Contact Lenses

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

Air Optix Aqua contact lenses, by CIBA Vision, feature the new Aqua Moisture System to lubricate the lens for initial comfort, minimize the rate of lens dehydration and resist deposits on the lens surface.

Made of lotrafilcon B, the lenses feature a 33% water content and are available from -0.25D to -8.00D in 0.25D steps, from -8.50D to -10.00D in 0.50D steps, and from +0.25D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps. The lenses have a diameter of 14.2mm, a base curve of 8.6mm and a light blue tint for ease of handling. A monthly replacement schedule is recommended, and the lenses are recommended for daily wear or up to six nights of extended wear.
Call 1-800-875-3001, or go to  


Contact Lens Care

Eco-Friendly Packaging

Starter kits of Opti-Free RepleniSH, by Alcon, have received an eco-friendly overhaul. Without any alteration of the contents, the kit has been reduced in size by 44%. These now use fewer resources and generate less wastenot to mention, less space is taken up in the practice when storing the kits.

Each kit contains a 2oz. bottle of Opti-Free RepleniSH solution, lens case, directions for use and a coupon. When ordering, one case includes 24 kits.
Call 1-800-TO-ALCON (1-800-862-5266), or go to


Sports Vision

Visual Skill Training

The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer, by Vizual Edge, is a software program that evaluates and enhances the users visual performance. It improves the speed and efficiency of the visual system through regular usewhich is one to three times per week, for a duration of six to 30 weeks. Each session lasts up to 20 minutes.

The system trains visual alignmenthow to line up precisely on a targetand depth perception, as well as convergence, divergence, visual recognition, visual memory and visual tracking.
Call (847) 816-1367, or go to


Practice Management

Software Upgrade

Version 5.030 of Kowa Optimeds VK2 Digital Imaging Software Solution is now available. VK2 provides clinicians with the ability to access complete files of patient data across several workstations and review information with patients.

The new version of the software includes real-time data availability, increased data production, system scalability and total access to historical data and diagnostic equipment. It is also compatible with Windows Vista operating systems, allows multiple images to be viewed at once, enables images to be viewed without distortion on widescreen monitors and includes image tagging so clinicians may search by file type (e.g., fundus photo, slit lamp image, etc).
Call 1-800-966-5692, or go to  


Ophthalmic Lenses

Sun Lenses

Prescription iZon Gray Sun Lenses are now available from Ophthonix. These lenses are manufactured through a three-layer process, and the dye is incorporated into the middle layer, made of proprietary iZonik polymer.

The iZon High Resolution family of lenses can be prescribed for nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic patientsand progressive lenses are available as well. The iZon Gray Sun Lenses are prescribed in the same fashion as the other lenses. A Z-View Wavefront aberrometer measures the eyes optical fingerprint, and the lens is manufactured to match this print.

The iZon Sun Lens blocks UV rays and comes with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective and super-hydrophobic coatings.
Call 1-877-FOR-IZON (1-877-367-4966), or go to

Diagnostic Technology

Spanish-Language Wormington Card

A Spanish-language Wormington near vision screening card is now available from Gulden Ophthalmics. The single letters and Spanish text on this card remove the chance that a patients difficulty reading the card may be due to unfamiliarity with English.

The card also includes a Tumbling E series, a metric scale and pupil size array for convenience.
Call (215) 884-8105, or go to


What"s New on the Web
Online Educational Digest

Be the Best You Can Be, an online educational digest from Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc., presents advice from experts to patients on how to keep eyes healthy for better performance. The digest includes tips on athletics, driving, computer use and UV protection, as well as information on allergies and eye health. Go to


Office Design
Contemporary Styling, Classic Appeal

The new Mirage Display Collection, by Fashion Optical Displays, highlights a contemporary look with a hint of European detail. This display system uses durable laminates and includes many pieces to allow for customizable freestanding or wall display schemes. Tables and credenzas finish the look.

Frame displays are available in three sizes to hold 60, 75 or 90 frames each. The collection comes with halogen lighting to spotlight frames, and Fashion Opticals Shadow Reduction Technology is optional.
Call 1-800-824-4106, or go to


Lens Case for the Cure
Contact Lens Case Benefits Susan G. Komen

Forty limited-edition pink Crystallized Swarovski Elements contact lens cases are being given away by Bausch & Lomb. Each contact lens case features 646 hand-applied crystal components that showcase the hallmark pink Susan G. Komen for the Cure ribbon.

B&L is providing coupons at For each coupon downloaded, B&L will donate one dollar to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And, for each pink code from a purchased bottle of ReNu MultiPlus that is entered on the site, B&L will also donate one dollar to the foundation. Each person who downloads a coupon or redeems a code is entered to win one of the 40 contact lens cases.
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Vol. No: 145:10Issue: 10/15/2008