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 announced today that it is expanding the cyl powers on the company’s Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism, adding powers of -2.25D and -2.75D to the range. 
For some of the estimated 32 million people worldwide with both astigmatism and presbyopia, this means you may now be able to more easily offer contact lenses that accommodate their vision needs. 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.

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