Contact Lenses

Daily Disposable Lenses

Dailies AquaComfort Plus lenses, by CIBA Vision, feature Triple Action Moisture, which is intended to increase the comfort of the lens throughout the entire day. It is comprised of three agents: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, which lubricates the lens; polyethylene glycol, which moisturizes the lens; and polyvinyl alcohol, which refreshes the lens throughout the day.

The daily disposable lenses are available from +0.50D to +6.00D and from -0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25D steps, as well as from -6.50D to -10.00D in 0.50D steps. Also, the lens features a diameter of 14.0mm and a base curve of 8.7mm.
Call 1-800-875-3001, or go to  


Dry Eye

Lubricant Eye Drops

Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops, by Alcon Laboratories, feature Polyquad as a preservative. This new formulation is intended to create an intelligent delivery system and provide gel-like extended protection to the eyes surface. The drop is designed to increase ocular comfort and lubrication.

Systane Ultra is offered in two sizes, a standard 10ml bottle, and a home and away pack, which includes both a 10ml and a 5ml bottle.
Call 1-800-862-5266, or go to  


Low Vision

Video Magnifier

The handheld Eye-Q Digital Video Magnifier, from Gulden Ophthalmics, is a portable electronic magnifier for low vision patients. It features an LCD screen to reduce glare, and its high-contrast display setting aids users in reading fine print.

The magnifier also features pop-out writing legs so the user can write on the document being viewed. The unit adjusts brightness automatically, and push-button controls allow the user to select enhanced contrast modes.
The unit can also be connected to a television set. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and comes with a carrying case.Call (215) 884-8105, or go to


Diagnostic Equipment

Stereopsis Testing Equipment

Digital Stereopsis Testing Software, from Synthetic Optics, allows you to test stereopsis at any distance between a few inches and 20 feet with a computer.

The stereopsis test package consists of a pair of red/green glasses, and the software is installed on a USB flash drive for ease of use (no additional license fees are incurred by using it on multiple computers). The software includes 18 different stereo tests.
Call (201) 847-0007 for more information or to place an order.


Practice Management

Filing Solutions and Green Supplies

Add-a-Row, from Ancom Business Products, is a low-profile lateral track mobile filing and storage system. Steel tracks are secured to the floor in front of existing shelving, and an additional section of cabinetry is mounted on a mobile carriage for easy access. The carriage system can support up to 1,000lbs per linear foot. Safety features include end-stops on the rails, rubber carriage bumpers and anti-tip constraints.

Since the system is modular, it can be expanded as needed. Add-a-Row includes tracks, cabinets, components, hardware and leveling shim kits.
Ancom also offers certified green file folders, made with recycled and sustainable materials. Call 1-800-845-9010, or go to  


Patient Care


ProDHA Eye, from Nordic Naturals, is a synergistic blend of purified fish oil, which provides a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin. The nutraceutical is made with no gluten, yeast, milk derivative, artificial colors or artificial flavors. The blend of fatty acids and nutrients in ProDHA Eye is intended to support the development of ocular tissue, protect cells from oxidative stress and slow the progression of age-related eye disorders.

Each bottle includes 60 soft gel capsules.
Call 1-800-662-2544, ext. 1, or go to


What"s New on the Web
Allergy Information Brochure

Eye Health and Allergies, a brochure produced by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and supported by 1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses, offers information about the ocular side effects of allergies, common signs and symptoms of an allergic response, and practical advice on the treatment and prevention of allergies. It also includes allergy season strategies for contact lens wearers.

To view or download the brochure, go to To order a set of 50 for display in your practice, e-mail a request to, and include your name and mailing address.


Office Design
Furniture Collection and Catalogue

Fashion Optical Displays presents its new catalog, inspired by and themed around the workmanship of its woodworkers. For example, the new Provence collection highlights Queen Anne-style furniture with some modern updates. The wall displays include wooden frames and Fashion Opticals Shadow Reduction Technology, and the credenzas in the collection offer discreet storage and display shelves. Side tables offer display space or room for a glass showcase. To request the catalog, call 1-800-824-4106, or go to


Gant by Viva International

Viva International Group introduces City Landmarks, a mens grouping of semi-rimless rectangular metal frames by Gant. Each frame features a flat front and clean, tailored two-tone temple treatments. The frames also include spring hinges and adjustable nose pads. This grouping includes:

G Helmsly, which is available in size 54/17-135 and in colors black/ gunmetal, brown/blue and gunmetal/black.

G Forbes, which is available in size 54/18-135 and in colors brown/black, gunmetal/red and black gunmetal.

Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to


Catherine Denueve by Viva International

Viva International presents Adorned Diva, a womens duo from the Catherine Deneuve Lunettes collection. Inspired by nature, the plastic temples of these frames feature a subtle scrolling leaf pattern that contrasts with the polished flat metal fronts. Each frame is available in size 53/17-140 and includes spring hinges and adjustable nose pads. The duo consists of:

CD 240, a full-rimmed oval frame that is available in colors brown, burgundy and gold.

CD 241, a semi-rimless soft rectangular frame that is available in colors blush, brown and burgundy.

Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to


Bongo by Viva International

Viva International Group introduces two new frames in the Bongo Eyewear collection. The new pair of womens acetate frames feature animal prints covering the inside of each. The Bongo logo is engraved on the temple, as well. Both frames are offered in size 49/17-135 and in colors black/blue animal print, brown/orange animal print and green/tortoise. The two frames are:

B Glam, an elongated oval frame.

B Glitz, a soft oval frame.

Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to  


Versace by Luxottica

The Luxottica Group presents the new womens fall/winter sunwear collection by Versace. This year, the collection emphasizes detailed floral motifs and large geometric shapes. Highlights include:

VE 4148, a modified soft square frame that features a contrasting flower detail on the temple. This acetate frame is offered in size 57/16-135 and in colors white, black, black/white and caf/black.

VE 4149, a large round acetate frame that features a double-laminated front and the same contrasting flower detail on the temple. This frame is offered in size 64/16-125 and in colors white, black, black/white and caf/black.

Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to


Salvatore Ferragamo by Luxottica

The Luxottica Group introduces the Sole Donna collection from Salvatore Ferragamo. The flagship frame of this collection, FE 1164, is an oversized round monel frame. The wide temples are reminiscent of stained glass windows, and a bright floral pattern has been inlaid in the design. This frame is available in size 63/11-130 and in colors shiny black, brown and gold-gray.
Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to

Vol. No: 145:09Issue: 9/15/2008