ Scleral contact lenses portfolio. The iSight Scleral toric contact lenses are available in diameters ranging from 14.2mm to 24mm, with a standard diameter of 16.4mm. The lenses include cylinder powers of -0.25D to -10.00D in 0.25D steps, with axis ranging from 1° to 180° in 1° steps. The lens can fit base curves of 5.50D to 9.50D, and is available in a power range of -20.00D to +20.00D in 0.25D step increments. For more information, contact GP Specialists, Inc., at 800-889-0379 or gpspecialists.com SYNERGEYES EXPANDS ITS DUETTE HD LENS PARAMETERS. Increased user and practitioner satisfaction with newly expanded parameters on its Duette Progressive lens has prompted SynergEyes to introduce additional parameter options for its Duette HD lens for astigmatic patients. The parameters are now available in 0.1mm increments, which make for even more precise alignment fitting and optimal centration. For more information, contact SynergEyes at 877-SEE-2012 or synergeyes.com
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NOVABAY REBRANDS ITS LID CLEANSER. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has rebranded and renamed its i-Lid Cleanser with Neutroxâ„¢ as Avenovaâ„¢ with Neutroxâ„¢. Avenova is the only eyecare product that contains Neutrox, NovaBay’s pure hypochlorous acid (HOCI). HOCI is a naturally occurring substance produced by white blood cells to fight microbial invaders and to neutralize bacterial toxins. Unlike over-the-counter surfactant lid cleansers, Avenova is a prescription product that’s safe for continuous daily eyelid hygiene. It helps provide long-term comfort for chronic conditions such as blepharitis and dry eye. For more information, contact NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., at 800-890-0329 or avenova.com. A FACILITY-TESTING PROBLEM GETS FIXED. Gulden Ophthalmics’ new Fixi-Tic, the Fixation Stick Timer, is making facility testing a lot easier for ECPs and greatly improving the accuracy of test results. With this new product, an ECP no longer has to worry about the time element so crucial in testing a patient’s accommodation and binocular vision. The easy-to-use, ergonomic Fixi-Tic timer instead slides onto the fixation stick and beeps when one minute has passed, freeing the ECP to concentrate more on the patient’s responses during the test. For more information, contact Gulden Ophthalmics at 800-659-2250 or guldenophthalmics.com. ABB OPTICAL GROUP GETS MORE COLORFUL. Patients looking for advanced CL tints and custom designs have some fun, new options with CONCISE Colors from ABB OPTICAL GROUP. A variety of 16 advanced color tints can be ordered with additional cosmetic features such as a starburst effect, a limbal ring, or both, and the lenses are available in Methafilcon 55%, Polymacon 38%, and DEFINITIVE 74% silicone hydrogel materials. For prosthetic patients, the tint options can be paired with the features of either an occluded or clear pupil with up to four underprint shades. For more information, contact ABB OPTICAL GROUP at 800-852-8089 or abboptical.com.
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TIME-SAVING TOOL. Volk Optical, Inc., has introduced a new application called the Contact Lens Mode for the Volk Eye Check mobile ocular measurement device. The software provides ECPs with instant, cost-effective data that can be used to make faster decisions and reduce dropout rates, especially during the specialty CL-prescribing process. The portable device (just 242g with batteries) quickly and easily takes measurements of horizontal and oblique iris diameters, saggital height, pupil diameter, eccentricity, and many others, for the accurate fitting of specialty CLs, including progressives, gas permeable lenses, and sclerals. For more information, contact Volk Optical, Inc., at 800-345-8655 or volk.com. TOPCON TACKLES CATARACT MANAGEMENT. The Topcon Aladdin/KR-800S Cataract Workstation is the perfect combination for managing cataract patients. The system easily ascertains cataractuous condition and calculates the most suitable intraocular lens (IOL). It includes subjective refraction, contrast sensitivity, and glare testing for accurate documentation of lens opacities. The multi-functional ALADDIN Biometer with corneal topography and dynamic pupillometry allows for premium IOL calculation in a single instrument. For more information, contact Topcon Medical Systems, Inc., at 201-599-5100 or topconmedical.com.

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