Dry Eye

Punctal Plugs

A Parasol Non-Sterile Bulk Pack, from Odyssey, is now available in a five-pair set of large plugs. This option allows the practitioner to more closely manage inventory of uncommon sizes.

Also, the companys implant, Extend, is now offered in a 0.2mm size for those patients who need a smaller implant.

Lastly, the Collagen Variety Pack is now available. This pack includes temporary implants of 0.2mm, 0.3mm and 0.4mm.

Call 1-888-905-7770, or go to http://www.odysseymed.com/.


Contact Lenses

Lens Line Expansion

Parameters for SynergEyes Multifocal and the SynergEyes PS lenses have been expanded to allow practitioners to fit a wider range of patients.

The SynergEyes Multifocal, for presbyopic patients, is now available in sphere powers from +5.00D to -8.00D in 0.25D steps and -8.50D to -20.00D in 0.50D steps. Also, base curves of 7.0mm, 8.1mm and 8.2mm are now available.

The SynergEyes PS, for post-surgical patients, now comes in sphere powers from +6.00D to -8.00D in 0.25D steps and from -8.50D to -12.00D in 0.50D steps. It is now offered in base curves from 7.2mm to 9.0mm in 0.2mm steps.

Call 1-877-733-2012, or go to http://www.synergeyes.com/.  


Multifocal Lenses

The Renovation multifocal line, from Art Optical, has been expanded to include more designs and add powers. The Renovation E features back-surface eccentricity along with the front surface technology of the Renovation line to enhance the quality of near vision. Also, back toric, bitoric and front toric additions to both the Renovation and the Renovation E designs allow practitioners to fit patients with high with-the-rule and against-the-rule astigmatism. Lastly, the new HR 1.53 high-index gas-permeable material provides an increase of 16% to 23% in achievable add power generation, the company says.

Art Optical also offers the Thinsite 2, a gas-permeable lens that features a thin overall lens profile with increased oxygen transmissibility. Manufactured from Boston XO2 material, the lens is less prone to flexure due to a reduction in stress points.

Call 1-800-253-9364, or go to http://www.artoptical.com/.


Patient Care

Courtesy Hand Disinfection Station

The new, patient-centered GermControl Touchless Hand Sanitizing Unit, from Gulden Ophthalmics, employs an infrared sensor to dispense antibacterial solution. This touchless design lessens the risk of cross-contamination, the company says, and this product is specifically and clearly labeled for patient use.

Call 1-800-659-2250, or go to http://www.guldenophthalmics.com/.


Practice Management

E-Prescribing Module

E-Rx is a new feature of Compulink Advantage Software. The Internet-based system requires only a high-speed connection and provides information on drug interactions, approval and over-the-counter availability. It also includes formularies from more than 4,500 health plans, including Medicare Part D.

Compulink E-Rx can:

Allow you to access your prescribing records from anywhere.

Display allergies and medications.

Deliver E-prescriptions.

Process prescriptions and renewals electronically.

Review drug interactions.

Provide patient education materials in 18 languages.

Call 1-800-456-4522, or go to www.compulink-


Diagnostic Technology

Camera Attachment

The Anterior Segment and Retinal Camera Attachment, by Provizion, is designed to fit onto your existing Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope. This portable, device fits against the practitioners brow rest and takes images up to eight megapixels. No permanent fixtures are needed to install this camera. It features Carl Zeiss optics, and the software allows the options of automatic or manual focusing, time/date stamp, zoom, and hi-definition video. Images can be transferred to a computer via USB cable.

Call 1-888-EYE-TEST
(1-888-393-8378), or go to http://www.provizionusa.com/.



The FT-1000, from Tomey USA, is a tonometer that uses a very soft and silent air pulse. It includes a multi-shot optionthree pulses of 0.1 seconds eachand a color touch screen, and it automatically aligns to and measures the patients eye. The updated power-motion joystick still allows the practitioner to make adjustments, if desired.

Call 1-888-449-4045, or go to http://www.tomeyusa.com/.


Office Design
Contemporary Elegance

The Milan Collection, by Eye Designs, highlights function alongside beauty to create a sense of modern elegance. The collection features modern accents throughout, such as chrome legs, anodized aluminum door pulls, halogen pendant lighting, graphic panels, illuminated shelving and brushed steel or frosted backgrounds.

The collection consists of glass shelving (elliptical or circular), floating illuminated shelving, low-profile frame displays (52 or 66 frame count), a rotating mirror unit with storage, a full-length mirror panel, a freestanding gondola movable display (108 frame count) and a work station. Storage is offered in four options at two depths.

Call 1-800-346-8890, or go to


Graceful and Green

The Ovation collection, by Fashion Optical Displays, is crafted of renewable bamboo. This collection highlights softly curving lines and smooth edges to create a light, spacious environment in the dispensary. Metal bars, handles and hardware, as well as contrasting wood tones, create depth and structure under the minimalist frame displays.

This contemporary collection includes displays and dispensing stations with optional frame locks, and the rolling credenza allows for mobility and convenient storage for frames and supplies.

Call 1-800-824-4106, or go to http://www.fashionoptical.com/.  

Vol. No: 146:06Issue: 6/15/2009